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Dentists using Dangerous Dental Labs

Posted Aug 24 2008 10:31pm

Recently a Midwestern woman was sickened by lead-tainted dental work that was outsourced to China. Consumers are urged to inquire about the origins of their crowns, veneers, bridges and dentures. In this case, dangerous levels of led were found in the actual porcelain of dental crowns. Other cases in the past have claimed that substandard labs have used dangerous or potentially allergenic metals in crowns or partial dentures.

Millions of dental prostheses are being prescribed by dentists in the United States but are actually made in labs in China, India, the Philippines, Mexico, Eastern Europe, Costa Rica and elsewhere. Many experts are concerned about the outsourcing because raw materials used abroad may not meet U.S. standards.

I find it very unfortunate that many dentists who have felt the pressures of managed care and rising costs are reducing the standard of care by using dental laboratories that may not meet the standard of professional care that patients deserve! The dental professionals of SmileGlenEllyn serve patients of Wheaton , Glen Ellyn, Naperville , and Chicago expecting the highest in dental care, and correspondingly use labortories exercising the highest standards in dental care.

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