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Users of ADA.org are subject to these Terms of Use, plus any additional terms and conditions posted at specific portions of the site.

ADA.org is a dynamic Web site, and changes are made regularly. All information is current as of its first appearance on this site or when last modified.

Unless otherwise indicated, all items on ADA.org are protected by copyright of the American Dental Association. This copyright extends to text and graphics, the selection, arrangement and presentation of all materials, and the overall design of the site. Reproduction or republication is strictly prohibited without prior written permission, unless and to the extent specific items posted on ADA.org indicate otherwise.

ADA Logo is a registered trademark of the American Dental Association and ADA.org is a service mark of the American Dental Association. Reproduction or republication of these marks is strictly prohibited without prior written permission.

Links may be made to ADA.org provided the links do not use the trademarks or service marks of the American Dental Association or its affiliated entities. Links to ADA.org may not suggest or imply that ADA or its affiliates endorse or support the linking site, its sponsors and/or its advertisers, unless prior written permission to indicate any such endorsement or support has been granted. Framing of ADA.org or any of its content is strictly prohibited.

ADA.org is provided “as is.” Neither the ADA nor its affiliated entities make any representations or warranties, of any kind or any nature, whether express or implied, created by law, contract or otherwise, including, without limitation, any representations or warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement.

In no event shall ADA or its affiliated entities be liable for any damages of any kind or nature, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, consequential or incidental damages or loss of profits arising from, or in connection with, the existence, operation or use of reliance on this site, regardless of whether ADA has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

The material contained on ADA.org is offered as information only and not as practice, financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Users need to consult their own professional advisors for such advice.

Information on ADA.org provided as assistance for users making clinical decisions regarding the clinical care of their patients cannot substitute for the individual judgment brought to each clinical situation by the patient's dentist. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the science of dentistry at the time of their development, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge or recommendations.

The ADA does not necessarily endorse the non-ADA resources that may appear or otherwise be referenced on ADA.org, and makes no representation or warranties about the products or services they may provide.

Some portions of ADA.org are published by separate organizations or entities, such as ADA Business Enterprises, Inc.; those entities are solely responsible for their own content. Statements appearing in those portions of ADA.org are not necessarily endorsed by the American Dental Association or any of its subsidiaries, councils, commissions or agencies.

By linking to other Web sites, the ADA does not endorse the policies or practices of, or opinions expressed on, those sites, nor does the ADA make any representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy of any items or claims contained therein.

Business decisions, including decisions about method of practice, are personal choices to be made by individual dentists. The ADA does not, via ADA.org or otherwise, encourage dentists to make any particular business decision on issues addressed herein, including with respect to whether and how to participate in managed care plans. Moreover, the ADA discourages dentists from taking any unlawful collective action, including but not limited to price fixing or boycotts. 

April 2014