David C. Sarrett, DMD, MS
Chair, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs
Thomas C. Hart, DDS, PhD
Vice President, Science Institute
Marcelo Araujo, DDS, MS, PhD
Research & Evaluation
Spiro J. Megremis, PhD
Manager, Laboratory Operations
Jamie Spomer, PhD
Nina A. Koziol
Letters to the Editor, Reprints and Permissions
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ADA Professional Product Review (PPR)
Unbiased. Scientifically Sound. Clinically Relevant. User-Friendly.
The ADA Professional Product Review launched in 2006 under the auspices of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs with the intent of providing ADA members with content compiled from the best available sources. The result is information that's user-friendly, unbiased, clinically relevant and scientifically sound.
From 2006-2011, the ADA Laboratories in Chicago conducted numerous product evaluations--from LED curing units and flowable composites to digital radiography systems, CAD/CAM and more than 70 types of restorative materials. The Review has published expert panel discussions, extensive product survey data, product category "primers" and practitioner input. More recently, the Review has featured topics on dental therapeutics, clinical techniques and clinical collaborations with dental schools.
The Review began as a 16-page, quarterly publication delivered bagged with the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA). Beginning in April 2012, the Review moved entirely online, and executive summaries are now printed in the corresponding issue of JADA. ADA members can access all issues in the archives.
The Review's content is driven by the efforts of the ADA Clinical Evaluators (ACE) Panel dentists--a dedicated group of about 2000 ADA members who provide feedback on products they currently use and on products they would like the ADA Laboratories to evaluate.
Join the ADA Clinical Evaluators Panel to share your opinions on products used in your practice.