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Electronic dental lab prescriptions report available for comment

The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved for circulation and comment Proposed ADA Technical Report No. 1054 for Electronic Dental Laboratory Prescriptions. The report presents the types of data and electronic format necessary to be included on an electronic dental laboratory prescription. The goal of the report is to address the need for electronic transmission of patient information from the dentist to the laboratory with the necessary security and interoperability.

Copies of the draft technical report are available by calling the ADA toll-free number, Ext. 2506, or sending an e-mail request to