NADL Mission

Creating a vibrant dental laboratory profession through increasing industry awareness, building community and delivering critical resources.

NADL Vision

Leading the dental laboratory community in our integral role of delivering oral health care.

National Board for Certification 

The National Board for Certification in Dental Laboratory Technology (NBC) is the only organization recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) for certifying dental laboratory technicians. NBC offers certification exams that assess technicians' knowledge and skills in various specialties. Achieving certification through NBC demonstrates a technician's commitment to maintaining high standards of quality in their work. By setting and upholding high standards of competency, NBC plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality and safety of dental laboratory services, ultimately contributing to improved patient care and oral health outcomes.

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Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology

The Foundation for Dental Laboratory Technology (FDLT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the dental laboratory technology profession through education. Established in 2008, the FDLT works to provide resources and support for dental laboratory technicians and educators. It offers various scholarships, grants, and continuing education courses to promote professional development and excellence in the field. Comprised of prominent dental lab owners of all sizes across the nation, dental technicians, manufacturers and educators, the Foundation is in a unique position to benefit the entire dental profession by maintaining a skilled workforce.

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The Benefits of Membership

Joining the National Association of Dental Laboratories (NADL) offers numerous benefits to dental laboratory professionals and businesses alike. As the leading trade organization for the dental laboratory industry, NADL provides members with access to valuable resources, networking opportunities, and advocacy support. Members benefit from educational programs, webinars, and conferences designed to enhance their skills and knowledge, keeping them updated on the latest trends and advancements in dental technology. NADL also offers valuable discounts on critical services such as UPS shipping discounts, business and health insurance, customer service texting communications, A/R software, and more!

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Find an NADL Member!

We're dedicated to promoting excellence in dental laboratory technology and fostering collaboration in the dental laboratory community. Finding a reputable dental laboratory is crucial for ensuring high-quality dental restorations. Partnering with an NADL member laboratory means more than just receiving high-quality restorations; it's about forging a collaborative relationship built on trust, communication, and mutual respect. Looking for a supplier for your dental laboratory needs? Partnering with an NADL member supplier means more than just purchasing products; it's about establishing a reliable partnership built on trust, integrity, and shared success. Explore the NADL member directory today!

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