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ADA Launches Mobile for Oral Health Information on the Go

New format compatible with smartphones

October 26, 2012

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CHICAGO, Oct. 26, 2012 – The American Dental Association (ADA) has launched a new version of its MouthHealthy website that is optimized for use on mobile devices such as smartphones. The new mobile version of is designed to provide oral health information to consumers on the go.

Available in English and Spanish, mobile is organized by life stages and includes information on the top 10 dental symptoms, how to handle dental emergencies, A-Z oral health topics, as well as how to find an ADA member dentist and products with the ADA Seal of Acceptance. Soon, users will be able to use their current location to search for member dentists in their immediate area or by their zip code.

"The ADA is America’s advocate for oral health. This mobile version of is another way to help Americans brush up their oral health knowledge," said Robert A. Faiella, D.M.D., M.M.Sc., ADA president. This summer, Americans scored a "D" on an ADA dental IQ quiz. The series of true or false questions ranged from how often to brush, what age a child should first visit a dentist and what causes cavities. The ADA launched its consumer-focused website in June to provide visitors with oral health information in a lively format.

Editor’s Note: Reporters are invited to follow the ADA on Twitter @AmerDentalAssn

About the ADA

The not-for-profit ADA is the nation's largest dental association, representing 162,000 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 For more information on oral health, including prevention, care and treatment of dental disease, visit the ADA's consumer website