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Apr 01, 2013 02:00 PM
Experts offer critical advice on protecting children and young adults from dental and facial injuries​
Pediatric Sedation Emergencies: Can They Be Avoided? June 7, 2013 at 1 PM EDT (90 minutes) Missed the last Contemporary Sedation course and need continuing education credits to satisfy your state requirements? Join Dr. Stephen Wilson as he discusses emergencies and possible etiologies that may occur during sedation of children for a dental procedure.
Mar 07, 2013 04:24 PM
While brushing may not be the ultimate favorite thing for a kid to do, Dr. Edward Moody shares a few fun tips with for parents and caregivers to make brushing fun. To maintain your child’s teeth healthy and cavity free, you can start by following one of the fun tips and take advantage of those natural copycat tendencies.
Mar 04, 2013 03:33 PM
In the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), investigators from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, present a study titled, “State Medicaid Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment Guidelines: Adherence to Professionally Recommended Best Oral Health Practices.” The report is the first to provide an assessment of each state’s compliance with recommended best practices for infants and to​
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.
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