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4 Out of 5 Dentists Recommend

As healthcare consumers and future professionals, virtually all of us have heard the phrase, “Four out of five dentists recommend…”  The assurance conveyed in this statement has a lasting impact on the at-large public—just as does the ADA Seal of Approval, which was first awarded in 1931.  It is thus interesting to see the ADA unveil the latest extension of its website wherein public and professional visitors can immediately access information about products that have been scrutinized and validated by the country’s largest association in dentistry. 

In addition to providing visibility of the products that have received the seal—and giving site visitors a means of comparing them—the ADA website explains the criteria used in their evaluation.  It also outlines the process by which manufacturers can submit consumer products for the ADA’s consideration of seal-worthiness.

How many of us know that over 300 consumer products currently carry the ADA Seal?  How has the presence or absence of the seal affected your decision-making process—either for you personally or your prospective patients?

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4 Out of 5 Dentists Recommend

05:03 PM | Oct 02,2015
I find it interesting that there are currently no powered toothbrushes that have earned the ADA Seal of Approval. I know many people that swear by them. Are buyers just trying to justify their purchase?

4 Out of 5 Dentists Recommend

11:58 AM | Mar 01,2015
I'm curious to know if the ADA seal of approval provides any source of income to the ADA or if there is a political element to the process of approval.

4 Out of 5 Dentists Recommend

10:01 PM | Sep 30,2014
As a dental student, patients are always asking for recommendations for products. Unlike our faculty, we don't have the years of experience and clinical practice to go off of so I let the ADA do the research for me and always recommend products that are ADA approved.

4 Out of 5 Dentists Recommend

08:05 AM | Apr 11,2012
We all know that phrasing as consumers...glad to see the resources grow.

4 Out of 5 Dentists Recommend

09:52 AM | Aug 10,2011
I agree Jim, why would a dentist want to take a chance like that

4 Out of 5 Dentists Recommend

02:39 PM | Jun 27,2011
I personally wouldn't buy anything not endorsed by the ADA