Protecting the Patient, Application of HIPAA/PCI in Dentistry

Protecting the Patient, Application of HIPAA/PCI in Dentistry By: Gary Morgan, CDT, ASQ, CQA Most dental practices have achieved a comfort level in implementing and maintaining compliance methods to protect patient health information within their organization. The requirements and procedures for ensuring patient information that must be transmitted to another entity for treatment or payment…

Standards Matter – Why it is Important to Work With a CDT, CDL or DAMAS Laboratory

STANDARDS MATTER Why it is Important to Work with a CDT, CDL or DAMAS Laboratory By: Heather Voss, CDT Whenever we drive a car, purchase something online, use a cellphone or take our children to an amusement park, we are benefiting from minimum quality standards without even knowing it.  Standards have become such an integral…

Online Orthodontics

By: Laura Sheppard, CDT, TE Orthodontics is one of the latest areas to enter the digital space by utilizing clear aligning dental trays that are manufactured and worn as a graduated series of corrective arches. This form of treatment has become very popular and can be successful if prescribed by an experienced provider. However, the…

Advertising Transparency

In today’s competitive market it doesn’t matter if you want to “Make America Great Again” or not, most people agree that “Made in America” is a desirable and a very sellable topic. The statement alone stands for a quality product. Dentists are missing out on one of the simplest marketing tools available, their U.S. dental…

Enhancing Transparency in Dentistry

New York Legislator and National Association of Dental Laboratories Work for Materials Disclosure in Dental Prosthetics New York’s Erie County Legislature Majority Leader Joseph Lorigo recently introduced a law for the county requiring the disclosure of the country of origin for any and all dental prosthetics placed into a patient’s mouth, including dentures, veneers, crown/bridge…

What’s in your mouth? Orthodontics

We are a larger orthodontic laboratory and use only the best materials that we can find. We follow the Food and Drug Administration Good Manufacturing Processes (FDA GMP) requirements and we are also ISO 13485 certified. As a patient, it is important for you to know about the standards and requirements that dental laboratories have…