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The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI) develops informatics standards and technical reports to assist the dental profession with hardware and software selection, digital photography, interoperability, data security and more.

Please click here to access a full listing of ANSI/ADA dental informatics standards, technical specifications and technical reports. To purchase an ADA standard or technical report, please visit the ADA Catalog.

About the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (ADA SCDI)

The ADA develops standards for dental informatics through the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI). The scope of the SCDI is:

The ADA SCDI shall develop informatics standards, specifications, technical reports, and guidelines and interact with other entities involved in the development of health informatics standards aimed at implementation across the dental profession.

The SCDI is comprised of 40 voting members from the profession, dental industry, academia, and the government. In 2001, the SCDI was reorganized into three subcommittees and 14 working groups working on the development or revision of 26 technical reports or specifications. The actual standards development occurs in its 19 working groups. The subcommittees are grouped according to the following general subject matters: Information Exchange, Clinical Informatics and Knowledge Management. The working groups, organized under the subcommittees, address specific topics and provide an opportunity for all interests to participate in the development of voluntary consensus standards.

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For information about ADA SCDI meetings and ADA SCDI membership, please email or call 312-440-2506.

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