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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!

Listen below, or with iTunesGoogle PodcastsSpotify, and TuneIn.

Newly Erupted is generously sponsored by Elevate Oral Care.


About Newly Erupted’s Host:
Joel H. Berg is a consultant in the dental industry and practices Pediatric Dentistry part time in the Phoenix, Ariz., area. He is Professor Emeritus and former Dean at the University of Washington. Dr. Berg is a board-certified pediatric dentist and is a Past-President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and Past-President of the AAPD Foundation.

He is an editor of the book Early Childhood Oral Health, and has published extensively on subjects including dental restorative materials for children, and medical management of dental caries. His current research interests include the development of dental caries prevention programs using risk assessment models to manage dental caries as a disease. He lectures to dental professionals regularly on "Medical Management of Dental Caries". Dr. Berg is also the host of AAPD’s other podcast, Pedo Teeth Talk!

Do you have an idea for a topic that you would love to hear on Newly Erupted? Email with your suggestion!

  • Latest Episode

    New Era of Minimally Invasive Pediatric Dentistry and Advocacy

    Listen to this great update on ECC with expert Dr. Francisco Ramos-Gomez. Hear important information on ECC as it relates to:

    - Background of ECC - Clinical Trials Experience

    - Journey of ECC Prevention Interventions

    - Prevention-focused Caries Management

    - Individualized Caries Management

    - Accurate Early DEtection fo Lesions

    - Efforts to Remineralize non-cavitates Lesions

    - Role of Oral Health Literacy and Motivational Interviewing

    Tune in and be up to date today.



    Dr. Francisco J. Ramos-Gomez, (DDS, MS, MPH) is the Chair of the Division of Preventive and Restorative Oral Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is also a Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Executive Director for the UCLA Center for Children's Oral Health (UCCOH), and Director of the Community Access, Reach & Education in Pediatric Dentistry (CARE-PD) Program. in over thirty years as a pediatric dentist, his research has focused on Early Childhood Caries (ECC) prevention, oral disease risk assessment, and community health participatory research with an emphasis on underserved populations. In addition to clinically based interventions, Dr.Ramos-Gomez has pioneered protocols for early detection, intervention, and prevention of ECC. He co-founded the Center to Address Disparities in Children's Oral Health to identify the cultural, environmental, workforce, behavioral, and biological factors associated with health disparities among ethnic/racial groups in order to enhance health professionals' ability to target children likely to be at risk for dental caries. Dr. Ramos-Gomez is a diplomate and a fellow of the AAPD and a board member of the AAPD Council on Government Affairs, the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Council, the Oral Health Action Coalition (OHAC), and the California State Dental Health Alliance.