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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 campaign is featured on AOL under the “Cause of the Day” section which can be accessed at, 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
Jan 28, 2013 09:41 PM
AAPD President Joel H. Berg was interviewed by Julie Revelant with 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, 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.
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