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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, 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,, 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 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.
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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.
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