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AAPD Names New Board Officers and Trustees at AAPD 2023 in Orlando
May 31, 2023
CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, installed new board officers and trustees during the AAPD 2023 General Assembly meeting on May 29 in Orlando.
AAPD Honors Awardees at AAPD 2023 in Orlando
May 18, 2023
CHICAGO – The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, will celebrate the 2023 winners of its prestigious awards during the organization’s AAPD 2023 annual meeting in Orlando from May 25-28.
AAPD Names Dr. Chelsea Fosse as Director of Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center
November 1, 2022
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized authority in children’s oral health, today announced the appointment of Dr. Chelsea Fosse as Director of the AAPD Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center (POHRPC).
AAPD Names New Board Officers and Trustees at AAPD 2022 in San Diego
May 29, 2022
SAN DIEGO — 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 San Diego, CA., May 29, 2022.
The Best Toothpastes for Kids in 2022, According to Dentists
April 28, 2022
Experts recommend buying toothpastes for kids with the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance, all of which contain fluoride.
New Brief on Value-Based Care in Pediatric Dentistry, March 2022
April 7, 2022
This new technical brief from the AAPD Policy Center de-mystifies this reimbursement system, defining key terms and describing in detail challenges and cautions in re-engineering the pediatric oral health care system to a VBC model. It proposes 15 recommendations for VBC programs to be successful in providing oral health services for children, and describes the methodology used to determine the most important criteria for a strong pediatric dental model.
Summary of AAPD Efforts to Protect Specialty Advertising
Dec. 30, 2021
Over the past decade, despite the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) legal challenge to state dental boards’ regulatory authority, the AAPD has been proactive in supporting state dental board enforcement of specialty advertising standards.
AAPD President Featured in a Clarksville Now Article
July 12, 2021
AAPD President Dr. Jeannie Beauchamp, a pediatric dentist and owner of Clarksville Pediatric Dentistry, wants parents to know the importance of early dental intervention and keeping a baby’s teeth healthy.
AAPD Names 2021-2022 Board Officers and Trustees at Virtual Annual Session
May 30, 2021
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 on May 30, 2021.
AAPD Honors 2021 Award Winners
May 30, 2021
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, announced this year’s winners of its prestigious awards during the virtual presentation of the AAPD 2021 annual meeting.
NCDHM with AAPD President Dr. Jessica Lee
Feb. 22, 2021
Children’s oral health care is extremely important all year long, but it is great to have an entire month to celebrate all that we know!
AAPD Member Featured in Yahoo Life Article
Jan. 8, 2021
AAPD member Dr. Dionne J. Finlay was recently featured in a Yahoo! Life article titled, "How to Clean Baby Teeth."
AAPD Foundation President Dr. Charlie Czerepak interviewed by WGN-TV’s Living Healthy Chicago
Dec. 7, 2020
AAPD Foundation President Dr. Charlie Czerepak was recently interviewed by WGN Chicago’s Jane Clauss regarding pediatric dental office visits in the COVID-19 pandemic.
AAPD Confirms Safety and Effectiveness of Amalgam in Response to FDA Report
Sept. 25, 2020
A new report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided recommendations about the use of dental amalgam in certain groups who may be at greater risk to the potential adverse health effects of mercury exposure.
AAPD President Featured on Caribu.com
Aug. 22, 2020
In honor of National Tooth Fairy Day, AAPD President Dr. Jessica Y. Lee discusses the importance of proper oral health care and encouraging children to learn about oral health from books and through the tooth fairy.
A Message from the Presidents of the AAPD and AAPD Foundation
June 8, 2020
We, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the AAPD Foundation are heartbroken, shocked, and horrified by the death of George Floyd as he was restrained by police in Minneapolis. While America has come a long way in becoming a multi-ethnic and multi-racial society where differences are appreciated and not feared, there is still a long ways to go.
AAPD Names New Board Officers and Trustees at Virtual Annual Session
May 24, 2020
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 on May 24, 2020.
AAPD 2020 Honors Award Winners
May 24, 2020
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, announced this year’s winners of its prestigious awards during the virtual presentation of the AAPD 2020 annual meeting.
AAPD President Participates in Virtual Satellite Media Tour
April 30, 2020
Dr. Kevin Donly fielded 27 television and radio interviews via a virtual satellite media tour. He provided an update on oral health while quarantined due to COVID-19 and discussed what new precautions are being taken when office visits resume.
February is National Children's Dental Health Month!
Feb. 5, 2020
As the leading authority on children’s oral health, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is a proud and strong supporter of this month. According to an AAPD national survey, only one in four parents are taking their child to the dentist by his or her first birthday, the age recommended by leading health experts, which means that children’s teeth are at risk.
AAPD President-Elect Interviewed by Shape.com
Feb. 3, 2020
AAPD President-Elect Dr. Jessica Lee spoke with Shape.com for an article on teeth whiteners.
AAPD President Interviewed by Sunstar
Dec. 5, 2019
Dr. Kevin Donly spoke to Frank Long for a story on how obesity affects the oral care of pediatric patients, which appeared in Sunstar's November ebrief.
AAPD President Advises Parents on What to Pack for Kids' Lunches
Nov. 6, 2019
Dr. Kevin Donly was interviewed for Parentology.com for a story on what to pack in kids’ school lunches, especially given the Halloween holiday.
Leading Health Organizations Support First-Ever Consensus Recommendations to Encourage Young Children’s Consumption of Healthy Drinks
Sept. 18, 2019
(Princeton, NJ) September 18, 2019—Leading medical and nutrition organizations recommend breast milk, infant formula, water, and plain milk as part of a new set of comprehensive beverage recommendations for children, outlined by age (birth through age 5).
AAPD Immediate Past President Interviewed for New York Times Story
Sept. 17, 2019
Dr. Joe Castellano spoke to Anna Nowogrodzki for a story titled, “How to Ditch the Pacifier,” which appeared in the New York Times.
AAPD President Addresses Tongue Ties with Romper.com
Sept. 3, 2019
Dr. Kevin Donly spoke with Katie Goldin who was writing an article answering the question, “Can a tongue tie come back,” either after surgery or after it resolves on its own.
AAPD Member Featured on Goodhousekeeping.com
August 13, 2019
Donald L. Chi, D.D.S., Ph.D., 2018 recipient of the Pediatric Dentist of the Year award from the (AAPD), provides the lowdown about what to expect when baby teeth start popping through. He participated in an article titled, “When Do Babies Start Teething? The Facts Every Parent Should Know,” dispelling teething myths to help with the baby’s first tooth when it arrives.
AAPD Pediatric Dental Workforce Study Appears in ADA Journal
July 10, 2019
The AAPD announced that a new study will appear in the July issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), “Pediatric Dental Workforce in 2016 and Beyond” by Surdu and colleagues. According to the new report, the number of U.S. pediatric dentists is projected to increase by over 60 percent within the next decade.
AAPD President Addresses New Sedation Guidelines
June 25, 2019
Dr. Kevin Donly spoke with Theresa Pablos, Dr.Bicuspid.com Associate Editor, regarding the new sedation guidelines published in Pediatrics. In addition, she wanted to learn more about what dentists need to know as a result. *
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AAPD Names New Board of Trustees at AAPD 2019 in Chicago
May 29, 2019
CHICAGO (May 29, 2019) — 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 Chicago, Ill., on May 26, 2019.
AAPD Honors Award Winners at AAPD 2019
May 24, 2019
CHICAGO (May 24, 2019) — The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, announced this year’s winners of its prestigious awards during several events at the AAPD 2019 meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
AAPD Featured on Romper.com Regarding Silicone Toothbrushes
April 30, 2019
AAPD President Dr. Joe Castellano and AAPD national spokesperson Dr. Susan Tavana were interviewed by Julie Peck for a piece on silicone toothbrushes that are seeing a new wave of popularity, titled, “Are Silicone Toothbrushes Better Than Nylon? Here’s What Dentists Have to Say.”
AAPD President Appeared in Article on The Washington Post
April 24, 2019
Dr. Joseph Castellano, the president of the AAPD, participated in a report by Kaiser Health News, which was then picked up by The Washington Post. The article, “Dental care is tough to find for people with autism, other developmental disorders,” discusses the challenges people with developmental disabilities face in receiving even routine dental care.
AAPD’s State of Little Teeth Report 2 Appears on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
April 16, 2019
The “State of Little Teeth Report, Second Edition,” which stresses the importance of the age 1 dental visit, was featured in the article “Why Little Teeth Matter” on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Although more children are visiting the dentist than ever before, caries affects one in five children under the age of 5, about half of children ages 6 to 11, and more than half of those ages 12 to 19.
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
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.
Nickmans Establish New Healthy Smiles President’s Grant
May 25, 2018
2017-2018 AAPD President Jim Nickman of Lino Lakes Minn., and his wife Jean, have established a new grant award for the Academy’s Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Foundation which helps put pediatric dentists one big step closer to providing dental homes for one million unserved children by 2022.
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.
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.
Conflicts of the Heart
June 12, 2015
A strange thing is happening in the community of families, advocates, and pediatric dental providers serving those among us who have special needs. What once could be described as a system working together to help those with disabilities achieve oral health now seems to have members pitted against one another. At risk is the breakdown of a care system that seemed to work, at least for children.
A National Children’s Dental Health Month Letter from AAPD President Dr. Donly
Feb. 18, 2020
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and together with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) I’m working to raise awareness in the fight against childhood tooth decay, a top chronic infectious disease among children – more common than asthma and childhood obesity.