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Jan 28, 2014 12:31 PM
Approximately 60 Percent of Kids Have Tooth Decay By Age 5; New Report Shows Significant Gaps In Knowledge About Children’s Oral Health
The House and Senate Appropriations Committee leadership on Jan. 13, 2014 released the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, an omnibus agreement providing funding for all 12 spending bills, including Labor-HHS-Education. The AAPD’s top appropriations priority, funding for Title VII pediatric dentistry, received our requested amount of $8 million. The AAPD also worked closely with the ADA to obtain language that prohibits federal funding for dental therapist or other alternative provider de​
Download the AAPD’s 2014 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
Jan 16, 2014 05:34 PM
The deadline for My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition and NuSmile GSRA Poster Competition has been extended until Tuesday, January 21, 2014.
Jan 15, 2014 04:00 PM
Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives Introduce First Free Mobile App, Toothsavers ​
Jan 09, 2014 08:20 PM
The 2014 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 or tablet. 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 08, 2014 06:19 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published the 2013 Health Disparities and Inequalities Report for the United States. Disparities exist when different populations have different health outcomes. According to the report, over the past 10 years, documented disparities have persisted or increased for approximately 93 percent of the Healthy People 2010 objectives. Their analysis of various health-related data sources indicate (the following statements are direct quotes from the report)​
Jan 03, 2014 05:33 PM
AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill, AAPD’s Director of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center Dr. Paul Casamassimo, AAPD National Spokesperson Dr. Martha Ann Keels, and AAPD member Dr. Nuntiya Kakanantadilok were all featured in a story that appeared on about how common mistakes can ruin your teeth. The article was titled "7 Ways You’re Ruining Your Teeth."
On Dec. 18, 2013, the AAPD and the ADA filed joint comments with CMS concerning their proposed rule on benefit and payment parameters for 2015 as they apply to stand-alone dental plan (SADP) coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The proposal would reduce the annual limit on cost-sharing for stand-alone dental plans to $300 for one child and $400 for two or more children, in addition to eliminating the actuarial value (AV) requirements. The AAPD and ADA support affordable dental insura​
Dec 16, 2013 09:22 PM
Mentor Magazine featured AAPD President Warren Brill in their Closing Pitch section about his career path in pediatric dentistry. Brill discovered his passion thanks to clinicians that encouraged him to become a dentist. "I realized that repairing the ravages of time was not nearly as satisfying as being able to help put patients on track to optimum health," Berg recalls, "so pediatrics was the obvious choice.” In fact, Brill was named pediatric dentist of the year by the AAPD in 2009.
Dec 05, 2013 09:04 PM
American history and high-quality CE! Click here to register for the meeting, social events and additional programming which includes the Preconference course on Thursday, May 22, The Pediatric Medicine Update. Don't miss the keynote on Friday, May 23, A Conversation with Henry Winkler. We have secured Fenway Park, home of the 2013 World Series Champions, as the destination for the Welcome Reception on Friday, May 23! From the education to the museums to the enchanting neighborhoods to explore, ​
Dec 05, 2013 05:40 PM
The fourth edition of AAPD Coding and Insurance Manual 2014 is available now. The manual is a comprehensive resource for staying current on the latest dental and medical procedure codes and reporting pediatric dental care services. Save time and resources! Learn helpful tips to coding and reporting patient services.
In Nov. 2013 the AAPD sent letters to legislators in Florida and Ohio in support of pending non-covered services legislation. This legislation would prevent insurers from setting prices for services their plans do not even cover. The AAPD believes such insurance practices hurt access to care and interfere with the patient-doctor relationship. Laws preventing such practices have already been approved in 33 states.
On Nov. 25, 2013, the AAPD and the ADA filed comments with CMS concerning their proposed rule on Basic Health Programs (BHPs). Such programs are an option for states beginning on Jan. 1, 2015, to cover individuals who do not qualify for Medicaid but whose income does not exceed 200 percent of the federal poverty level. BHPs are required to offer the essential health benefits package under the ACA, including a pediatric dental benefit. The ADA and AAPD urged that BHPs address challenges that c​
Nov 26, 2013 03:53 PM
AAPD infographic illustrates state of children’s oral health in the U.S. and potential impact of expanded dental coverage through ACA.
Nov 21, 2013 08:48 PM
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Healthy Kids blog featured Dr. Paul Reggiardo, AAPD national spokesperson, in a Q&A to help inform consumers about the Affordable Care Act and kids’ dental benefits. Pediatric dental benefits are now considered to be one of 10 “essential benefits” plans must provide. With that said, children will either have pediatric dental benefits included in a medical plan package or there will be an option to purchase these benefits separately. That is why Dr. Reggiardo highly re​
Nov 06, 2013 04:40 PM
Updated annually, this publication contains the AAPD’s clinical guidelines, oral health policies and additional information pertinent to the practice of pediatric dentistry.
Nov 06, 2013 04:15 PM
AAPD is now accepting abstracts for the My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition and NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award Competition which will take place during the AAPD 67th Annual Session, May 22-25, 2014 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass. Please indicate whether you want your abstract to be considered for the My Kids Dentist Research Poster Competition, the NuSmile Graduate Student Research Award, or both of the competitions.
Nov 01, 2013 02:56 PM
Dentaltown Magazine featured AAPD’s Foundation, Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) President Dr. Beverly Largent and AAPD Immediate Past-President Dr. Joel Berg in its October issue. In addition, AAPD’s Public Relations Senior Manager Erika Skorupskas was also featured in a story dedicated to an autistic patient and his dental experiences. Check out the various interviews in its October issue:
Oct 30, 2013 02:42 PM
In an effort to help reduce the number of children suffering from painful oral disease, the Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign, a joint effort between The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and the Ad Council, announce National Brush Day™ to reinforce the importance of kids' oral health the day after Halloween.
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