The AAPD has long focused its attention, resources and advocacy efforts on improving the oral health and access to quality dental services within the context of a Dental Home for those 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 access to and 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 preserving quality of care.