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Seal of Acceptance

Seal of AcceptanceIAP Seal of Acceptance: The seal program of the International Academy of Periodontology (IAP) is to provide acknowledgement to the user-the general public as well as dental professionals-of the fact that the product carrying the seal has been investigated by a committee of experts in the IAP and is safe and effective for the claim listed on the label of a product which carries the seal.

The current program is for the evaluation of over-the-counter (OTC) products but may be expanded to professional products in the future. Colgate Total is the first product to receive the Acceptance Seal of the IAP to help in the reduction of plaque and gingivitis and arrest of the progression of periodontitis.



All applications have to be made to Dr. Thomas Van Dyke with the following criteria:

  • Ingredient lists, all approved product packaging and labeling and other pertinent product information for review and approval
  • Objective data from clinical and/or laboratory studies that support the product's safety, effectiveness and promotional claims
  • Evidence that manufacturing and laboratory facilities are properly supervised and adequate to assure purity and uniformity of the product

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