American Dental Association: Questions and Answers

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Perhaps you’ve seen the “ADA accepted” logo on your toothpaste container and you want to know what that’s about. Or maybe you just want to know about dentist regulations. Here are a few FAQs about The American Dental Association (ADA).
What is the American Dental Association (ADA)?
The ADA is run by an elected Board of Trustees and House of Delegates. It’s America’s largest dental association with over 161,000 members. There is representation in all 50 states as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico.
What are the main functions of the ADA?

  • It is an excellent source of information for both dentists and patients about everything dental-related
  • Dentists can become members of the association and receive benefits like discounts on ADA products, insurance plans, travel costs and a sense of accreditation from their customers.
  • The ADA Foundation is the philanthropic arm of ADA. Among other things, it offers scholarships for dental students, advocates for children’s dental health, and provides disaster relief to members in need.

What is the ADA Seal of Acceptance?
The ADA is the gold standard for dental products. Oral care companies submit detailed data from rigorous clinical or lab studies that test the product’s safety and efficacy. Once they receive a notification in writing of approval from the ADA they can then begin to include the “ADA accepted” logo on their products, increasing consumer trust and investment in the product.
Dr. [doctor name] is a member of the American Dental Association. The Smile Studio can offer you with time-tested, well-regulated dental care. We also carry many oral care products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Call us at 801-225-5594 to receive the dental care you can rely upon.

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