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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
Apr 29, 2015 02:34 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, will host AAPD 2015 in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center from May 21-24, 2015. More than 5,000 participants are registered for this year’s event.
Apr 01, 2015 05:20 PM
Calling all MVPs, team captains, full roster players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers. Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind everyone to play it safe during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game. Take five, and take in these five simple safety tips.
The AAPD recently joined more than 1,500 organizations in sending a letter to congressional leadership urging action this year to protect the millions of children who get their health care through the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The letter was coordinated by the bipartisan national children’s advocacy organization First Focus and signed by national, state, and local organizations, including organizations in every state. When over 200 pediatric dentists and pediatric dental resid​
Mar 09, 2015 08:04 PM
Dr. Paul Casamassimo was interviewed by Tony Edwards, editor in chief of, for a March 6 story regarding the recent CDC caries report. According to the article: "The changes in the rates of dental caries are in a positive direction," he "There's been a reduction in the suffering and treatment burden on families and children, so we're pleased the trend is going in that direction." This reduction in the caries rate is something of a validation of the work the d​
Mar 05, 2015 09:57 PM
CHICAGO (March 5, 2015) — The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, provided commentary on the report, Dental Caries and Sealant Prevalence in Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011-2012, by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, CDC and the National Center for Health Statistics.
Feb 25, 2015 09:05 PM
AAPD President Dr. Ed Moody was interviewed and quoted in a story by Julie Revelant titled, “7 Mistakes Parents Make With Their Kids’ Teeth.”
Feb 19, 2015 09:24 PM
As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Campaign Announces Video Contest Winners, Texting Challenge and Revamped Mobile App To coincide with National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives are extending their successful Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign to encourage children to brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Beginning today and continuing throughout February, the campaign will announce the winners of a nation​
On February 9, 2015, the AAPD, along with the American Dental Association, American Dental Education Association, and the American Association for Dental Research, communicated FY 2016 oral health funding priorities to the chairs and ranking minority members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and related agencies. This request includes the AAPD’s top funding priority, $10 million for pediatric dentistry training under ​
Feb 09, 2015 06:23 PM
Dr. Edward Moody, AAPD President contributed a bylined article to BabyCenter titled, “Teething 101: Tips from a dentist and dad,” as part of our National Children’s Dental Health Month outreach.
Feb 02, 2015 10:26 PM
February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and the AAPD invites parents and caregivers to fight the leading chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S.: tooth decay. As “The Big Authority on Little Teeth,” AAPD recommends fighting the Mouth Monsters by following these three steps: Establish a Dental Home – or home base – for your child’s oral health care by finding a local pediatric dentist. Help your child develop healthy oral habits early, by brushing as soon as the first​
Download the AAPD’s 2015 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
Almost a decade after the original lawsuit was filed and three years after the trial was completed, U.S. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan has ruled that the Florida Medicaid program violates federal law. The lawsuit was brought by the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. See the article below by Dr. Bicuspid as well as additional background on the case. Pediatric dentist and Medicaid dental expert Dr. James J. Crall was a cri​
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