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ADA, the American Dental Association, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards for the dental industry. Headquartered in Chicago, United States, ADA standards are present in every aspect of the dental industry in the United States. ADA standards are agreed upon by a team of 40 voting members and 60 working groups. ADA also serves as the administrator for the U.S. TAGs (United States Technical Advisory Group) to ISO/TC 106 (International Organization for Standardization/Technical Committee) and to all of its subcommittees. Standards from ADA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/ADA 132-2015

Scanning Accuracy of Dental Chair Side and Laboratory CAD/CAM Systems

This standard describes test methods used to evaluate the repeatability, reproducibility and accuracy of dental devices for 3D metrology. The standard is applicable to dental chairside and dental laboratory CAD/CAM systems. The scope of this document is not intended to include unique systems with other specific applications of 3D metrology in the dental field such as 3D computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and stereophotogrammetry.

ANSI/ADA 109-2006 (R2012)

Specification No 109 for Procedures for Storing Dental Amalgam Waste

This standard describes procedures for storing, and preparing amalgam waste for delivery to recyclers or their agents for recycling. In addition, it gives requirements for the containers for storing and/or shipping amalgam waste.

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 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.

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 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 Specification No. 75-1997 (Reaffirmed 200

Resilient Lining Materials for Removable Dentures

This part of ANSI/ADA Specification No. 75 specifies requirements for the physical properties, test methods, packaging, marking and manufacturer's instructions for denture lining materials suitable for short-term use. This specification is an adoption of ISO 10139/1:1991, Dentistry - Short-Term Resilient Lining Materials for Removable Dentures.

ADA TR 1051-2015

DICOM Requirements for Digital Imaging in InstitutionaláDentistry

This report provides a technical specification based on the DICOM Standard as it applies to dentistry with the goal of increasing interoperability within and between institutional digital radiographic systems. This report will illustrate through high-level interaction use cases how to achieve interoperability for typical dental imaging tasks.

ADA TR 1075-2015

Electronic Orthodontic Dental Laboratory Prescriptions

The scope of this technical report is to present the types of data and electronic format necessary to be included on an electronic orthodontic dental laboratory prescription. The goal of this report is to address the need for electronic transmission of patient information from the orthodontic provider to the outsourced dental laboratory with the necessary security and interoperability.


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