Orthotics & Prosthetics Labs is a member of The American Orthotic Prosthetic Association and accredited through The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics. It is our mission to provide a device that enables you to function at a level you choose. Orthotics & Prosthetics Laboratories, Inc. is committed to providing the optimum fit, function and appearance of every finished product we deliver in our facility. Clinical training and education are key components that enable O & P Labs to continue to be a leader in state of the art orthotic and prosthetic devices and care.
Prior to releasing a new or modified product, its material and function are subjected to meticulous testing. From raw materials to the finished product, Ottobock has in place a continuous system of quality assurance, which is documented in full. Around the world, Ottobock has its own test laboratories at its research and development sites, with the most modern and largest being located in Duderstadt. The types of tests that a component of a prosthesis has to pass before being released as market-ready are determined by internationally applicable ISO and other standards. In addition to this, Ottobock has developed its own standards at its test laboratories. Thus, components are subjected to at least two million stress cycles as part of testing. Accordingly, if a prosthetic foot is stressed at a frequency of 1 Hertz, the process will take 23 days and nights without interruption. Converted to steps, this would be the equivalent of walking from Lisbon to Warsaw. These tests always focus on the reliability of the product - and thus the safety of the user. As a result, apart from prototypes, random spot checks are also always carried out on products that are already on the market.
The most-targeted topics:
1) Clinical Epidemiology and Prosthodontics
2) Fixed/Removable Prosthodontics
3) Oral Implantology
4) Prosthodontics-Related Biosciences (Regenerative Medicine, Bone Biology, Mechanobiology, Microbiology/Immunology)
5) Oral Physiology and Biomechanics (Masticating and Swallowing Function, Parafunction, ., bruxism)
6) Orofacial Pain and Temporomandibular Disorders (TMDs)
7) Adhesive Dentistry / Dental Materials / Aesthetic Dentistry
8) Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and Dysphagia Rehabilitation
9) Digital Dentistry
Prosthodontic treatment may become necessary as a result of developmental or acquired disturbances in the orofacial region, of orofacial trauma, or of a variety of dental and oral diseases and orofacial pain conditions.