By DrBicuspid Staff

March 31, 2008 -- A recent investigative report by WBNS-TV of Columbus, OH, found lead contamination in crowns coming into the U.S. from overseas. Following the report, the ADA issued a tip sheet for dentists concerned about contaminated restorations. Now the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) has launched a Web site for consumers.

On the NADL site, you can get information about contaminated dental restorations, and contact NADL officials with questions and comments

Currently, there is limited information on the site. One brief article talks about lead and describes the symptoms of lead poisoning.

Mostly the site provides information about the dental laboratory industry, details about lab certification (and what that means in terms of quality assurance), and the NADL.

Visitors can also send questions and comments to the co-executive directors of NADL.

"Lead Contamination: As patient safety is our #1 concern, the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) recognizes that this is a serious concern for not only dental patients, but for the dental community as a whole," claims the homepage.

The website will soon be offering more information.


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