Dentaltown Magazine Focuses on Pediatric Dentistry in October Issue
November 1, 2013 09:56 AM
Dentaltown Magazine featured AAPD’s Foundation, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) President Dr. Beverly Largent and AAPD Immediate Past-President Dr. Joel Berg in its October issue. In addition, AAPD’s Public Relations Senior Manager Erika Skorupskas was also featured in a story dedicated to an autistic patient and his dental experiences.
Dr. Largent’s Q&A was focused on HSHC and its initiatives.
How do you see the role of "corporate dentistry" impacting pediatric dentistry as a whole?
Largent: The academy, as well as the foundation, supports dental care provided according to the established guidelines of the academy. Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children places an important focus on providing a dental home for children. Ongoing care, where all needs can be met in a compassionate, family-centered way, providing emergency care and directing advanced care is our goal.
Along with the other coverage in Dentaltown’s October issue, Berg wrote an article with Dentaltown on the changing trends of pediatric dentistry.
According to Berg: "There are many new and exciting things in the world of pediatric dentistry. As the primary caregivers for children’s oral health, pediatric dentists are in various leadership roles, along with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), in working with various governmental and other entities as the inevitable changes in health care unfold as a result of the Affordable Care Act. Although it remains unclear exactly what those changes look like, the leadership of the AAPD and its members are working hard to make sure that, first and foremost, more children get access to the best dental care possible, and in particular, the most vulnerable children."
Additionally, there’s a feature story about an autistic patient written by Skorupskas, "Where There’s a Will There’s a Way."
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