MicroDental Laboratories Receives Patient Health and Safety Accreditation
March 29, 2013, San Francisco – MicroDental Laboratories is now a DAMAS accredited laboratory. DAMAS stands for Dental Appliance Manufacturing Audit System. DAMAS is designed to allow dental laboratories to demonstrate that they follow FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices, ensuring patient safety. Less than 1% of more than 7000 U.S. dental laboratories are DAMAS certified.
“MicroDental’s pledge of helping dentists deliver an exceptional treatment experience begins with a steadfast dedication to patient health and safety,” stated Kim Bradshaw, CEO and President of MicroDental. “MicroDental’s DAMAS accreditation underscores our commitment to helping dentists achieve their standard of care.”
“DAMAS is a high achievement for a dental laboratory. It is a voluntary process that requires a third party audit and yearly revalidation,” commented Laura Sheppard, CDT TE, Senior Director of Compliance and Regulatory Affairs at MicroDental. The specifications for DAMAS are designed to insure we follow best practices such as verification of FDA accepted materials, lot tracking for traceability; adherence to strict quality control standards; manufacturing and equipment controls for product consistency.”
“The dental lab industry is very dynamic, featuring many new materials, new technologies and new production approaches such as offshore manufacturing,” noted Len Liptak, VP of Sales and Marketing for MicroDental. “Amidst these changes it is important for dentists to know where their products are being manufactured and be able to verify that their dental lab partners are mutually committed to their patient’s health and safety.”
About MicroDental Laboratories
MicroDental Laboratories is one of the leading dental laboratories, servicing dental practices in the United States, Canada and other parts of the world. Offering world-class quality and personalized service, MicroDental aims to help dentists create an exceptional and convenient treatment experience for each and every patient. MicroDental is DAMAS accredited, a Certified Dental Laboratory, and features one of the highest ratios of Certified Dental Technicians to cases in the industry. MicroDental makes all restorations in the USA, uses FDA accepted materials, and utilizes the Identalloy/Identceram material verification systems.