Standards Committee on Dental Products | American Dental Association

ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products (SCDP)

The ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products (SCDP) develops national standards for nearly every tool used in dentistry including dental materials, equipment, instruments, oral hygiene products, CAD/CAM and more.

Over 300 volunteers from the profession, industry, academia, and government contribute their expertise to the development of ADA SCDP dental standards through a consensus-based process. All interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to participate in the SCDP 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 SCDP is:

The SCDP consensus body is comprised of 35 voting and 2 liaison 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 65 topic specific working groups organized under the following 9 general subject subcommittees:

  • Restorative and Orthodontic Materials
  • Prosthodontic Materials
  • Terminology
  • Dental Instruments
  • Infection Control
  • Dental Equipment
  • Dental Implants
  • Oral Hygiene Products
  • CAD/CAM in Dentistry

Reference materials and the link to join SCDP Working Groups follows. To learn more about joining as a member of the SCDP consensus body, contact standards@ada.org.


SCDP/U.S. TAG Meetings 

The SCDP (national dental standards) and U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 106 (U.S. position on international dental standards) will be holding their next meetings virtually in August/September 2022. Additional meeting information will be posted as it becomes available.


Questions? Contact standards@ada.org or call 312.440.2506.