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May 23, 2016 08:00 PM
AAPD HONORS WINNERS AT ANNUAL SESSION IN SAN ANTONIO
 
General Assembly Materials Available for Members
 
This year the for the first time in 10 years, AAPD is proposing a dues increase.
 
April is National Facial Protection Month and this year five health organizations are doubling down on mouth guards.
 
With 75% of parents logging into Facebook daily, the well-established social platform is an ideal – and affordable – channel to build awareness of and promote your practice. Join global public relations firm Weber Shandwick on April 21 for a 60-minute webinar to better understand why the social platform should be considered a cornerstone for your practice’s online presence, and how to best use the page to engage with families you care for on a daily basis.
 
Feb 26, 2016 02:37 PM
AAPD and Sunstar Partner to Provide Tools to Teach Children Healthy Oral Care Habits on Modern Living with kathy ireland®
 
Feb 22, 2016 08:05 PM
This week the AAPD continues to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month by collaborating for two separate and fun Twitter chats on how to protect those little teeth. You won't want to miss either chat on how to get children to brush their teeth and enjoy doing it!
 
Feb 22, 2016 04:22 PM
Dr. Paul Casamassimo, director of AAPD’s Pediatric Oral Health Research & Policy Center, was interviewed by Nadia Kounang for an article based on analysis in Pediatrics regarding teething.
 
Feb 16, 2016 04:50 PM
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Weber Shandwick conducted a very successful satellite media tour with AAPD President Dr. Robert Delarosa where he did interviews with 26 radio and television outlets across the country, including several in key target markets (Dallas, San Diego, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Columbus and Miami). So far, nine of the TV stations and two radio stations have aired the interviews including Main Street Radio with 410 markets. This already has resulted in 748 airings and more than 11 m​
 
Feb 12, 2016 05:02 PM
In early January 2016, the AAPD and ADA sent two comment letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning the CMS regulation on Medicaid Programs: Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services issued on Nov. 2, 2015 (CMS-2328-FC). The organizations urged that dental services be included in state Access Monitoring Plans that must be submitted to CMS by July 1, 2016. A number of additional recommendations were made related to market-based reimbursements and me
 
Feb 03, 2016 03:25 PM
This February, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month by hosting the Tournament of Tooth Care, showcasing how parents and caregivers can help their kids fend off the Mouth Monsters –a.k.a. tooth decay. Parents and caregivers can tune in to the Mouth Madness to learn how to help little teeth take on the Mouth Monsters one big game at a time.
 
Jan 26, 2016 08:43 PM
An online story by the Associated Press on Jan. 25, reports that three out of four children covered by Medicaid in four states (California, Indiana, Louisiana and Maryland) didn’t receive all required dental care over a recent two-year period, according to a report from the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office. The report states that one in four children didn’t see a dentist at all, citing such reasons as too few dentists accepting Medicaid patients and a lack of education about ​
 
Jan 20, 2016 06:28 PM
Download the AAPD’s 2016 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.
 
As Congressional negotiations on the FY 2016 federal budget continued through-out the fall of 2015, the AAPD, ADA, ADEA, and AADR sent a joint letter to Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee chairs and ranking minority members reminding them of the dental community’s funding requests, including $10 million for Title VII pediatric dentistry.
 
Dec 04, 2015 03:35 PM
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 fa​
 
Nov 04, 2015 04:51 PM
AAPD is now accepting abstracts for the My Kid’s Dentist Research Poster Competition and NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award Competition which takes place during AAPD 2016, May 26-29, 2016 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Please indicate whether you want your abstract to be considered for the My Kid’s Dentist Research Poster Competition, the NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award, or both.
 
Nov 04, 2015 04:41 PM
Dental coding for your practice has never been more stress-free! New and revised codes are effective January 1, 2016!
 
Nov 03, 2015 03:29 PM
Kids’ Healthy Mouths Campaign Celebrates National Brush Day® on November 1st
 
Oct 15, 2015 03:24 PM
To help ward off cavities, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, reminds parents and caregivers that it is important to pay attention to the types of treats children eat this Halloween. Each year Americans spend nearly $9 billion on candy. In October, much of that candy ends up on the teeth of the 41 million trick-or-treating children ages 5 – 14 across the U.S.1 However, the AAPD wants parents to know that when it comes to keeping ​
 
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) sent a letter to the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, urging the Center to require states to make the 2017 essential health benefit benchmark plans more transparent in regards to pediatric dental benefits.
 
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