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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 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 139-2012

Dental Base Polymers

This part of ANSI/ADA Standard No. 139 classifies denture base polymers and copolymers and specifies their requirements. It also specifies the test methods to be used in determining compliance with these requirements. It further specifies requirements with respect to packaging and marking the products and to the instructions to be supplied for use of these materials. Furthermore it applies to denture base polymers for which the manufacturer claims that the material has improved impact resistance. It also specifies the respective requirement and the test method to be used.

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 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 130-2013

ANSI/ADA Standard No. 130 Dentifrices - Requirements, Test Methods and Marking

This standard specifies requirements for the physical and chemical properties of dentifrices and provides guidelines for suitable test methods. It also specifies requirements for the marking, labelling and packaging of dentifrices. This standard applies to dentifrices, including toothpastes, destined to be used by the public on a daily basis with a toothbrush to promote oral hygiene. Specific qualitative and quantitative requirements for freedom from biological and toxicological hazards are not included in this standard. These are covered in ISO 7405[1] and ISO 10993-1[2].

ANSI/ADA 38-2000 (R2015)

Metal-Ceramic Systems

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for dental metallic materials processed by casting or machining, and for ceramics suitable for use in the fabrication of metal-ceramic dental restorations, together with requirements and test methods for the composite structure. The requirements of this standard apply to the metallic materials and ceramics when used in combination, and compliance may not be claimed for either metallic materials or for ceramics alone. This revision is essentially an adoption of ISO: 9693, Metal-Ceramic Dental Restorative Systems with minor editorial changes noted in the Foreword.

ANSI/ADA 53-2008 (R2013)

ANSI/ADA Standard No. 53 Polymer-Based Crown and Bridge Materials

This specification classifies polymer-based dental crown and bridge materials and specifies their requirements. It also specifies the test methods to be used to determine compliance with these requirements. This specification is applicable to polymer-based dental crown and bridge materials for laboratory-fabricated permanent facings or anterior crowns that may or may not be attached to a metal substructure. It also applies to polymer-based dental crown and bridge materials for which the manufacturer claims adhesion to the metal substructure without macromechanical retention such as beads or wires. This specification is not applicable to polymer-based materials that are used to make crowns, veneers or repairs in the operatory, nor does it cover the application of those materials to stress-bearing areas of posterior teeth.

ANSI/ADA 27-2016

Polymer-based Restorative Materials

This Standard specifies requirements for dental polymer-based restorative materials supplied in a form suitable for mechanical mixing, hand-mixing, or intra-oral and extra-oral external energy activation, and intended for use primarily for the direct or indirect restoration of cavities in the teeth and for luting. The polymer-based luting materials covered by this Standard are intended for use in the cementation or fixation of restorations and appliances such as inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns and fixed partial prostheses. This Standard does not cover those polymer-based luting materials that have an adhesive component within the structure of the material. This Standard does not cover materials intended to prevent caries (see ISO 6874) or those used for veneering metal sub-frames (see ISO 10477).

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. 48-2-2010

LED Curing Lights - Dentistry - Powered polymerization activators - Part 2: Light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

This specification details requirements and test methods for powered polymerization activators with light-emitting diodes (LED) in the blue wavelength region intended for chair-side use in polymerization of dental polymer-based restorative materials.


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