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ADA 108-2009 Addendum-2011

ANSI/ADA 108-2009-Addendum: 2011

This Technical Addendum addresses inconsistencies in ISO 11143-2008 Amalgam Separators by providing corrections to the wording in Paragraph and an alternate test method corresponding to Paragraph in the ANSI/ADA 108-2009 document.

ANSI/ADA 108-2009

Specification No. 108 - Amalgam Separators

This specification specifies requirements and test methods for amalgam separators used in connection with dental equipment in the dental treatment center. It specifies the efficiency of the amalgam separators in terms of the level of retention of amalgam based on a laboratory test and the test procedure for determining this efficiency. It also includes requirements for the safe functioning of the amalgam separator, for marking, and for instructions for use, operation and maintenance.

ANSI/ADA 119-2015

ANSI/ADA Standard No. 119 Manual Toothbrushes

This standard describes requirements and test methods for the physical properties of manual toothbrushes in order to promote the safety of these products for their intended use. Also specified is a test method for determining the resistance of the tufted portion of manual toothbrushes to deflection. This test method is applicable to toothbrushes having a conventional, flat trim design and may not be applicable to toothbrushes with other designs. Specifically excluded from this standard are manual interdental brushes and powered oral hygiene devices as these instruments are covered by separate standards.

ADA 27-1993

Direct Filling Resins

This standard specifies requirements for dental resin-based restorative materials supplied in a form suitable for mechanical mixing, hand mixing, or external energy activation. This specification does not cover requirements for materials intended to prevent dental caries, or for materials that are cured outside the mouth.

ANSI/ADA 120-2009 (R2014)

Powered Toothbrushes

This specification defines requirements and test methods for the physical properties of powered toothbrushes in order to promote the safety of these products for their intended use. Specifically excluded are other types of powered oral hygiene devices (such as powered interdental brushes) and manual toothbrushes.

ANSI/ADA 41-2015

Evaluation of Biocompatibility of Medical Devices Used in Dentistry

This standard covers standard practices for the biological evaluation of the safety of medical devices used in dentistry. In addition, this document covers biological evaluation of the device component of combination products, including those with a pharmacological agent or biologic component as an integral part of the device.

ANSI/ADA 99-2001 (R2013)

Athletic Mouth Protectors and Materials

This specification is for thermoplastic or thermosetting polymeric materials, with or without a polymeric shell, that are capable of being formed into an athletic mouth protector, either on a model of the teeth or in the mouth directly on the teeth. It lists the types and classes of mouth protectors and lists requirements for physical properties along with tests specified for determining compliance with those requirements It also specifies requirements for manufacturer's instructions and for packaging, labeling, and marking.

ANSI/ADA 136-2015

ANSI/ADA Standard No. 136 Products for External Tooth Bleaching

This Standard specifies requirements and test methods for external tooth bleaching products. These products are intended for use in the oral cavity, either by professional application (in-office tooth bleaching products) or consumer application (professional or non-professional home use of tooth bleaching products), or both. It also specifies requirements for their packaging, labelling and instructions for use. This Standard is not applicable to tooth bleaching products: specified in ISO 11609; those intended to change colour perception of natural teeth by mechanical methods (e.g. stain removal) or using restorative approaches, such as veneers or crowns; auxiliary or supplementary materials (e.g. tray materials) and instruments or devices (e.g. lights) that are used in conjunction with the bleaching products. This Standard does not specify biological safety aspects of tooth bleaching products. NOTE A tooth bleaching product can be evaluated for its biological safety using ADA Standard No. 41, ISO 10993-1 and ISO 7405.

ANSI/ADA 57-2000 (R2012)

Endodontic Sealing Materials

This specification is for materials used in endodontics within the tooth to seal the root canal space.

ANSI/ADA 94-1996 (R2014)

Dental Compressed Air Quality

This specification applies to all compressed air used in the dental office to power dental equipment and laboratory equipment and to dry oral structures. It does not apply to compressed air used to supply breathable air and should never be used to support life (e.g., Medical Compressed Air).


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