WHERE ARE MY DENTURES MANUFACTURED?
Probably most patients are unaware, more and more laboratory work is being sourced from Asian Laboratories located (in the most part) in China under the guise of Australian addressed companies. These companies are little more than freight forwarding to facilitate the passage of goods to and from countries such as China. The lax regulatory environment in China has recently seen such issues as melamine appearing in milk.
The materials for the construction of oral applications within Australia are required by law to be made by using equipment and materials approved by the Therapeutic Goods Association of Australia (TGA). Imported medical devices due to current law interpretation are not subject to these regulations.
FOR PATIENTS, THIS RAISES THREE QUESTIONS.
1) If my dentures are being made overseas are they safe?
2) If my dentures are being made overseas, are the cost savings being passed on to me?
3) If my dentures are being made overseas, have I been informed and given approval?
All oral appliances made and issued by our practice are created by or under the direction of your clinician, using materials and equipment approved by the Therapeutic Goods Association of Australia.
At Matrix denture clinic, dentures are our business. If you want a professionally made custom denture that is aesthetically pleasing, comfortable and made within the TGA guidelines. We are the clinic you have been looking for.