The VDDS was founded in August 1996 with the purpose of improving the quality, efficiency and transparency of software in health care while collaborating with public agencies, dental corporations, professional medical associations and other institutions.
The association is based in Cologne. The Chairman of the Board is Ms. Sabine Zude from CompuGroup Medical Dentalsysteme GmbH. Managing Director of the association is the specialist solicitor of IT Law from Cologne, Dipl.-Inform. Dr. jur. Marcus Werner.
The VDDS promotes high standards of quality in dental software and advocates compliance to these standards among all parties involved in the development of dental software. The VDDS has developed standardized interfaces for the transfer of data between disparate IT systems and fosters cooperation within the industry. The VDDS maintains an active dialog with the self governing medical associations representing the interests of dentists in Germany.