The AAPD has long focused its attention, resources, and advocacy efforts on improving the oral health and access to quality dental services for children who have the highest risk of developing dental decay. A major component of AAPD’s advocacy is focused on the development of oral health policies and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines that promote the delivery of safe, comprehensive oral health care within a Dental Home. The Dental Home model is based on dentist-directed care, which means the dental team works under the direct supervision of a pediatric dentist to increase the dental office’s capacity to serve more children while also preserving quality of care.