ADA supports dental lab registration
According to the ADA’s December 30th news article:
The ADA is urging all state dental boards to register U.S. dental laboratories to enhance patient health and safety.
The ADA Council on Dental Practice submitted House of Delegates Resolution 52H-2013 in response to a directive to take steps to ensure the continued high quality of prosthetic services. The…council determined that it would be beneficial for dentists and the public for state boards to require dental labs to register.
“As professionals, our number one concern is the health and welfare of our patients. Dentists will be more informed and assured the dental laboratory they use for services pertaining to their patients will be compliant with minimum standards, including infection control, through registration,” said Dr. Brendan Dowd, CDP member and chair of the council’s Subcommittee on the Dental Team. “As a professional organization, the American Dental Association considers the health and welfare of patients a basic tenant of our association.”
To read more, see the ADA’s post, “ADA House resolution urges dental lab registration.”