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Requirements for Product Acceptance


In evaluating products for the ADA Seal of Acceptance, the Council on Scientific Affairs determines whether the product complies with its Guidelines for Participation in the ADA’s Seal of Acceptance Program and the applicable ADA Acceptance Program Product Requirement listed below. These requirements describe the clinical, biological, and laboratory studies necessary to evaluate safety and efficacy. They are subject to revision and may be updated at any time.

To request any of the Product Requirements or a submission packet on how to apply for the ADA Seal, email or call 312.440.3528.

ADA Acceptance Program Product Requirements

  • Athletic Mouthguards 2016 
  • Bottled Water with Fluoride 2016 
  • Chemotherapeutic Products for Control of Gingivitis 2016
  • Cleansers for Removable Prostheses 2016
  • Denture Adherents 2016 
  • Fluoride Rinses 2016
  • Fluoride-Containing Dentifrices (Toothpastes) 2016
  • Home-Use Tooth Bleaching Products 2016
  • Manual Interdental Cleaners 2016 
  • Powered Interdental Cleaners or Oral Irrigators 2016
  • Products for the Cessation of Smoking and Use of Smokeless Tobacco 2010 
  • Products for the Management of Dentinal Hypersensitivity 2016 
  • Products Used in the Management of Oral Malodor 2016 
  • Sugar Free Chewing Gums to Help Prevent Cavities 2016 
  • Tooth Stain Removal Products 2016
  • Toothbrushes 2016