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Standardization of Dental CADCAM Systems





ISO TC 106 is planning a standard for "Optical Impression Systems". An initiative is taken by the Dutch "Mirror" group for a first meeting at the ISO meeting in Rome on wednesday September 28, 2005 at 14.00 hours. The initiative can be found at: N630 NWIP Dental CADCAM Systems.





 Surface Digitization

 CADCAM software and data  management

 CAM devices

 Glossary CADCAM





        American Dental Association

The American Dental Association (ADA) has had a long history of being very active within the Standards community. The ADAís Standard Committee on Dental Informatics (SCDI) was certified as a Standards Development Organization (SDO) by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in 2002 and as such is the only standards program whose scope exclusively represents dentistry. Four subcommittees make up the backbone of the SDO. Subcommittee 10 focuses on Dental Informatics Architecture and Devices with seven working groups. Subcommittee 11 deals with the Electronic Health Record and has 4 working groups. Subcommittee 12 deals with Informatics Component Interoperability and has 4 working groups. The last subcommittee (13), Electronic Dissemination of Dental Informatics, has 2 working groups.


Evidence-Based Dentistry

The American Dental Association defines the term "evidence-based dentistry" as follows:

Evidence-based dentistry (EBD) is an approach to oral health care that requires the judicious integration of systematic assessments of clinically relevant scientific evidence, relating to the patient's oral and medical condition and history, with the dentist's clinical expertise and the patient's treatment needs and preferences.

This new content area brings together a searchable directory of systematic reviews, along with additional resources on this emerging topic in dentistry. In the topical list each topic will have links to abstracts of the systematic reviews available on PubMed. The systematic reviews were identified through a literature search of PubMed. Identified articles were not scrutinized for quality of the systematic review. Links to summaries of the systematic reviews are provided if available. These summaries are not developed by the ADA. In some cases, links are provided to the full-text copy of systematic reviews published in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). Publishers of other journals may be contacted for full copies of their respective reviews. Requests for photocopies of articles can also be made through the ADA Library.

What is a systematic review?

A systematic review is a scientific appraisal that follows objective, explicit methods to systematically locate, evaluate and synthesize the available scientific evidence relevant to a focused clinical question (or set of questions) in order to obtain a reliable overview with minimized bias. A systematic review follows rigorous, transparent methods to conduct a comprehensive literature search on a defined clinical question, with full evaluation of the validity, statistical significance and quality of the current body of research evidence. Findings from systematic reviews may be used for decision-making about research and the provision of health care.



Accredited Standards Committee Medical Devices 156 (Task Group on Dental Informatics)

Standards on dental practice systems, dental software documentation, digital image capture in dentistry, digital data formats for dentistry, etc.

Guidelines for the Design of Educational Software

Promote quality in educational software, instructional quality during development of software, evaluation of products.

Standards Committee on Dental Informatics

Standards for the device physical architecture, device-system physical interface, device-system informatics interface (API), system architecture, and information architecture.