Monday, February 28, 2022

ADA Evaluates Proposed Revisions

A respected dentistry professional in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Christopher C. "Chris" Babcock is an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon who treats patients at Louisville Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. Christopher C. Babcock, MD, DMD, belongs to several dental associations, including the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and the American Dental Association (ADA).

In December 2001, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved the American Dental Association (ADA) Standard No. 2000.5 for SNODENT. The Systematized Nomenclature of Dentistry (SNODENT) was created due to the need to form generally accepted and standardized terminologies in oral medicine. The terminologies will be used in electronic documents to mitigate the chances of confusion and encourage consistency in data retrieval and processing in the national health care systems.

ADA has cultivated the habit of ensuring that suggestions regarding modification of SNODENT are well scrutinized before they are sent to ANSI for further scrutiny. The SNODENT Maintenance Committee prepares proposed revisions to SNODENT (recommendations). The association has evaluated each suggestion through the ADA SNODENT Canvass Committee, a team of volunteer experts who review, comment, and vote on submissions. Unanimous decisions by the committee help decide whether suggestions are to be relayed to the ANSI.

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