Overseas made dental products: not worth the risk

Currently in Australia, there is no requirement for dentists to disclose where the dental appliances they use are manufactured.

This has led to many using offshore dental laboratories for appliances such as crowns, bridges and dentures.

In practice, this has often time meant that the quality of the product is questionable, as many overseas labs are unregulated.

At RWD Dental Image, we have assisted many dentists and their patients to remedy problems that have been caused by poorly made dental appliances sourced from overseas.

As any dentist will tell you, the ideal outcome – and in our view, the only approach to take – is to deliver the right solution first time.

No patient wants to spend any longer in the chair than they need to, and they certainly don’t want to have to live with the consequences of a dental product that fails on safety, comfort, fit, aesthetics and functionality. And these are the inherent dangers of using dental lab services from an unregulated environment.

Spend any time on the internet and you will quickly see stories of people who later found that their overseas made crowns and bridges contained toxic substances such as lead, cadmium and even arsenic.

We can’t emphasise enough the importance of using a dental lab service you can trust.

At RWD Dental Image, all of our work is done in our Sydney lab to Australian standards. All of our products are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration, and RWD Dental Image is an accredited OHPA dental laboratory.

With more than two decades of experience in delivering dental laboratory services of the highest quality, reputable dentists Australia wide rely on us for their dental lab needs.

In doing so, they ensure that their patients receive dental appliances that are safe, comfortable, durable and aesthetically pleasing – a sound and happy result for all parties.

Talk to us today about how our Australian-made dental lab services gives you the professional support you’re looking for.

Rob Dulieu
Proprietor, RWD Dental Image