Apply to be a Sharecare contributor
The American Dental Association is encouraging active licensed members to submit applications to be ADA Sharecare contributors on Sharecare’s website.
After receiving approval from the Board of Trustees, the ADA announced in April it was entering into an agreement with Sharecare (see story, www.ada.org/news/5738.aspx). The ADA will be a leading resource for the oral health content on the site and members can apply to be ADA Sharecare contributors at ADA.org/sharecare.
The ADA already has its own page on the Sharecare website, (www.sharecare.com/group/american-dental-association), where consumers can find the answers to numerous questions about oral health. Sharecare was co-created by Mehmet Oz, M.D., a physician who first began fielding questions on "The Oprah Show" and now hosts "The Dr. Oz Show," and Jeff Arnold, founder of WebMD. The goal of Sharecare, which launched in 2010, is to provide accurate, clear and concise health information from multiple points of view.
ADA Sharecare contributors can create their own profile page on the Sharecare website and can link to their practice websites. The ADA leadership believes it’s a good way for dentists to market their practice to potential patients who view their answers and profile on Sharecare.com.
It’s also a way for dentists to help the public learn more about oral health and the importance of receiving regular dental checkups.
“I encourage dentists who are interested in providing accurate and up-to-date information on oral health to apply to be ADA Sharecare contributors,” said ADA President Dr. Raymond Gist. “Members who are involved with Sharecare help the ADA fulfill its second strategic goal of being the trusted resource for oral health information that will help people be good stewards of their own oral health.”
ADA Sharecare contributors will receive the ADA group number and be listed as members on the ADA’s profile page.
There are three levels of ADA contributors on Sharecare.com:
- Answers that feature the green ADA logo come from ADA headquarters in Chicago and will be featured in the top three answers to the posed question.
- Member dentists with the ADA logo on their profile pictures are official ADA spokespersons authorized by the Board of Trustees who answer on behalf of the ADA.
- Member dentists with profile pictures only are ADA active licensed dentists who submitted a form to the ADA to become contributors and were provided with the ADA group number. These dentists provide answers based on their personal experience and level of expertise.
To apply to be an ADA Sharecare contributor, visit ADA.org/sharecare and complete the ADA Sharecare Contributor form, receive the ADA group Sharecare number and link to the brief Become an Expert application on Sharecare’s website. Sharecare will send an email if the application is approved.