The American Library Association has named Howtosmile.org to its Great Websites for Kids, among the recommended Sites for Parents, Caregivers, Teachers and Others. ALA's Association for Library Service to Children recognized Howtosmile.org as an exemplary website.
Criteria for selection include:
Being excellent and appropriate for young people up to and including age fourteen.
Letting users make comments or ask questions.
Enriching the user’s experience and expanding the imagination.
Making information easy to find.
Being appropriately designed to enhance accessibility and enjoyment of the site.
Sharing meaningful and useful information.
Providing links to more information on the topic.
Presenting high quality of content.