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On December 12-13, 2014 the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed the massive “cromnibus” $1.1 trillion bill to fund the federal government for fiscal year (FY) 2015. The government is operating under a CR through December 17 until the President signs the bill.
 
The AAPD and CMS have partnered in the past to provide members with webinars that provide a comprehensive overview of Medicaid program integrity, common compliance vulnerabilities, and benefits derived from developing or improving a compliance program. The AAPD has also worked closely with CMS and the ADA on compliance issues to help ensure that provider audits are fair and reasonable.
 
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Dec 03, 2014 08:45 PM
The Emerald City and high-quality CE! Click here to register for the meeting, social events and additional programming which includes the Preconference Course for the entire office on Thursday, May 21, Start Monday Smiling, Not Stressing. Join us for exclusive access to the Space Needle, EMP Museum, and Chihuly Gardens at the Welcome Reception on Thursday, May 21. Outstanding educational speakers, Pike Place Market, The Space Needle, this is sure to be a meeting you won't want to miss! Don't mis​
 
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Nov 13, 2014 05:16 PM
AAPD is now accepting abstracts for the My Kid's Dentist Research Poster Competition and NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) Competition which will take place during the AAPD 2015 Annual Session, May 21-24, 2015 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle, Wash.
 
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Earlier this year the Minnesota State Dental Board and the Minnesota Department of Health released a report entitled "Early Impacts of Dental Therapists in Minnesota."
 
Oct 21, 2014 07:14 PM
Catherine Saint Louis of the New York Times featured AAPD members in a story on children with autism in relation to dental care titled, “For Children with Autism, Opening a Door to Dental Care.” In addition to a quote from AAPD CEO Dr. John Rutkauskas, the article also included a video and showcased AAPD members Drs. David Tesini, Amy L. Luedemann-Lazar, Cavan Brunsden and Linda P. Nelson.
 
Oct 17, 2014 05:29 PM
Children from low-income families who receive care at the Ricardo Salinas Pediatric Dental Clinic on San Antonio’s West Side will benefit from a five-year, $375,000 Access to Care Grant from Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children. The grant was awarded to the School of Dentistry at the UT Health Science Center San Antonio, which provides the dental care at the clinic.
 
Oct 16, 2014 05:09 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, is encouraging parents and caregivers to enjoy a Mouth Monster-free Halloween. Whether your kids are attending Halloween parties or trick or treating in the neighborhood, keep on the lookout for ghosts, goblins and worst of all, Mouth Monsters. Sweets can still be part of the Halloween fun as long as parents and caregivers help their children practice moderation and proper oral hygiene to keep th​
 
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Oct 10, 2014 09:07 PM
Dental coding for your practice has never been more stress-free! New and revised codes are effective January 1, 2015. The AAPD Coding and Insurance Manual 2015 gives pediatric dental staff a resource to code and document services accurately for claim submissions and dental records. Relying on old information often leads to unexpected claim denials and reimbursement delays. Dental procedure codes in practice management systems or dental benefit plans may be incomplete and hamper your efforts to​
 
Oct 10, 2014 02:25 PM
Kids’ Healthy Mouths PSA Campaign Continues to Encourage Parents to Make Sure Their Kids Brush Two Minutes, Twice a Day
 
Sep 18, 2014 04:37 PM
AAPD President Dr. Edward Moody was interviewed by Maria Masters for a news brief on how to prevent tooth decay in kids. According to the article:
 
Aug 25, 2014 02:52 PM
AAPD President Dr. Edward Moody and Dr. Rhea Haugseth were interviewed by Gracie Bonds with the Atlanta Journal Constitution for a story on how baby teeth shouldn’t be ignored. The article highlights multiple AAPD campaign key messages and references the "State of Little Teeth Report."
 
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Chelsea Knorr, editor of Dentaltown Magazine, spoke with Dr. Warren A. Brill, immediate past president of the AAPD to learn more about the Monster-Free Mouths Movement -- an educational campaign that addresses the nationwide threat to children's oral health.
 
Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the Medicare Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) program was extended to Medicaid. The RAC program allows private contractors to demand patient records and conduct audits on providers while retaining a percentage of any refunds collected.
 
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AAPD Presentations Submission Deadline is September 8, 2014. 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 Seattle, May 21-24, 2015!
 
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Jul 14, 2014 08:16 PM
Take a look at the photos of highlights of the 2014 Annual Session in Boston! Simply visit to view and print the pictures!
 
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Jul 02, 2014 03:32 PM
AAPD President, Dr. Edward Moody issued a statement to Dr.Bicuspid.com regarding last week’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) safety alert that oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.
 
Jun 18, 2014 04:25 PM
AAPD’s Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grants Program was named one of ASAE’s 2014 Power of A Gold Awardees. The Power of A Awards recognize a select number of organizations annually that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world.
 
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Jun 13, 2014 08:31 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 its 2014 Annual Session in Boston. Included in the list of winners are Drs. Beverly A. Largent, Paul A. Kennedy, Jr., Anupama R. Tate, John A. Hendry, Amr M. Moursi, Jerome B. Miller, Brian S. Martin, James A. Coll, Alison D. Campbell and Natalia I. Chalmers.
 
The U.S. Supreme Court recently accepted a certiorari petition to hear the case of The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. Federal Trade Commission. The AAPD contributed to the cost of and joined an Amici Curiae (friends of the court) legal brief in support of the North Carolina Dental Board. The brief was filed on May 30, 2014, and the Supreme Court is expected to hear oral arguments in the case this fall. Other organizations joining the brief include the American Dental Associ​
 
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