ADA Press Release
American Dental Association Provides Patient Education Videos, Brochures for ADA-Member Websites Through PatientSmart
CHICAGO, June 4, 2012 – The American Dental Association (ADA) is making electronic versions of its popular ADA patient education videos and brochures available for ADA-member dentists to use on their websites through a new resource library called PatientSmart. PatientSmart contains concise ADA patient education web content that can be accessible directly from a dentist’s homepage with the addition of an easy-to-install button.
As America’s leading advocate for oral health, the ADA created PatientSmart in response to ADA member requests for electronic versions of the ADA’s best-selling brochures to educate their patients about good oral health. PatientSmart videos and printable web pages cover 26 oral health topics created by the ADA covering the following oral health categories:
- Home Care
- Kids and Babies
- Periodontal (Gum) Disease
- Improving Your Smile
- Restoring and Replacing Teeth
- Other Dental Issues (e.g., emergencies, extraction, etc.)
Recognizing that many dental practices feel burdened by web maintenance, the ADA developed PatientSmart to be simple to install and use. Dentists who subscribe to PatientSmart can choose which topics to display on their websites and they can email topics to their patients. In addition, an ADA-sponsored hotline offers one-on-one set-up assistance should clients need it. Whenever ADA content is updated, that’s what patients will see at no additional cost —no upgrades, no new editions and no special software are needed.
A subscription to PatientSmart is $359.40 a year plus a $99 one-time enrollment fee. Subscribers can cancel at any time, for any reason, and the unused portion of the subscription will be refunded. Additional information is available on the PatientSmart website, www.ada.org/patientsmart. To order, call (800) 947-4746 or visit adacatalog.org.
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About the American Dental Association
The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 157,000 dentist members. The premier source of oral health information, the ADA has advocated for the public's health and promoted the art and science of dentistry since 1859. The ADA's state-of-the-art research facilities develop and test dental products and materials that have advanced the practice of dentistry and made the patient experience more positive. The ADA Seal of Acceptance long has been a valuable and respected guide to consumer dental care products. The monthly The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) is the ADA's flagship publication and the best-read scientific journal in dentistry. For more information about the ADA, visit www.ada.org. For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.