Comment: The ADA Council on Scientific Affairs has awarded the ADA Seal of Acceptance to CustMbite MVP mouth guards, making it the first athletic mouth guard to receive the Seal.
The council said it awarded the Seal based on the finding that the product is an effective sports mouth guard that helps protect teeth from impact trauma, when used as directed.
CustMbite MVP earned the ADA Seal by providing the council with data supporting the safety of the mouth guard material. The mouth guard also passed a series of laboratory tests.
"Awarding the Seal to an athletic mouth guard expands the Seal Program to new and emerging areas, which we need to do in order to provide more options for dentists and dental patients," said Dr. Tom Hart, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs chair, who is also the director of the ADA Foundation Dr. Anthony Volpe Research Center. "This will allow ADA experts to evaluate new products that can benefit the American public."
This mouth guard was co-created by Dr. Monroe Elkin, a New Jersey pharmacist and dentist, and Manese Rabeony, Ph.D., an associate professor of chemistry at Rutgers University, and is now owned by Bite Tech Inc.
"The innovative CustMbite MVP mouth guard is used in hundreds of university athletic programs across the U.S.," said Dr. Monroe Elkin, Director of Team Sales of Bite Tech Inc.
To earn the Seal, a company must submit material lists for review and demonstrate that the product meets ADA guidelines and ADA-developed dental standards.
"As a dentist, I understood the value of the Seal because of its prestige," said Dr. Elkin. "The ADA Seal tells consumers you can purchase this product and have some confidence that you're buying a safe, quality product."
For more information contact Dr. Monroe Elkin, 908-400-4690 or firstname.lastname@example.org