To support the establishment of ring fenced fees, which would represent a minimum payment to laboratories which dentists would be mandated to pay and would be published in the SDR.
The DLA supports a move to an itemised invoice for the patient, or similar, to provide a greater transparency of laboratory fees to the patient.
The DLA support quality management systems within the laboratory and that dentists are mandated to use a laboratory with such a system in place, i.e. MDD, DAMAS or ISO. The principle being that laboratories would compete from a level playing field.