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 Meetings 

The 2022 annual SCDP Meeting will be held from March 21-23 in Atlanta in conjunction with the U.S. TAG for ISO/TC 106 Meeting and just prior to the AAODCR Meeting. Meeting registration and hotel details will be posted as they becomes available.


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