ADA Seal of Acceptance

A virtual teaching tool for daily oral care


“What should I be using at home?” It’s a common question that follows treatment plans, and patients may not always remember specific products when they’re staring down dozens of options in the dental aisle. You can help make their decisions easier by giving them a go-to they can trust.
The ADA Seal of Acceptance has created a 360° video experience for you to use as a hands-on teaching tool to educate patients about the Seal and how these proven products can be used to support the oral health recommendations you’ve made.

5 questions to ask before recommending products for your patients

Did you know the average patient spends 30 hours a year cleaning their teeth? Only a few of those hours are spent in the dental chair. The rest of the time, patients are at home on their own. As you know, every patient is unique, so one treatment plan won’t fit all mouths. Once you and your patient have agreed on the best next steps, empower them to take care of their oral health with the right dental tools to make good home care happen.

How to choose the products you recommend to patients

As dental students, most of us did not have many options when it came to which dental materials to use in clinic. There was one brand of composite, one brand of impression material, one brand of prophy paste, etc. These limitations often carried over into the free patient home-hygiene bag given out after cleanings. I was a creature of habit and did not put much thought into the products that were given to our patients. At that time, I did not have any influence over which products were recommended to my clinic patients.