The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI) develops informatics standards and technical reports to assist the dental profession with hardware and software selection, digital photography, interoperability, data security and more.
Over 400 volunteers from the profession, industry, academia, and government contribute their expertise to the development of ADA SCDI dental standards through a consensus-based process. All interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to participate in the SCDI which is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an Accredited Standards Developer and operates under the principles of openness, balance, lack of dominance, due process, and consensus.
The scope of the SCDI is:
The ADA SCDI shall develop informatics standards, specifications, technical reports, and guidelines and interact with other entities involved in the development of health informatics standards aimed at implementation across the dental profession.
The SCDI consensus body is comprised of 39 voting members who review and vote on every SCDP standard as well as other governance matters. The actual standards development occurs through volunteer involvement in its 17 topic specific working groups organized under the following 4 general subject subcommittees:
- Information Exchange
- Clinical Informatics
- Knowledge Management and
- Forensic Odontology Informatics
Reference materials and the link to join SCDI Working Groups follows. To learn more about joining as a member of the SCDI consensus body, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- ADA Standards Program Information - SCDP and SCDI (PDF)
- SCDI Working Group Structure (PDF)
- Access list of ADA SCDI dental informatics standards and technical reports. (NOTE: All technical reports are available for free to ADA members.)
- To purchase an ADA SCDI standard or technical report, visit the ADA Store.