Years of Experience
Registered DLA Member
Graeme Bush finished his training as an apprentice at Hall & Natt dental laboratory in Wimbledon village in 1988. With 36 years of experience in repairing and manufacturing many types of dentures, the latest being Valplast and Deflex, and a denture laboratory certified in the processing them, Graeme is a true veteran of the industry.
In November 1999 he opened his own business, Victory Dental Laboratory, through his reputation for perfection the business grew and grew, and today employs 2 fully qualified GDC registered technicians.See my Credentials
Dentures have evolved and improved greatly in recent years, due to changes in legislation, the improvements in the quality of materials used and the latest techniques. As graduates of the Royal College of Surgeons (Eng), Clinical Dental Technicians are trained, qualified and experienced at carrying out all clinical and technical aspects of providing dentures. We believe this helps us to provide a more personal and understanding service. We only use the finest materials and every denture we make is handcrafted in house fully equipped modern premises.
Victory Dental Laboratory is proud to become one of the first dental laboratories in the country to join the ‘British Bite Mark’ campaign; a campaign aimed at all NHS & private dentistry patients in south west London and around the UK who are about to have a new denture fitted.
In recent months there have been a significant number of dentists looking to send their prescriptions to dental laboratories in the Far East to help reduce their overheads, rather than using the traditional route of dental laboratories based in the UK.
Dental Laboratory’s like Victory Dental Laboratory operating in the UK comply with strict regulations in terms of materials used; they also have to employ dental technicians that are registered with the General Dental Council. This level of regulation is in place to protect the patient, however appliances imported are not manufactured by registered Dental Technicians nor do the UK regulators inspect the dental laboratories that manufacture the appliances in the Far East.
The Dental Laboratories Association appreciate that the different levels of regulation and professional requirements can be confusing and difficult for patients to understand and therefore have looked to design a logo that at a quick glance will help inform patients that their dental appliance has been manufactured in the UK and meets the UK regulatory requirements.
At the launch of the British Bite Mark campaign, Richard Daniels Chief Executive of the Dental Laboratories Association said ‘In these turbulent economic times it is understandable that dental practices are looking to cut costs, however sourcing crowns, bridges, dentures and veneers from dental laboratories in the Far East just to save money isn’t acceptable without making the patient aware. I believe that by introducing the British Bite Mark, we are helping patients instantly recognise where their appliance has been manufactured and that it complies with UK regulations, with the ultimate aim of ensuring patients receive a transparent service from their dentist.’
Commenting on the ‘British Bite Mark’ campaign dental laboratory owner Mr Graeme Bush said ‘I am delighted to have been accepted to use the British Bite Mark logo, it is essential that patients receiving custom made dental appliances manufactured from my dental laboratory can be confident that they are safe and compliant. This logo does exactly that, without the patient having to do lengthy research or ask questions that they may feel uncomfortable asking when visiting the dentist.