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ADA standards committees invite interested parties to upcoming meetings

January 16, 2020 Those interested in developing dental standards that ensure product safety and efficacy and offer useful information on new and emerging technologies can attend upcoming meetings of the American Dental Association's standards committees.

The next ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics meeting will be Feb. 17-19 at ADA Headquarters, 211 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago, just prior to the Chicago Dental Society's Midwinter Meeting.

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The committee meeting opens at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 17 with a pre-plenary session, and the committee's working groups will meet Feb. 17-18. The plenary session will take place at 8:30 a.m. Feb. 19, and the Systemized Nomenclature of Dentistry Maintenance Committee will meet at 1 p.m. that day.

Attendees must register for the meetings, which are free to attend, and discounted hotel reservations are available.

The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 106 on Dentistry will hold their annual meetings March 16-18 at the Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.

The meetings take place prior to the American Association for Dental Research Annual Meeting. The opening plenary and Standards Committee on Dental Products working group meetings will be March 16. SCDP subcommittee meetings, sub-technical advisory group meetings and a new member orientation will take place March 17, and the SCDP plenary session will be March 18.
 
In addition, the standards committee is sponsoring a symposium from 1:30-4 p.m. March 18 on CAD/CAM & Digital Dentistry: Current Trends in Standards, Technologies and Materials.

Hotel reservations must be made through the American Association for Dental Research website, aadronline.org, to obtain discounted meeting rates. Registration is required to attend any of the meetings and events, but they are free of charge.

For more information on both standards committee meetings and registration, go to ADA.org/dentalstandards.

The ADA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to develop American National Standards for products and information technology used by the dental profession and consumers. ADA standards are developed by more than 60 working groups comprised of over 600 volunteers who are experts in their field.

Currently, there are more than 100 national standards, and more are under development. ADA involvement in the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 106 on Dentistry ensures the voice of U.S. dentistry is heard in international dental standards development.