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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 1—Alloy for Dental Amalgam: 2003

This standard is for alloys, composed mainly of silver, tin and/or copper, used in the preparation of dental amalgam. Only capsulated alloy is covered under this standard. This is a major revision of Standard No. 1 published in 1976 and revised in 1979. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 1559:1995, Alloys for Dental Amalgam.

When a capsule containing mercury and alloy is shaken, the mercury and alloy react to form the metal-matrix composite called dental amalgam. Dental amalgam is designed for use in dentistry as a restorative material for decayed, fractured, or eroded teeth.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 6—Dental Mercury: 1987 (Reaffirmed 2005)

This standard specifies the requirements and test methods for mercury suitable for the preparation of dental amalgam, and the requirements for packing and marking. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 1560:1985, Dental Mercury.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 12—Denture Base Polymers: 2002 (Reaffirmed 2008)

This standard 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 making the products and to the instructions to be supplied for use of these materials. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 1567:1999, Dentistry-Denture Base Polymers.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 15—Artificial Teeth for Dental Prostheses: 2008

This standard defines the classification, requirements, and test methods for synthetic polymer and ceramic teeth that are manufactured for use in prostheses used in dentistry. This revision is an identical adoption of ISO 22112:2005, Dentistry – Artificial teeth for dental prostheses.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 17—Denture Base Temporary Relining Resins: 1983 (Reaffirmed 2006)

This standard is for pink and clear powder/liquid auto-polymerizing (self-initiating cure) type hard-setting resins used as temporary relining materials for denture bases. Soft relining materials are not covered by this standard.

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ADA Standard No. 18—Alginate Impression Materials: 1992

This standard applies to dental alginate impression materials used in dentistry to make impressions of teeth and tissues of the oral cavity. It specifies requirements for dental materials containing an alginate as an essential gel-forming ingredient. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 1563:1990, Alginate Impression Materials.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 19—Dental Elastomeric Impression Materials: 2004

This standard is for elastomeric dental impression materials based, for example, on polysulfides, polysiloxanes, polyethers, or other non-aqueous materials capable to reacting to form a rubber-like material which can be used for taking impressions. The materials described in this standard are classed as Type I, II, or III according to certain properties after setting. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 4823:2000, Dentistry — Elastomeric impression materials.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 23 (with Addendum)—Dental Excavating Burs: 1982 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard establishes the requirements for burs suitable for use with straight and angle dental handpieces.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 25—Dental Gypsum Products: 2000 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard provides a classification of, and specifies requirements for, dental gypsum products used for dental purposes, such as making oral impressions, moulds, casts, or dies. It specifies the test methods to be employed to determine compliance with these requirements. It also includes requirements for the labeling of packaging and for adequate instructions to accompany each package. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 6873:1998, Dental Gypsum Products.

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ADA Standard No. 26—Dental X-Ray Equipment: 1991

This standard applies to diagnostic x-ray equipment used for intraoral radiography.

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ADA Standard No. 27—Resin-Based Filling Materials: 1993

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 standard does not cover requirements for materials intended to prevent dental caries, or for materials that are cured outside the mouth.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 28—Root Canal Files and Reamers, Type K: 2008

This standard is for endodontic files and reamers having a working part taper of 2% (0.02 millimeter per millimeter of length) and standard sizes for use in endodontic preparation or shaping operations.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 30—Dental Zinc Oxide - Eugenol and Zinc Oxide - Non-Eugenol Cements: 2000 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard specifies the requirements and test methods for zinc oxide—eugenol or zinc oxide—non-eugenol cements supplied as two separate components that may be either powder/liquid or paste/paste and are suitable for use in the oral cavity. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 3107:1988, Dentistry — Zinc oxide/eugenol and zinc oxide/non-eugenol cements.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 32—Orthodontic Wires: 2006 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for wires to be used in fixed and removable orthodontic appliances. It includes preformed orthodontic archwires but excludes springs and other preformed components. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 15841:2006, Dentistry – Wires for use in orthodontics.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 33—Dental Product Standards Development Vocabulary: 2003

The bulk of the terms and definitions (TDEs) in this revision of ANSI/ADA Standard No. 33 relate to products, procedures and testing of products used in dentistry. This effort to update and standardize the nomenclature for dental products and testing should permit the authors of the various standards and standards to discuss their concepts and procedures so they will be understood by those who must read and interpret these documents and test the products to determine if they are suitable for the purpose intended.

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ADA Standard No. 34—Dental Aspirating Syringes: 1978

This standard covers the requirements for devices that are capable of aspiration and are used for parenteral injections in dentistry.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 37—Dental Abrasive Powders: 1986 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard is for powdered abrasive materials used in dentistry for removing stains and gross scratches from natural tooth structures and prostheses but not including materials used in laboratory blasting processes. These materials are divided into types depending on the intended manner of use and further sub-divided into classes based upon the predominant abrasive agent present in the product.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 38—Metal-Ceramic Dental Restorative Systems: 2000 (Reaffirmed 2010)

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 standard is a modified adoption of ISO 9693:1999, Metal-Ceramic Dental Restorative Systems.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 39—Pit and Fissure Sealants: 2006 (Reaffirmed 2011)

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for resin-based materials suitable for sealing pits and fissures in teeth. This standard covers both chemically cured and external-energy-activated materials. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 6874:2005, Dentistry — Polymer-based pit and fissure sealants.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 41—Recommended Standard Practices for Biological Evaluation of Dental Materials: 2005

This document covers recommended standard practices for biological evaluation of the safety of materials used in dentistry and is not intended for use in the evaluation of pharmacologically active medicaments.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 43—Electrically Powered Dental Amalgamators: 1986 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard is for mechanical dental amalgamators used for the mixing of alloy and mercury to make dental amalgam. It includes multipurpose devices but is restricted to their function of triturating alloy and mercury to produce dental amalgam.

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ADA Standard No. 44—Dental Electrosurgical Equipment: 1979

This standard covers the minimal requirements for dental electrosurgical devices that operate in the 1.5 to 4 MHz frequency range and have a maximum power output capability of 100 watts or less, but not less than a maximum capability of 50 watts, and are used principally in the oral cavity for performing clinical dental electrosurgery procedures by biterminal technique. The elements covered in this standard include: the electrosurgical high-frequency generator and directly related accessories such as the active cables and electrodes, dispersive electrode and cable, foot switches, and other operator-controlled mechanisms for activation of the generator output.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 46—Dental Patient Chair: 2004

This standard applies to all dental patient chairs, regardless of their construction and also regardless of whether they are operated manually or electrically or by other means, or as a combination of these. It specifies requirements, test methods, manufacturer's information, marking and packaging. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 6875:1995, Dental patient chair.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 47—Dental Units: 2006

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for dental units, regardless of whether or not they are electrically powered. Requirements and test methods for the materials, design and construction of the water and air supply within dental units are also included in order to ensure that the pressurized water and air supplied via the dental unit are of appropriate quality. Provisions for the prevention of retraction of oral fluids into the water supply of the dental unit are included as well. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 7494-1:2004, Dentistry — Dental units – Part 1: General requirements and test methods and ISO 7494-2:2003, Dentistry — Dental units – Part 2: Water and air supply.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 48—Visible Light Curing Units: 2004 (Reaffirmed 2009)

This standard gives requirements and test methods for visible light curing units with powered tungsten-halogen lamps in the blue wavelength region intended for chairside use in polymerization of dental resin-based materials. This standard is also applicable to rechargeable battery-powered visible light curing units. It does not cover powered visible light curing units used in laboratory fabrication of indirect restorations, veneers, dentures or other oral dental appliances. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 10650-1:2004, Powered polymerization activators — Part 1: Quartz tungsten halogen lamps.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 48-2—LED Curing Lights: 2010

This standard 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. This standard is not applicable to powered polymerization activators used in laboratory fabrication of indirect restorations, veneers, dentures or other oral dental appliances. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 10650-2:2007, Dentistry – Powered polymerization activators – Part 2: Light-emitting diode (LED) lamps.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 53—Polymer-Based Crown and Bridge Materials: 2008

This standard 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 standard 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 standard is a modified adoption of ISO 10477:2004, Dentistry – Polymer-based crown and bridge materials.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 54—Double-Pointed, Parenteral, Single Use Needles for Dentistry: 1986 (Reaffirmed 2009)

This standard covers sterile, single-use, individually-packaged, double-pointed needles with a means of secure attachment to cartridge-type syringes used for dental, regional, anesthetic injections.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 57—Endodontic Sealing Material: 2000 (Reaffirmed 2012)

This standard is for materials used in endodontics within the tooth to seal the root canal space. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 6876:2001, Dental root canal sealing materials.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 58—Root Canal Files, Type H (Hedstrom): 2010

This standard is for endodontic Hedstrom files for hand use only having a working part taper of 2% (0.02 millimeter per millimeter of length) as used in endodontic preparation or shaping operations.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 62—Dental Abrasive Pastes: 2005 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard is for in-office abrasive pastes used in dentistry for removing stains and other exogenous materials from natural tooth structures and prostheses.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 63—Root Canal Barbed Broaches and Rasps: 2006

This standard is for root canal instruments for hand use utilized in endodontic preparation.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 69—Dental Ceramic: 2010

This standard specifies the requirements and the corresponding test methods for dental ceramic materials for fixed all-ceramic and metal-ceramic restorations and prostheses. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 6872:2008, Dentistry-Ceramic Materials.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 70—Dental X-Ray Protective Aprons and Accessory Devices: 1999 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard applies to dental X-ray protective aprons and accessory devices, such as thyroid collars and thyroid shields used in dentistry that protect the patient, as much as feasible, from the harmful effects of dental diagnostic X-radiation. It specifies the requirements for X-radiation absorption and the areas of anatomy that the aprons and thyroid collars protect.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 71—Root Canal Filling Condensers (Pluggers and Spreaders): 2008

This standard is for root canal instruments for finger, hand, or mechanical operation used to compact root canal filling materials. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 3630–3:1994, Dental root-canal instruments -- Part 3: Condensers, pluggers and spreaders.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 73—Dental Absorbent Points: 2008

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for nonmedicated absorbent points used in endodontic procedures. For the purposes of this document, points refer to dental absorbent points. The requirements apply to points which have been sterilized once in a manner approved by the manufacturer. Points include standard and taper sized points. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 7551:1996, Dental absorbent points.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 74—Dental Operator's Stool: 2010

This standard sets forth requirements, recommendations and test methods for the operator’s stool in the dental office as well as requirements for the manufacturer’s instructions for use and for marking and packaging. It also covers recommendations to manufacturers on the design of operator's stools. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 7493:2006, Dentistry-Operator’s stool.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 75—Resilient Lining Materials for Removable Dentures - Part 1: Short Term Materials: 1997 (Reaffirmed 2003)

This part of ANSI/ADA Standard 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 standard is a modified adoption of ISO 10139-1:1991, Dentistry — Short term resilient lining materials for removable dentures.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 76—Non-Sterile Natural Rubber Latex Gloves For Dentistry: 2005 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard covers non-sterile rubber latex gloves suitable for dentistry.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 78—Dental Obturating Cones: 2006

This standard specifies the dimensions and requirements for prefabricated metallic or polymeric-based cones suitable for use in the obturation of a root canal system restoration. It also specifies numerical systems and a color coding system for designating the sizes. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 6877-1:1995, Dental Obturating Points.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 80—Dental Materials - Determination of Color Stability: 2001 (Reaffirmed 2008)

This standard specifies a procedure for determining the color stability of dental materials after exposure to light or water. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 7491:2000, Dental Materials—Determination of Color Stability.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 82—Dental Reversible/Irreversible Hydrocolloid Impression Material Systems: 1998 (Reaffirmed 2009)

This standard applies to the syringeable agar impression materials which have been formulated such that they will bond to each other when used in combination to form elastic impressions of oral tissues. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 13716:1999, Reversible-irreversible hydrocolloid impression material systems.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 85-Part 1—Disposable Prophy Angles: 2004 (Reaffirmed 2009)

This standard covers disposable prophy angles suitable for a dental hygienist or dentist to use in conjunction with a doriot style handpiece during the final stages of a dental cleaning, also known as a polish.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 87—Dental Impression Trays: 1995 (Reaffirmed 2003)

This standard applies to reusable and disposable impression trays used in dentistry for delivering impression materials into the oral cavity for the purpose of making impressions (negative copies) of teeth and oral tissues. It applies to trays made of plastic, aluminum, stainless steel and nickel or chrome plated brass for the purposes of full arch dentulous or edentulous, partially edentulous, partial arch and water cooled impressions.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 88—Dental Brazing Alloys: 2000 (Reaffirmed 2012)

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for brazing filler alloys suitable for use in brazing cast dental restorations. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 9333:1990, Dental brazing materials.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 89—Dental Operating Lights: 2008

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for operating lights used in the dental office and intended for illuminating the oral cavity of patients. It also contains standards on manufacturers' instructions, marking and packaging. This standard applies to operating lights that are intended to be permanently fixed to the ceiling, or to the wall or to the floor. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 9680-2007, Dentistry – Operating lights.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 94—Dental Compressed Air Quality: 1996 (Reaffirmed 2003)

This standard 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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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 95—Root Canal Enlargers: 2003 (Reaffirmed 2009)

This standard is for root canal instruments used mechanically to access and enlarge canals.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 96—Dental Water-based Cements: 2000 (Reaffirmed 2005)

This standard specifies requirements for the following types of dental cements, including both hand-mixed and capsulated cements for mechanical mixing, that are intended for permanent cementation, lining and restoration, and that effect setting only by an aqueous acid-base reaction. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 9917:1991, Dental Water-Based Cements.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 97—Corrosion Test Methods: 2002 (Reaffirmed 2008)

This standard provides test methods and protocols to determine the corrosion behavior of all metallic materials used in restorative, prosthetic and orthodontic dentistry in the oral cavity, including cast, machined and prefabricated devices. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 10271:2001, Dental Metallic Materials—Corrosion Test Methods.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 99—Athletic Mouth Protectors and Materials: 2001 (Reaffirmed 2008)

This standard 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 also specifies requirements for manufacturer's instructions and for packaging, labeling, and marketing.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 100—Orthodontic Brackets and Tubes: 2004 (Reaffirmed 2009)

This standard pertains to brackets and tubes as components of the orthodontic appliance.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 101—Root Canal Instruments: General Requirements: 2001 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for hand or mechanically operated instruments for root canal shaping and cleaning having designs or materials which are not included within the provisions of ANSI/ADA Standard Nos. 28 and 58. The purpose of this standard is to provide a document to identify methods for size and product designation, safety considerations, for example, minimum requirements for fracture forces, flexibility, and instructions/labeling.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 102—Non-Sterile Nitrile Gloves: 1999 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard covers non-sterile gloves suitable for dentistry that do not contain any natural rubber latex.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 103—Non-Sterile Poly Vinyl Chloride Gloves For Dentistry: 2001 (Reaffirmed 2010)

This standard covers non-sterile poly vinyl chloride gloves suitable for dentistry.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 105—Orthodontic Elastomeric Materials: 2010

This standard is applicable to all elastomeric auxiliaries including orthodontic elastics, elastomeric bands, chains, links, thread and ligatures used for orthodontics both inside and outside the mouth, in conjunction with fixed and removable appliances. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 21606:2007, Dentistry – Elastomeric auxiliaries for use in orthodontics.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 108—Amalgam Separators: 2009

This standard 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. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 11143:2008, Dentistry – Amalgam separators.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 108:2009Addendum: 2011

This Technical Addendum addresses inconsistencies in ISO 11143-2008 Amalgam Separators by providing corrections to the wording in Paragraph 9.3.2.3.3 and an alternate test method corresponding to Paragraph 9.3.2.6.1 in the ANSI/ADA 108-2009 document.

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 ANSI/ADA Standard No. 109—Procedures for Storing Dental Amalgam Waste and Requirements for Amalgam Waste Storage/Shipment Containers: 2006 (Reaffirmed 2012)

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.

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ADA Technical Report No. 110—Standard Procedures for the Assessment of Laser-induced Effects on Oral Hard and Soft Tissue: 2008

This technical report covers standard practices for the assessment of laser interactions with oral hard and soft tissue.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 113—Periodontal Curettes, Dental Scalers and Excavators: 2008

This standard specifies the general material, performance, and dimensional requirements for periodontal curettes, dental scalers and excavators. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 13397-1-1995, Periodontal curettes, dental scalers and excavators – Part 1: General requirements; and ISO 13397-2-2005, Dentistry – Periodontal curettes, dental scalers and excavators – Part 2: Periodontal curettes of Gr-type.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 116—Oral Rinses: 2010

This standard defines physical and chemical requirements and test methods for oral rinses. It also specifies the accompanying information such as manufacturer's instructions for use, marking and/or labeling requirements. This standard is not applicable to other delivery systems (e.g. mouthsprays, foams, powders). It is not intended to describe regulatory aspects, e.g. methods of prescription. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 16408:2004, Dentistry – Oral hygiene products – Oral rinses.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 119—Manual Toothbrushes: 2008

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. The results obtained with this test may not correspond to consumer perceptions of the stiffness of toothbrush filaments. Specifically excluded from this standard are manual interdental brushes and powered oral hygiene devices as these instruments are covered by separate standards. This standard is a modified adoption of ISO 20126:2005, Dentistry – Manual toothbrushes – General requirements and test methods and ISO 22254:2005, Dentistry – Manual toothbrushes – Resistance of tufted portion to deflection.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 120—Powered Toothbrushes: 2009

This standard 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. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 20127:2005, Dentistry – Powered toothbrushes – General requirements and test methods.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 122—Dental Casting and Baseplate Waxes: 2007

This standard is applicable to dental casting wax and to dental baseplate wax. It specifies the classification of, and requirements for, dental casting wax and baseplate wax together with the test methods to be employed to determine compliance with these requirements. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 15854:2005, Dentistry – Casting and baseplate waxes.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 125—Manual Interdental Brushes: 2009

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for performance criteria for manual interdental brushes with a round cross-section of the brush head. It also specifies the accompanying information, such as the manufacturer's instructions for use and labelling of the packaging. This standard is not applicable to powered interdental brushes, manual toothbrushes, dental floss, tapes, and strings, nor is it applicable to interdental cleaners that do not include filaments. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 16409:2006, Dentistry – Oral hygiene products – Manual interdental brushes.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 126—Casting Investments and Refractory Die Materials: 2009

This standard is applicable to dental casting, brazing and refractory investments and refractory die materials, regardless of the nature of the binding system or the particular application. This standard classifies investments into types according to their intended use and classes according to the burn-out procedure recommended by the manufacturer. This standard specifies requirements for the essential physical and mechanical properties of the materials and the test methods used to determine them. This standard also includes requirements for the information and instructions which accompany each package. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 15912:2006, Dentistry – Casting investments and refractory die materials.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 127—Fatigue Testing for Endosseous Dental Implants: 2012

This standard specifies a method of fatigue testing of single post endosseous dental implants of the transmucosal type and their premanufactured prosthetic components. It is most useful for comparing endosseous dental implants of different designs or sizes. While this standard simulates the functional loading of an endosseous dental implant body and its premanufactured prosthetic components under “worst case” conditions, it is not applicable for predicting the in vivo performance of an endosseous dental implant or prosthesis, particularly if more than one implant is used for a prosthesis. This standard is an identical adoption of ISO 14801:2007, Dentistry - Fatigue test for endosseous dental implants.

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ANSI/ADA Standard No. 139—Dental Base Polymers: 2012

This standard is an adoption of ISO 20795-1:2008, Dentistry – Base polymers – Part 1: Denture base polymers; and ISO 20795-2:2010, Dentistry – Base polymers – Part 2: Orthodontic base polymers. The standard is presented in two parts: 1). Denture-base polymers; and 2). Orthodontic-base polymers. Part 1 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. Part 2 is applicable to orthodontic base polymers and copolymers used in the construction of both active and passive orthodontic appliances and specifies their requirements. It also specifies 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.

 

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