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Each May, the AAPD Annual Session provides scientific programs, practice management information, the latest on clinical techniques, policy-making involvement for the specialty, plus fellowship and networking with professional colleagues.
Future Annual Sessions are as follows:
77th Annual Session
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
May 23-26, 2024
78th Annual Session
May 22-25, 2025
79th Annual Session
Las Vegas, Nev.
May 21-24, 2026
80th Annual Session
May 27-30, 2027
To keep members up-to-date with current trends in technology, practice tools and other areas critical to pediatric dentistry, the AAPD provides a variety of continuing education courses, webinars and seminars for members at discounted prices. The AAPD-sponsored courses are presented throughout the year and offer practical information for pediatric dentists, academicians, researchers and the dental team.
AAPD is a recognized ADA CERP Provider.
Pediatric Dentistry is the leading and most informative didactic publication in the specialty. Distributed on a bimonthly basis, Pediatric Dentistry features numerous scientific articles, case reports and abstracts. You can search for articles, browse the journal archives (back to 1978) or view the current issue.
In 2007, the oldest journal on oral health for children became the first journal on children’s oral health to be exclusively online. The Journal of Dentistry for Children covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner to studies on child behavior and growth and development. It also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
Compiled by the AAPD Council on Postdoctoral Education for programs, and updated biannually, the Core Curriculum Reading List is a reference list of more than 200 articles on Diagnosis and Treatment Planning, Prevention, Growth and Development and Orthodontics, Special Care for Special Patients, Sedation and General Anesthesia, Restorative Dentistry, Pulp Therapy, Trauma, and Behavior Guidance.
Receive CE credits through Pediatric Dentistry, the scientific journal of AAPD. Simply read articles in each issue, answer questions correctly and receive CE credits. It is that easy!
The Journal CE Program is available in the Education Passport. The Journal CE package provides up to 24 CE credits, and you can take the quizzes any time, because the package is available to you for 3 years. Tests are posted when the journal issue is available.
Updated annually, and included as issue #6 in the Pediatric Dentistry journal, this publication contains the AAPD’s clinical practice guidelines, oral health policies and additional information pertinent to the practice of pediatric dentistry. The AAPD’s clearly identified positions on oral health policies for infants, children, adolescents and patients with special health care needs are reviewed and revised on a regular basis.
The AAPD Reference Manual App is available on your mobile device. You can now take the 400+ pages of information with you wherever you go.
The AAPD Education Passport was created to fit your busy lifestyle! With the Education Passport, we’ve made it easy for you to fulfill your continuing education needs. Access recorded courses and webinars at your own pace and earn continuing education from the office, on the road or even in the comfort of your own home.
Join AAPD leaders, experts in the field of pediatric dentistry and other professionals for little teeth, BIG Smiles. We’ll be discussing scientific, clinical and the most up-to-date, relevant information out there for anyone and everyone in the pediatric dental community. Topics include, but are not limited to SDF, Behavior Management, Practice Management, Trauma and more. little teeth, BIG Smiles is just getting started! Be sure to subscribe and stay up to date on all of the most recent episodes!
Your favorite podcast host, Dr. Joel Berg, is back with AAPD’s newest Podcast Series, Newly Erupted! Created for residents and early career dentists, this series aims to focus on topics that will help you kick start your career in the dental field, all handpicked by residents themselves!
The 5th Edition Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry is the premier reference for pediatric dentists and other health professionals. Designed to serve as a quick reference guide, the handbook is a must-have addition to every practice. The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry has been completely revised and updated to present the most up-to-date information in a quick reference format. Each chapter also suggests readings and useful Web sites for additional information. This 5th edition of the handbook is available as a mobile application too (compatible with iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch or Android mobile devices).
Dental coding for your practice has never been more stress-free! The Coding and Insurance Manual gives pediatric dental staff a resource to code and document services accurately for claim submissions and dental records. Designed for daily use in every pediatric dental practice, this comprehensive resource provides a detailed “go to“ place for staff by providing answers to many of their questions. Improved organization and handy tables allow users to find information more quickly, and make correct coding easier for everyone. Includes ADA and CMS claim form with detailed instructions for completion.
Through input from the AAPD Council on Dental Benefit Programs, members can become involved in the decision-making process regarding benefits and reimbursement for pediatric dental procedures, as well as dental coding issues. For further information, please contact Dental Benefits Consultant Jim Nickman at (773) 938-4760 or email@example.com.
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The AAPD publishes brochures, visual reference cards, and other useful materials to inform your patients and their families of pediatric dental issues and the services you provide. All are available for purchase at a discounted member price in the online store.
The consumer-focused site, MyChildrensTeeth.org, educates parents and caregivers about AAPD policies and recommendations in features catering to the layperson.
To address the nation-wide threat of tooth decay to children’s health, the AAPD launched the Monster-Free Mouths Movement, an educational campaign to arm parents and caregivers with important tools and information to help fight tooth decay, also known as the Mouth Monsters. Parents and caregivers can go to MyChildrensTeeth.org to find tips and tools to teach their children about their teeth in a fun way, including the whimsical Mouth Monsters characters—
This e-toolkit contains downloadable materials and resources that can be tailored to use in your practice to engage with your current families and patients and to drive local awareness about your practice.
The e-toolkit will be updated with new resources based on approaching holidays and milestones, such as National Children’s Dental Health Month, so remember to come back for timely and relevant materials.
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