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Participants sought for SNODENT review

May 02, 2018

Dental professionals interested in helping to revise a diagnostic code set developed by the ADA are invited to join a committee that will meet electronically.

The Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry, or SNODENT, is a diagnostic code set designed to capture dental patient information that can be used across electronic health record platforms.  Use of the code set is intended to help dentists record finely detailed oral health data using standardized terminology that can transcend geography, platforms and care settings.

An ADA Canvass Committee will consider approval of the 2018 revision of SNODENT, as an American National Standard. SNODENT, or ANSI/ADA Standard No. 2000.1, was approved by the American National Standards Institute, or ANSI, as an American National Standard in 2017 and is revised annually.

The Canvass Committee, which is a volunteer group that the ADA Department of  Standards administers, agrees to review, comment and vote on whether it should forward proposed revisions of SNODENT to ANSI for approval.  

The SNODENT Maintenance Committee, a group of experts representing all dental specialty groups as well as academic, insurance and government organizations, prepares the proposed revisions that the Canvass Committee will review.

There is no cost to participate in the Canvass Committee and all interested parties may participate. All canvass activities are conducted electronically through the ADA’s collaborative website for standards development; no in-person meetings are planned.

For more information or to join the SNODENT Canvass Committee, please contact Paul Bralower at 800-621-8099, ext. 4129, or email

The ADA is accredited by ANSI as a standards developing organization that adheres to a voluntary consensus process that is transparent, open to all interested parties and which maintains a balance of interests.

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