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Lead in Crowns

March 18th, 2008 · No Comments

On the issue of lead being found in dental work outsourced overseas: On the topic of outsourcing, we should keep in mind that many of the international labs are going to continue to get better. The lead issue is serious, no doubt, but it does not mean that all dental work from overseas is substandard. More importantly, I think that a dentist should consider the relationship benefit of using a local lab. I use a local lab that does everything in house. If something goes wrong with a case, I can call and talk to my lab about it. Cost is a factor for restorations, but I like trouble shooting with my local lab. The lab industry, in my mind, is relationship-based. Easy access and familiarity gives you an advantage that you just don’t have if you outsource your lab work overseas and call them when you need to discuss something.

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