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Dental nurse spots fake dental device

BDJ Team volume 4, Article number: 17006 (2017) | Download Citation


Dental nurse Lizzie Boon was the winner of the ‘Spot the Fake’ competition held at BDIA Dental Showcase at ExCeL London in October.

The competition challenged members of the dental team to correctly identify genuine and counterfeit dental devices as part of the BDIA's award winning Counterfeit and Substandard Instruments and Devices Initiative (CSIDI), which has recently partnered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to help stamp out counterfeit and non-compliant equipment.

Lizzie, who is also a Quality Assurance Auditor for the National Examining Board of Dental Nurses (NEBDN), was awarded £500 to spend with a BDIA member of her choice. She commented: ‘Seeing the fake equipment next to the real thing definitely makes you think about where the products come from and how important it is to purchase quality equipment from a reputable supplier in order to safely protect users and patients’.

The CSIDI campaign continues to highlight the danger of counterfeit and non-compliant dental equipment and the risk involved in purchasing from unknown sources.

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