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What is SNODENT®?


Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry (SNODENT), an official subset of SNOMED CT, is a vocabulary designed for use in the electronic environment — for electronic health and dental records. The intended purpose is to:
Provide standardized terms for describing dental disease
Capture clinical detail and patient characteristics
Permit analysis of patient care services and outcomes
To be interoperable with Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Electronic Dental Records (EDR)

Its initial development began more than 10 years ago. In 2007, the ADA began the process of updating SNODENT for use in the current environment to develop it for inclusion as a subset of SNOMED CT. The new version now has over 6,000 concepts. SNODENT is mapped to ICD-9 CM and currently, the ADA is developing a cross-walk from SNODENT to ICD-10 CM.

Read more about the various values and benefits of SNODENT.

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Interested in licensing SNODENT? Find information about obtaining a license.

Most Recent SNODENT News

April 11, 2013 SNODENT Takes the Global Stage
April 7, 2013 The International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) Dental SIG to Meet in Denmark
June 20, 2012 American Dental Association (ADA) and International Health Terminology Standards Development Organization (IHTSDO) Agree to Licensing Arrangements

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