Political Policies

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Process Workers

Registration of unqualified technicians and process workers/lab assistants. · Register all personnel manufacturing dental devices in a dental laboratory including all unqualified applicants whose experience (i.e. experience working in a dental laboratory) meets the criteria, currently is seven years full-time or part-time equivalent. · Trainee dental technicians should register as enrolled trainee dental technicians with
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NHS Fees

NHS Fees 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
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Education, Training & Qualification

Dental Laboratories Association Education, Training and Qualification Policy The DLA Executive Board are committed to an educational environment in dental technology that recognises both the academic and technical skill sets that enables an individual to become a commercially viable member of the team, so that is able to meet the professional standards required by the
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Overseas Policy

DLA Overseas Policy The DLA Council are to pursue a policy which requires the European Commission to regulate imported custom made dental appliances so that they meet the following requirements: 1. EU agents for imported custom made dental appliances from outside of the EU must inform their competent authority of their business as an agent
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MHRA

Registration of Laboratories The DLA supports the registration of all labs with the MHRA, and the inspection of labs by the MHRA. However, the lack of inspections and the lack of consistency in the standard of the inspections that take place, has resulted in labs not registering with the MHRA. Currently the system is held
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