May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


AAPD 2015: General Information

January 2015 Volume LI Number 1

General Information

AAPD Conference Harvester Audio Recording

Make the most of your educational experience at AAPD 2015 and be sure to purchase the "Key" to access the conference audio proceedings. The Premium level gives you online access to the slides synchronized to audio from the scientific sessions, MiniClinics, and String of Pearls. Remind yourself of the important takeaways you heard or watch a compelling session you may have missed. This multimedia product (viewable on any computer and smart device) is an excellent training tool and informational resource. In addition, the content will be available to watch or download for five years after the event. Purchase EventScribe Audio Proceedings as part of your registration for just $159 when you register for the conference. Post-conference cost is $199.

To order, see page 43 of the registration form.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)
AAPD conferences are ADA compliant. We strive to take the appropriate steps required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently. Individuals requiring special assistance must make the appropriate notation on the registration form and contact the AAPD Meeting Services Department. All requests for special accommodations under ADA must be made allowing enough time for evaluation and appropriate action by AAPD.

Attire The Scientific Program is business casual. We recommend you have a sweater or light jacket available in case you find the meeting rooms too cold. The Welcome Reception is casual; come dressed ready to explore! The Presidents' Farewell Dinner is cocktail attire.

Conference App Attention all smart phone users and tablet owners! The AAPD continues to provide a comprehensive conference app for AAPD 2015 to keep you engaged before, during and after the meeting. The event app include a complete list of sessions, speakers, exhibitors, local attractions, facility maps and much more! View the link posted on the AAPD website for the mobile website for Blackberry users or download in the Android Marketplace or the App Store.

A dedicated Poster App will also be available

Continuing Education Credit

The AAPD is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Credit is awarded on an hour-for-hour basis. Attendees should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Meet & Greet Lounge Grab a latte or meet your mentor. New dentists are encouraged to join seasoned professional dentists in the Mentor Lounge in the exhibit hall. Mentors and mentees can meet in a lounge area on the exhibit floor to Explore the Exhibitors together, visiting booths and discussing how to get the most out of the Annual Session experience.

Sponsored by Smiles for Life Network

Photography/Video Waiver AAPD plans to take photographs and video at AAPD 2015 and reproduce them in AAPD educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the AAPD website. By participating in the Annual Session, you grant AAPD the right to use your name, image and biography for such purposes. All postings become the property of AAPD. Postings may be displayed, distributed or used by AAPD for any purpose.

Scientific Proceedings The Academy provides the Scientific Proceedings in advance of the Annual Session electronically. Everyone registered by Friday, May 1, 2015, will receive an email with a link to the handouts in advance allowing you to print the handouts you want to bring with you or to download them to a tablet or computer.

If you upgrade to Premium Access the proceedings are distributed on a CD-ROM during registration which makes it easy to share the scientific proceedings with your colleagues and office staff back at home. Also, you can purchase the synced audio recordings and have access to everything presented at the meeting! in the App Store in May which includes full color posters in addition to the abstract allowing you to sort by topic, track, day and presenter. This is brought you by the same provider as the ePoster Gallery, so don't miss this opportunity to see this research!

Sponsored by Pacific Dental Services, Inc. POSTERS Weather Seattle enjoys moderate temperatures in May, typically in the 60s70s, although it can still be cool at night.

Exhibit Hall
Maximize your time at AAPD 2015 and visit the exhibit hall to explore products and services geared toward you and your pediatric dental office. Visit the combined AAPD Exhibit Booth, which includes the AAPD Bookstore to pick up a copy of the Handbood of Pediatric Dentistry a souvenir from this year's Annual Session! Spend some time in the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Donor Lounge to learn more about the Access to Care Grants or simply to make a donation or increase your current pledge to the Foundation.

The exhibit hall schedule is created to maximize your time with the exhibitors while still providing time to attend the education courses you want and enjoy the city! The Hospitality Area is located on the exhibit hall floor offering a continental breakfast, complimentary beverages each morning and afternoon. Lunch is available for purchase on Friday and Saturday.

Visit the AAPD Bookstore to see what prizes are eligible to win in the exhibitor drawing! Be sure to check out the My Kid's Dentist Posters in the exhibit hall!

Exhibit Hall Schedule Friday, May 22 9 am 5 pm 11:30 am 1 pm — Lunch for purchase Saturday, May 23 9 am 5 pm 11:30 am 1 pm — Lunch for purchase Sunday, May 24 9 am noon Raffle in Exhibit Hall

Feeling lucky? The AAPD is hosting a raffle for all attendees! Take the raffle card found in your registration bag and visit with 20 exhibitors and get a sticker. Once you've filled out your raffle card, bring it to the AAPD Bookstore in Booth 517. The raffle takes place in the AAPD Bookstore on Sunday, May 24 at 11 a.m.

Learn about evidence-based dentistry in the time it takes to floss your teeth! Stop by the evidence-based dentistry (EBD) booth in the exhibit hall at Annual Session to learn about EBD. If you're wondering what we mean by the phrase and how it applies to your daily practice of dentistry, the EBD booth has the information you need. EBD is really just another way to read and appraise the literature you are already reviewing to maintain your expertise.

To make the EBD process even easier, the Academy, as you may know already if you have been reading the EBD PDT articles (see AAPD's EBD page1 for links to articles), is working on AAPD's firstever EBD guideline. The topic of the guideline is pulp therapy in the primary dentition.

Visit the booth for more information on the EBD process and to learn about free EBD resources you can use to answer your clinical questions!

Sponsorship Opportunities
Wondering what kind of exposure your company can get at the AAPD Annual Session? Look no further. There are various opportunities still available to target your company's goals and meet your budget!

Many companies have already committed to a sponsorship in Seattle! Thanks for your commitment and dedication to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children; we are excited for your continued partnership at AAPD 2015!

For more information on becoming a sponsor for the AAPD Annual Session in Seattle please visit http://www.aapd. org/2015/exhibits.asp or contact Vice President for Meetings and Continuing Education Tonya Almond at talmond@aapd. org or (312) 337-2169.

Travel Information

Airline Discounts

AAPD offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for AAPD meeting attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Hobson Travel Ltd., AAPD's official travel provider at (800) 538-7464. As always, to obtain the lowest available fares, early booking is recommended.

Getting There

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is conveniently located 16 miles from the city center with easy access to downtown Seattle. Taxis are available and range from $40-$50 depending on the time of day.

Downtown Airporter by Shuttle Express

Downtown Airporter departs from Level 3 of the parking garage, island 2. Follow the signs to ground transportation, taxis, limos, hotel shuttles on the third floor of the parking garage. Roundtrip is $25 per person for AAPD attendees.

Hours: Departures from SeaTac Airport and downtown Seattle 24-hours day, every day. Leaves SeaTac Airport approximately every 30 minutes. Service on-demand during off peak times, reservations are recommended.

They also offer town cars, limousines and coaches.

For more information or to make a reservation: (425) 981-7000. Visit to book online.

Light Rail

The New Link light rail trains now offer transportation between the airport and downtown. For additional information, visit

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