AAPD Teams up with Other National Organizations to Promote Facial Safety in April

April 3, 2019

ROSEMONT, Ill., April 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Six national organizations are teaming up in April for National Facial Protection Month to promote the use of protective gear – such as mouth guards and helmets – to prevent dental and facial injuries resulting from sports and recreational activities.

AAPD Response to CDC Study: Use of Toothpaste and Toothbrushing Patterns Among Children and Adolescents

Feb. 6, 2019

On Friday, Feb. 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a study examining the use of toothpaste and toothbrushing patterns among children and adolescents in the United States from 2013-2016. 

The State of Little Teeth: Second Edition

Feb. 6, 2019

Your BIG AUTHORITY on little teeth just released the second edition of the "State of Little Teeth Report" which draws on the latest scientific research and best available expertise to examine challenges facing the oral health of our children and what we can do about them.

AAPD President Participates in National Satellite Media Tour

Feb. 1, 2019

On January 31st, Dr. Joe Castellano fielded 27 television and radio interviews over a 5 hour time span in honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month.  

AAPD Vice President Interviewed on Measles Outbreak

Jan, 28, 2019

Dr. Jessica Lee spoke to ADA News for a story titled, “Dental office among sites involved in measles cluster.” The story address how measles appeared in the news following reported outbreaks this month in the Northwest.

AAPD Member Introduces Mouth Monster Truck to Patients

Jan. 7, 2019

Dr. Jarod Johnson was interviewed by WQAD News 8 regarding his new ride for patients at UnityPoint Health Trinity in Muscatine, Iowa.

AAPD, NYAPD and The Greater NY Dental Meeting to co-host Pediatric Dentistry Summit

Nov. 19, 2018

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, and the New York Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (NYAPD) announce the second Pediatric Dentistry Summit to be held at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) from November 24 to November 27, 2018.

How to Have a Mouth-Monster-Free Halloween

Oct. 17, 2018

Halloween is known for monsters, but not everyone is aware of the Mouth Monsters! The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, wants to help all children avoid the Mouth Monsters this Halloween.

New Survey by America’s Pediatric Dentists Highlights Gaps in Oral Health Knowledge and Generational Differences in Caring for Little Teeth

Oct. 3, 2018

 A new national survey conducted on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) reveals nearly three quarters (74 percent) of U.S. parents do not take their child to the dentist by their first birthday, the age recommended by AAPD. Of the quarter of parents (26 percent) who do take their child to the dentist by their first birthday, millennial parents (29 percent) are more likely to take their child to the dentist by age 1 than any other generation. 

AAPD President Contributes Article on the Value of Back-to-School Appointments

Aug. 16, 2018

Dr. Joe Castellano submitted an article to Dr.Bicuspid.com reminding parents and pediatric patients to focus on their oral healthcare. * A free account must be created to view the article*

AAPD Immediate Past President in Family Circle Magazine

July 6, 2018

Dr. Jim Nickman was interviewed by Arricca SanSone for an article titled, "First Aid Advice for Nurse Mom." He was asked to respond to the question—"Your son just knocked out a permanent tooth while horsing around with friends. What do you do first?" 

AAPD Names New Editor-in-Chief

June 6, 2018

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, appointed Noel K. Childers, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., as its new Editor-in-Chief. Childers succeeds N. Sue Seale-Coll, D.D.S., M.S.D., who served as Editor-in-Chief for nine years before retiring. 

AAPD Names New Board Officers and Trustees at AAPD 2018 in Honolulu, Hawaii

May 29, 2018

CHICAGO (May 29, 2018) — The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, inducted the new president and other officers and trustees for the new AAPD Board of Trustees in Honolulu, Hawaii, on May 27, 2018.

AAPD 2018 Recognition Awards

May 25, 2018

We are pleased to announce the AAPD 2018 awards recipients for those going above and beyond in our profession and in our community. We will be celebrating their achievements throughout the Annual Session in Honolulu, Hawaii. 

Celebrate National Facial Protection Month

April 25, 2018

The AAPD, ASD, AAOMS, AAO, ADA co-sponsor National Facial Protection Month annually to encourage parents, caregivers and coaches to prevent sports-related injuries to the head and face by using safety equipment.

AAPD President Interviewed by PopSugar

March 22, 2018

Dr. James Nickman worked with Laurel Niedospial for a story titled, "Everything You Need to Know About Baby Teething — Including How to Soothe the Pain."

AAPD on CNN.com

March 9, 2018

AAPD Chief Policy Officer Dr. Paul Casamassimo was interviewed by Susan Scutti for an article on how the CDC had identified a mystery cluster of deaths among dentists. 

Why Little Teeth Are Such A Big Deal?

Feb. 7, 2018

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, (AAPD) the leading authority on children's oral health, is using February's National Children's Dental Health Month to stress the importance of baby teeth.

AAPD President Participates in National Children’s Dental Health Month Satellite Media Tour

Feb. 1, 2018

On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, Dr. James Nickman completed 28 broadcast media interviews with TV and radio stations coast to coast.

PBS News Hour Covers Silver Diamine Fluoride

Jan. 5, 2018

During the evening PBS NewsHour on Wednesday, January 3rd, special correspondent Cat Wise reported on a new method of treating tooth decay using silver nitrate and how it may make the pain and expense of traditional treatments obsolete. 

AAPD in Mentor Magazine

Dec. 19, 2017

Rebecca Stone interviewed AAPD President Dr. James Nickman and AAPD President-Elect Dr. Joe Castellano for a December article on new products designed to lessen the fears in children of going to the dentist, as well as those that can encourage home care. 

AAPD, NYAPD, and The Greater NY Dental Society to Co-host Pediatric Dentistry Summit

Nov. 20, 2018

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, and the New York Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (NYAPD) announce a Pediatric Dentistry Summit to be held at the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM) on November 28, 2017.

AAPD Provides Insight into Sedation/General Anesthesia in Pediatric Dentistry

Oct. 30, 2017

AAPD national spokesperson Dr. Sarat Thikkurissy contributed an article to SHIFT Magazine, by SPRIG, addressing the issues surrounding sedation/general anesthesia in pediatric dentistry, current AAPD guidelines/recommendations, and more.

AAPD’s First-Ever Guideline on SDF Featured on Dr.Bicuspid.com

Oct. 23, 2017

AAPD President Dr. James Nickman and lead guideline author Dr. Yasmi Crystal, were interviewed by Editor in Chief Tony Edwards to address how the AAPD guideline recommends silver diamine fluoride, or SDF, to treat active cavities in pediatric and special needs patients, likely leading to broader adoption of the treatment.

AAPD Encourages Parents to Be Aware of Mouth Monsters this Halloween

The AAPD has issued a Halloween press release providing quick tips and guidance for parents to help their children enjoy Halloween, while also keeping little teeth healthy.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Issues the First-Ever Evidence-Based Guideline for Using Silver Diamine Fluoride to Treat Cavities

Oct. 11, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) issued the first-ever evidence-based guideline on the use of silver diamine fluoride to treat cavities in pediatric patients, based on a systematic review of research from 1969-2016. 

AAPD Featured in New York Times Story on Dental Sedation

Aug. 24, 2017

Catherine Saint Louis with The New York Times interviewed AAPD Chief Policy Officer of the Pediatric Oral Health & Research Center, Dr. Paul Casamassimo (Ohio), Dr. Deborah Studen-Pavlovich (Penn.) and Dr. Jeannette MacLean (Ariz.) for a story on sedating children for dental work. 

AAPD President Featured in Teeth Whitening Story

Aug. 8, 2017

Victoria Fletcher of Raconteur interviewed AAPD President Dr. James Nickman on his thoughts regarding teeth whitening for today’s youth.

AAPD President Featured on Dr.Bicuspid.com

July 13, 2017

AAPD was asked by Tony Edwards, Editor in Chief of Dr.Bicuspid.com, to contribute a response to Megyn Kelly’s segment, "Children at Risk? Kids and Sedation at the Dentist’s Office. " As a result, AAPD President Dr. Jim Nickman submitted a Second Opinion Piece that appeared online on the website, Thursday, July 13.

AAPD Honors Award Winners

May 26, 2017

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, announced this year’s winners of several prestigious awards during AAPD’s record-breaking 2017 meeting in National Harbor, Md.

AAPD President Interviewed by NBC News

July 7, 2017

AAPD President Dr. Jim Nickman was interviewed by Linda Carroll of NBC News for a story titled, "9 Questions to ask your dentist before your kids go under sedation." This story was posted to The Today Show website. 

AAPD President Speaks to CNN.com

April 27, 2017

Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed by Susan Scutti of CNN.com for a story titled, "Are baby, wisdom teeth the next wave in stem cell treatment?"

AAPD President Featured in New York Times

April 5, 2017

Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed by Rachel Rabkin Peachman of the New York Times for an article on the evolution of pediatric policies regarding gum chewing. 

Five Dental Organizations Team Up For National Facial Protection Month

April 3, 2017

April is National Facial Protection Month, and five dental organizations are teaming up to educate the public about how to protect against facial injuries while participating in sports.

AAPD and ADA Reaffirm Importance of Early Childhood Dental Visits

March 1, 2017

 In light of a recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the American Dental Association (ADA) today reaffirmed their strong support for early dental visits to prevent childhood tooth decay.

AAPD President Contributes Guest Editorials for NCDHM

Feb. 22, 2017

Dr. Jade Miller was featured as a guest columnist in both Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and Decisions in Dentistry’s February issues centered around National Children’s Dental Health. 

AAPD President Featured on FoxNews.com

Feb. 14, 2017

Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed by Julie Revelant of FoxNews.com for an article titled "Can banking baby teeth treat diabetes?" 

What You Don't Know About Your Child's Teeth Could Be Hurting Them

Feb. 1, 2017

Nearly one in three children ages two to five years old in the U.S. are affected by tooth decay. February is National Children's Dental Health Month and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is sharing tips and tricks for parents on how to help their kids avoid tooth decay and cavities.

AAPD Featured in Mentor Magazine

Jan 11, 2017

AAPD national spokespeople Drs. John Liu and Sarat Thikkurissy were interviewed and quoted in the January issue for a story on strategies in pain and behavior management that can be successfully implemented in a pediatric dental setting.

AAPD’s State of Little Teeth Report: An Examination of the Epidemic of Tooth Decay Among our Youngest Children

Jan. 28, 2014

AAPD’s first-ever State of Little Teeth Report examines the epidemic of tooth decay among our youngest children. Among the issues it examines are: who is most likely to suffer from tooth decay, what are the immediate and long-term health, social and economic effects, why this epidemic is occurring, and solutions for halting the increase of tooth decay in little teeth.