Government Representation

NADL maintains a liaison with many government agencies, and works to modify and strengthen existing laws effecting dental laboratories. NADL maintains relationships with:

  • U.S. Department of Labor
  • U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
  • U.S. Food & Drug Administration
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • U.S. International Trade Administration
  • U.S. Commerce Department
  • U.S. Veterans Administration
  • American National Standards Institute

Download some important regulatory and legal documents pertaining to the dental laboratory industry.

  • Guidelines for Statutory Regulation of Dental Laboratories and Technicians - an explanation of legislative options for state dental laboratory associations to use with state legislatures. Also included is a model bill for states without any current statutory regulation. (Log In to View)
  • CDC Infection Control Standards for Dentistry - Recent standards from the Centers for Disease Control including guidelines for the dental laboratory setting. (Log In to View)
  • OSHA State Field Offices - Resource Listing of OSHA field offices or state agencies responsible for state level compliance of OSHA standards. (Log In to View)
  • Beryllium Bulletin - Guidelines from the U.S Department of Labor, OSHA on appropriate protocols for exposure to beryllium. (Log In to View)
  • Containment Methods for Sandblasting - Approved guidelines for employees performing sandblasting in the laboratory setting. (Log In to View)
  • Guidelines for Dentist and Dental Laboratory Relations - NADL endorsed guidelines for effective communication and interaction between dental laboratories and dental practices. (Log In to View)
  • NADL Grassroots Guide - A helpful guide for individuals and state dental laboratory associations on getting involved in the state and federal political process. Includes a contact directory of each state's Board of Dentistry or licensing board. (Log In to View)
  • Shade Verification Guidelines - A document outlining the positive aspects of shade verification taking place in the laboratory setting as well as protocols to ensure patient safety. (Log In to View)
  • Listing of Prescription/Work Authorization Storage Requirements State by State - A listing of how long each state should retain their prescriptions. (Log In to View)
  • Listing of Sales Tax Requirements for Dental Laboratories State by State - A listing of the sales tax requirements in each state. (Log In to View)
  • Listing of States That Allow Shade Verification - A listing of which states allow shade verifications to be performed in the dental laboratory setting. (Log In to View)

DISCLAIMER: These document are designed for NADL laboratory members to provide helpful information; however, they are not intended or offered as legal or other professional advice. Laws and regulations vary from state to state and change periodically. Accordingly, please consult your personal legal counsel or attorney and/or the appropriate state dental board or government agency to determine compliance.