May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Research and Policy Center Awarded Grant

May 2013 Volume XLVIX Number 3

The AAPD was the recipient of a nearly $350,000 grant from DentaQuest Foundation to fund Pediatric Caries Risk Assessment: Partnerships Toward Integration and Universality. The grant award is designated from March 15, 2013 March 14, 2014.


AAPD will partner with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the American Association of Family Practice (AAFP) along with other national organizations to develop consensus around delivery and utilization of caries risk assessment (CAT) to maximize the effectiveness of delivery of preventive care and information. These funds will be used to fulfill the following deliverables:


Develop a consensus statement on the importance of caries risk assessment in primary care among all major stakeholders;


Create a CAT implementation toolkit that will be a routine part of well child medical care and which will emphasize referral to a dental home;


Analyze data from early adaptors – those physicians who have already implemented caries risk assessment and referral to a dental home in their primary care visits.


Develop recommendations for adaptation of current risk assessment tools to facilitate their inclusion into primary care.


These activities align with the DentaQuest Foundations systems change approach by positively impacting the systems of community and care, and specifically addressing the following improvement outcomes:


Consumer focused care delivery;


Oral health integrated into all aspects of health care;


Care based on evidence, prevention, disease management and outcomes.


For further information, contact Assistant Directory Jan Silverman at (312)337-2169 or