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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.

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Annual U.S. TAG Meeting

The U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for the International Organization for Standardization’s Committee on Dentistry and the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products (SCDP) will be holding virtual meetings throughout June and July. Over 20 meetings covering a wide range of national and international dental product standards topics will be held. The SCDP Plenary Session will take place on Wednesday, July 21 beginning at 8:00 a.m. (Central). 

SCDP Working Groups do not require pre-registration but the SCDP Subcommittee/U.S. Sub-TAG meetings and the full SCDP Plenary do. Please review the full schedule which contains the Zoom links for the various Working Group meetings and which meetings require registration. To be sent the Zoom link for the SCDP Subcommittee/Sub-TAG meetings, please visit this link to register

Please note that you must be either an observer or voting member of the corresponding groups to be sent the agenda materials.

Download Full Meeting Agenda


ISO/TC 106 Meeting

ISO/TC 106 will hold its annual meetings virtually between August 23 and September 3, 2021. 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. More information will be posted as it becomes available. Members of the U.S. TAG are encouraged to attend. To find out more information, please contact Kathy Medic at medick@ada.org.