About The Dental Lab Association

The Dental Laboratories Association Ltd (DLA) is a professional body for dental laboratory owners in the UK. Currently the Association has around 1000 members, over 50 of whom are affiliates.

To represent effectively the interests of the members and provide a range of professional services to support and develop their businesses. The DLA aims to:

• Inform and advise members of the latest industry developments and how they will affect their laboratory.

• Support and implement initiatives to improve standards of work and materials.

• Encourage schemes which help to improve the technical and general knowledge of all those working in the field of dental technology.

• Lobby relevant government bodies and liaise with other dental organisations to protect the interests of the industry.

• Promote the membership to the dental profession.

About the DLA

Product of the Month

The DLA.

DLA Executive Board


The Association is run by a Nationally Elected Executive Board; each board member has a specific area that they are responsible for in terms of representing the membership.

DLA Affiliate Members

DLA Shop

This section provides more information about the DLA's Affiliate Members, and the advantages of becoming a DLA Affiliate.

British Bite Mark


The British Bite Mark was launched on March 23rd 2012 and was designed to represent the dental laboratory industry in Great Britain.

Dental Technology Show


This section provides a link to the latest show news and information.


DLA Knowledge Bank

From the lab, from home or on the go, the DLA is now at your service whenever you need something. This is a project several months in the making, and we are thrilled to now be able to announce that the app is ready and raring to go.