U.S. TAG for ISO/TC 106 Dentistry
The U.S. TAG for ISO/TC 106 Dentistry participates in the development of international dental standards for dental materials, oral hygiene products, dental equipment, dental instruments, dental implants and more.
U.S. TAG Background and a Listing of ISO Standards
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international yet non-governmental organization that has as its objective the development of worldwide standards. It is comprised of the single most representative standardization body from each country. ANSI is the U.S. member to ISO. The United States participates in ISO through the U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAG). ANSI has designated the American Dental Association as sponsor and Secretariat of the U.S. Technical Advisory Committee for ISO/Technical Committee 106 Dentistry. The U.S. TAG for ISO/TC 106 casts the United States vote on all international dental standards. In addition, experts have been named to various working groups within subcommittees of ISO/TC 106. This ensures that the U.S. interests are considered in the development of international standards.
The U.S. TAG is comprised of seven Sub-TAGs which are responsible for a particular category of standards. They are:
- Sub-TAG 1: Orthodontic & Restorative Materials,
- Sub-TAG 2: Prosthodontic Materials,
- Sub-TAG 3: Dental Terminology,
- Sub-TAG 4: Dental Instruments,
- Sub-TAG 6: Dental Equipment,
- Sub-TAG 7: Oral Hygiene Products, and
- Sub-TAG 8: Dental Implants.
Membership on the Sub-TAGs are open to all U.S. national persons who indicate that they are directly and materially affected by the activity of the TAG.
For information on meetings and membership, visit http://sitescape.ada.org/ustag.