New standards and technical reports are available for comment from the American Dental Association’s Standards Committee on Dental Informatics and Standards Committee on Dental Products.
The Standards Committee on Dental Informatics has approved the following new standard for circulation and comment:
• Proposed ADA Standard No. 1108 for Implementation Guidance for the ADA-HL7 Dental Health Functional Profile: The standard identifies the minimum performance functionality required of an electronic dental record system and encourages the implementation of the ADA/HL7 Dental Health Functional Profile effectively in an interoperable and coordinated care environment. The purpose of the profile is to inform software developers, users, purchasers and payers of the desired performance of a dental electronic health record software system. The draft standard can be downloaded from ADA.org/aipreview. The comment deadline is Dec. 31.
The Standards Committee on Dental Products has approved the following new standards for circulation and comment:
• Proposed ANSI/ADA Standard No. 206 for Dentistry — Implantable Materials for Bone Filling and Augmentation in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery — Contents of a Technical File: This standard applies to implantable materials used as dental devices for filling and augmenting bones in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Evaluation includes the physico-chemical, mechanical, biological and clinical aspects and behavior of these implantable dental materials. To review this standard, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The comment deadline is Dec. 31.
• Revised ANSI/ADA Standard No. 105 for Elastomeric Auxiliaries for Use in Orthodontics: This standard specifies the requirements and test methods applicable to all elastomeric auxiliaries used for orthodontics, both inside and outside the mouth, in conjunction with fixed and removable appliances. To review this standard, send a request to email@example.com. The comment deadline is Dec. 31.
• Proposed ANSI/ADA Standard No.186 for Dentistry — Polymer-based Machinable Blanks: This standard specifies the characteristics of polymer-based machinable blanks with respect to the milling process and provides the test methods that address the clinical issues specific to those materials. To review this standard, send a request to firstname.lastname@example.org. The comment deadline is Dec. 31.
• Proposed ADA Technical Report No. 189 for Photobiomodulation (PBM) in Oral Health: The Technology, Science, and Safety Considerations: This technical report provides an overview of the photobiomodulation field, including history, terminology, mechanisms, devices, safety, regulations and policy. The importance of fundamental concepts of photobiomodulation education and training focusing on light-tissue interactions, target tissue composition, evoked therapeutic biological responses, clinical diagnosis and rationalized dose prescription is emphasized. The draft standard can be downloaded from ADA.org/aipreview. The comment deadline is Dec. 31.
The ADA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute to develop national standards for products and information technology used by dental professionals and consumers. There are currently more than 130 national standards, and more are under development.