Your Las Vegas Dentist and the ADA: Promoting Dental Health
Hello, thank you for visiting the Summer Dental – Kids|Adults|Braces blog. Dr. Touraj Habashi has been a Las Vegas dentist since 1996, and Dr. Ji Kin Loh has been practicing since 2014.
At Summer Dental, we provide our patients with a full range of services, from regular checkups and cleanings to general and cosmetic dentistry. We also welcome young patients, and provide all of your pediatric dentistry needs.
Today’s message is about the American Dental Association, with which Dr. Habashi is proudly associated. You have probably seen the ADA insignia on toothpaste and floss – but what else do you know about this dental institution?
The ADA’s mission is to improve the level of public oral health by supporting the dental industry through not-for-profit federal, state, and local associations. It was founded 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 validation of the assertions made by said product. Companies that 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 assess dental products. Here are some other ways the ADA works to discharge its mission:
- Provides resources to support dentists and their practices
- Educates the public about oral health
- Works to increase access to dental care
- Offers counsel on important issues that influence the dental industry
- Collaborates with other organizations on scientific research projects and public health initiatives
- Offers scholarships to dental students
For more information about the ADA, visit their website.
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