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Do Asian Labs Also Have to Meet Dental Compliance?

Gary Morgan, CDT, ASQ CQA
Posted by Gary Morgan, CDT, ASQ CQA on May 2, 2018 1:09:29 PM

 Asian dental lab worker

Ever wonder if Asian dental laboratories are complying with quality system regulations the same as U.S. dental laboratories? The importance of  compliance should be foremost in all dental laboratories whether they are U.S. domestic or foreign. 

During my recent visit to China I was able to audit two facilities and both had done superior jobs in documenting their Quality System. The visits purpose was to analyze and identify gaps in their compliance systems. This is a service that we can provide to any lab. If you are working with Asian labs, then we can audit to ensure that you are protected by ensuring that they are meeting medical device compliance. SafeLink Consulting can assist in preparing for MDSAP audit (Medical Device Single Audit Program) and perform a Gap Analysis to assure that the Asian lab can do business in USA, Canada, Brazil, Australia and Japan.

SafeLink Consulting can also assist with DAMAS for Asia. The DAMAS (Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit System) is an international standard based on FDA regulations for the manufacturing of dental devices. U.S. Domestic or foreign manufacturers of dental appliances are required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to have a quality system for the designing, manufacturing, packaging, labeling, storing, installing and servicing of medical devices intended for commercial distribution in the United States. DAMAS certification provides a system that assists labs to operate in compliance with product safety. It provides quality guidelines to help the dental lab improve documentation from dental prescriptions to material traceability. Learn more about Benefits of a Dental Lab Quality System & DAMAS Certification.

Contact SafeLink Consulting if you see a benefit to your company by being DAMAS certified or ISO registered.  We are one of the premier FDA consulting firms in the dental industry assisting labs with medical device US import requirements.  Our FDA compliance consultants are knowledgeable of the dental environment.

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Are you a manufacturer of dental devices?  Need Quality System consulting or other dental compliance services?

Here's what SafeLink Consulting can do for you: 

  • Quality Management consulting
  • Quality Management training online courses
  • Quality System Regulation Risk Assessment
  • FDA consultants
  • 510k consultants
  • Quality System Manual
  • FDA Compliance
  • OSHA Compliance
  • Health & Safety Training & Assessments


Learn more about what SafeLink Consulting can do to help your business with compliance services, including safety compliance, to meet OSHA training requirements and quality system consulting to meet FDA compliance.  SafeLink Consulting assists businesses with workplace safety training, infection control training, HIPAA training online, quality systems, assessments, audits, due diligence, and more.

Industries include:

Dentistry compliance - assisting the dental practice with meeting requirements for OSHA, HIPAA, EPA, and CDC guidelines, patient safety and employee health & safety

Dental Laboratory compliance - assisting the dental lab with meeting requirements for OSHA, FDA, and CDC guidelines, employee health & safety, plus FDA requirements for lab manufacturing custom implant abutment /gmp for medical device manufacturers

Medical Device Manufacturers compliance - assisting with meeting OSHA compliance & FDA requirements, GMP - good manufacturing practices

General Industry compliance - assisting with OSHA compliance and FDA compliance as it pertains to the specific business

Beverage Industry compliance - assisting beverage businesses such as the craft brewery, winery, cidery, distillery, vintner with meeting OSHA compliance, health & safety, FDA requirements / GMP - Good Manufacturing Practices.

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