What's your opinion on industry regulations?

A few more states are (most likely) on their way to imposing certain regulations on our industry - everything from disclosure statements on materials and their origin to reinstating the mandation of training and lab registration. Do you live in one of these states? What's your opinion? Curious to hear what the front-line truly feels.

March 13, 2012

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  • Ric Herbert · Works at Dynamic Ceramics, Inc.

    My laboratory is in one of these states. Thanks to the Florida Dental Laboratory and Florida Dental Associations collaborations, the industry has 'Changes'. When the law took effect and much was published about it, my lab recieved several calls from Dental offices about it, which was alarming. (flyers were being sent to them) The changes are nothing new to my lab, as we have always disclosed our materials, been registered and attend business and technical clinics each year and made sure our Rx's were signed. The bottom line is that it might seem that your Dental Association is doing you a favor...See more

  • Mark Jackson, RDT · Owner at Precision Ceramics Dental Lab

    Dental Laboratories have been under obligation to comply with FDA mandated Good Manufacturing Practices which require all of the things above. How many labs are currently DAMAS or ISO certified? Very few. Most lab owners simply ignore the laws and go about their business. If people ignore the Federal requirments, what makes you think State, County or even city regulations will have any effect? We made this mess ourselves. Now we get to sleep in it.

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