time to stand up to the 1984 dental act that prevent technicians from making new dentures

time to stand up to the 1984 dental act that prevent technicians from making new dentures

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Michelle Wisniewski started this petition to UK Parliament

Dental act 1984 needs clarification.  

the dental act 1984 is outdated for modern day products and techniques in the dental world.

The dental act interferes with making of dentures as far as the dental technicians are concerned.
The public are clearly not satisfied in the majority when they go to their dentist for denture work. as the technicians make the dentures and design them, their knowledge is far greater than the dentists. (The dentist training  for denture work is only  a few units of their for their whole course whereas the technicians training takes place over 5  years) so the question is who would you rather go to for your dentures? That is why the public are going to dental technicians throughout England for the past 30 years and are obtaining much better dentures. The GDC in an attempt to stop dental technicians making dentures for the public directly are using a part of the 1984 dental act which states dentists are only allowed to take impressions of the mouth. They are then bringing about prosecutions with the 1984 act to the dental technicians over the taking of the impressions of the mouth. The taking of the impressions of the mouth and all that goes with it. for e.g. examining the mouth for obvious discoloration or defects and sterilization techniques is something that a person can be trained to do within a morning, the GDC will try to make out that this knowledge is something that takes years to understand or practice.  Now days, a member of the public can buy a kit on Ebay or the internet to take an impression of their mouth themselves with easy instructions. e.g. to make up a tray for tooth whitening. The 1984 act is therefore now being abused by the GDC.  When it was set up, there was nobody to challenge them as the dental technicians association were afraid of them for some reason, and have always been crawling up their backside.    It is in the public interest to go to dental technicians to have their dentures made because they get a much better result and most dentists do not want to make dentures for the public because they have to much aggravation in trying to get them to work properly and they are more interested in doing proper dentistry for e.g., tooth fillings and extractions.

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