I waited since this afternoon to see if somebody else would reply first. I get the feeling people are shy on this subject.
Thanks for being a good citizen and for being an ambassador for the dental lab industry.
I too am being moved to stand up for the dental lab industry. Though I am not focused on the off shore issue, it is a part of what I am trying to promote. My cause is to promote âGood Dentistryâ by empowering the peopleâ¦to demand good dentistry. I think the dental patient has a right to know many thingsâ¦including where the crowns are being made.
I am geared to find solutionsâ¦I am an idea personâ¦I try something and if it doesnât work I try something else. Take the case of the Georgia proposed legislationâ¦it did not make it out of the subcommittee as you mentioned.
I am going to think out loud for a minuteâ¦let me know your thoughts.
Could we approach this situation from a different angle? Could we empower the people (patients) to demand âGood Dentistryââ¦including requesting to have a crown made in the USA for example? Could we empower willing dentists to demand USA made crowns from the dental labs? I am not a lawyerâ¦but it could be as simple as having a few-words contract stating the request? Would it hold up in court if the contract is breached? Any law savvy people here?
I donât like politics and regulations much. A few weeks ago there was another tech here on the Bridge from Florida I believe and he was not happy with more new regulations in Florida. He said he just had more regulations, paper work, and fees. I think he was wishing the politicians would get out of his way.
So, empowering the people to demand a USA made crown I think has potential with a few-words contract.
If this is not the solution let me know your thoughts and we can brainstorm.