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SNODENT - Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry

What is SNODENT?

Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry (SNODENT), an official subset of SNOMED CT, is a vocabulary designed for use in the electronic environment — for electronic health and dental records. The intended purpose is to:

  • Provide standardized terms for describing dental disease
  • Capture clinical detail and patient characteristics
  • Permit analysis of patient care services and outcomes
  • To be interoperable with Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Electronic Dental Records (EDR)

Its initial development began more than 10 years ago. In 2007, the ADA began the process of updating SNODENT for use in the current environment to develop it for inclusion as a subset of SNOMED CT. The new version now has over 6,000 concepts. SNODENT is mapped to ICD-9 CM and currently, the ADA is developing a cross-walk from SNODENT to ICD-10 CM.

Read more about the various values and benefits of SNODENT.

Watch how to navigate SNODENT.

Interested in licensing SNODENT? Find information about obtaining a license.

Most Recent SNODENT News

April 11, 2013

SNODENT Takes the Global Stage

April 7, 2013

The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) Dental SIG to Meet in Denmark

June 20, 2012

American Dental Association (ADA) and International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) Agree to Licensing Arrangements

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American Dental Association
Department of Dental Informatics
Phone: 312.440.2500
Email: SNODENT@ada.org
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