May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


Welcome to San Antonio

AAPD 2016 Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

November 2015 Volume L Number 6

Welcome, Bienvenidos, to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 2016 Annual Session in San Antonio, Texas!   San Antonio is a thriving city renowned for its unique Southwestern culture, incredible cuisine featuring flavors of Texas and Mexico, and the beautiful Riverwalk. It is a located at the very forefront of American history. Our host hotel, the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, is connected to the upscale Rivercenter Mall, and only a block from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center where the meeting takes place.  The fabulous Mission Trail, which is a newly designated World Heritage Site, can easily be followed with the Alamo being within a block of the host hotel!  The Briscoe Western Art Museum is a short walk, and a short drive takes you to great theme parks, or quaint German towns found in the surrounding area.  Take a boat ride down the San Antonio River or a trolley tour of downtown San Antonio and experience the flavor of our wonderful city.
On behalf of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Local Arrangements Committee, we are honored to be your hosts for an exciting and educational 69th annual session.  The Scientific Program Committee has worked diligently to develop a program that incorporates local talent from some of the leading medical and dental practitioners and researchers the country.  As always, there will be a strong educational balance encompassing caries research, dental materials, pathology and orthodontics to practice management, staff enrichment and technology.  We guarantee that there is something for everyone.
We wanted to thank John Rutkauskas, and the AAPD Meetings and Continuing Education Department of Tonya Almond, Kristi Casale, Jessica Parra and Colleen Bingle for helping plan great venues throughout the city for all of the events.  If you have not been to San Antonio or if you are returning, you and your family are guaranteed an excellent experience!   Mark your calendars now and join us at AAPD 2016 in San Antonio, May 26–29. 
Welcome to Texas!  Bienvenidos a Tejas!
Joe Castellano and Kevin Donly

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