The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

200 E Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205

AAPD 2016 App is Here!

New this year, the conference app, online Itinerary Planner, interactive floor plan and ePoster Gallery are all linked! Login to your account using your email and registration confirmation ID . Browse sessions, speakers, exhibitors, social events and more! That’s not all, create your own personalized schedule in the app before even getting to San Antonio.

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#ChomperChallenge...Win Big!

Post a photo with a#MouthMonster on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook for a chance to win one of three $100 American Express gift cards. Need a Mouth Monster? Head to our Mouth Monster Hub to print one now and keep your eye out for the cover of MarchPDT. Hint, multiple entries are encouraged to increase your odds of winning.

  1. Shared photo must include an image of a Mouth Monster
  2. Must use #aapd2016
  3. Bonus Points: Use #mouthmonsters and #chomperchallenge 

How to play: All entries must be posted by 12 p.m. on May 13, 2016. Enter to win one (1) $100 American Express gift card by posting a photo with a Mouth Monster using the hashtag #aapd2016. On May 13, 2016, our team of discerning judges will choose the best shot and notify the winning participant of their award. Multiple entries are encouraged, bonus points are awarded for comments and likes from your friends but creativity ultimately wins the prize.

The Sunstar/AAPD Post-graduate Research Fellowship


DUE: April 4, 2016

The Sunstar/AAPD Post-graduate Research Fellowship Program was established for the purpose of promoting and supporting innovative research by residents in pediatric dentistry.  The Sunstar Research Fellowships are possible through the generous support of Sunstar Americas, Inc. Up to three (3) pediatric dental residents are selected each year to receive a yearlong research fellowship. The AAPD Council on Scientific Affairs selects the recipients on a competitive basis from eligible submissions.  Each award will be made by July 5, 2016, and will provide up to $7,500 of funding. Recipients are required to present their research results at the AAPD 2017, May 25 - 28, in Washington, D.C.
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Generously supported by Sunstar




Meet and Greet Mentor Lounge

The annual Meet and Greet Lounge is back on the exhibit floor in San Antonio! The Mentor Program is strongly encouraged for Residents, new dentists, and seasoned professionals. You will once again be able to meet your partner at the Meet and Greet Lounge in booth 501 to walk the exhibit floor together and discuss how you can get the most out of AAPD 2016.


Generously supported by Smiles for Life Network

AAPD 2016 Registration is Open!

The fun and history of Alamo City meets outstanding speakers and high-quality CE! Visit the AAPD online Itinerary Planner for details on the Scientific Program, social events and additional programming for San Antonio. Learn all about the 2016 Preconference Course: Esthetic Pediatric Restorative Dentistry with Dr. Kevin Donly taking place Thursday, May 26. Want to experience a true Texan BBQ, a real southern hoe-down, carnival rides for the kids, and a DJ to spin the night away? Join us for a family-friendly Fiesta, San Antonio style at the Welcome Reception, Friday, May 27. Mark your calendars for the Keynote on Friday, May 27 with Erik Wahl- internationally recognized graffiti artist with a high-energy, inspirational onstage performance. San Antonio offers esteemed educational speakers, the Alamo, the lively River Walk, Sea World and much more!

As in years past, you must register for the meeting prior to making your hotel reservation so make your plans now to attend! There are a number of wonderful hotels participating in the AAPD Official Block: the Marriott Rivercenter (headquarters hotel), the Marriott Riverwalk, the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, the Hilton Palacio del Rio, the Residence Inn Alamo Plaza, and the Westin Riverwalk. All of the scientific sessions take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center conveniently located in the heart of the city, just blocks away from a wide variety of attractions.

Preconference Course

Esthetic Pediatric Restorative Dentistry

Faculty: Kevin J. Donly, DDS, MS, William F. Waggoner, DDS, MS, Theodore P. Croll, DDS, MS, Nasser Barghi, DDS

This course is designed to offer the most current esthetic pediatric restorative dentistry techniques with data available to support restorative regimens. Indications and contraindications will be presented.

For more information on this course and the complete scientific program, visit the AAPD 2016 Online Itenerary Planner.

Keynote Address and Awards Ceremony

UNThink: The Art of Leadership Erik Wahl

Erik Wahl Mug

Maintaining a successful growing brand/practice in today’s ever-changing market is difficult. Your team is working exceptionally hard, but could potentially be worn out, confused, or maybe even heading down the wrong path. You hired them because they seemed perfect for the job, but over time their focus has lost its laser-like precision. There are days when—as their leader—you simply wish you could push the restart button. You know your group is talented but in desperate need of new motivation, a tool to realign your troops and revitalize them to perform their jobs as you both originally envisioned.

As an internationally recognized graffiti artist, business strategist and a #1 best-selling business author of "UNThink," Wahl redefines the term "keynote speaker." Wahl’s on-stage painting seamlessly becomes a visual metaphor to the core of his message, encouraging organizations toward profitability through innovations and superior levels of performance.

AAPD 2015 Attendees - Register Your CEUs Now

If you attended the AAPD Annual Session in Seattle, you can now log in to receive your continuing education verification. Simply visit this site and provide your last name and the zip code you used to register for the Annual Session. You'll be asked to select the courses you attended and to complete a brief survey on each course. Finally, there's an evaluation about Annual Session overall. Once you've added your courses and completed the evaluation, the site will e-mail a copy of your verification form to you.

If you were only able to complete part of the process at Annual Session or if you can't complete it all at once, the system will remember your partially completed information when you next log in.

To begin, visit:

Note: The site will only e-mail you your form once you have completed all course surveys and the meeting evaluation (located in the left sidebar navigation).

Pictures from AAPD in Seattle Now Available













Take a look at the photos of highlights of AAPD 2015 in Seattle!

View and purchase photos here.

Congratulations to the AAPD 2015 My Kid’s Dentist Poster Winners!

First Place
Jenna Alvey
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
First Time Mothers' Intended Versus Actualized Child Oral Health-Related Behaviors’
Poster Number (207)

Second Place
Karen Gutierrez
University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Aurora, Colorado
‘Learning About Oral Health Knowledge & Behavior in Latina Mothers’
Poster Number (232)

Third Place
Erica Brecher
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
‘A Policy Review of After-Hours Emergency Dental Care Responsibilities’
Poster Number (179)

Audio from the poster winners' presentations is available in the Poster App.

View the AAPD 2015 Posters in the App Today


AAPD Education Passport, get the 2015 Annual Session Audio and Slides!

AAPD2015AudioAdPurchase the 2015 Annual Session slides and audio by visiting the Education passport.

Audio content will start to become available one week after the conference and all of it will be online by the end of July.

For questions call (877) 426-6323.

NEW This Year! 

EducationPassportBlastFor the first time ever, AAPD is offering CE for those courses at Annual Session you could not attend. Couldn’t make it to Seattle? Too many great sessions to choose from? No problem! In the Education Passport, you will have the opportunity to purchase and earn up to 39 CE hours.

Log in to the Education Passport at no cost and start earning CE today!

Questions? Contact Meetings and Education Coordinator Jessica Vaughn at