In further attempt to be environmentally friendly, we have recently installed an Amalgam separator to our dental suction lines. Its function is to remove amalgam (silver fillings) from the wastewater to reduce the number of particles entering the sewage system. It is designed to capture these particles from dental office wastewater through sedimentation, filtration, centrifugation, or a combination of these mechanisms. Although you may not see this when you are in for your visit, (it is in our basement), we want you to know that we strive and care for our environment and that we always take every precaution to protect it when we are able.