2017 General Assembly Documents

Reminder: These documents do not constitute an official AAPD oral health policy or clinical guideline until approved by the General Assembly. Circulation is limited to AAPD members.

Revised or Reaffirmed Definitions, Oral Health Policies, and Clinical Guidelines

a.   Definition of Dental Disability

b.   Policy on Child Identification Programs

c.   Policy on Emergency Oral Care for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Persons with Special Health Care Needs

d.   Policy on Dietary Recommendations for Infants, Children, and Adolescents

e.   Policy on the Role of Dental Prophylaxis in Pediatric Dentistry

f.    Policy on Acute Pediatric Dental Pain Assessment and Management

g.   Policy on Third Party Fee Capping of Non-Covered Services

h.   Policy on Mandatory School-entrance Oral Health Examinations

i.    Policy on Snacks and Beverages Sold in Schools

j.    Policy on the Use of Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia in the Pediatric Dental Office

k.   Policy on Interim Therapeutic Restorations (ITR)

l.    Policy on Model Dental Benefits for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Individuals with Special Health Care Needs

m. Policy on the Use of Lasers for Pediatric Dental Patients

n.  Policy on Using Harvested Dental Stem Cells

o.  Guideline on Use of Anesthesia Personnel in the Administration of Office-Based Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia to the Pediatric Dental Patient

p.  Guideline on Record-keeping

q.  Guideline on Protective Stabilization for Pediatric Dental Patients

  

Revised or Reaffirmed Endorsements

a.  American Academy of Pediatrics/American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Clinical Report-Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect

c.  Guideline on Prescribing Dental Radiographs for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Persons with Special Health Care Needs

  

New Definitions, Oral Health Policies, and Clinical Guidelines

a.  Policy on Third-party Reimbursement for Management of Patients with Special Health Care Needs

b.  Policy on the Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride for Pediatric Dental Patients

c.  Policy on Social Determinants of Children’s Oral Health and Health Disparities

d.  Policy on Human Papilloma Virus Vaccinations