Skip to main content
Toggle Menu of ADA WebSites
ADA Websites
Partnerships and Commissions
Toggle Search Area
Toggle Menu
e-mail Print Share

US TAG for ISO/TC 106 Dentistry

U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) Information

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international yet non-governmental organization that has as its objective the development of global standards. It is comprised of the single most representative standardization body from each country. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is the U.S. member to ISO.

The United States participates in ISO through the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO Technical Committee 106 on Dentistry. ANSI has designated the American Dental Association as sponsor and secretariat of this U.S. TAG which casts the U.S. vote on all international dental standards. In addition, experts have been named to various working groups within subcommittees of ISO/TC 106. This ensures that U.S. interests are considered in the development of international dental standards.

The U.S. TAG is comprised of eight Sub-TAGs which are responsible for a particular broad category of standards. They are:

  • Sub-TAG 1: Orthodontic & Restorative Materials
  • Sub-TAG 2: Prosthodontic Materials
  • Sub-TAG 3: Dental Terminology
  • Sub-TAG 4: Dental Instruments
  • Sub-TAG 6: Dental Equipment
  • Sub-TAG 7: Oral Care Products
  • Sub-TAG 8: Dental Implants
  • Sub-TAG 9: Dental CAD/CAM Systems

Membership on the Sub-TAGs are open to all U.S. national persons who indicate that they are directly and materially affected by the activity of the TAG. Membership is divided into the following interest categories:

Producer: A member who represents an organization that produces or sells materials, products, systems, or services covered in the scope of the document(s) developed within the subcommittee shall be classified as a producer.  A technical reimbursement fee is assessed to producer members.

Consumer: A member, or a member who represents an organization, that in the context of his/her profession purchases or uses materials, products, systems, or services covered in the scope of the documents(s) developed within the subcommittee shall be classified as a consumer provided that the member could not also be classified as a producer.

General Interest: A member who does not fit into any of the preceding categories, for example: Government agency representatives, representative of consumer groups, or research experts.

Download information about joining the U.S. TAG as a:

Join the U.S. TAG


Annual U.S. TAG Meeting

The U.S. TAG meets annually in conjunction with the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products.  The 2019 SCDP/U.S.TAG Meeting will be held June 17-19, 2019 in Vancouver.

Meeting registration and hotel details


ISO/TC 106 Meetings 

ISO/TC 106, San Diego, CA logo

ISO/TC 106 will hold its annual meeting in Osaka, Japan on Sept. 15-20, 2019. Attendees must be registered members of the U.S. TAG to attend the international meeting.  For information on meetings and membership, please email standards@ada.org or call 312.440.2506.

In 2020, the American Dental Association and the Dental Trade Alliance, on behalf of the American National Standards Institute, will have the honor of co-hosting the annual ISO/TC 106 meeting to be held August 23-28 in the San Diego, CA area.  More than 350 delegates comprised of dental product manufacturers, dentists, researchers, educators, government/regulatory agencies, and professional dental associations from over 30 member countries attend this important yearly meeting.  

There are several sponsorship levels to choose from and payment can be spread out over two fiscal years.  Please consider becoming a sponsor and helping offset the costs of the U.S. hosting of this important meeting.

ISO/TC 106 2020 Meeting Sponsorship Information