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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
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​
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