Accreditation demonstrates that our laboratory meets the requirements of the Medical Devices Directive (MDD) and the Medical Devices Regulations (MDR) Has a fully documented system for the manufacture of dental appliances Uses tried and tested materials which help protect the health of patients Is equipped to meet the needs of both the NHS and the private dental market We value the skills of our employees We care about the service that we provide.

Dental Appliance Manufacturers Audit Scheme.
Richley Dental Ceramics Ltd Registration Number 110174

Developed by the Dental Laboratories Association, DAMAS is designed to bring significant benefits to everyone in the dental chain.

For the Dentist.
This shows that your laboratory will have a reliable quality procedure and traceability… That your patients can be confident that the laboratory you appoint adheres to all UK regulations relating to lab work and the production of dental appliances… and that they will have the reassurance of excellent quality craftsmanship.

The scheme is supported by a host of dental industry partners: the British Dental Association, the General Dental Practitioners Association, Dental Protection, the Department of Health, the British Dental Health Association, the British Dental Trade Association and Denplan Ltd.

DLA – The Dental Laboratories Association Ltd (DLA) is a professional body for dental laboratory owners in the UK. Currently the Association has around 1000 members, over 50 of whom are affiliates. It is estimated that members of the DLA are responsible for over 80% of the dental laboratory services in the UK. All DLA member laboratories must abide by the DLA Code of Practice, which covers everything from their service and product descriptions to training and complaints handling.
MHRA – Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency
Richley Dental Ceramics Ltd complies to the Medical Devices Agency and our number is CA001184.
Valplast® “Flexible” Partial Dentures – Certified Valplast Laboratory
This is an annual accreditation to remain a certified Valplast Laboratory. We currently have two certified Valplast technicians.
Dental Technologists Association
Registration Number 12498

Benefits of a DAMAS Laboratory

  • 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’ 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

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