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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DAMAS - An FDA-Type Compliance Certifi cation

Since 2007, in the interest of our valued customers, their patients, and our organization, ROE has devoted thousands bof man-hours and a large financial commitment to become accredited by DAMAS. We are pleased to report that ROE recently joined the approximately .4% of dental laboratories in the United States to become DAMAS-certified!

You might ask, what is DAMAS and what does it mean for you, our customer? DAMAS stands for Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS). It is an internationally recognized standard for quality that validates the materials and processes utilized to produce prosthetic devices. These standards closely mirror a strict protocol that follows the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Quality System/Good Manufacturing Practice (QS/GMP) specifications, which are required of all dental laboratories conducting business in the United States. DAMAS provides a clear-cut method for documenting every facet of laboratory operations, including dental prescriptions/work authorizations; patient contact materials; subcontractor/supplier agreements; material and equipment purchases; employee training; maintenance and calibration of equipment; labeling; customer complaints, and cleanliness. Due to the strict standards of DAMAS, only 30 of 6700 dental laboratory in the United States have achieved the DAMAS status and we are proud to be one of them. It is noteworthy that only 20 of these laboratories are, like ROE, independent.

The DAMAS certification ensures that the laboratory environment operates in such a way as to ensure product and patient safety. It provides a formula for improved documentation of many aspects of dental lab activity from dental prescriptions to material traceability. Celebrate this achievement with us. You can be proud to inform your patients that restorations produced by ROE are made under the strictest guidelines and that your laboratory is among an elite group. We hope our efforts provide comfort and peace-of-mind to your patients. With DAMAS we emphasize our commitment to excellence every day.

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