This standard gives dimensional and performance requirements for sterile injection needles for single use which are intended to be used in dental cartridge syringes complying with ISO 9997, and for injection of dental local anaesthetics. The standard also specifies requirements with respect to packaging and labelling. It does not apply to needles for special applications or techniques. Only the materials used for the construction of the needle tubing are specified. The International Standard has been prepared by ISO/TC 106/SC 4/WG 10 "Dental injection systems" (secretariat: BSI, United Kingdom), together with CEN/TC 55 "Dentistry" (secretariat: DIN). At DIN the responsible Committee is NA 014-00-23 AA "Dentalmedizinische Instrumente" ("Dental medical instruments") of NADENT.