Opponents of amalgam have challenged its use in dentistry since its introduction over 150 years ago. The issue of mercury in amalgams and our environment is one that affects all of us… Mercury in our mouth can contribute to electrical activity and corrosion and can result in a wide range of unexplained symptoms and diseases. This hard element can also adversely affect the immune response. There are alternative materials that could be used for dental fillings and The patient has the right to insist that an alternative material be used. The build up of mercury in our organs has been implicated in reproductive disorders, allergies, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Gastrointestinal and Neurological problems. However, The American Dental Association (ADA) still maintains that amalgam fillings are safe. However, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had declared amalgam fillings to be hazardous material.