The path a dental product takes from the manufacturer to the customer should ideally be a straight line. But when third or fourth or even fifth parties get involved, the products the customers receive may not be what they thought they were purchasing. At the very least, the lines are blurred as to whether a customer is receiving the exact product ordered. Dentists may purchase products from dealers, brokers, distributors, off the Internet and even overseas. Not every product purchased through these avenues is a noncompliant one but they’re all possible pathways for gray market items.

Buyer beware: Gray market product checklist

In light of concerns about the effectiveness and safety of dental products sold on the gray market, it’s imperative dentists and their team members be […]

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Get advice with ADA Ethics hotline

The ADA Ethics hotline is designed to assist new dentists with managing ethical challenges that may arise in day-to-day dental practice. Callers will be matched […]

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ADA launches one-stop new dentist Web portal

The ADA launched this month a new Web portal, ADA.org/newdentist, designed to provide a one-stop shop for new dentists seeking information, ranging from finding a […]

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Helping new dentists, dental students succeed

            From easing the burden on student loans and financial planning to helping recent graduates find a job and getting involved in advocacy, the ADA […]

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‘Gray market’: New dentists should be aware of purchasing risks

The path a dental product takes from the manufacturer to the dental office is typically a straight and trustworthy one. By purchasing directly from the […]

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ADA president points dental students to ethics contest

The ADA Council on Ethics, Bylaws and Judicial Affairs is currently accepting entries for this year’s Student Ethics Video Contest. The deadline to submit entries […]

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