April 26th, 2018
What is DAMAS?
The Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme (DAMAS) is a quality assurance management system, similar to systems such as ISO 9001, but has been simplified and tailored specifically towards the dental industry. It provides the opportunity for laboratories to become certified as a laboratory that is in compliance with the law.
There are many benefits to being able to call yourself a DAMAS laboratory:
As more and more clients, (particularly bigger corporate clients) look for a straightforward way to select their labs, some are now specifying that they will only use labs with such proven registrations as DAMAS and ISO 9001.
The potential to attract new clients:
As the number of DAMAS laboratories continues to grow, when seeking out new laboratories to try, clients will know at a glance that you have proven your labs compliance to the law and a commitment to quality.
Promotion for your laboratory:
Once registered your laboratory will be published on the DAMAS website, making it easier for people to find you.
Peace of mind:
Knowing that your laboratory is in conformity with the requirements of the MDD and MDR, for you and your clients.
A simple to follow management system:
A simple system to help ensure the smooth day-to-day running of your business.
After having implemented the system and passed your first external audit, you and your staff will be eligible to receive verifiable CPD.
Becoming DAMAS Registered:
There are a few routes that you can take to start the process:
For more information on any areas about becoming DAMAS registered or for more details on the amount of CPD you could claim as a DAMAS laboratory please feel free to contact the DAMAS office.
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