4 April, 2018: Bangladesh Dental Society-BDS and Environment and Social Development Organization-ESDO has started their new approach of identifying and recognizing mercury-free dental chambers since 28 January as a part of their vibrant campaign to establish mercury-free dentistry in Bangladesh. As a sequential approach, on Tuesday ‘Orient Dental’ got recognized as mercury-free dental chamber.
The principal dentist of the chamber is none other than the renowned dental surgeon and Secretary General of BDS, Dr. Humayun Kabir Bulbul. He is a also leader of mercury-free dentistry movement in Bangladesh. ESDO in collaboration with BDS started its mercury-free dentistry initiatives in Bangladesh in 2013. Earlier in 10 March, 2018, a great endeavor has been made by Bangladesh Dental Society towards the establishment of Mercury-Free Dentistry in Bangladesh. BDS made a declaration on ‘Phase out Mercury Dental Amalgam in the treatment of pregnant women, nursing mother and children within June, 2018’ through a press briefing.
Bangladesh is a signatory of Minamata convention and is now on the verge of phasing out mercury amalgam from dentistry.