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What Is a Certified Dental Lab?

August 23, 2019

Filed under: Uncategorized — yesdental @ 3:46 pm
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You’ve worked hard to establish your practice’s reputation for high-quality dental care. You build trust with each patient and do your best to give them durable, beautiful results that they love. After all, happy patients are returning patients. With these high expectations of your own practice, why would you settle and work with an inferior dental laboratory? Instead, you need to find a dental lab in New York that you and your patients can depend on for top-tier results. In this blog post, you’ll learn all about certified dental laboratories (CDLs) and how they can help improve your business.  

What is a certified dental laboratory?

A dental lab is a manufacturing facility that creates dentures, crowns, bridges, implant restorations, orthodontic appliances, and other products that are placed in patients’ mouths. Although anyone can open a dental lab, CDLs must follow certain guidelines and standards for safety, manufacturing and business practices, and quality assurance. This prestigious certification is awarded and maintained through the National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology, and this designation is recognized by reputable organizations, such as the National Association of Dental Laboratories, the American Dental Association, and the American College of Prosthodontists.

Why is working with a certified dental laboratory so important?

Choosing a dental lab that meets high standards of quality assurance and safety gives you and your patients a substantial amount of peace of mind about the restorations or appliances that you’re placing. With other sources, you may have products that contain unsafe materials. In other situations, the restorations need to be reworked for the perfect fit, which can be frustrating for patients. A CDL reduces the risk of these scenarios happening. As a result, your patient can leave your office feeling satisfied and more likely to return for future treatment.

How does the manufacturing process work?

When you need a crown, for example, for a patient, you take impressions of their teeth, and then you send these impressions and a prescription to a dental lab. The lab technician creates a 3D mold of your patient’s mouth and designs their custom crown and chooses the precise shade that matches the specifications sent. The crown is then sculpted to look as realistic as possible and fit comfortably. Once it’s finished, it is quickly shipped or delivered to the practice, and you are then able to affix the crown in place.

One way you can set your practice up for long-term success is working with a CDL that is just as devoted as you are to quality and meeting your patients’ needs. Through personalized, lifelike restorations, forming trusting relationships with your patients will come much more easily.

About YES! Dental Laboratory, Inc.

YES! Dental Laboratory, Inc. was established in 2008 by Lawrence Johnson and Evan Krouse, who each have over 30 years of experience in the dental technology industry. The restorations that they create are made in Tarrytown by some of the country’s most talented ceramicists and technicians. As an added bonus, YES! offers pick-up and delivery services for local practices in New York and New Jersey. To work with YES! or to speak with Lawrence or Evan, you can call (914) 333-7550 or click here.

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