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New informatics standards group seeks volunteers

June 16, 2015

The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics is seeking volunteers for a new working group.

Working Group 13.7 on Implementation of SNODENT will assist with future revisions of the Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry (SNODENT) and will develop guidelines for its implementation in dental practices.

SNODENT is the ADA’s set of terms and concepts designed for use in electronic dental records, which provides standardized descriptions for dental diseases and other clinical details and patient characteristics.

The new working group will review recommendations for new and revised concepts to keep SNODENT updated and relevant.

The ADA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to develop American National Standards and technical reports for products and information technology used by the dental profession and by consumers. Currently, there are more than 90 national standards and more are under development. National standards developed by ADA serve the dental profession by ensuring product safety and efficacy for both clinician and patient and by providing information on new and emerging technologies.

If you are interested in joining the new working group, please send a request to standards@ada.org.