Dental standards

The ADA sets standards for nearly every tool of dentistry, ensuring their safety, reliability and efficacy for dentists and the public. Over 800 volunteers from a wide range of interests contribute their expertise.

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ADA Standards Program Reorganization

It's a new day for dental standards development at the ADA. Read all about the changes and how to participate.

2024 ISO/TC 106 Meeting

The ADA is proud to be hosting the 60th annual ISO/TC 106 international dental standards meeting on October 12-16 in New Orleans!

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Electronic dental record language

This standard sets the terms used to describe dental disease for accurate data recording and exchange of diagnostic concepts.

Recognizing new researchers 

Dental students/recent graduates whose studies contribute to better standards for oral health can apply for the Stanford Award for products/materials research and/or the Ahlstrom Award for informatics research.

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Dental standards in universities

Dental university faculty can request free access to dental standards for use in their curriculum.

Dental Content Committee

Maintains the data content specifications for dental billing. The Dental Content Committee has a formal consultative role under HIPAA for all transactions affecting dental health care services. 

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