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Dental informatics, products panels plan 2010 meetings

The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics, the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products and the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for International Organization for Standardization/Technical Committee 106 Dentistry will hold their next meeting Feb. 23-24, 2010, at ADA Headquarters.

The meeting will open with SCDI subcommittee and working group meetings on Feb. 23, and follow Feb. 24 with the SCDI plenary meeting at 1:30 p.m., and will include a new member orientation session.

For more information, please contact Paul Bralower toll-free, Ext. 4129, or e-mail

A block of rooms has been reserved for ADA SCDI attendees at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel at a special rate of $199 plus tax per night for reservations made before Jan. 22. For reservations, please contact Marilyn Ward, Ext. 2506, e-mail

The ADA SCDP and the U.S. TAG for ISO/TC106 Dentistry will hold their annual meetings March 1-3 in Washington at the Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW; phone, 1-202-898-9000.

The meeting will begin March 1 with the combined SCDP Subcommittee/US Sub-TAG Meetings and includes a new member orientation. The SCDP plenary session is set for March 1 and the SCDP working group meetings will meet March 2-3. For more information, contact Kathy Medic at Ext. 2533, e-mail,

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 by consumers. There are more than 70 national standards and more are under development or revision. National standards developed by ADA are used by manufacturers, research institutions and are often adopted as international standards or used by regulatory agencies in evaluating products for clearance to market to the dental profession or consumers.