ADA Seal of Acceptance: Independent Research Testing Site Qualification

What Does It Mean to Be ADA Qualified?

ADA Qualified logo and key factors

This program is for independent research sites and organizations conducting clinical and/or laboratory research for manufacturers applying to the ADA Seal of Acceptance Program. A site voluntarily applies to be evaluated for Qualified status. An independent team of dental experts inspects the facilities, reviews the accuracy of data collection procedures and looks at the experience and training of the directors and staff.

If the site meets this strict criteria, it earns Qualified status. This indicates to product manufacturers that the ADA has evaluated the site for its ability to conduct quality research in support of Seal Program applications. By ensuring the research sites are fully independent, follow all the necessary protocols and produce accurate, valid and reliable data, the ADA Seal program receives the best non-biased data with which to evaluate product submissions.

Which Independent Research Sites Are ADA Qualified?

  • All Sum Research Center, Ltd.
  • Oral Health Research Institute at Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Salus Research, Inc.
  • Silverstone Research Group
  • Therametric Technologies, Inc.
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All Sum Research Center, Ltd.

Director: Dr. C.R. Goyal, BDS
Research Associate: Dr. Matt Cronin, DMD
Research Associate: Kathleen Qaqish, BSc, RDH
Qualified Since: 2020

Seal Program Product Category Qualified:

Chemotherapeutic Products for Control of Gingivitis
Cleansers for Removable Prostheses
Denture Adherents
Home-Use Tooth Bleaching Products
Products for the Management of Dentinal Hypersensitivity
Products used in the Management of Oral Malodor
Products for the Temporary Relief of Dry Mouth
Sugar Free Chewing Gums to Help Prevent Cavities
Tooth Stain Removal Products
About All Sum Research Center, Ltd.

All Sum Research Center Ltd. is an independent clinical research team that specializes in accurate and unbiased evaluations of over the counter oral healthcare products. They have experienced calibrated examiners and research staff that are committed to performing and completing clinical studies. With over 20 years of experience in the field of research, All Sum is able to meet and exceed the expectations of their sponsors and has a dedicated team of staff who are responsible and loyal to the profession.

Address: All Sum Research Center, Ltd.
6635 Kitimat Road, Units 36 & 37
Mississauga, Ontario, L5N 6J2, Canada

Phone: 905-812-1099

Email: jimmyq@allsumrc.com

Website: http://www.allsumrc.com

Oral Health Research Institute at Indiana University School of Dentistry

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Director: Dr. Dominick T. Zero, DDS, MS
Associate Director: Dr. Anderson Hara, DDS, PhD, MSD
Qualified Since: 2019
Seal Program Product Category Qualified:

Chemotherapeutic Products for Control of Gingivitis
Denture Adherents
Cleansers for Removable Prostheses
Products for the Temporary Relief of Dry Mouth
Sugar Free Chewing Gums to Help Prevent Cavities
In situ Remineralization/ Demineralization Testing
Products to Help Prevent or Reduce Enamel Erosion
Fluoride Dentifrices
Fluoride Rinses
About the Oral Health Research Institute:

Founded from the successful creation of the world’s first fluoride toothpaste, the Oral Health Research Institute at Indiana University School of Dentistry is a globally recognized center for preventive dentistry research and product testing. OHRI’s clinical and laboratory research cores support a wide range of studies, including caries and erosion preventive agents, anti-plaque and anti-gingivitis agents, anti-calculus agents, stain prevention and removal agents, and whitening/bleaching agents. Beginning with the development of Crest toothpaste, OHRI has an impressive portfolio of clinical trials and testing capabilities that have contributed significantly to improvements in dental health in the United States and beyond.

Address:
Oral Health Research Institute
415 Lansing Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-2876

Phone: 317-274-8822

Fax: 317-274-5425

Email: ahara@iu.edu

Website: https://dentistry.iu.edu
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Salus Research, Inc.

Director: Dr. Jeffery L. Milleman, DDS
Director: Kimberly R. Milleman, RDH, BsEd, MS, PhD
Qualified Since: 2019
Website: https://salusresearch.us
Seal Program Product Category Qualified:

Chemotherapeutic Products for Control of Gingivitis
Tooth Stain Removal Products
Home-Use Tooth Bleaching Products
Products for the Management of Dentinal Hypersensitivity
Products Used in the Management of Oral Malodor
Denture Adherents
Cleansers for Removable Prostheses
Products for the Temporary Relief of Dry Mouth
Sugar-free Chewing Gums to Help Prevent Cavities
Smoking Cessation Products
About Salus Research, Inc.:

Salus Research is an internationally known clinical research team specializing in the independent evaluation of oral healthcare products. Salus’ categorized volunteer database (currently over 10,000 active subjects) eliminates significant advertisement costs and provides a very efficient and time-saving method to recruit study populations. Salus’ facility is a state-of-the-art research clinic with 6 dental examination chairs, 2 digital camera/whitening rooms, 3 conference rooms, a dedicated Gas Chromatograph-Oral Malodor suite, and a private product instruction room. Their experienced research staff is highly trained and dedicated to excellent service.

Address: Salus Research, Inc.
1220 Medical Park Drive, Suite #4
Fort Wayne, IN 46825

Phone:
260-755-1099

Email: milleman@salusresearch.us

Website: https://salusresearch.us
Silverstone Research Group

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Director: Dr. Pejmon Amini, DDS
Qualified Since: 2019
Seal Program Product Category Qualified:

Chemotherapeutic Products for Control of Gingivitis
Tooth Stain Removal Products
Home-Use Tooth Bleaching Products
Products for the Management of Dentinal Hypersensitivity
About Silverstone Research Group:

Building on a long tradition of applying technology to the field of oral health care development studies, Silverstone Research Group features a full complement of equipment and technology as well as a staff of skilled professionals and experienced researchers. Silverstone’s examiners have a well-established and always evolving portfolio in the oral healthcare industry with specialties in gingivitis, plaque, caries, stain, hypersensitivity, tooth whitening, and calculus.

Address:
Silverstone Research Group
6707 West Charleston Blvd., Suite #4
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Phone: 702-901-4444

Email: pamini@silverstoneresearch.com

Website: https://www.silverstoneresearch.com
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Therametric Technologies, Inc.

President & CEO: Dr. George K. Stookey, PhD, MSD
President & CEO: Dr. George K. Stookey, PhD, MSD
Vice President: Dr. Kenneth R. Stookey, MD
Director: Heath C. McClure, BS, BSN
Director: Amy J. Nunez, BSDH, CCRP
Qualified Since: 2020
Seal Program Product Category Qualified:

Fluoride Rinses
Fluoride-Containing Dentrifices
Products for the Temporary Relief of Dry Mouth
Products to Help Prevent or Reduce Enamel Erosion
In situ Remineralization/Demineralization Testing
Sugar Free Chewing Gums to Help Prevent Cavities
About Therametric Technologies, Inc.:

Therametric Technologies, Inc. is an independent laboratory and clinical research facility specializing in the testing and evaluation of oral healthcare products and devices.  Led by internationally renowned oral health researcher Dr. George K. Stookey, supported by a team of experienced laboratory and clinical staff, equipped with specialized laboratories and a multi-operatory dental clinic, Therametric Technologies, Inc. offers a first-class setting for a wide range of studies.  Therametric Technologies, Inc. prides itself on providing accurate, detailed and timely results with an emphasis on excellent customer service. Therametric 

Address: Therametric Technologies, Inc.
9880 Douglas Floyd Parkway
Noblesville, IN 46060

Phone: 317-565-8070

Email: hmcclure@therametric.com

Website: https://www.therametric.com