May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Media Mix

March 2012 Volume XLVIII Number 2


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AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) contributed a Second Opinion piece to the September 2011 edition of Dentaltown Magazine regarding a two-tiered standard of care for our nation’s most vulnerable children.

Dr. Candace T. Wakefield (Mo.) recently published her first children’s book, My Dentist Appointment. This book was written to lessen the fears of parents and children concerning dental appointments, and is currently available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Dr. Amr M. Moursi (N.Y.) spoke to about the importance of children’s oral health on Sept. 21, 2011. mentioned the PSA campaign with the AAPD and the Ad Council on oral health literacy. The story appeared online on Sept. 22, 2011.

The Huffington Post interviewed AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) about arsenic in juices and its affects on children’s oral health. The article appeared on Sept. 23, 2011.

Drs. David M. Moore (Miss.) and M. Danielle Funny (N.C.) appeared in an article on the consumption of Halloween candy by the Charlotte Observer on Sept. 26, 2011.

The interviewed Dr. Jamie Diament-Golub (N.J.) about her humanitarian mission to Guatemala. The article appeared on Sept. 30, 2011. interviewed Dr. Johnny Johnson (Fla.) regarding news that the Pinellas County Commissioners in Florida had decided to stop adding fluoride to its water supply. The article was posted online on Oct. 4, 2011.

AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) was featured in a "Leaders in Dentistry" Q&A, which is a series of interviews with researchers, practitioners, and opinion leaders who are influencing the practice of dentistry. The article appeared on Oct. 10, 2011.

AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) was interviewed by Laurel Moglen from FIRST5 Santa Clara County for a podcast regarding the oral health of children ages 0-5. The podcast appeared on Oct. 12, 2011.

Dr. Kevin J. Donly (Texas) was interviewed by Medscape Medical News about the controversial Hall technique. The story was posted online on Oct. 13, 2011. interviewed Dr. William J. Donhiser (S.D.) about a survey in conjunction with the South Dakota Dental Association and the Colorado School of Public Health on the increase rate of tooth decay in American children. The story appeared online on Nov. 19, 2011.

Dr. Hani Eid (Wash.) was featured in a Guest Column with Longview Daily News about making dental disease prevention a priority. The column appeared on Nov. 20, 2011. interviewed AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) about the lack of dental insurance and proper dental care. The article appeared online on Nov. 21, 2011. mentioned Dr. Paul S. Casamassimo’s (Ohio) new appointment as director of AAPD’s Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center. The article appeared on Nov. 21, 2011.

Dr. Mary J. Hayes (Ill.) was mentioned in a Chicago Tribune article about how her Gold Coast clinic makes children feel at ease for their first dental visit. The article was posted online on Nov. 28, 2011.,0,5173847.story.

The AAPD was included in a piece by about children visiting the dentist by age one and getting the proper dental check-ups early. The story appeared online on Nov. 28, 2011. mentioned Dr. Elizabeth Cipes Chisholm’s (Conn.) recent appointment as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The news brief was posted online on Dec. 5, 2011.

Dr. Amr M. Moursi (N.Y.) appeared in a Skype interview with Mark Hartley, Editor of RDH Magazine in which they discussed the relationship of the parent in pediatric treatment. The interview was posted online on Dec. 20, 2011.

Dr. Paul S. Casamassimo (Ohio) appeared in a YouTube video sharing tips for parents/caregivers on taking their toddlers to visit the dentist by age one. The video was posted online on Dec. 27, 2011. included Dr. Paul S. Casamassimo (Ohio) and the AAPD in a piece about the guidelines on infant oral health. The piece was posted online on Jan. 3, 2012.

Pediatrician Dr. Dana Johnson contributed a piece to the Wisconsin State Journal on how dental care should begin before children’s’ teeth erupt and referenced the AAPD and its Dental Home concept. In addition, she cited the AAPD website as well. The article appeared online on Jan. 5, 2012. mentioned Dr. Paul S. Casamassimo (Ohio) in an online story about how soon you should schedule your baby’s first dental visit. The story was posted on Jan. 5, 2012.

Halloween Media Coverage

During the Halloween Holiday many of our members and spokespeople were interviewed and included in subsequent media coverage. Our concerted media pitching and outreach resulted in more than 33 million media impressions.

Online: Being Extra Careful with Sticky Halloween Candy with AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.). Prevent chewy, gooey Halloween candy from doing a number on kids’ teeth with Dr. Jed Best (N.Y.).

10-28-2011-Los Angeles Times- Trick-or-treating dilemma: What to do with the Halloween candy? with AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga).

10-28-2011-The Associated Press*-Halloween doesn’t have to be gorge-fest to be fun with AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga). *This story also appeared at, Sacramento Bee, Atlanta Journal Constitution,, Fox News, Reading Eagle.

10-27-2011-KPRC Houston- Halloween Candy Tips From A Dentist with Dr. Suzanne E. Bird (N.C.). California Dental Association Cautions Halloween Can Be Scary for Teeth with Dr. Lindsey A. Robinson (Calif.).

10-27-2011-USA Today- Dentists don’t really despise Halloween with AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.), AAPD President-Elect Joel Berg (Wash.), Dr. Margaret E. Lochary (N.C.) and Dr. Diane M. Stacey (Nev.).

10-26-2011-The Daily New Canaan- Sweet Tooth? New Canaan Dentist Takes Kids’ Candy with Dr. Anna Simonis (Conn.).

10-25-2011-St. Cloud Times- A Scary Time for Teeth with AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) and Dr. James D. Nickman (Minn.).

10-25-2011-Sacramento Dr. Mom: Halloween treats are scary for teeth with AAPD.

10-21-2011-WUSF Public Media*-Trick Or Treat: A Dentist’s Take On Halloween Candy with Dr. Carlos A. Bertot (Fla.). *This story was also posted by WUSF 89.7 News on Oct. 24, 2011. Halloween tips for parents; Portlandarea trick-or-treat events ... with AAPD.

10-20-2011-Medill Reports Chicago-Halloween candy, a tricky treat with Dr. Mary J. Hayes (Ill.). Pediatric Dentist Talks Halloween Candy | The Daily Croton with Dr. Meredeth M. Glenn (N.Y.).*- Healthbeat Report: Baby Teeth with Dr. Joanne R. Oppenheim (Ill.).

10-20-2011-The Dallas Morning News- Halloween candy tips from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry with AAPD.


10-21-2011-Advertiser-News- Howto help children avoid the dental pitfalls of Halloween with Drs. Douglas B. Keck (Conn.) and Suzy H. Press (N.J.).

10-14-2011*-Navarre Press-Kids open wide for pediatric dentist with Dr. Stu Bonnin (Fla.).
*This story also appeared in the Oct. 20 issue of The Navarre Press — It’s New to Us with Dr. Richard E. Holstein (N.J.).


10-30-2011-KCRG TV- Live interview with Dr. Arthur J. Nowak (Iowa) about Halloween candy and tooth decay.

10-26-2011-WBBM-TV (CBS) at 6:00AM News-Chicago, ILCavities & Halloween Candy- with Dr. Indru C. Punwani (Ill.)

10-26-2011-WPMT-TV-(Fox) at 10pm News-Harrisburg, PA-Halloween Candy with Dr. James A. Coll (Penn.)

10-22-2011-N12NJ (NEWSNJ) New York, NY- Kids Safety and Mouthguards with Dr. Suzy H. Press (N.J.)

10-21-2011-WRCB-TV-(NBC) Chattanooga, TN- The Overall Importance of Children’s Oral Health Care with Dr. Chad S. Eslinger (Tenn.)