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Feb 19, 2015 09:24 PM
As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Campaign Announces Video Contest Winners, Texting Challenge and Revamped Mobile App To coincide with National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives are extending their successful Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign to encourage children to brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Beginning today and continuing throughout February, the campaign will announce the winners of a nation​
 
On February 9, 2015, the AAPD, along with the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and the American Association for Dental Research, communicated FY 2016 oral health funding priorities to the chairs and ranking minority members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies. This request includes the AAPD’s top funding priority, $10 million for pediatric dentistry training under ​
 
Feb 09, 2015 06:23 PM
Dr. Edward Moody, AAPD President contributed a bylined article to BabyCenter titled, “Teething 101: Tips from a dentist and dad,” as part of our National Children’s Dental Health Month outreach.
 
Feb 02, 2015 10:26 PM
February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and the AAPD invites parents and caregivers to fight the leading chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S.: tooth decay. As “The Big Authority on Little Teeth,” AAPD recommends fighting the Mouth Monsters by following these three steps: Establish a Dental Home – or home base – for your child’s oral health care by finding a local pediatric dentist. Help your child develop healthy oral habits early, by brushing as soon as the first​
 
Download the AAPD’s 2015 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.
 
Almost a decade after the original lawsuit was filed and three years after the trial was completed, U.S. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan has ruled that the Florida Medicaid program violates federal law. The lawsuit was brought by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. See the article below by Dr. Bicuspid as well as additional background on the case. Pediatric dentist and Medicaid dental expert Dr. James J. Crall was a cri​
 
Jan 06, 2015 03:39 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, announced that Robin Wright, Ph.D., has been named assistant director of the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center.
 
On December 12-13, 2014 the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed the massive “cromnibus” $1.1 trillion bill to fund the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2015. The government is operating under a CR through December 17 until the President signs the bill.
 
The AAPD and CMS have partnered in the past to provide members with webinars that provide a comprehensive overview of Medicaid program integrity, common compliance vulnerabilities, and benefits derived from developing or improving a compliance program. The AAPD has also worked closely with CMS and the ADA on compliance issues to help ensure that provider audits are fair and reasonable.
 
Dec 03, 2014 08:45 PM
The Emerald City and high-quality CE! Click here to register for the meeting, social events and additional programming which includes the Preconference Course for the entire office on Thursday, May 21, Start Monday Smiling, Not Stressing. Join us for exclusive access to the Space Needle, EMP Museum, and Chihuly Gardens at the Welcome Reception on Thursday, May 21. Outstanding educational speakers, Pike Place Market, The Space Needle, this is sure to be a meeting you won't want to miss! Don't mis​
 
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.
 
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