The American National Standards Institute is the US voting member to ISO and has designated the American Dental Association (ADA) as the secretariat of the Technical Advisory Group, responsible for establishing the US position on all international dental standards developed through TC 106. The ADA administers the ISO dental standards program in the United States through the ADA Practice Institute’s Center for Informatics and Standards.
An ADA retired life member and professor emeritus at the University of Florida College of Dentistry, Anusavice is the first US dental clinician to chair ISO/TC 106, an organization in international dental standards development with representation from 45 countries and more than 170 published standards.
Anusavice is a leader in national and international standards development, having served in many volunteer leadership roles through the ADA Standards Committee on Dental Products and US Technical Advisory Group to ISO/TC 106. In addition to his dental degree, Anusavice earned PhD in materials science. A dental materials expert, he has served as president of the Academy of Dental Materials, Dental Materials Group of the International Association for Dental Research, and American Association for Dental Research. In addition, Anusavice served as chair of ISO/TC 106 Subcommittee 2 on Prosthodontic Materials from 1992 to 2014 and is the current chair of the US Food and Drug Administration Dental Products Panel.