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.
This committee develops standards focused on the secure exchange of electronic data and digital images between dental information systems.
This standard sets the terms used to describe dental disease for accurate data recording and exchange of diagnostic concepts.
This committee develops standards focused on the equipment, instruments and materials dentists use every day to practice the art of dentistry.
This committee reviews all international dental product standards and provides the U.S. perspective and vote.
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.
Dental university faculty can request free access to dental standards for use in their curriculum.
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.