Navigation

News

Category:
Interest Group:
 
Earlier this year the Minnesota State Dental Board and the Minnesota Department of Health released a report entitled "Early Impacts of Dental Therapists in Minnesota."
 
Oct 21, 2014 07:14 PM
Catherine Saint Louis of the New York Times featured AAPD members in a story on children with autism in relation to dental care titled, “For Children with Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care.” In addition to a quote from AAPD CEO Dr. John Rutkauskas, the article also included a video and showcased AAPD members Drs. David Tesini, Amy L. Luedemann-Lazar, Cavan Brunsden and Linda P. Nelson.
 
Oct 17, 2014 05:29 PM
Children from low-income families who receive care at the Ricardo Salinas Pediatric Dental Clinic on San Antonio’s West Side will benefit from a five-year, $375,000 Access to Care Grant from Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children. The grant was awarded to the School of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, which provides the dental care at the clinic.
 
Oct 16, 2014 05:09 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, is encouraging parents and caregivers to enjoy a Mouth Monster-free Halloween. Whether your kids are attending Halloween parties or trick or treating in the neighborhood, keep on the lookout for ghosts, goblins and worst of all, Mouth Monsters. Sweets can still be part of the Halloween fun as long as parents and caregivers help their children practice moderation and proper oral hygiene to keep th​
 
Oct 10, 2014 09:07 PM
Dental coding for your practice has never been more stress-free! New and revised codes are effective January 1, 2015. The AAPD Coding and Insurance Manual 2015 gives pediatric dental staff a resource to code and document services accurately for claim submissions and dental records. Relying on old information often leads to unexpected claim denials and reimbursement delays. Dental procedure codes in practice management systems or dental benefit plans may be incomplete and hamper your efforts to​
 
Oct 10, 2014 02:25 PM
Kids’ Healthy Mouths PSA Campaign Continues to Encourage Parents to Make Sure Their Kids Brush Two Minutes, Twice a Day
 
Sep 18, 2014 04:37 PM
AAPD President Dr. Edward Moody was interviewed by Maria Masters for a news brief on how to prevent tooth decay in kids. According to the article:
 
Aug 25, 2014 02:52 PM
AAPD President Dr. Edward Moody and Dr. Rhea Haugseth were interviewed by Gracie Bonds with the Atlanta Journal Constitution for a story on how baby teeth shouldn’t be ignored. The article highlights multiple AAPD campaign key messages and references the "State of Little Teeth Report."
 
Chelsea Knorr, editor of Dentaltown Magazine, spoke with Dr. Warren A. Brill, immediate past president of the AAPD to learn more about the Monster-Free Mouths Movement -- an educational campaign that addresses the nationwide threat to children's oral health.
 
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program was extended to Medicaid. The RAC program allows private contractors to demand patient records and conduct audits on providers while retaining a percentage of any refunds collected.
 
AAPD Presentations Submission Deadline is September 8, 2014. Do you have a topic area, treatment update, or concept that is beneficial to pediatric dentists? If you want to get more involved with AAPD and be part of the educational program, start by speaking at one of these well attended sessions at the next Annual Session in Seattle, May 21-24, 2015!
 
Jul 14, 2014 08:16 PM
Take a look at the photos of highlights of the 2014 Annual Session in Boston! Simply visit to view and print the pictures!
 
Jul 02, 2014 03:32 PM
AAPD President, Dr. Edward Moody issued a statement to Dr.Bicuspid.com regarding last week’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) safety alert that oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.
 
Jun 18, 2014 04:25 PM
AAPD’s Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grants Program was named one of ASAE’s 2014 Power of A Gold Awardees. The Power of A Awards recognize a select number of organizations annually that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world.
 
Jun 13, 2014 08:31 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, announced this year’s winners of several prestigious awards at its 2014 Annual Session in Boston. Included in the list of winners are Drs. Beverly A. Largent, Paul A. Kennedy, Jr., Anupama R. Tate, John A. Hendry, Amr M. Moursi, Jerome B. Miller, Brian S. Martin, James A. Coll, Alison D. Campbell and Natalia I. Chalmers.
 
The U.S. Supreme Court recently accepted a certiorari petition to hear the case of The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. The AAPD contributed to the cost of and joined an Amici Curiae (friends of the court) legal brief in support of the North Carolina Dental Board. The brief was filed on May 30, 2014, and the Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in the case this fall. Other organizations joining the brief include the American Dental Associ​
 
Jun 06, 2014 03:20 PM
AAPD President Dr. Ed Moody was interviewed by Tony Edwards, Editor in Chief of Dr. Bicuspid.com for the publication’s Leaders in Dentistry Section—a series of interviews with researchers, practitioners and opinion leaders who are instrumental in changing the practice of dentistry.
 
Jun 05, 2014 09:08 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, inducted the new president and other officers and trustees for the new AAPD board of trustees during its 67th Annual Session at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on May 25, 2014.
 
May 25, 2014 12:44 PM
If you attended the AAPD Annual Session in Boston, 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 verificatio​
 
The AAPD along with the ADA, National Association of Dental Plans, and Delta Dental Plans Association recently wrote the U.S. Treasury Secretary asking for a revision in IRS regulatory interpretation of premium tax credit subsidies for pediatric dental insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
 
May 06, 2014 02:13 PM
AAPD Launches New Meeting Brand and Retains Exclusive Access to Fenway Park for Welcome Reception
 
Apr 21, 2014 04:28 PM
The ADA Health Policy Resources Center has released a second report related to Affordable Care Act (ACA) insurance plans (see new analysis), finding that enrollment in stand-alone dental plans (SADPs) in the newly-established health insurance marketplaces varies considerably from state to state. Idaho has the highest enrollment rate for children and Alabama the highest for adults. Overall, the enrollment of children in SADPs is low when compared to ACA objectives. Initial data suggests the lack​
 
Apr 15, 2014 08:29 PM
AAPD national spokesperson Dr. David Tesini authored a continuing education article in the April issue of Inside Dental Assisting titled “Providing Comprehensive, Quality Dental Care to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.” This article showcases how successful access and utilization of dental services depend on the entire dental team understanding the patient, parent and treatment method, and presents a non-pharmacological approach for dental teams.
 
Apr 03, 2014 03:18 PM
Earn Continuing Education Credit Today with our Newest Member Benefit
 
Apr 01, 2014 09:07 PM
On March 31, Mediaplanet announced the launch of “Oral Health Awareness,” a cross-platform campaign distributed as an 8-page print publication within The San Francisco Chronicle, and digitally across a network of online platforms, reaching over 3 million readers. “Oral Health Awareness” aims to educate readers about oral health as tantamount to general health and well-being, and to provide them with information about behaviors and preventive measures they can adopt to cultivate a healthy smile,​
 
Mar 31, 2014 03:36 PM
AAPD is pleased to announce that AAPD Career Center has launched with a new look and enhanced features to help employers post jobs and job seekers find jobs. This updated version of our classified ads streamlines the process and matches the best candidates with the best jobs quicker than ever before.​
 
Mar 25, 2014 08:07 PM
Five Tips to Prevent Facial Injuries with Simple Sports Safety Precautions
 
Approximately 8.7 million children are expected to gain some form of dental benefits by 2018 as a result of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), an increase of 15 percent relative to 2010. Three million of these children may gain dental benefits through health insurance marketplaces. Overall, these changes are predicted to reduce the number of children without dental benefits by about 55 percent. However, due to the wide variation among states on how dental benefits are offered within the newly esta
 
Mar 03, 2014 10:26 PM
Michelle Healy, health and wellness reporter with USA Today, published a story in Q&A format with AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill. The article notes that tooth decay in young children has reached epidemic proportions and underscores the need for a child to visit the dentist by age 1. The article also highlights AAPD’s dental hygiene recommendations for kids of all ages.
 
Feb 28, 2014 09:50 PM
Dr. Charlie Czerepak, AAPD parliamentarian and national spokesperson, was featured on Chicago’s WBBM-TV (CBS) 5 p.m. newscast. The two-minute segment captures our State of Little Teeth Report and Monster-Free Mouth Movement campaign's key messages. The segment reached approximately 140,000 viewers via its broadcast. In addition to featuring Czerepak and his office, the interview also included one of AAPD's own: Grants and Corporate Relations Manager Tracey Schilligo, who can be seen in the segm​
 
Feb 21, 2014 08:23 PM
Upload a photo of you, your family or your staff in your favorite sports gear to #aapd2014 on Instagram and to the AAPD Facebook Page! Tweet it to #aapd2014 too! Photos will be used throughout the meeting and some of the best will be chosen to win prizes between now and the meeting.
 
Feb 20, 2014 05:41 PM
In 2013, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) partnered with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in providing three free 90-minute webinars on "Compliance for the Medicaid Dental Professional."
 
Feb 20, 2014 03:45 PM
AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill was featured in a Healthy Kids Blog in the Philadelphia Inquirer describing our recent consumer campaign launch, as well as key findings from our “State of Little Teeth Report.”
 
Jan 31, 2014 03:45 PM
Dr. Warren Brill and Rosie Pope and the Monster-Free Mouth Movement were the focus of this in-studio interview with NBC 4 out of New York. In addition to being posted to the station’s website, the interview aired live at 7 p.m. ET on January 29. The interview highlighted our key campaign messages, as well as featured our Mouth Monsters: Ginger Bite-Us, Tartar the Terrible and Tooth D.K. During the four and a half minute interview, they also prominently showcased our consumer site: mychildren​
 
Jan 28, 2014 02:00 PM
AAPD’s first-ever State of Little Teeth Report examines the epidemic of tooth decay among our youngest children. Among the issues it examines are: who is most likely to suffer from tooth decay, what are the immediate and long-term health, social and economic effects, why this epidemic is occurring, and solutions for halting the increase of tooth decay in little teeth. The report also looks at the implications of the federal Affordable Care Act for pediatric oral health.
 
Jan 28, 2014 12:31 PM
Approximately 60 Percent of Kids Have Tooth Decay By Age 5; New Report Shows Significant Gaps In Knowledge About Children’s Oral Health
 
The House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership on Jan. 13, 2014 released the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, an omnibus agreement providing funding for all 12 spending bills, including Labor-HHS-Education. The AAPD’s top appropriations priority, funding for Title VII pediatric dentistry, received our requested amount of $8 million. The AAPD also worked closely with the ADA to obtain language that prohibits federal funding for dental therapist or other alternative provider de​
 
Download the AAPD’s 2014 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities as developed by the AAPD Council on Government Affairs and approved by the AAPD’s board of trustees. For further information, please contact AAPD Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel C. Scott Litch at slitch@aapd.org.
 
Jan 16, 2014 05:34 PM
The deadline for My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition and NuSmile GSRA Poster Competition has been extended until Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
 
Jan 15, 2014 04:00 PM
Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives Introduce First Free Mobile App, Toothsavers ​
 
Jan 09, 2014 08:20 PM
The 2014 Annual Session App is now available! The app takes everything you need to know about the Annual Session and puts it directly onto your mobile device or tablet. You can start preparing early by viewing speaker bios and building your personal itinerary. Learn about event buzz (or even generate some yourself!) and communicate with other attendees before and during the event via the live in-app Twitter feed.
 
Jan 08, 2014 06:19 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the 2013 Health Disparities and Inequalities Report for the United States. Disparities exist when different populations have different health outcomes. According to the report, over the past 10 years, documented disparities have persisted or increased for approximately 93 percent of the Healthy People 2010 objectives. Their analysis of various health-related data sources indicate (the following statements are direct quotes from the report)​
 
Jan 03, 2014 05:33 PM
AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill, AAPD’s Director of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center Dr. Paul Casamassimo, AAPD National Spokesperson Dr. Martha Ann Keels, and AAPD member Dr. Nuntiya Kakanantadilok were all featured in a story that appeared on GoodHouseKeeping.com about how common mistakes can ruin your teeth. The article was titled "7 Ways You’re Ruining Your Teeth."
 
On Dec. 18, 2013, the AAPD and the ADA filed joint comments with CMS concerning their proposed rule on benefit and payment parameters for 2015 as they apply to stand-alone dental plan (SADP) coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposal would reduce the annual limit on cost-sharing for stand-alone dental plans to $300 for one child and $400 for two or more children, in addition to eliminating the actuarial value (AV) requirements. The AAPD and ADA support affordable dental insura​
 
Dec 16, 2013 09:22 PM
Mentor Magazine featured AAPD President Warren Brill in their Closing Pitch section about his career path in pediatric dentistry. Brill discovered his passion thanks to clinicians that encouraged him to become a dentist. "I realized that repairing the ravages of time was not nearly as satisfying as being able to help put patients on track to optimum health," Berg recalls, "so pediatrics was the obvious choice.” In fact, Brill was named pediatric dentist of the year by the AAPD in 2009.
 
Dec 05, 2013 09:04 PM
American history and high-quality CE! Click here to register for the meeting, social events and additional programming which includes the Preconference course on Thursday, May 22, The Pediatric Medicine Update. Don't miss the keynote on Friday, May 23, A Conversation with Henry Winkler. We have secured Fenway Park, home of the 2013 World Series Champions, as the destination for the Welcome Reception on Friday, May 23! From the education to the museums to the enchanting neighborhoods to explore, ​
 
Dec 05, 2013 05:40 PM
The fourth edition of AAPD Coding and Insurance Manual 2014 is available now. The manual is a comprehensive resource for staying current on the latest dental and medical procedure codes and reporting pediatric dental care services. Save time and resources! Learn helpful tips to coding and reporting patient services.
 
In Nov. 2013 the AAPD sent letters to legislators in Florida and Ohio in support of pending non-covered services legislation. This legislation would prevent insurers from setting prices for services their plans do not even cover. The AAPD believes such insurance practices hurt access to care and interfere with the patient-doctor relationship. Laws preventing such practices have already been approved in 33 states.
 
On Nov. 25, 2013, the AAPD and the ADA filed comments with CMS concerning their proposed rule on Basic Health Programs (BHPs). Such programs are an option for states beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, to cover individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid but whose income does not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level. BHPs are required to offer the essential health benefits package under the ACA, including a pediatric dental benefit. The ADA and AAPD urged that BHPs address challenges that c​
 
Nov 26, 2013 03:53 PM
AAPD infographic illustrates state of children’s oral health in the U.S. and potential impact of expanded dental coverage through ACA.
 
Nov 21, 2013 08:48 PM
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Healthy Kids blog featured Dr. Paul Reggiardo, AAPD national spokesperson, in a Q&A to help inform consumers about the Affordable Care Act and kids’ dental benefits. Pediatric dental benefits are now considered to be one of 10 “essential benefits” plans must provide. With that said, children will either have pediatric dental benefits included in a medical plan package or there will be an option to purchase these benefits separately. That is why Dr. Reggiardo highly re​
 
Nov 06, 2013 04:40 PM
Updated annually, this publication contains the AAPD’s clinical guidelines, oral health policies and additional information pertinent to the practice of pediatric dentistry.
 
Nov 06, 2013 04:15 PM
AAPD is now accepting abstracts for the My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition and NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award Competition which will take place during the AAPD 67th Annual Session, May 22-25, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass. Please indicate whether you want your abstract to be considered for the My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition, the NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award, or both of the competitions.
 
Nov 01, 2013 02:56 PM
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. Check out the various interviews in its October issue:
 
Oct 30, 2013 02:42 PM
In an effort to help reduce the number of children suffering from painful oral disease, the Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign, a joint effort between The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and the Ad Council, announce National Brush Day™ to reinforce the importance of kids' oral health the day after Halloween.
 
Oct 24, 2013 03:44 PM
Kevin Henry with Contemporary Pediatrics Magazine interviewed AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill about the disconnect between general pediatric care and dental care, and why it’s important to collaborate with physicians to improve the overall health of your pediatric patients. The interview was featured in their October edition of the magazine and includes an article titled, “Children’s Oral Health.” The article mentions some surprising statistics, including the fact that 89 percent of children saw​
 
Oct 15, 2013 08:32 PM
Jennifer Larson with DailyParent.com referenced AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill and Immediate Past-President Dr. Joel Berg about 10 things your pediatric dentist wants parents and caregivers to know. With Halloween around the corner, your children shouldn’t be afraid of visiting the dentist. The best way to spook your child’s fear of visiting the is by preparing them and letting them know what to expect.
 
Oct 09, 2013 02:00 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, today unveiled its new tagline, “America’s Pediatric Dentists, The Big Authority on Little Teeth,” targeted to the lay public. This new consumer branding campaign is an effort to better connect with parents and caregivers and educate them on the critical need for early check-ups and regular oral care for children. The new brand identity is the start of a consumer-focused effort that will include ​
 
Oct 08, 2013 04:09 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, is reminding parents and caregivers that moderation is the key in keeping children, and their mouths, healthy for the Halloween holiday. According to an October 31, 2012, infographic from Retail TouchPoints, “Americans spend nearly $2 billion on Halloween candy, which makes up eight percent of the U.S. sweet sales.” Given the popularity and prevalence of candy during the Halloween holiday, it’s i​
 
Sep 23, 2013 02:37 PM
AAPD CEO Dr. John S. Rutkauskas was interviewed and featured in Mediaplanet Publishing’s 12-page oral health supplement that appeared in the September 20, 2013 issue of USA Today in the following cities—Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
 
Sep 19, 2013 03:23 PM
The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) announces the fifth CMS Learning Lab: Improving Oral Health Through Access, Dental Sealants: An Effective State Strategy to Prevent Dental Caries in Children.
 
Sep 12, 2013 07:11 PM
Jillian Amodio, contributor to Care.com interviewed AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill about the impending Halloween holiday. Brill shared tips to parents and caregivers about how to limit the sugar high for your kids and how to manage the candy in your home during Halloween and the rest of the year. One of the important tips to keep in mind is controlling what kind of sugar your kids get and what form it comes in.
 
Sep 11, 2013 07:47 PM
AAPD presentations submission deadline extended to Monday, September 16. Do you have a topic area, treatment update, or concept that is beneficial to pediatric dentists? If you want to get more involved with AAPD and be part of the educational program, start by speaking at one of these well attended sessions at the next Annual Session in Boston, May 22-25, 2014!
 
Aug 29, 2013 04:21 PM
New Survey Reveals that More Parents Report Their Children Brushing Their Teeth for Two Minutes, Twice a Day
 
The AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center’s (POHRPC) most recent technical brief addresses the topic of patient-centered care in the context of increasing rates of dental caries in pre-school children, limited resources and a potential increase in patient demand due to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
 
Aug 01, 2013 08:31 PM
AAPD Presentations Submission Deadline is September 9, 2013. Do you have a topic area, treatment update, or concept that is beneficial to pediatric dentists? If you want to get more involved with AAPD and be part of the educational program, start by speaking at one of these well attended sessions at the next Annual Session in Boston, May 22-25, 2014!
 
Jul 30, 2013 02:48 PM
On July 26, Laird Harrison with Medscape Medical News did a feature story telling pediatricians and pediatric nurses how best to meet their patients' oral health needs.
 
There was positive news from the July 11, 2013 mark-up of FY 2014 appropriations legislation by the Senate Labor-HHS-Education Committee. This was approved along party lines by a 16-14 vote and the full report, Senate Report 113-071, is available online at: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/cpquery/R?cp113:FLD010:@1(sr0071)​
 
Jul 22, 2013 03:15 PM
Kristen Finello with Parents.com recently authored an article on the importance of getting regular dental care for your child from a pediatric dentist. She not only defined the amount of training for this expertise, but also provided information on where to find a pediatric dentist, referencing not only our online tool, but the AAPD as well.
 
Jun 27, 2013 08:40 PM
Immediate Past President Dr. Joel H. Berg and AAPD member Dr. Steven Chussid were featured in a Parents Magazine article about healthy habits and soothing strategies while your child is teething. If you’re a first time parent, the first signs of teething typically appear around 4 months—that’s when your infant’s saliva production kicks in and they start to put anything in the mouth
 
Jun 13, 2013 02:57 PM
The DALE Foundation has just launched a new online course that focuses specifically on working with pediatric dental patients: Behavioral Guidance and Management for the Pediatric Dental Patient. This dynamic course was developed by experts in the field including AAPD members Drs. Man Wai Ng and Sarat Thikkurissy and provides essential strategies, communication guidelines and protocols for working with children and special needs patients.
 
Jun 12, 2013 07:18 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, announced this year’s winners of several prestigious awards at its 66th Annual Session in Orlando. Included in the list of winners are Drs. John R. Liu, Anna B. Fuks, Sara L. Filstrup, Sheldon M. Bernick, Scott W. Cashion, Jerome B. Miller, Indru C. Punwani, Brega Howley, N. Sue Seale, Alton G. McWhorter, Carolyn Kerins, Kent B. Boozer and Donna Lindsey.
 
Jun 05, 2013 04:53 PM
Purchase the 66th Annual Session Slides and Audio: http://www.eventscribe.com/2013/AAPD/store/orderCD1.asp. The 2013 proceedings are accessed with a Key CD which you insert into your computer to connect to the proceedings online. Then you can view or download any sessions that you have access to.
 
Jun 05, 2013 04:18 PM
AAPD Immediate Past-President Dr. Joel H. Berg contributed a Second Opinion piece titled, “The Stainless-Steel Crown for Primary Molars Oversuse,” in Dentaltown’s May issue. According to the article, Berg states, “The stainless-steel crown is an important restorative tool in caring for the oral health of children. Although our focus in providing the best oral health care for children is clearly on prevention, unfortunately there are many children who do not seek or obtain oral health preventiv​
 
Jun 05, 2013 04:03 PM
AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill along with national spokespeople Drs. Beverly Largent, Art Nowak and Kevin Donly, were all featured in a CNN.com story on baby’s teeth and how the appearance of that first baby tooth should prompt parents to schedule a dentist appointment. The eruption of that first tooth, between the ages of 3 and 9 months, should be a signal to parents to schedule a child's first dental appointment — and one should be scheduled no later than age 1, according to the American Aca​
 
May 30, 2013 04:00 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, provided commentary today on the report, Effectiveness of Preventive Dental Visits in Reducing Nonpreventive Dental Visits and Expenditures, by Sen et al, in issue 6, Volume 131, of Pediatrics.
 
May 28, 2013 08:30 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, inducted the new president and other officers and trustees for the new AAPD board of trustees during its 66th Annual Session at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., on May 26, 2013.
 
May 13, 2013 04:14 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, will host its 66th Annual Session in Orlando at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel and Convention Center from May 23rd- 26th. More than 5,600 participants are registered for this year’s event.​
 
May 01, 2013 08:16 PM
The first year of age for your toddler is important and if you’re a first-time parent, you can learn all about the importance of your toddler’s dental health. AAPD President-Elect Dr. Warren Brill was interviewed by NewParent.com regarding what to expect on your toddler’s dental visit.
 
May 01, 2013 04:35 PM
Kids’ Healthy Mouths celebrity campaign spokesperson Laila Ali participated in a mini-media blitz last week.
 
Apr 22, 2013 02:00 PM
Leading Oral Health Care Foundation Gifts Organizations With More than $269,000
 
Apr 09, 2013 07:21 PM
April is National Facial Protection Month and the Academy for Sports Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), and the ADA are reminding parents, coaches, and athletes to play it safe as they prepare for recreational and organized sports.
 
Apr 09, 2013 07:18 PM
April 2, 2013 -- Nearly 60% of caregivers say they are more likely to give children bottled water than tap water, potentially depriving kids of fluoride that is critical to good oral health, according to the 2013 Delta Dental Children's Oral Health Survey.
 
Apr 03, 2013 04:21 PM
Laila Ali , athlete, health advocate and mom, has been announced as the new campaign spokesperson for the Kids' Healthy Mouths public service advertising (PSA) campaign. The campaign, developed by the Ad Council and a coalition of more than 35 leading dental organizations (The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives), sheds light on the importance of children brushing their teeth – a basic task yet constant struggle for many parents.
 
Apr 01, 2013 02:00 PM
Experts offer critical advice on protecting children and young adults from dental and facial injuries​
 
Pediatric Sedation Emergencies: Can They Be Avoided? June 7, 2013 at 1 PM EDT (90 minutes) Missed the last Contemporary Sedation course and need continuing education credits to satisfy your state requirements? Join Dr. Stephen Wilson as he discusses emergencies and possible etiologies that may occur during sedation of children for a dental procedure.
 
Mar 07, 2013 04:24 PM
While brushing may not be the ultimate favorite thing for a kid to do, Dr. Edward Moody shares a few fun tips with iVillage.com for parents and caregivers to make brushing fun. To maintain your child’s teeth healthy and cavity free, you can start by following one of the fun tips and take advantage of those natural copycat tendencies.
 
Mar 04, 2013 03:33 PM
In the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), investigators from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, present a study titled, “State Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Guidelines: Adherence to Professionally Recommended Best Oral Health Practices.” The report is the first to provide an assessment of each state’s compliance with recommended best practices for infants and to​
 
Feb 27, 2013 03:30 PM
AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg participated in a Question & Answer interview that was featured on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s blog titled, “O Say Can You See.” The blog takes readers behind the scenes at the museum, sharing insights and information about its exhibitions, events, collections, research projects, and more. In tandem with NCDHM, Berg addressed questions on the history of pediatric oral care.
 
Feb 22, 2013 04:23 PM
Our www.2min2x.org campaign is featured on AOL under the “Cause of the Day” section which can be accessed at www.aol.com, on the right side of the screen. This opportunity comes at a perfect time to complement our efforts surrounding National Children’s Dental Health Month, providing more eyeballs on our campaign messaging and website. Please take a moment to check out!
 
Feb 21, 2013 10:33 PM
As you all know, February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, so this particular issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene focuses on treating the youngest patients. Dr. Joel H. Berg submitted a guest editorial on the importance of brushing technique titled, “Keep It Simple.” The article emphasizes how effective toothbrushing technique and compliance can make all the difference in caries prevention.
 
Feb 21, 2013 10:28 PM
Dr. Jeffrey A. Dean and his colleagues fulfilled AAPD’s four-part CE series in the December issue of Dimensions of Dental Hygiene in an article titled, “Managing the Developing Occlusion.”
 
Join Dr. Steven Wilson as he discusses emergencies and possible etiologies that may occur during sedation of children for a dental procedure. This 90-minute webinar includes preventative steps associated with sedation protocols to minimize the likelihood of an emergency as well as basic preparedness and interventions you may take should an emergency arise.
 
Feb 13, 2013 04:13 PM
Smithsonian Video Provides Answers during Pediatric Dental Health Month Special Partnership with American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
 
Download the AAPD’s 2013 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities as developed by the AAPD Council on Government Affairs and approved by the AAPD’s board of trustees. For further information, please contact AAPD Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel C. Scott Litch at oed@aapd.org.
 
Jan 28, 2013 09:41 PM
AAPD President Joel H. Berg was interviewed by Julie Revelant with FoxNews.com about how to maintain your child’s healthy teeth. The online article included five tips to ensure a healthy lifetime smile for your child. The first tip is vital for parents to follow.
 
This nuts and bolts course will give you the tools to triage and successfully treat patients who present with pulp involvement, both vital and not vital, as well as with dental traumatic injuries. Leaders in the fields of endodontics and pediatric dentistry will show you the latest approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat teeth various pulp conditions and traumatized injuries in children.
 
Jan 16, 2013 04:23 PM
AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg was interviewed by School Nurse News regarding the important issues surrounding student and dental trauma. The article was published in the November 2012 issue. When an impact to the head is forceful enough to knock out a child’s tooth, the child needs to be assessed neurologically, according to Joel Berg, D.D.S., president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
 
Jan 11, 2013 09:15 PM
The deadline for the submission of abstracts for both the NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award and the My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition has been extended to Friday, January 25, 2013.
 
Jan 09, 2013 05:48 PM
If you weren't able to attend this year's sold-out meeting, the next best thing is now available! All of the symposium presentations can be viewed and up to 9 CE hours earned through a subscription to the AAE Live Learning Center. A LLC subscription is a fraction of the Joint Symposium attendance cost (only $500 with access provided through June 30, 2013), and also encompasses an extensive CE library, including other trauma presentations.
 
The 2013 Annual Session App is now available! The app takes everything you need to know about the Annual Session and puts it directly onto your mobile device. You can start preparing early by viewing speaker bios and building your personal itinerary. Learn about event buzz (or even generate some yourself!) and communicate with other attendees before and during the event via the live in-app Twitter feed.
 
Jan 02, 2013 09:09 PM
A recent study by Case Western Reserve University researchers shows a link between obesity and cavities among children living in poverty. The study found that as those children age, the risk of obesity increases, as do the number of cavities.
 
Jan 02, 2013 08:50 PM
On December 19, Marketplace.org issued its morning report regarding pediatric dentistry, and how it is the fastest growing dental specialty. Mark Garrison with Marketplace also visited the Manhattan practice of AAPD national spokesperson Dr. Jed Best, as well as NYU’s College of Dentistry, where Mark visited AAPD National Spokesperson Dr. Amr Moursi.
 
Pediatric oral health is defined under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) as an essential health benefit. Health insurers in the individual and small group markets, inside or outside of state health insurance exchanges, must offer qualified health plans that cover ten categories of essential health benefits. It is estimated that 3 million children will gain dental benefits through the health insurance exchanges by 2018.
 
Dec 11, 2012 05:55 PM
In a segment, titled, “Kids’ Dental Clinic Fields New Complaints,” an NBC News investigation of the performance of Small Smiles' 63 dental clinics over the last three years found repeated allegations of substandard work and unnecessary procedures which drove up the cost to taxpayers. The allegations came from anguished parents, government investigators and former employees around the country. Such practices violate a settlement the company reached with the Justice Department in January 2010, fo​
 
Dec 07, 2012 05:17 PM
Dr. John S. Rutkauskas, chief executive officer of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), was selected as the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Public Advocacy Award on behalf of the Friends of the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR). The award was presented to Rutkauskas during FNIDCR’s Annual Conference and Awards Dinner for its members and friends, including distinguished leaders from across the U.S., Canada and abroad, on December 6 at the Marriott Hote​
 
Dec 04, 2012 08:26 PM
Disney and CE! Click here to register online now for the meeting, social events and additional programming which includes a Preconference course on Thursday, May 23, titled: "Pulp Therapy and Trauma". Don't miss the keynote address on Friday, May 24; Chef Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef who has thrilled the food scene with a blend of culture and artistic excellence. From the education to the theme parks, this is sure to be a thrilling meeting!
 
Nov 29, 2012 10:14 PM
Yahoo! Health posted the following story about dental decay and children’s oral health from the Ad Council's survey results. The story's been syndicated a few times, including on WTOP radio’s site.
 
Nov 29, 2012 09:43 PM
National AAPD spokesperson Dr. Indru C. Punwani and AAPD members Drs. Kristin Elliot, Mira Albert and Mark Cabana are all included in a story on a child’s first dental visit. The story appears in the Health and Wellness section of Hinsdale Magazine, which was posted on November 27.
 
Oct 29, 2012 09:15 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), in partnership with the American Dental Association (ADA) is piloting a new approach to obtaining pediatric dentists' feedback on key professional issues: an online membership panel. The AAPD strives for data-driven decision-making, and pediatric dentists' input is critical. Taking a panel approach will allow the AAPD to get your input quickly, helping the AAPD make more informed decisions.
 
Oct 29, 2012 04:07 PM
Recognizing Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children’s (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), expanding work supporting initiatives providing oral care for underserved children, SDI North America has kicked off a cause-marketing campaign donating $4 for every purchase of its 50-count packages of Riva glass ionomers.
 
Oct 12, 2012 04:19 PM
Changes to Maine's access rules for school-based preventive dental care now require public health hygienists to contact a child's dentist if he or she was seen within the past year by the provider. Advocates for children's oral health say the change creates an unnecessary barrier to care, but the dental board says it improves communication between providers.
 
Oct 12, 2012 04:17 PM
Oral health advocates from around the U.S. converged on Washington, DC, this week to work the halls of Congress, visiting lawmakers and pushing for funding for dental programs and policies.
 
Oct 12, 2012 04:12 PM
The city council of Phoenix voted September 11 to continue fluoridating the city's water supply. The vote concludes the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee's consideration of the practice and effectively ends this round of debates over fluoridation in the city.
 
Oct 09, 2012 03:42 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, is encouraging parents and caregivers to enjoy a happy Halloween by simply brushing their children’s teeth for two minutes, twice a day.
 
Oct 02, 2012 07:55 PM
There's still time to register for the AAE/AAPD Joint Symposium on Contemporary Management of Traumatic Injuries to the Permanent Dentition.
 
Oct 01, 2012 07:14 PM
The English and Spanish mobile sites for 2min2x.org are officially live! Please check them out when you have a minute, and feel free to share it with colleagues, friends and family.
 
Sep 21, 2012 02:10 PM
Rebecca Stone with Mentor Magazine spoke to Drs. Berg, Haugseth & Curtis regarding the CDC study on the increase in cavities in preschoolers, as well as the advances in materials and technologies for preventing and treating caries.
 
Sep 19, 2012 03:35 PM
AAPD President Dr. Joel Berg was quoted in the below article regarding a study from the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine about how physicians are using the well-baby visits to do oral inspection, apply fluoride varnish, counsel parents and refer to dentists when needed.
 
Sep 10, 2012 04:48 PM
AAPD Presentations Submission Deadline has been extended to September 17, 2012. Do you have a topic area, treatment update, or concept that is beneficial to pediatric dentists? If you want to get more involved with AAPD and be part of the educational program, start by speaking at one of these well attended sessions at the next Annual Session in Orlando, May 23-26, 2013!
 
Sep 05, 2012 04:48 PM
It's time to submit your request for alumni reception and meeting space for next year's 66th Annual Session in Orlando, May 23-26, 2013!
 
Sep 04, 2012 05:31 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children's oral health, appointed Dr. Marcio da Fonseca as associate editor of the Journal of Dentistry for Children, effective July 1, 2012.
 
Aug 23, 2012 07:41 PM
AAPD Spokesperson Dr. Mario Ramos appeared with Grover from Sesame Street on Good Afternoon America on Wednesday, August 22. Ramos was featured discussing our Ad Council campaign and both he and Grover were hosting a child’s teeth-brushing party with co-hosts Lara Spencer and Sam Champion.
 
Aug 22, 2012 03:37 PM
The nations’ network: The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) awards a $67 million, seven-year grant that consolidates its practice-based research network initiative into a single national coordinated effort
 
Aug 17, 2012 02:25 PM
According to DentistryIQ.com, this campaign is “starting a nationwide conversation on declining oral health.” The campaign stands on four foundations of good oral health care: brushing, flossing, using fluoride, and visiting the dentist regularly. The Kids’ Healthy Mouths website, 2min2x.org, features music and videos designed to inspire kids to brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes.
 
Aug 15, 2012 03:45 PM
AAPD President Dr. Joel Berg and national spokesperson Dr. Mario Ramos participated yesterday in 37 media interviews across English and Spanish TV, radio, print and digital outlets re our new Ad Council Campaign. Please follow the links below to view a sampling of the English & Spanish live Satellite Media Tour clips from yesterday's media tour.
 
Aug 14, 2012 01:29 PM
According to a survey released by the Ad Council today less than half (44%) of parents in the U.S. report that their child brushes their teeth twice a day or more.
 
Aug 14, 2012 01:21 PM
To coincide with today’s announcement of our historic Ad Council Campaign on Children’s Oral Health, the New York Times did an exclusive feature story that appeared in today’s Media & Advertising section of the newspaper. The article by Jane L. Levere covers in depth our new multimedia public service campaign and includes quotes from Ad Council President Peggy Conlon, as well as Grey New York’s Executive Creative Director Rob Baiocco.
 
Aug 08, 2012 07:43 PM
School-based oral health programs and an emphasis on creating a dental and/or medical home have a positive impact on overall dental care among Medicaid children in the U.S., according to a new study in Pediatrics (June 4, 2012).
 
Aug 08, 2012 07:24 PM
Dental researchers are increasingly focusing on how psychological factors affect oral health, especially when it comes to cracking the code on the causes of early childhood caries.
 
On August 3, 2012 the AAPD and ADA submitted comments in response to May 16, 2012 guidance issued by the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) regarding federally-facilitated exchanges (FFE).
 
Jul 30, 2012 07:48 PM
Clinicians and scientists recognized throughout the international endodontic and pediatric dental communities will speak at a multidisciplinary joint symposium on traumatic dental injuries. The American Association of Endodontists and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry will hold their second joint symposium on traumatic injuries November 9-10 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz.
 
In the September 2011 issue of PDT, there was a feature story titled, “Where There’s A ‘Will’, There’s A Way,” that examined how AAPD member Dr. Steven Lasser and his staff transformed a child’s life from the inside out.
 
Jul 16, 2012 07:12 PM
AAPD President Dr. Joel Berg was interviewed by CNN regarding new analysis on dental fillings in children that suggests non-metal fillings may contribute to behaviorial problems. The study authors caution that their results only point to an association; they say their analysis does not prove that BPA causes any behavior changes.
 
AAPD President Dr. Joel Berg and national spokesperson Dr. Indru Punwani were both included in today’s Dr.Bicupsid.com story regarding last night’s ABC News story that examined the potential risks of pediatric dental sedation. The ABC News story appeared on both “Nightline” and “World News with Diane Sawyer.” The report alleged that, in some cases, undertrained dentists motivated primarily by profits are unnecessarily sedating young patients for routine procedures.
 
The AAPD and the Organized Dentistry Coalition, along with over 700 other organizations, sent a letter to the U.S. House of Representatives in June 2012 urging a repeal of the medical device tax contained in the Affordable Care Act.
 
When a patient experiences a traumatic dental injury, an accurate prognosis and restorative plan mean all the difference. Today, advances in technology and treatment techniques make a healthy future even more of a reality. Learn from world-renowned clinicians and scientists ... network with your peers ... enhance your knowledge and skills to apply these unique treatment challenges for your own patients.
 
View the ePoster Gallery from the 65th Annual Session! All abstracts are now available to view online as well as electronic versions of many of the posters. It's just like being back in San Diego!
 
Jun 28, 2012 08:05 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) commends Frontline and the Center for Public Integrity for shining a light on the importance of dental care by airing its joint investigation of the nation’s ruptured dental care system and bringing appropriate attention to America’s dental care crisis.
 
On May 16, 2012 the AAPD joined an Amici Curiae (friends of the court) legal brief filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in the case of North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
 
Jun 14, 2012 04:25 PM
Immediate Past President Dr. Rhea Haugseth contributed an article to Dr.Bicuspid.com titled, "General dentists can facilitate infant, toddler oral care," which touched on how children’s oral health is an important component in many dental offices.
 
Jun 14, 2012 03:48 PM
AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. Rhea Haugseth was interviewed by Mom. Me for expert advice on how to take care of your child’s grin. Haugseth was asked 10 popular pediatric dentistry questions spanning topics such as when teething starts; how should parents/caregivers care for their child’s first teeth; the first dental visit; flossing; fluoride; pacifier usage; sugar intake and braces.
 
Jun 08, 2012 09:27 PM
AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. Rhea Haugseth was interviewed by NBC San Diego during Annual Session to discuss preventing oral disease in children.
 
Jun 06, 2012 06:22 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, announced this year’s winners of several prestigious awards at its 65th Annual Session in San Diego. Included in the list of winners are Drs. Paul S. Casamassimo, Paul A. Kennedy III, Edward L. Rick, Joseph B. Castellano, Lewis A. Kay, Arzu Pinar Erdem, Yeliz Guven, Beyza Balli, Banu Ilhan, Elif Sepet, Isin Ulukapi, and Oya Aktoren.
 
May 31, 2012 05:22 PM
CHICAGO – May 29, 2012 — The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, inducted the new President and other Officers and Trustees for the AAPD Board of Trustees during its 65th Annual Session at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina on May 27, 2012.
 
Purchase Annual Session Slides and Audio
 
May 18, 2012 05:16 PM
The AAPD Oral Health Policy and Research Center is pleased to announce the publication of a Technical Report: An Essential Health Benefit: General Anesthesia for Treatment of Early Childhood Caries.
 
May 16, 2012 07:41 PM
As shared in the April 27 AAPD E-News, "Inside Edition," a nationally-syndicated newsmagazine show, aired a story on April 26, 2012, investigating the use of papoose boards by dentists: http://www.insideedition.com/news/8092/inside-edition-investigates-the-use-of-papoose-boards-by-dentists.aspx.​
 
General Anesthesia Legislation Map
 
May 07, 2012 09:09 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, will host its 65th Annual Session in San Diego at the San Diego Convention Center and San Diego Marriott and Marina from May 24th- 27th. More than 5,000 participants will be attending this year’s event.
 
Have you visited the new http://www.aapd.org yet? The upgraded site launched earlier this week. The previous incarnation of http://www.aapd.org has been in service since 2002. AAPD staff and AmericanEagle.com worked hard to update and redesign the site with an all new look and feel and upgraded functionality. ​
 
May 02, 2012 03:59 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children's oral health, announced today the launch of its new consumer-based website, http://www.mychildrensteeth.org.
 
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), awarded 10 Access to Care Grants to organizations throughout the country that supported local service initiatives and provided oral health care access to underserved, at-risk children. Through these 10 community-based organizations, HSHC will reach approximately 25,000 children over the next year.
 
Apr 10, 2012 04:10 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)[i] commends the Kellogg Foundation for undertaking the monumental task of documenting dental therapists and their work in various countries by conducting an extensive review of the literature.
 
Apr 04, 2012 04:22 PM
A major national public awareness advertising campaign about oral health will start this summer. The AAPD and The Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, along with 35 other groups in the dental community, formed the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and partnered with The Ad Council to produce this campaign.
 
Apr 02, 2012 04:31 PM
April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up for recreational and organized sports.
 
New this year and with the 2012 Annual Session fast approaching, we are very excited to announce the launch of our mobile conference app. Gone are the days when you had to deal with printed programs, handouts and scratch paper. The app takes everything you need to know about the Annual Session and puts it directly onto your mobile device. You can start preparing early by viewing speaker bios and building your personal itinerary ahead of time.
 
Mar 15, 2012 04:42 PM
The AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center is pleased to announce the publication of a technical brief: "Considerations for Caries Risk Assessment in an Essential Health Benefits Dental Plan for Children," which provides an overview of the current research on caries risk assessment, and its potential to improve its use in clinical care of children.
 
More than 90 AAPD members from 24 states and the District of Columbia participated in the Academy's annual Congressional Lobby Days in Washington, D.C., on March 7-8, 2012.
 
The AAPD, the American Dental Association, and other members of the Organized Dentistry Coalition (ODC) commented to the federal Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) on Jan. 31, 2012, in response to draft guidance from this agency on essential health benefits (EHB).
 
Mar 07, 2012 05:50 PM
Dental caries (tooth decay) is one of the most common health problems impacting young children’s primary teeth.[1] In fact, nearly 40-to-50 percent of children will be affected by tooth decay by age five [2] and according to the latest Surgeon General’s report, Oral Health in America, more than 51 million school hours are lost each year to dental-related conditions.
 
On March 5, 2012, the AAPD filed a written statement for the record with the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Aging of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. This was in response to the subcommittee’s Feb. 29, 2012, hearing on Dental Crisis in America: The Need to Expand Access.
 
On March 6, the New York Times ran a front-page story regarding the increasing rate of preschoolers with dental decay. As a result, AAPD spokespeople were quoted throughout the piece, including AAPD President-Elect Dr. Joel Berg and AAPD members Drs. Jed Best, Rochelle Lindemeyer, and Man Wai Ng.
 
Click below for a copy of the AAPD’s 2012 Legislative and Regulatory Priorities as developed by the AAPD Council on Government Affairs and approved by the AAPD’s board of trustees.
 
Feb 02, 2012 05:15 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, today announced the availability of its fourth edition of the Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry.
 
Jan 30, 2012 05:52 PM
Click here to purchase the recording of the AAPD Social Media Webinar. This webinar, held on January 11, 2012, focused on critical social media issues impacting your practice, your patients, their families and your employees. The session featured information from both legal experts and public relations consultants who are experienced in media strategy development and crisis communications counseling.
 
Congressional efforts at developing the final FY 2012 Labor-HHS appropriations bill were completed in late December 2011 after much political wrangling. The entire conference report is H. Rpt. 112-331 and the final law is P.L. 112-74.
 
On November 9, 2011 the AAPD and ADA met for a second time with staff of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO), which is a new agency under CMS (the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) that was created under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). CCIIO is responsible for writing the federal guidance to states concerning “essential benefits” that are required to be covered by all qualified health
 
Dec 20, 2011 04:41 PM
Tamara E. Holmes with InsuranceQuotes.com interviewed AAPD President, Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth, regarding the lack of dental insurance and dental care available to toddlers. Dr. Haugseth believes that if children do not receive the proper dental care, the risk of developing dental decay is high and can be painful. If an infection is left untreated, it may lead to death.
 
In early October 2011, the AAPD joined ADA and other members of the Organized Dental Coalition to comment on proposed regulations of CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) concerning the development of state health insurance exchanges as required under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
 
Oct 31, 2011 03:36 PM
Contrary to popular opinion, dentists don’t really despise this holiday. “We just want kids to be kids, and part of a kid’s life is treats,” said AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth. Virginia Brown interviewed both Haugseth and President Elect Dr. Joel H. Berg about candy indulgence and its respective effect on pearly whites. A safe treat to give away include toothbrushes, and surprisingly the kids may enjoy it.
 
Oct 31, 2011 03:35 PM
Halloween only happens once a year and you can make it fun for your kids without having them go candy-galore. “"This is such a big adventure for them — let them have it, obviously with some caveats," stated AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth to the Associated Press.
 
Oct 28, 2011 03:32 PM
AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) was interviewed by Laurel Moglen with FIRST5 Santa Clara County (F5SCC) for a podcast about oral health issues predominantly for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5.
 
Oct 11, 2011 03:23 PM
Kathy Kincade with DrBicuspid.com interviewed AAPD President, Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) about her active role and leadership at AAPD as part of their ongoing “Leaders in Dentistry” section of their website. Haugseth spoke with Kincade about the alarming rise in tooth decay, the potential impact of the new healthcare reform law on pediatric dentistry, as well as the need for more pediatric dentists in the U.S.
 
Oct 04, 2011 03:21 PM
How often do you give your child juice? Dr. Mehmet Oz announced on his show on September 13, 2011, about how he and his team conducted independent research and found arsenic in some of the best-known brands of apple juices, and how the sugary content of fruit juices isn’t just detrimental to kids’ waistlines, but also to their oral health.
 
Sep 21, 2011 03:18 PM
What do you do as a parent or caregiver if you have a little one that needs braces, but are not sure if it’s too soon for all that dental work? AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) was interviewed by Woman’s Day Magazine for a Q&A about the recommended age for kids to see an orthodontist. Haugseth suggests that it’s good to start early to fix most of the dental work while the child is still young.
 
Sep 21, 2011 03:14 PM
AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) was featured in a Dentaltown Second Opinion column in which she focused against having a two-tiered standard of dental care for children. She focused on the importance of improving the oral health and access to high quality dental services within the context of a Dental Home for those children in need.
 
Sep 16, 2011 03:06 PM
Children are back in school and doctor checkups are added in the “to do” list of some parents and caregivers. AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) was interviewed by Fox 5 Atlanta about the alarming increase in decay in young children’s teeth and that parents aren’t doing all they can to prevent it. Her main concerns being sippy cups filled with juices and all-day snacking.
 
Sep 14, 2011 04:28 PM
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC): The Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), has named Paul Amundsen its new Development Director.
 
Aug 16, 2011 03:03 PM
A new research found that fevers are not related when your infants’ primary teeth erupt. WebMD.com interviewed AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.), about the new research and how to cope when your little one is teething. To help ease the pain, Haugseth advises parents and caregivers to offer a teething ring to their child.
 
Aug 16, 2011 02:59 PM
AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth was interviewed by Pregnancy & Newborn Magazine about sharing tips and advice to parents and caregivers about their baby’s teeth. Some parents don’t know what to do when their baby’s first teeth come out. Haugseth suggested to parents the top three things they should know and do.
 
Jul 28, 2011 02:55 PM
With the souring economy, the Tooth Fairy seems to be giving less. How much are you giving your kids these days for lost teeth? According to an article with The Denver Post, the Tooth Fairy is giving an average of 40 cents less per tooth this year. AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) suggests that most parents should keep it at a reasonable price and pay no more than $5. It’s never too soon to start talking to your little ones about money management.
 
Jul 11, 2011 06:54 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, and Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), announced today that they have partnered with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the establishment of an elite and unique Advanced Leadership Institute.
 
Jul 11, 2011 02:51 PM
Erin Whitehead with BabyFit.com interviewed AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. John R. Liu (Wash.) about offering parents and caregivers suggestions on how to best manage infants’ behavior while teething. If your infant doesn’t have any teeth yet, Liu suggests that there’s nothing to be alarmed about.
 
Jul 11, 2011 02:49 PM
It’s summer vacation and kids are enjoying the break, and perhaps eager to snack more often. The Los Angeles Times interviewed AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) for a Q&A piece about tips on how to keep infants and young children’s teeth healthy. Haugseth suggests to eat healthier snacks such as fruit and vegetables and to be aware of the duration of the intake of sugared beverages and candy.
 
On July 5, 2011, the AAPD and the ADA sent a joint comment letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning proposed Medicaid regulations on methods for assuring access to covered services.
 
Jun 24, 2011 02:47 PM
During the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s (AAPD) 64th Annual Session in New York City, Editor-in-Chief, Kathy Kincade with DrBicuspid.com interviewed Dr. David K. Curtis (Miss.) about the Foundation’s five Access to Care grant awardees which supported local service initiatives and provided oral health care to underserved children
 
The AAPD Council on Dental Benefits Programs (CDBP) develops proposals at the behest of the AAPD Board of Trustees for new dental procedure codes, revisions and clarifications for consideration in the most current version of CDT Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature development process.
 
Jun 02, 2011 07:05 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, announced this year’s winners of several prestigious awards at their 64th Annual Session in New York City. Included in the list of winners are Dr. Lewis A. Kay, Dr. Heber Simmons, Jr., Dr. Jessica Y. Lee, Dr. Tegwyn H. Brickhouse, Dr. John B. Thornton and Dr. Paul Nick Rogers.
 
Jun 01, 2011 06:57 PM
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), is currently accepting applications for its three grant programs which are due on August 15, 2011: HSHC Access to Care, Oral Health Research and Future Dental Researcher Fellowship.
 
May 31, 2011 07:08 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, inducted the new President and other Officers and Trustees for the AAPD Board of Trustees during its 64th Annual Session at the New York Hilton on May 26th, 2011.
 
May 27, 2011 07:01 PM
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), awarded five Access to Care Grants to organizations that supported local service initiatives and provided oral health care to underserved children and/or children with limited access to care. HSHC announced its Access to Care Grant awardees, each receiving up to $20,000, during the AAPD’s 64th Annual Session at the Hilton New York Hotel on Friday, May 27th.
 
May 15, 2011 02:43 PM
As part of CNN’s Living Well Expert Q & A, a mother in San Diego, California posted the age-old question as to when her one-year-old should start seeing a dentist. AAPD member Dr. Parvathi Pokala (Calif.) suggested that a first dental visit at age 1 will serve as the beginning of a child’s healthy start to oral health.
 
Mar 31, 2011 02:39 PM
A parent and caregiver has many roles, and one of those can be to soothe the pain when your little ones are teething. President Dr. John R. Liu (Wash.) and Drs. K. Jean Beauchamp (Tenn.), Courtney H. Chinn (N.Y.) and Burton L. Edelstein (N.Y.) were highlighted in the April issue of Parents Magazine on babies and the key strategies to alleviate teething pain.
 
Mar 25, 2011 02:34 PM
AAPD President-Elect Dr. Rhea Haugseth conducted a question-and-answer session with Helen Jung of The Oregonian regarding teeth-grinding in children. According to Haugseth, “Children exhibit teeth grinding very commonly. We see it in children younger than 7-8 years old often. A lot of children will stop grinding once their six-year permanent molars erupt. Their permanent teeth bite begins to establish itself once those molars erupt.”
 
Mar 14, 2011 08:41 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, announced today the creation of their Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center.
 
Map of the Capitol Complex
 
Stark Reality
 
Feb 01, 2011 08:11 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, will host its 64th Annual Session in New York City at the Hilton New York, Sheraton New York and Marriott Marquis Hotels from May 26th-29th.
 
Feb 01, 2011 07:48 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, welcomes the attention and the awareness of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) to improving access to oral health care, especially for the most vulnerable children.
 
Feb 01, 2011 07:45 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, announced today the availability of an educational DVD for parents and caregivers that emphasizes the importance of oral health.
 
Feb 01, 2011 05:24 PM
With 41 million U.S. trick-or-treaters hitting the pavement in 2010 (ages 5 to 14), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s dental and oral health, knows Halloween can be a frightful time for tiny teeth, from lost sealants and fillings, to damaged brackets and even broken teeth.
 
Feb 01, 2011 05:21 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, today announced the appointment of Dr. Paul S. Casamassimo as Director of the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center (POHRPC).
 
Feb 01, 2011 05:20 PM
National Three-Year Campaign Comprised of More Than 20 Leading Dental Organizations
 
Feb 01, 2011 11:03 AM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, announced today the creation of their Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center. The goal of the Center is to inform and advance research and policy analysis that will promote optimal oral health care for children. Through the AAPD, the Center will conduct research studies and policy analysis to further the understanding of practices which will improve oral health for all children. Upcoming work ​
 
What to do about a Negative Internet Review?
 
Several members of Congress have expressed concern about the Office of Head Start's decision to not exercise the remaining option years of the AAPD's contract to operate the Dental Home Initiative.
 
Corporate Ownership of Dental Practices and Management Service Organization Issues: Part II
 
Aug 01, 2010 04:01 PM
August 2010: ADA-AAPD Comments to Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services
 
Jun 16, 2010 08:27 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s dental and oral health, is one of only 21 organizations nationally to receive an Award of Excellence in the second round of the 2010 Associations Advance America (AAA) Awards program, a national competition sponsored by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and The Center for Association Leadership, Washington, D.C.
 
Corporate Ownership of Dental Practices and Management Service Organization Issues: Part I
 
Jun 15, 2010 08:59 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s dental and oral health, inducted the new president and officers for the AAPD board of trustees during its 63rd Annual Session at the Hilton Chicago Hotel & Towers on May 27, 2010.
 
May 26, 2010 09:05 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) today announces the launch of its Head Start Dental Home Initiative to benefit the one-in-three low-income children in the state of Illinois.
 
May 20, 2010 09:06 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) hosts its 63rd Annual Session in the Academy’s backyard at the Hilton Chicago Hotel & Towers, May 27-30, 2010. More than 4,400 attendees across the country will hear renowned experts on children’s oral health care and related, timely issues.
 
May 06, 2010 09:08 PM
Parents will do anything to make their children smile, yet many are missing the preventive measures and specialized care needed to keep smiles healthy.
 
Good Communications Equals Good Risk Management
 
Feb 22, 2010 10:13 PM
More than 40 percent of U.S. children will have tooth decay before the age of five
 
Feb 01, 2010 10:14 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s dental health, appointed Dr. N. Sue Seale as Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Dentistry and Journal of Dentistry for Children effective January 1, 2010.
 
Feb 01, 2010 09:21 PM
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, is currently accepting applications for its three grant programs: HSHC Access to Care, Oral Health Research and Future Dental Researcher Fellowship. Applications are due on September 1, 2010.
 
Feb 01, 2010 09:18 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) today announces the availability of its 2011-2012 AAPD Coding and Insurance Manual.
 
Feb 01, 2010 09:15 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s dental and oral health, is providing parents with recommendations on how to help preserve children’s teeth during Halloween and throughout the year.
 
Feb 01, 2010 09:13 PM
he American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, welcomes dialogue and participation from organizations such as the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in ensuring that everything is being done to improve the oral health status of at-risk children.
 
Feb 01, 2010 09:10 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, announced today an outreach partnership with the text4baby program. The AAPD’s leading pediatric oral health experts will work closely with text4baby in the dissemination of information to pregnant women and new moms about children’s oral health care.
 
Efforts to Repeal the McCarran-Ferguson Act
 
The AAPD joined a broad range of dental organizations and employee unions in opposing the proposed excise tax on health care plans above a certain dollar threshold (the so-called "cadillac plan" tax).​
 
On October 7, 2009, the United States House of Representatives’ Oversight Committee’s Subcommittee on Domestic Policy held a hearing on children’s dental issues in Medicaid.
 
On October 7, 2009, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a letter to states concerning implementation of required dental coverage under the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization of 2009 (CHIPRA).
 
Why Worry about Antitrust Law?
 
Demystifying ERISA and its Impact on General Anesthesia Legislation
 
Jun 10, 2009 09:15 PM
Expectant Mothers Should Consider Visiting a Dentist During Pregnancy; Infants Should Undergo Oral Health Assessment by Their First Birthday
 
Jun 05, 2009 09:25 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s dental and oral health, installed the new president and officers for the AAPD Board of Trustees during its 62nd Annual Session in Honolulu, Hawaii, on May 24, 2009.
 
May 20, 2009 09:22 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and The Office of Head Start (OHS) announced today that Hawaii is one of 12 states to be awarded part of a five-year, multi-million dollar contract to establish a network of dentists to combat tooth decay, the #1 health problem facing Head Start (HS) children.
 
May 18, 2009 09:20 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) hosts its 62nd Annual Session at the Hawaii Convention Center from May 21-24, 2009. More than 4,500 attendees from all over the world will hear renowned experts on children’s oral health care and related, timely issues.
 
Amendments to the Americans With Disabilities Act Expand Scope of Coverage
 
AAPD Congressional Liaison Dr. Heber Simmons Jr. was one of the expert panelists at a Feb. 27, 2009, Capitol Hill briefing for Congressional staffers. The briefing focused on policy initiatives to improve access to oral health care for children of low-income families.
 
Feb 02, 2009 10:26 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) put together a Multi-media News Release (MNR) for National Children’s Dental Health Month, held each February.
 
Results: 276 Article(s) Found.
Copyright © 2011 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
All Rights Reserved.