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Media Mix

July 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 4

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Lt. Cmdr. Monserrat Jorden was mentioned in an online article by regarding National Children’s Dental Health Month. The piece appeared online on March 4, 2013. asp?story_id=72430


Dr. Jacqueline Hom (N.C.) was referenced in a press release which appeared in various media outlets such as MarketWatch* about dental health services by Medicaid. The story was posted online on March 4, 2013. evaluates-oral-health-services-offered-under-medicaid-2013-03-04 The press release was also posted by Sacramento Bee and DentistryIQ.


Drs. Jessica Y. Lee (N.C.) and Jacqueline Hom (N.C.) were mentioned in an article with regarding recommendations for infant and toddler oral health practices. The article was posted online on March 5, 2013. index.aspx?sec=sup&sub=hyg&pag=dis&Item ID=312801


Drs. Laila B. Hishaw (Ariz.) and Priya Y. Abramian (Ariz.) were interviewed by Explorer News about providing dental services to their local community. The article was posted on March 6, 2013. http://explorernews. com/business/article_092fcf9e-85fe-11e2-ba7f0019bb2963f4.html


DrPaul  S.  Casamassimo  (Ohio) contributed a Second Opinion piece to re his thoughts on a recent NPR report, "Law Expands Kids’ Dental Coverage, But Few Dentists Will Treat Them." The article was posted online on March 6, 2013. ub=pmt&pag=dis&ItemID=312807&wf=47


The Florida Times-Union mentioned the AAPD and how the organization encourages parents and caregivers to take their children to see a dentist by age one. The article was posted on March 20, 2013. http://jacksonville. com/military/periscope/2013-03-20/story/ children-s-dental-health-essential

In-Forum referenced Drs. Brent L. Holman (N.D.) and Travis L. Olson (N.D.) and their suggested recommendations that children should visit a dentist by their first birthday. The article appeared online March 24, 2013. id/394090/ Minneapolis Star Tribune mentioned Dr. Paul R. Musherures (Minn.) trip to Uganda and the pounds of dental supplies that he collected to treat toothaches for kids with HIV. The article was posted online March 25, 2013. local/east/199707681.html?src=news-stmp


 Dr. Darby J. Lefler (Mont.) addressed the issue of tooth decay with Char-Koosta News. The article appeared online on March 25, 2013. http://www.charkoosta. com/2013/2013_03_21/THHS-Anesthesiologist. html PR Week announced the hire of Weber Shandwick as AAPDs agency of record. The story was published on March 25, 2013 and included a quote from AAPD CEO Dr. John Rutkauskas. CNN referenced the AAPD and its tips for soothing gums on March 29, 2013. http:// FL00102.html?iref=allsearch. This story also appeared on WDAM-TV online.


U.S. Kids Magazine interviewed AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg (Wash.) about blood blisters and baby teeth. The story was posted online March 30, 2013. http:// Dr. Douglas B. Keck (Conn.) was interviewed by WCBS New York regarding Easter treats and brushing. The interview was posted online on March 30, 2013. http://

Inside Dental Assisting   featured   Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children and its Dental Home Day event at Orlandos Annual Session. The mention appeared in their March/ April 2013 issue. publication/?i=150982&p=58


As part of  National Facial Protection month, referenced the AAPD and the use of mouthguards to protect kids’ teeth while playing sports. The article appeared online on April 3, 2013. http://www. =dis&ItemID=313040&wf=47


Dr. Johnny Johnson (Fla.) submitted a Guest Column for the Naples Daily News about fluoridated water. The guest editorial was posted online on April 7, 2013. http:// column-optimally-fluoridated-community/ ConsumerSearch Productopia interviewed AAPD Spokesperson Dr. Philip H. Hunke (Texas) about the issues of  a sippy cup. The article was posted online on April 9, 2013. break-the-sippy-cup-habit


Lancaster Newspapers highlighted Dr. Peter A. Caso (Pa.) in an article about his dental services on April 10, 2013. http://lancasteron- This interview also appeared on Dentistry IQ.

Dr. Rana D. Graham-Montaque (Va.) was interviewed by the Daily Press regarding her dental services to children with special needs. The article was posted online April 11, 2013. http://articles.dailypress. com/2013-04-11/news/dp-tsq-ypq-five-questions-0411-20130411_1_york-county-specialneeds-dentistry


Dr. Martha Ann Keels (N.C.) talked to WFMZ-TV about a Dental Home on April 17, 2013.

 The Wall Street Journal* highlighted the press release about how Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children awarded 15 Access to Care Grants on April 22, 2013. http://online. html?mod=googlenews_wsj * The press release was also picked up by Reuters, Yahoo! News, Dentaltown,, DentistryIQ.


The Chicago Tribune referenced Dr. Jerry E. Udelson (Ill.) and his back-to-school dental check-ups. The interview appeared online April 22, 2013. news/local/suburbs/oak_park_river_forest_forest_ park/community/chi-ugc-article-childrens-dentistryof-forest-park-not-too-2013-04-22,0,2543961. story


Dr. Candace T. Wakefield (Mo.) was one of eight health care professionals honored at the St. Louis American Foundations Salute to Excellence in Health Care Awards Luncheon on April 25, 2013. http://www. interviewed AAPD President-Elect, Dr. Warren A. Brill (Md.), about starting dental visits early for your kids, as well as tooth-related problems in the future. The article was posted on April 30, 2013. 101-featured/first-dentist-visit/


AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg (Wash.) was featured in Mentor Magazine about the nations health care reform law. The feature appeared in its May 2013 issue. features/26_DEEP_IMPACT_2.html


AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg (Wash.) contributed a Second Opinion piece to Dentaltown Magazine about his thoughts on stainless-steel crown for primary molars. The feature was published in the issue of  May 2013. Article.aspx?i=322&aid=4389 Dr. Brian G. Banks (Utah) discussed his experiences from the major leagues to his final weeks of residency to the Deseret News. The article was posted on May 2, 2013. Retired-Mormon-major-leaguer-experiences-uncommon-journey.html
The Chicago Daily Herald mentioned the AAPD in an article about the usage of pacifiers on May 6, 2013. http://www.dailyherald. com/article/20130506/entlife/705069985/ The AAPD distributed a press release about its Annual Session in Orlando and received various media coverage on May 6, 2013. The release was picked up by The Columbus Dispatch, Orlando Business Journal, The Sacramento Bee, Wall Street Select, Washington Business Journal, Miami Herald, Reuters, Health News Digest, among others. Dr. Juan Fernando Yepes (Ky.) was awarded the Samuel D. Harris Research and Policy Fellowship from the AAPD.  http://


A press release was issued by Dr. Candice R. Sullivan (La.) regarding tips for healthy teeth on May 11, 2013. http://www.


Dr.  K.  Jean  Beauchamp  (Tenn.)  was named the new secretary of  the Tennessee Dental Association. Clarksville Leaf Chronicle mentioned this news on May 16, 2013. art/20130516/BUSINESS/305160012/Beauchamp-new-secretary-state-Dental-Association


Drs. Sarah A. Hulland (Canada) and Leonard B. Smith (Canada) were interviewed by the Calgary Herald about the increase in cavities. The article was posted online May 17, 2013. http://www.calgaryherald. com/health/Dentists+report+more+cavities+kids+ after+fluoride+removed+from+water/8397862/ story.html


Medscape Medical News interviewed AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg (Wash.) about the controversial topic of parents putting the babys pacifier in their own mouth to clean it. The article was posted online on May 17, 2013.


HSHCs Dental Home Day in Orlando was mentioned in a few live morning newscasts of Central Florida News 13 (NBC) on May 22, 2013. In addition, Orlando Sentinel mentioned HSHCs Dental Home Day. change-the-world/os-dentists-give-free-care-tokids,0,

AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill, Dr. Art Nowak, HSHC President Dr. Beverly Largent and Dr. Kevin Donly were referenced in a article about when parents should take their children to see a dentist and other key pediatric dental topics. The article appeared online on May 28, 2013. health/baby-dental-health/index.html?hpt=he_c1


Dr. William Edward Gonzalez Jr. (Fla.) was referenced in an article with Tbo. com about his passion to work with second generation patients. The article appeared online on May 29, 2013. tampa/south-tampa-pediatric-dentist-works-withsecond-generation-20130529/


Ad Council Campaign Media Coverage


Please find below media coverage about the announcement of Laila Ali as the spokesperson for the Kids’ Healthy Mouth campaign.


4-24-13-HuffPost Live-Laila Alis Healthy Mouth World-class athlete, mother, and fitness expert, Laila Ali, joins us to discuss her latest stint as spokesperson for the Kids’ Healthy   Mouth   campaign.


4-24-13-New York LIVE (NBC)-Catching Up with Laila Ali Laila Ali stops by to talk about competing on "Chopped: All-Stars" and how she is helping keep kids healthy with the Healthy  Mouths  campaign.  You  can get more info at


4-25-13-PIX  11Morning  News Laila  Ali dishes on healthy swaps and new campaign Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives As a champ, wife, mother, and entrepreneur, Laila Ali has made staying fit and healthy a lifestyle choice for her entire family. Alis Kid Friendly Oral Hygiene Tips As a busy mom-of-two, Laila Ali knows all too well how important it is to set aside time to make sure your children are taking care of their teeth which makes her the perfect spokesperson for the Ad Councils new children’s oral health campaign.