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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
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 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.
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