After 35 years in the business, 30 of them as a CDT; the last thing we need is more regulations!
You damn near need a full time person these days just to keep up with paper work for OSHA, FDA etc, etc.
All these regulations do is add cost to the final product which small laboratories have to shoulder since it is very hard these days to pass on any additonal cost to the dentist.
I have always used the best materials and fabrication processes in my lab...self regulation, and have never had one incident of a patient becoming ill or injuring themselves on my prosthetics.
Sounds like the big labs using...See more the government to squeeze the competion out of exsistance...just saying.