Hello, thank you for visiting the Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry blog today. Our practice has been providing exceptional dental care to the Grand Rapids and Comstock area since 1974. Today’s message is about the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA logo on tubes of toothpaste and containers for floss, but what exactly does that mean and how does it affect you?
What is the American Dental Association?
The ADA’s objective is to improve the level of public dental health by supporting the dental industry through not-for-profit federal, state, and local associations. It was formed in 1859 and is currently run by its members, which at present total over 160,000 dental professionals.
The ADA Seal of Acceptance is not an endorsement of a product per se, but rather is a confirmation of the assertions made by a product. Companies who want the ADA certification and seal for a product must submit proof of rigorous scientific testing. Once submitted, the ADA re-tests the product to further verify the results that were submitted. There are currently over 300 products on the market in the United States with the ADA seal on them.
The ADA does more than analyze dental products. Here are some other ways the ADA works to accomplish its mission:
- Provides resources to support dentists and their practices
- Educates the public about dental health
- Works to maximize access to dental care
- Offers advice on vital issues that affect the dental industry
- Collaborates with other organizations on scientific research projects and public health initiatives
- Offers scholarships to dental students
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