Received: 28 December 2018
Accepted: 12 June 2019
First Online: 17 July 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The ethical implication of the methodology of this study was assessed using A Project Ethics Community Consensus Initiative (ARECCI) ethics assessment tool. The tool was developed by Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions (AIHS) to allow researchers to assess ethical implications of a study. After completing the online tool, the results suggested that the methodology of this study was deemed to have minimal risk of ethical issues and could proceed without a formal ethics review. All dental patients involved were aware that the intention of the authors was to collect dental particulate waste after the regularly scheduled routine removal of dental amalgam and consented to both participate and to allow publication. The patients were also aware that their participation would remain anonymous.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.