In this post from The Dental Design Center in White Plains, we discuss the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA emblem on toothpaste and floss—but what else do you know about this dental organization?
The ADA’s purpose is to improve the level of public oral health by supporting the dental industry through not-for-profit federal, state, and local chapters. It was formed in 1859 and is run by its members, which currently total over 160,000.
The ADA Seal of Acceptance is not an endorsement of a product per se, but rather is a validation of the assertions made by said product. Companies who want the ADA seal for a product must submit proof of rigorous scientific testing. Once submitted, the ADA re-tests the product to further verify results. There are currently over 300 products with the ADA credential.
The ADA does more than assess dental products. Here are some other ways the ADA works to carry out its mission:
- Provides resources to support dentists and their practices
- Educates the public about oral health
- Works to maximize access to dental care
- Offers guidance on vital issues that impact the dental industry
- Cooperates with other organizations on scientific research projects and public health initiatives
- Offers scholarships to dental students
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