Do you know what's in your mouth? Arizona dental labs, techs face zero regulations.
Dental laboratories and technicians in Arizona face virtually zero regulation - a lack of oversight that experts say can put patients at risk.
Labs are not required to register with the state, and there are no health or safety inspections. For technicians who make dental products, Arizona doesn’t require any sort of certification or education.
“Anyone can technically open up a dental lab tomorrow and sell to licensed dentists,” said Bennett Napier, Chief Staff Executive for the National Association of Dental Labs.
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