Dental Laboratory Association Announces Campaign to Inform Dentists of Potential Lack of Regulation for Restorations

Dental Laboratory Association Announces Campaign to Inform Dentists of Potential Lack of Regulation for Restorations Laura Sheppard, CDT, TE With strong regulation in the manufacturing of sleep devices, the National Association of Dental Laboratories is informing dentists, through its “What’s In Your Mouth?” (WIYM) campaign, that this level of regulation is not prevalent in the…

You have the Right to Know

You have the Right to Know By Mark Murphy, DDS I once wrote an article published in Dental Economics titled “Did You Want Fries With That?” in February of 2008. It describes how material and technical verification is important to ensure patient health and safety in dentistry. Some states do not yet require any level of certification…

Dental Laboratory Leaders Clarify FDA Regulations on Implant Abutments at Conference Sessions

Hundreds of dental laboratory owners and technicians from around the country had an opportunity to learn about Food and Drug Administration regulations on dental implant abutments when top leaders from the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) recently presented on the latest updates. NADL’s Bennett Napier, CAE, and Eric Thorn, Esquire, led “FDA, Implants/Abutments and…

6 Cavity Myths Busted

For years myths about the cause of cavities have been held on to as fact. Today we set the record straight and give you the truth about decay. By: Dr. Kim Kutsch MYTH 1: Brushing and flossing are enough to fight decay. FACT: Brushing and flossing alone do not kill the bacteria that are the real…

The Regulatory Side of Oral Sleep Devices

A dental laboratory technician is rarely seen by the patient, yet is always in the foreground of a successful device. For many years, when lecturing to my contemporaries and newcomers, I often joked that “we are the Men in Black, no one knows we exist”. Up until the 1990’s, dental labs and technicians have only…