Round Table Meeting on ‘Dental College Curriculum Revision and Adoption’ at Dhaka

On 12 January, 2017, ESDO and Bangladesh Dental Society (BDS) in association with Asian Center for Environmental Health and World Alliance for Mercury Free Dentistry organized a round-table meeting ‘Dental College Curriculum Revision and Adoption’ at Cheers Restaurant, Dhanmondi, Dhaka with dental professionals who are involved in dental college curriculum revision committee. Mercury dental amalgam is a major source of mercury toxicity in human health; hence, ESDO and BDS are recommending exclusion of mercury amalgam from dental college curriculum. 5 members of curriculum revision committee along with 35 dental academicians (professors) all over Bangladesh spontaneously took part in the meeting. President, Secretary General and other executive board members of BDS expressed their earnest solidarity with the movement of ‘Mercury Free Dentistry’ in Bangladesh.

Members of the Curriculum Revision Committee agreed to revise Bangladesh Dental College Curriculum and adopt mercury-free alternatives containing syllabus in the academic level. The meeting adopted the phase out amalgam and to move forward to Mercury-Free Dentistry in Bangladesh.

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