With the enormous level of outsourcing taking place in the past few years we all in the metropolitan Detroit area are feeling its effects. I wrote an article previously which posed questions about how dentists are sending their patient’s dental lab cases to China, India and Mexico without them even knowing about it.
There is no label stamped on the dental crown or denture saying “Made in China” on it. We sometimes have little choice about choosing where our products are made that we use on a daily basis. It seems as if more than 95% of the daily products we use are made in either China, India or Mexico. This doesn’t support our manufacturing sector in the good ole USA. The products we make here in America are of the highest quality in comparison with other countries. There are stories of dental crowns or dental bridges contaminated with high levels of lead in them that were made in China.
Why take a chance with a dentist who uses inferior materials that go into your mouth where your body absorbs on a regular basis? You have the right to ask your dentist. Unfortunately, dental restorations sent to a US lab can be outsourced to an offshore lab without you even knowing about it. We need to support our local industries and small businesses in Michigan considering the fact that we have such high quality products and services here. It is not worth risking your health to save a few dollars in potentially poor quality materials and workmanship and most all of our patients at TheGentleDentist agree with me. In fact all of the lab cases we place into our patient’s mouths are artistically created here in Southeast Michigan.
Dr. Antolak treats his dental patients in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere where you are treated like a guest in the home. His motto is to “relax while we take care of your smile”. He specializes in cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry and general dentistry using sedation dentistry if necessary for his high fear patients. He has been treating patients for the past 21 years and is located in Shelby Township, Macomb county Michigan