Dentistry - Graphical symbols for dental instruments (ISO 21531:2009)

ISO 21531:2009 presents a series of graphical symbols for dental instruments. They are set out particularly for this area of dentistry or corresponding specific areas within dentistry. General symbols are taken from relevant ISO, IEC or other international documents. Several new symbols presented by manufacturers or users have been added.

Zahnheilkunde - Graphische Symbole für Dentalinstrumente (ISO 21531:2009)

Diese Internationale Norm legt eine Reihe von graphischen Symbolen für Dentalinstrumente fest. Sie wurden speziell für diesen Bereich der Zahnheilkunde oder korrespondierende Bereiche innerhalb der Zahnheilkunde entwickelt. Allgemeine Symbole werden von den relevanten ISO, IEC oder anderen internationalen Dokumenten übernommen. Verschiedene neue Symbole, die von den Herstellern oder Anwendern vorgelegt wurden, wurden mit aufgenommen.
Weil viele Dentalprodukte in manchen Fällen als Medizinprodukte und in manchen Fällen nicht als Medizinprodukte angesehen werden, wird der eingeschränkte Anwendungsbereich von ISO 15223 als nicht praktisch angesehen. Es ist die Absicht dieser Internationalen Norm den Anwendungsbereich einiger graphischer Symbole aus ISO 15223 auf die gesamte Zahnheilkunde zu erweitern. Deshalb werden diese Symbole in dieser Internationalen Norm zusammen mit dem Ursprungsdokument aufgeführt.
ANMERKUNG   Zusätzlich zu den Benennungen, die in zwei der drei offiziellen ISO Sprachfassungen (Englisch, Französisch und Russisch) gegeben werden, enthält diese Internationale Norm äquivalente Benennungen in der deutschen Sprache; diese erscheinen unter der Verantwortung des Mitgliedes für Deutschland (DIN). Nur die Benennungen in den offiziellen ISO Sprachen dürfen deshalb als ISO Benennungen angesehen werden.

Art dentaire - Symboles graphiques pour instruments dentaires (ISO 21531:2009)

L'ISO 21531:2009 présente une série de symboles graphiques pour les instruments dentaires. Ils ont été établis spécifiquement pour le domaine de l'art dentaire ou pour des domaines spécifiques correspondants de l'art dentaire. Les symboles généraux sont issus de documents internationaux ISO, CEI ou autres. Plusieurs nouveaux symboles présentés par des fabricants ou des utilisateurs ont été ajoutés.

Zobozdravstvo - Grafični simboli za dentalne instrumente (ISO 21531:2009)

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14-Feb-2009
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15-Feb-2009
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15-Feb-2009

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SIST EN ISO 21531:2009
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Dentistry - Graphical symbols for dental instruments (ISO 21531:2009)
Zahnheilkunde - Grafische Symbole für Dentalinstrumente (ISO 21531:2009)
Art dentaire - Symboles graphiques pour instruments dentaires (ISO 21531:2009)
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01.080.20 *UDILþQLVLPEROL]DSRVHEQR Graphical symbols for use on
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SIST EN ISO 21531:2009 en

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EUROPÄISCHE NORM
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ICS 11.060.01; 01.080.99
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Dentistry - Graphical symbols for dental instruments (ISO
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Art dentaire - Symboles graphiques pour instruments Zahnheilkunde - Graphische Symbole für

dentaires (ISO 21531:2009) Dentalinstrumente (ISO 21531:2008)
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Foreword

This document (EN ISO 21531:2009) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 106 "Dentistry" in

collaboration with Technical Committee CEN/TC 55 "Dentistry", the secretariat of which is held by DIN.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an identical

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Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.
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The text of ISO 21531:2009 has been approved by CEN as a EN ISO 21531:2009 without any modification.

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INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 21531
First edition
2009-02-15
Dentistry — Graphical symbols for dental
instruments
Art dentaire — Symboles graphiques pour instruments dentaires
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ISO 21531:2009(E)
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Foreword............................................................................................................................................................ iv

Introduction ........................................................................................................................................................ v

1 Scope ..................................................................................................................................................... 1

2 Normative references ........................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions........................................................................................................................... 1

4 Requirements ........................................................................................................................................ 2

4.1 General................................................................................................................................................... 2

4.2 Use of graphical symbols .................................................................................................................... 2

4.3 Size of symbols..................................................................................................................................... 2

4.4 Representation of names of languages and dates............................................................................ 2

5 Graphical symbols................................................................................................................................ 3

Bibliography ..................................................................................................................................................... 13

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Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of patent

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ISO 21531 was prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 106, Dentistry, Subcommittee SC 4, Dental

instruments.
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Introduction

Graphical symbols are used in many areas of daily life. They give necessary and useful information of many

kinds in a visual way. They are used as signals (warning or alarm signals), for general information, as a

means of control, for the correct application of machines, instruments, etc. and in may other ways of

communication.

Their content of information is very often superior to verbal explanations because their information is visually

acknowledged instantly and is often kept in memory easier and longer than terms or phonetic explanations.

Graphical symbols are internationally understandable without sometimes difficult, possibly misleading and

costly translations.

Each ISO technical committee is responsible for the selection or creation of graphical symbols within its own

field of interest. Graphical symbols may form the main subject of an International Standard, or a single symbol

or several symbols may appear as part of a standard covering wider aspects of the subject to which the

symbol(s) refer(s).

The ISO Technical Management Board has assigned overall responsibility for standardization in the field of

graphical symbols to ISO/TC 145, Graphical symbols, and to ISO/TC 10/SC 10, Technical product

documentation (tpd) symbols.

ISO/TC 210, Quality management and corresponding aspects for medical devices, which is responsible for

the development of ISO 15233, has prepared an international guide to the development and registration of

symbols for use in the labelling of medical devices. This guideline recommends that the proliferation of

graphical symbols without international harmonization is undesirable and contrary to these objectives.

There is a need for simple, internationally accepted graphical symbols labelling that provide general and

specific information to the user in a manner that overcomes the limitations of languages. It is in the best

interests of safety and health of patients, dentists, dental technicians and other persons, to reduce the

confusion inherent in the use of multiple language labelling. Both of these objectives can be met by the use of

standardized symbols agreed by consensus on an international basis.

The task of determining technical requirements to allow the use of specific symbols is best taken up by bodies

expert in the relevant areas. ISO/TC 106/SC 4/WG 5, Number coding system, has taken up this responsibility

by developing this International Standard.

This International Standard has been prepared to reduce the need for multiple translations of words into

national languages, to simplify labelling whereever possible and to prevent separate development of different

symbols to convey the same information.

This International Standard contains a series of symbols (pictograms) for use in dentistry. Their application

should be considered in the literature, for the labelling and packaging of devices used in dentistry, on items of

dental equipment and instruments. Their use is unlimited and a most helpful means of communication within

dentistry.
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Dentistry — Graphical symbols for dental instruments
1 Scope

This International Standard presents a series of graphical symbols for dental instruments. They are set out

particularly for this area of dentistry or corresponding specific areas within dentistry. General symbols are

taken from relevant ISO, IEC or other international documents. Several new symbols presented by

manufacturers or users have been added.

Because many dental products are considered in some cases as medical devices and in some cases not as

medical devices, in dentistry the restricted usage of the symbols specified in ISO 15223 is considered as not

practical. It is the intention of this International Standard to expand the application area of some graphical

symbols specified in ISO 15223 to the whole area of dentistry. Therefore these symbols are listed in this

International Standard together with their source document.

NOTE In addition to terms used in two of the three official ISO languages (English, French and Russian), this

International Standard gives the equivalent terms in the German language; these are published under the responsibility of

the member body for Germany (DIN). However, only the terms given in the official languages can be considered as

ISO terms.
2 Normative references

The following referenced documents are indispensable for the application of this document. For dated

references, only the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced

document (including any
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