Dhaka, 3 April 2018: Secretary General of Bangladesh Dental Society and one of the most renowned dental surgeons, Dr. Humayun Kabir Bulbul got recognition for being Mercury-Free. His dental chamber named ‘Orient Dental’ situated in Shantinagar, Dhaka got an appreciation as a ‘Mercury-Free Dental Chamber’ by Bangladesh Dental Society-BDS and Environment and Social development Organization-ESDO. In 28 January, 2018, ESDO and BDS in collaboration with World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry and Asian Center for Environmental Health inaugurated the program as a part of their vibrant campaign to ban mercury from dentistry in Bangladesh through visiting and recognizing mercury-free dental chambers. Dr. Humayun, the principal dentist of the dental chamber was provided with a sticker logo denoting ‘Mercury-Free Dental Chamber’ for his chamber.
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.
Dr. Humayun Kabir Bulbul said, “By 2018 BDS is going to ensure mercury-free dental treatment for children, pregnant women and nursing mother. So this kind of initiative is not only praiseworthy but also timely demanded action. I encourage all the professional dentists as well as young practitioners to practice mercury free dentistry. We want every dental chamber of our country as mercury-free.”
Syed Marghub Murshed said, “There is no room for mercury in dental treatment. We are on the verge of phasing out mercury amalgam from dentistry. What is most needed now is a regulation on the ban of mercury dental amalgam in Bangladesh.”