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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.
Dec 11, 2012 05:55 PM
In a segment, titled, “Kids’ Dental Clinic Fields New Complaints,” an NBC News investigation of the performance of Small Smiles' 63 dental clinics over the last three years found repeated allegations of substandard work and unnecessary procedures which drove up the cost to taxpayers. The allegations came from anguished parents, government investigators and former employees around the country. Such practices violate a settlement the company reached with the Justice Department in January 2010, fo​
Dec 07, 2012 05:17 PM
Dr. John S. Rutkauskas, chief executive officer of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), was selected as the 2012 recipient of the Outstanding Public Advocacy Award on behalf of the Friends of the National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research (FNIDCR). The award was presented to Rutkauskas during FNIDCR’s Annual Conference and Awards Dinner for its members and friends, including distinguished leaders from across the U.S., Canada and abroad, on December 6 at the Marriott Hote​
Dec 04, 2012 08:26 PM
Disney and CE! Click here to register online now for the meeting, social events and additional programming which includes a Preconference course on Thursday, May 23, titled: "Pulp Therapy and Trauma". Don't miss the keynote address on Friday, May 24; Chef Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef who has thrilled the food scene with a blend of culture and artistic excellence. From the education to the theme parks, this is sure to be a thrilling meeting!
Nov 29, 2012 10:14 PM
Yahoo! Health posted the following story about dental decay and children’s oral health from the Ad Council's survey results. The story's been syndicated a few times, including on WTOP radio’s site.
Nov 29, 2012 09:43 PM
National AAPD spokesperson Dr. Indru C. Punwani and AAPD members Drs. Kristin Elliot, Mira Albert and Mark Cabana are all included in a story on a child’s first dental visit. The story appears in the Health and Wellness section of Hinsdale Magazine, which was posted on November 27.
Oct 29, 2012 09:15 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), in partnership with the American Dental Association (ADA) is piloting a new approach to obtaining pediatric dentists' feedback on key professional issues: an online membership panel. The AAPD strives for data-driven decision-making, and pediatric dentists' input is critical. Taking a panel approach will allow the AAPD to get your input quickly, helping the AAPD make more informed decisions.
Oct 29, 2012 04:07 PM
Recognizing Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children’s (HSHC), the Foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), expanding work supporting initiatives providing oral care for underserved children, SDI North America has kicked off a cause-marketing campaign donating $4 for every purchase of its 50-count packages of Riva glass ionomers.
Oct 12, 2012 04:19 PM
Changes to Maine's access rules for school-based preventive dental care now require public health hygienists to contact a child's dentist if he or she was seen within the past year by the provider. Advocates for children's oral health say the change creates an unnecessary barrier to care, but the dental board says it improves communication between providers.
Oct 12, 2012 04:17 PM
Oral health advocates from around the U.S. converged on Washington, DC, this week to work the halls of Congress, visiting lawmakers and pushing for funding for dental programs and policies.
Oct 12, 2012 04:12 PM
The city council of Phoenix voted September 11 to continue fluoridating the city's water supply. The vote concludes the Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee's consideration of the practice and effectively ends this round of debates over fluoridation in the city.
Oct 09, 2012 03:42 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, is encouraging parents and caregivers to enjoy a happy Halloween by simply brushing their children’s teeth for two minutes, twice a day.
Oct 02, 2012 07:55 PM
There's still time to register for the AAE/AAPD Joint Symposium on Contemporary Management of Traumatic Injuries to the Permanent Dentition.
Oct 01, 2012 07:14 PM
The English and Spanish mobile sites for are officially live! Please check them out when you have a minute, and feel free to share it with colleagues, friends and family.
Sep 21, 2012 02:10 PM
Rebecca Stone with Mentor Magazine spoke to Drs. Berg, Haugseth & Curtis regarding the CDC study on the increase in cavities in preschoolers, as well as the advances in materials and technologies for preventing and treating caries.
Sep 19, 2012 03:35 PM
AAPD President Dr. Joel Berg was quoted in the below article regarding a study from the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine about how physicians are using the well-baby visits to do oral inspection, apply fluoride varnish, counsel parents and refer to dentists when needed.
Sep 10, 2012 04:48 PM
AAPD Presentations Submission Deadline has been extended to September 17, 2012. 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 Orlando, May 23-26, 2013!
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