Patient health and the safety of dental treatments are the primary goals of California's dental professionals and the
Dental Board of California. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide you with information concerning the risks and benefits
of all the dental materials used in the restoration (filling) of teeth.
The Dental Board of California is required by law* to make this dental materials fact sheet available to every licensed
dentist in the state of California. We as a dental office, in turn, must provide this fact sheet to every new patient and
all patients of record only once before beginning any dental filling procedure.
As the patient or parent/guardian, you are strongly encouraged to discuss with us the facts presented concerning the
filling materials being considered for your particular treatment.
*Business and Professions Code 1648.10-1648.20