This post from Jefferson City Dental Care takes a look at the American Dental Association. You have probably seen the ADA logo on toothpaste and floss, but what else do you know about this dental institution?
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 societies. 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 confirmation of the claims 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 certification.
The ADA does more than evaluate 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 oral health
- Works to maximize access to dental care
- Offers advice on critical issues that affect the dental industry
- Cooperates with other organizations on scientific research projects and public health initiatives
- Offers scholarships to dental students
And that, in a nutshell, is what the ADA is all about.
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