Welcome to the Dentistry Clinical Reference Group space
The dentistry clinical reference group is a derivative of the former dentistry special interest group and is, at this time, serving as the primary source of clinical information and recommendations for dentistry into SNOMED. Historically, the group has served for all of dentistry and continues to do so if and until there is a desire or need of more specific content recommendation and evalution, likely along the lines of recognized dental specialties.
Members of the Clinical Resource Group represent the payer community in the United States of America, dental associations throughout the western world, general dentists, academicians and periodic input from specialty organizations. The Dental CRG encourages any interested parties to begin participation in the dentistry group. Ideas, expert knowledge, and skill sets from all areas of dental practice and supporting the entire dental delivery system is sought out and encouraged. Increased involvement of member countries not currently involved would be very helpful to increase international understanding and utility.
The CRG is currently involved in developing some key reference sets to assist in developing visualizations and for interoperability. Additionally, the group feels a strong need to evaluate the current available dental terms and work to make them more accurate, with proper structure to most effectively work within the SNOMED hierarchies.
Please click here to read the ways of working for Clinical Reference Groups
Additional information sources
Details of terminologies and classifications in use within dentistry click here
Access to the Confluence site for the Dentistry SIG can be found:
Web conferencing details
For details on available options for web conferencing using Zoom click here
The Dentistry Group has a dedicated Zoom account https://snomed.zoom.us/my/dentistrycrg
The link provides a Zoom discussion forum, which doesn't require a chair/lead person, but provides access to a discussion space. All the functionality is still available, video, scene share. The only limitation is that currently it is not possible to record the calls. If this is required, please contact a member of the SNOMED International staff.
No active project groups at present
Links to editorial groups that are linked to the Dentistry Clinical Reference Group