The ADA has participated in standards development since 1928 and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop national dental standards. The ADA is also the designated official United States representative for the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee 106 Dentistry (TC 106) developing international dental standards.
Dental standards are the safety net you never knew was there, setting requirements that ensure your needs are met for safe and reliable products and making sure you have the information you need to make informed purchasing decisions. Additionally, technical reports serve as educational tools that provide information on the state-of-the-art of new products and on the interoperability and security of digital and associated emerging technologies impacting dentistry.
The standards process works for you, setting the stage so that the dental products, processes, and systems you rely on every day work the way you need them to and operate effectively together. Dental standards give you greater purchasing power, more choices and lower costs by ensuring technologies work across manufacturers and users. Technical reports provide recommendations and guidelines to assist you with making purchasing and implementation decisions on new technologies for your practice for which there are not yet standards.
Click the categories below to access executive summaries of dental standards and technical reports developed with you, the practicing clinician, in mind.