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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.
Oct 24, 2013 03:44 PM
Kevin Henry with Contemporary Pediatrics Magazine interviewed AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill about the disconnect between general pediatric care and dental care, and why it’s important to collaborate with physicians to improve the overall health of your pediatric patients. The interview was featured in their October edition of the magazine and includes an article titled, “Children’s Oral Health.” The article mentions some surprising statistics, including the fact that 89 percent of children saw​
Oct 15, 2013 08:32 PM
Jennifer Larson with referenced AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill and Immediate Past-President Dr. Joel Berg about 10 things your pediatric dentist wants parents and caregivers to know. With Halloween around the corner, your children shouldn’t be afraid of visiting the dentist. The best way to spook your child’s fear of visiting the is by preparing them and letting them know what to expect.
Oct 09, 2013 02:00 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, today unveiled its new tagline, “America’s Pediatric Dentists, The Big Authority on Little Teeth,” targeted to the lay public. This new consumer branding campaign is an effort to better connect with parents and caregivers and educate them on the critical need for early check-ups and regular oral care for children. The new brand identity is the start of a consumer-focused effort that will include ​
Oct 08, 2013 04:09 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, is reminding parents and caregivers that moderation is the key in keeping children, and their mouths, healthy for the Halloween holiday. According to an October 31, 2012, infographic from Retail TouchPoints, “Americans spend nearly $2 billion on Halloween candy, which makes up eight percent of the U.S. sweet sales.” Given the popularity and prevalence of candy during the Halloween holiday, it’s i​
Sep 23, 2013 02:37 PM
AAPD CEO Dr. John S. Rutkauskas was interviewed and featured in Mediaplanet Publishing’s 12-page oral health supplement that appeared in the September 20, 2013 issue of USA Today in the following cities—Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia.
Sep 19, 2013 03:23 PM
The Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) announces the fifth CMS Learning Lab: Improving Oral Health Through Access, Dental Sealants: An Effective State Strategy to Prevent Dental Caries in Children.
Sep 12, 2013 07:11 PM
Jillian Amodio, contributor to interviewed AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill about the impending Halloween holiday. Brill shared tips to parents and caregivers about how to limit the sugar high for your kids and how to manage the candy in your home during Halloween and the rest of the year. One of the important tips to keep in mind is controlling what kind of sugar your kids get and what form it comes in.
Sep 11, 2013 07:47 PM
AAPD presentations submission deadline extended to Monday, September 16. 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 Boston, May 22-25, 2014!
Aug 29, 2013 04:21 PM
New Survey Reveals that More Parents Report Their Children Brushing Their Teeth for Two Minutes, Twice a Day
The AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center’s (POHRPC) most recent technical brief addresses the topic of patient-centered care in the context of increasing rates of dental caries in pre-school children, limited resources and a potential increase in patient demand due to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act.
Aug 01, 2013 08:31 PM
AAPD Presentations Submission Deadline is September 9, 2013. 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 Boston, May 22-25, 2014!
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