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The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) sent a letter to the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, urging the Center to require states to make the 2017 essential health benefit benchmark plans more transparent in regards to pediatric dental benefits.
Sep 23, 2015 07:21 PM
AAPD national spokesperson Dr. Sarat Thikkurissy was interviewed by Christie Aschwanden for a story on sedation dentistry that appeared in the health and science section of the Washington Post. According to the article:
As reported in the May 2015 PDT, based on a significant challenge posed by a Medicaid Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) in Nebraska that impacted all Medicaid participating dentists in the state , the Nebraska Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the Nebraska Dental Association (NDA) pursued RAC Audit reform legislation. Legislative bill 315 was introduced, followed by a legislative hearing. During the February 18, 2015 hearing on this bill, both pediatric and general dentists testified including ​
Sep 02, 2015 07:36 PM
After several implementation delays, ICD-10 diagnostic codes will be a mandate when filing dental claims for some commercial carriers and some state Medicaid plans. ICD-10 CM is the latest version of the disease classification used in the United States to record many types of health and vital records, including death certificates. The primary purpose of ICD clinical modification codes is for epidemiological tracking of illness and injury. In health care, diagnosis codes are used as a tool to gro​
Aug 25, 2015 04:27 PM
AAPD President Dr. Robert Delarosa was interviewed by Lisa Esposito for an article titled, “13 Tips for Getting Kids Health-Ready for Back to School.” According to the article:
On June 22, 2015, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) along with the Connecticut State Dental Association, Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentists, Connecticut Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American Dental Association, Walgreen Co., and ATG Connecticut petitioned a Connecticut state appellate court for permission to file an amici curiae (friends of the court) brief in a case involving state Medicaid dental auditing practices. The request was granted and the brief w​
Jul 29, 2015 03:46 PM
Dr. Robert Delarosa is the new AAPD president and lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife and two children. In addition to golfing, scuba diving and traveling, one of his biggest passions is caring for the health of little teeth. As a pediatric dentist and father of twins, Delarosa shares his expert advice on taking care of those pearly whites.
Based on the AAPD’s success in obtaining directed funding of $10 million for pediatric dentistry training in the fiscal year (FY) 2015 federal budget, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) recently awarded a number of new postdoctoral and predoctoral grants to support training of pediatric dentists and to better train general dentists in treating children. For more background on the Title VII health professions training program for pediatric dentistry, see:​
On July 24, 2015, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) filed joint comments on proposed regulations of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Managed Care contracting and comprehensive quality strategies. This is an important issue because many states are moving to managed care contracts for Medicaid and CHIP services, including dental (although dentists may st​
Jul 27, 2015 03:29 PM
Submit your affiliate and alumni function request form now for AAPD 2016 in San Antonio. Click here for the form.
Jul 08, 2015 08:26 PM
AAPD Presentations Submission Deadline is September 14, 2015. Are you the go-to person in your area for a particular treatment or method? Do you have something cutting-edge that you’d like to share with the pediatric dentist community? Have you been dying to speak at an AAPD program? Start now by submitting your submission today and earn your spot at the AAPD 2016!
Jun 24, 2015 03:24 PM
The ‘This is AAPD Video’ created for the AAPD 2015 Keynote Session highlights the core of what AAPD is about: advocacy, membership, education and providing dental homes to those in need. This fast-paced video is an additional resource for you in your community.
A strange thing is happening in the community of families, advocates, and pediatric dental providers serving those among us who have special needs. What once could be described as a system working together to help those with disabilities achieve oral health now seems to have members pitted against one another. At risk is the breakdown of a care system that seemed to work, at least for children. For example:
Jun 03, 2015 09:01 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, announced this year’s winners of several prestigious awards at AAPD 2015 in Seattle. Included in the list of winners are Drs. Paul A. Reggiardo, Janice A. Townsend, Charles E. “Bud” Conklin, Sara L. Filstrup, Lynn K. Fujimoto and Arthur J. Nowak.
May 26, 2015 02:00 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, inducted the new president and other officers and trustees for the new AAPD board of trustees in Seattle, Wash., on May 24, 2015. Robert L. Delarosa, D.D.S., President. Delarosa is the founding partner in a group private practice in Baton Rouge, La. He is a graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry and received his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Te​
May 22, 2015 03:00 PM
Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), announced today from its AAPD 2015 meeting in Seattle that it will partner with 22 organizations this year and provide an unprecedented $1.1 million grant dollars for underserved children to have a Dental Home. Since 2010, HSHC has donated more than $3 million in support of access to care initiatives helping more than 290,000 children in 26 states.
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May 07, 2015 08:04 PM
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The potential benefits of a collaborative approach to care must be weighed against such possible disadvantages as training time, turf wars and quality concerns before the implementation of interprofessional education (IPE) programs. The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) recent report1 on interprofessional education comes at an opportune time as more and more institutions look to collaborative practice models within the health professional education system. The lack of evidentiary studies, the call f​
Apr 29, 2015 03:35 PM
Dr. Edward Moody participated as a guest blogger for an article that discusses findings from the recent CDC report, Dental Caries and Sealant Prevalence in Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011–2012, which notes tooth decay might be declining among 2 – 5 year olds and shows that disparities still exist in dental care. The piece also discusses dental sealants, oral health tips for teenagers and directs readers to further resources by linking to
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