NXT Hg5 Amalgam Separator by Solmetex

Equipment Guide

Solmetex has been the market leader in amalgam separation for the past 25 years.  Our current award-winning system, the NXT Hg5 Amalgam Separator, is available in 3 sizes:

  • NXT Hg5 Amalgam Separator: Suitable for 1-10 ops.
  • NXT Hg5 Mini Separator: Suitable 1-4 ops.
  • NXT Hg5 High Volume Separator: Suitable for 11-20 ops.

The NXT Hg5 Amalgam Separator is part of the Solmetex complete solution to the EPA dental rule on the handling and disposing of amalgam waste in the dental practice. Four main components of the regulation include:

  • An ISO 11143 certified amalgam separator (NXT Hg5 Amalgam Separator).
  • A properly labeled amalgam bucket for the recycling of all dental amalgam waste (Practice Waste Solutions Amalgam Bucket).
  • A vacuum line cleaner with a pH level between 6 and 8 (PowerScrub Vacuum Line Cleaner with a true pH of 7).
  • Proper recycling and certificates of compliance (Solmetex Compliance Center at solmetex.com).

Clinicians can determine whether the NXT Hg5 Amalgam Separator by Solmetex is right for their dental practice by considering the following:

  • “Do I already have an amalgam separator installed?”
  • “If not, how many operatories do I have and what is my plan to purchase an amalgam separator prior to July 14, 2020?”

Some dentists may question whether it’s practical to purchase the NXT Hg5 Amalgam Separator:

  • “I no longer place amalgam in my dental practice. Why do I need an amalgam separator?”
    • Although some dentists may no longer place amalgam, they likely continue to remove amalgam from their patients’ mouths.
  • “The EPA deadline for dentists to install an amalgam separator is July, 2020. I have plenty of time!”
    • Dental practices should not wait too long to purchase an amalgam separator. As we near the EPA deadline, installers are likely to be in high demand and installation costs may increase.

The NXT Hg5 series of amalgam separators meet or exceed all requirements of the EPA dental regulation. Solmetex offers a simple, turn-key solution to amalgam waste recycling, including certificates of compliance available online at solmetex.com.

Editor’s note: Sponsored by Solmetex.