About Rebec

Rebec has been the leader in developing dental amalgam separators for over two decades, accumulating a long and unmatched record of reliability and effectiveness. From one-doctor practices to some of the largest universities and military hospitals in the world, Rebec offers a wide variety of systems and products to serve every size of dental facility.

Rebec’s rugged stainless steel products come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty in the industry, and our huge collector (over five times the size* of some of our plastic competitors) saves you hundreds of dollars every year with less collector replacements.

Every way you look at it, Rebec is the best option for your practice!

*ADA Professional Product Review, Volume 7, Issue 2, 2012.

Rebec’s Amalgam Separator not only meets ISO 11143:2008 guidelines, but exceeds them!

With over 99% removal efficiency, you will never again have to worry about whether or not your clinic is in compliance.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any concerns or questions about mercury recovery from dental wastewater, or the Rebec CatchHg that are not answered in the following list, please feel free to contact us.

IS DENTAL MERCURY RECOVERY NECESSARY?
Municipal treatment agencies across North America agree that dental offices are significant contributors to mercury entering wastewater treatment plants. Municipalities have begun to mandate installation of mercury-separating equipment in general dentistry offices and the federal mandate requires installation of an amalgam separator by July 14, 2020.
WHAT ARE STANDARDS FOR MERCURY RECOVERY?
Each municipality sets its own standards for wastewater discharge limits of hazardous materials. Some have adopted the ISO standards for mercury separators in dental offices. This regulation requires removal of at least 95% of solid mercury from the wastewater. Other areas have adopted even stricter standards. The CatchHg meets and exceeds all existing standards.
WITH WHAT TYPES OF VACUUM SYSTEMS WILL REBEC’S UNITS OPERATE?
The Rebec CatchHg has been designed to work with nearly every type of vacuum system currently used in dental offices. If you think you have a unique situation, contact us to see if we need to provide a custom design to meet your specific application.
DO I HAVE TO INSTALL THE AMALGAM SEPARATOR MYSELF?
No. Although it’s not difficult typically your dental dealer will arrange for the installation, and in most cases the Rebec unit will be installed within a half hour. Installation can also be quickly and easily performed by a plumber if a dental dealer service tech is not readily available.
HOW OFTEN DOES THE MERCURY CONTAINMENT COLLECTOR NEED TO BE CHANGED?
Rebec is unique in that we have a complete range of systems to provide for the needs of every size of dental practice. IF YOU FOLLOW OUR RECOMMENDED SIZING FOR YOUR PRACTICE, WE GUARANTEE YOU WILL ONLY NEED ONE CHANGE PER YEAR. If your system fills up faster than a year the extra collector changes will be FREE.
WHAT IF MY UNIT FILLS UP SOONER THAN ONE YEAR?
It is highly unlikely that this will happen, but if it does, the design of the CatchHg won’t allow the unit to overflow, leak, or interrupt your vacuum system. IF YOU FOLLOW OUR SIZING RECOMMENDATIONS ANY ADDITIONAL CHANGES WILL BE FREE.
DO I HAVE TO DISPOSE OF THE COLLECTED MATERIAL MYSELF?
No, we do it for you. It’s messy and can be dangerous to handle dental waste. Furthermore, there are many regulations that apply to medical waste disposal. Once a year we will contact you to schedule a quick collector replacement. Our medical waste partner, Pristine Environmental, will dispose of it properly and provide your office with the necessary chain of custody and disposal documentation to ensure you are always in compliance.
DOES THE CATCHHg HAVE A WARRANTY?
Yes. The rugged stainless steel Rebec CatchHg is the only amalgam separator that offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
HOW DO I ORDER?
Contact your preferred dental dealer, or contact us to initiate an order for you through your preferred dealer. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have to ensure you get the perfect model for your practice.

Rebec Limited Lifetime Warranty

Rebec LLC warrants its amalgam separators to be free of defects in material and workmanship, and to meet or exceed the ISO 11143:2008; ANSI/ADA standard, with a minimum removal efficiency of 99% in original conditions, with the following qualifications.

This Limited Lifetime Warranty will be invalidated if any of the following conditions are not met:

  1. The product will be used under the conditions for which it has been designed.
  2. The Unit must be installed inline on the vacuum side of a typical dental vacuum system.
  3. The Unit must be installed in strict accordance with the official Rebec installation instructions.
  4. The Unit must be installed in proper orientation as defined in the official Rebec installation instructions.
  5. Pumice used with air-abrasion or prophy-jet use is only approved with Rebec Plus systems. Use with non-Plus systems will invalidate the warranty.
  6. The Unit must be installed at or near the same elevation as the vacuum pump, with no more than a 5-feet elevation difference unless approved by Rebec in advance.
  7. There must be no increase in the number of hygienists or dentists on the system after the original installation unless such increases are within the operating capacity of the unit as defined in the official Rebec specification sheets that were in effect at the time of initial installation.
  8. The unit will be operated in a manner consistent with the usage instructions in the official Rebec operating instructions.
  9. Nothing other than normal dental vacuum line effluent shall be discharged through the equipment.
  10. If different vacuum equipment is installed after initial installation of the Rebec unit, Rebec must be notified prior to this change, especially if the new vacuum equipment will increase vacuum flow.
  11. The Unit and all fittings and connectors must not be modified or abused in any way.
  12. The product must be used in a normal “office” setting completely protected from negative environmental situations.
  13. The Unit must be kept from freezing.
  14. The Unit must not be submerged or left in standing water.
  15. The Unit must be enclosed to protect from weather.
  16. The customer must maintain the equipment as specified in the official Rebec product instructions for that model.
  17. Rebec must be notified of the initial installation date by completion of a warranty notification card within 2 weeks of original installation to validate warranty.
  18. The vacuum system must be flushed and cleaned according to vacuum pump manufacturer’s maintenance instructions.
  19. Vacuum line cleanser should not contain bleach or chlorinated detergents.
  20. Vacuum line cleanser should not be acidic.
  21. Vacuum lines should be disinfected at least once a week to prevent bacterial growth.
  22. The collecting container(s) on the Rebec unit must be replaced annually on each “scheduled maintenance date.” The “scheduled maintenance date” will be one year from the date of the initial installation of the amalgam separator and each year following on that date. The replacement collecting container(s) must be installed properly as defined in the official Rebec installation instructions on or before each scheduled maintenance date.
  23. Spent collecting containers must be returned to a Rebec LLC authorized amalgam sludge processor for recycle and replacement within 2 months of each scheduled maintenance date. In accordance with the Rebec installation instructions for replacement collecting containers, the customer is responsible for notifying Rebec when the spent collecting container is ready for pick-up. This warranty will be voided if Rebec does not receive the spent collector within 2 months of the scheduled maintenance date.
  24. Hose fitting washers must be inspected and replaced as necessary during scheduled maintenance.

This warranty will be voided if any Rebec products are mishandled, used incorrectly, or used for any purpose other than that for which they were designed and intended by Rebec.

Warranty Claims

If your amalgam separator requires factory service or replacement, contact customer service at Rebec. Your Rebec amalgam separator will either be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. If the determination is made that it is necessary to send your device back to the factory, Rebec will make the necessary repair or replacement at no charge provided the product is delivered prepaid to the proper address. For your safety, Rebec recommends that returns be adequately insured against carrier damage or loss. Rebec will not be responsible for damage or loss by carrier. All claims should describe the specific problem for accurate analysis and evaluation, date of filing the warranty information, product installation date, and dealer name and address. No product replacement is allowed without prior authorization by Rebec Solutions.

All non-US Customers

All warranty claims for products purchased through your dealer must be returned to the same dealer for claim processing.

Warranty Period

All Rebec amalgam separators come with a Lifetime Warranty against manufacturer defects. Coverage begins on the installation date, provided that Rebec is in receipt of the timely completed and returned installation card and all contact information necessary; phone, address, and email address..

Note: All repairs must be performed by Rebec or Rebec-approved technicians or this warranty will be invalidated.

Scope of Performance Efficiency

Rebec warrants your unit to meet or exceed ISO 11143:2008; ANSI/ADA. It is your responsibility to determine whether your unit provides the removal efficiency your business needs, and to confirm that it meets any federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, regulations, rules, codes, and orders that may be applicable at each location where you choose to operate this unit.