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DAMAS and the CQC

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

During a recent discussion regarding all the latest requirements by the CQC for our surgery partners it became apparent that as a DAMAS laboratory we already had all the required information in place to provide our clients with complete peace of mind regarding compliance of the restorations we provide.

How so?
As a DAMAS laboratory our compliance with MDD & MDR is independently validated so our clients can rest assured that everything that needs to be done from the labs point of view is in place and being independently audited every year to ensure continued compliance.


What does this mean for you, the dentist?
  • The laboratory undergoes a yearly site audit.
  • The laboratory’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) registration is verified.
  • The laboratory’s dental technicians are checked and verified as registered with the General Dental Council.
  • Patient contact materials are verified as CE Marked and fit for their intended purpose.
  • The laboratory’s equipment maintenance processes are validated as appropriate.
  • The laboratory’s post market surveillance and vigilance procedures are inspected and verified as complying with the law.
  • Purchasing and verification of purchase products to enable traceability of materials is inspected and verified to ensure recalling of devices is possible – should this be necessary.
  • Contract review and final inspection of appliances is audited to ensure compliance with the dentist’s original prescription.
  • Statement and labelling of appliances including issuing the patient statement is verified as complying with the Medical Devices Directive.
  • Laboratory sub-contractors are verified as fit for the purpose they are intended for.
  • Staff training and competences are checked as verified as undertaken by the laboratory.

DAMAS laboratories undergo yearly audits to gain certification to DAMAS to prove compliance with the Medical Devices Directive (MDD) and the Medical Devices Regulations (MDR) which is a legal requirement within Europe for manufacturers of custom made medical devices.

DAMAS Certified laboratories offer reassurance where other can’t because their compliance with the MDD & MDR is independently validated.

For more information on DAMAS visit

A downloadable pdf of the DAMAS benefits is also available here

about ambridge ceramics

Ambridge Ceramics is well-known, multi-award winning and highly regarded leading cosmetic and implant dental laboratory based in the UK. Our dental team is carefully assembled from technicians who have the finest skills and experience from within the industry, providing the best quality for successful dentist and patient outcomes. Our dental technicians are renown for delivering restorations crafted with a combination of scientific expertise and artistic care.
Ambridge Ceramics Ltd
Premier House
Kiln Court
College Road
North Yorkshire

Tel: 01765 607347
Fax: 01765 609088