AAPD 2022 is going to be bigger and better than ever before! Join us in San Diego over Memorial Day weekend to take advantage of THE best dental conference in Pediatric Dentistry out there.
View the Annual Session 2022 FAQ page here.
Early Career Dentist Happy Hour: The Deck and Moonshine Flats
Thursday, May 26
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Come on down for AAPD’s Early Career Dentist Happy Hour at The Deck at Moonshine Flats! Try your luck at some backyard games as you network and sip on local craft beer and delicious, moonshine-based cocktails. The Deck at Moonshine Flats is located in San Diego’s East Village neighborhood, a cultural hub for eating, drinking, listening, and shopping!
Sponsored by Treloar & Heisel and Medical Protective
AAPD and AAPD Foundation Welcome Reception
Friday, May 27
7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Historic Gaslamp Quarter will be the perfect setting for an enchanting evening filled with live music, themed characters, exciting games, interactive activities, and delicious local food and beverage. Your guests will be able to spread their wings to network as they move through the various venues, restaurants, and shops in the Quarter. Historic charm and traditional accents will mix with whimsical lighting and larger-than-life themed décor to create a one-of-a-kind immersive experience. You won’t want to miss this magical event where the Tooth Fairy earns their wings!
The Kids Zone will boast interactive games with prizes, character photo ops, specialty snacks, and hands-on crafts.
To allow for a truly unique experience, AAPD will have exclusive access to a special portion of the Historic Gaslamp Quarter. Security will be on hand at each entry point to ensure a private AAPD event. Please stop by registration to pick up your badge and/or ticket! A custom map will be distributed at the entrance showcasing the various restaurants and shops, entertainment, food, and beverage.
Sponsored by AAPD Foundation
*Cost of Welcome Reception is NOT included with registration.
Saturday, May 28
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Career Fair is a great opportunity for a new pediatric dentist seeking their first practice position or the more experienced dentist who is looking for a chance to network with hiring organizations.
Registration for AAPD 2022 is now open
Find information about registering for AAPD 2022 here.
Of course! Many of us who sit on committees were recruited by a friend, a colleague, or a mentor and we find our work with the AAPD to be meaningful, interesting, and a relatively minimal time commitment. Sitting on a committee makes the Annual Meeting feel even more significant--besides meeting up with friends and colleagues you already know, you serve with like-minded colleagues from all over the country and learn regional perspectives as well as bring exciting new ideas to life. The roster for all committees can be found here.
Find someone you know and ask questions! If you already know you want to sign up, or don't know who to talk to, fill out the application to volunteer.
Also remember that there are many opportunities to get involved at the local or district levels. Contact your local AAPD president or your district president or trustee for more information. Links to their contact information can be found here.