May 2020 Volume LV Number 3


A Message from your CEO

July 2016 Volume LI Number 4

Governance Actions at the Annual Session


  • To direct the Council on Clinical Affairs to develop a policy or guideline on use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF). This will be submitted for approval at the 2017 General Assembly.
  • To approve the renaming of the Reference Manual items for the 2017-2018 edition to reflect clini- cal practice guidelines, which would include the evidence-based guidelines, and best practices/ recommendations, which would include the current clinical guidelines or guidelines that have not undergone the EBD process.
  • To charge the Council on Clinical Affairs and the Council on Scientific Affairs to identify clinical practice guidelines with sufficient evidence to undergo the EBD process and make recommendations to the EBD Committee for consideration.
  • To obtain forms from the AAP Section on Oral Health on referral from physician to pediatric dentist and charge the Council on Clinical Affairs to review the forms and give recommendations for revision as needed.
  • To solicit topics, authors, and articles in response to JADA’s request for pediatric dental articles relevant to the general practitioner.
  • To move forward on a workforce study, with a budgetary impact of up to $80,000.
  • To approve the draft request for proposals for a pediatric dental workforce study.
  • To endorse the letter put forward by the DSG (Dental Specialties Group), requesting a change to [CODA] standards to reflect a specialist to be responsible for training predoctoral students in the specialty discipline, with "and/or clinical experience".
  • To allow the Council on Membership and Membership Services to explore modalities to dis- seminate brief descriptions of the AAPD councils and committees to new pediatric dentists and residents prior to the Annual Session, upon registration, so that they may have an opportunity plan to visit any meeting that they may be interested in becoming involved.
  • To charge the Council on Government Affairs to develop a plan to incorporate new young mem- bers with an interest in government affairs.
  • To approve the 2016-2017 council charges as revised.
  • To approve the 2016-2017 council and committee appointments.
  • To approve the appointment of Dr. Lynn Fujimoto as chair of the Local Arrangements Committee for the 2018 Annual Session [in Hawaii].
  • To request that Mr. Litch, Dr. Rutkauskas, and Dr. Miller propose a plan to bring state and district leadership and state PPAs together for a joint meeting/conference with the intent to foster and strengthen the mutual benefits of affiliate members and continue to align the goals of each entity.
  • To approve the 2016-2017 budget as amended (see below). Summary of adjustments to the 2016-2017 budget approved by the Board of Trustees:

  • Expenses, Original: 10,718,405.00  Adjustments Detail
    Adjustments (see detail): 88,000.00 $80,000 Workforce Study (5/24 Motion 14)
     Total expenses: $10,806,405.00  $8,000 Millennial Task Force Meeting (5/29 Motion 16)
     Revenue: $9,627,083.50  
    Balance: $-1,179,321.50  

Please note that although the proposed budget reflects a negative balance, historically, at the end of the fiscal year the AAPD has consistently shown a balanced budget or a net profit. This is because in the budgeting process we estimate ex- penses aggressively and income conservatively, and do not include unearned income (investments) in budget projections.

Complete action minutes are available on the Members-Only section of the AAPD website at bers/resources/.

New Officers Elected
President-Elect: James D. Nickman
Vice President: Joseph B. Castellano
Secretary-Treasurer: Kevin J. Donly
Trustee At-Large: Paula L. Coates
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Director: E. LaRee Johnson

Dues Increase Approved

Definitions, Oral Health Policies and Clinical Guidelines Approved/Reaffirmed
a) Definition of Special Health Care Needs
b) Policy on Oral Health Care Programs for Infants
c) Policy on Oral Health in Child Care Settings
d) Policy Early Childhood Caries (ECC): Classifications, Consequences, and Preventive Strategies
e) Policy on Early Childhood Caries (ECC): Unique Challenges and Treatment Options
f) Policy on Intraoral / Perioral Piercing and Oral Jewelry/ Accessories
g) Policy on Third-party Reimbursement of Medical Fees Related to Sedation / General Anesthesia for Delivery of Oral Health Services
h) Policy on Third-party Reimbursement for Oral Health Care Services Related to Congenital Orofacial Anomalies
i) Policy on Third-party Reimbursement of Fees Related to Dental Sealants
j) Policy on Transitioning from a Pediatric-centered to an Adult-centered Dental Home for Individuals with Special Health Care Needs
l) Guideline on Management of Dental Patients with Special Health Care Needs
n) Guideline on Oral Health Care for the Pregnant Adolescent
o) Definition of Dental Neglect
p) Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients Before, During, and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures*
q) Guideline on Restorative Dentistry - Revision limited to a section on the Hall Technique
*Joint document with American Academy of Pediatrics

The Guideline on Protective Stabilization for Pediatric Dental Patients was referred back to the Council on Clinical Affairs.

The following existing Definitions, Oral Health Policies and Clinical Guidelines were deleted:
a) Guideline on Perinatal Oral Health Care
b) Guideline on Infant Oral Health Care

The following new Definitions, Oral Health Policies, Clinical Guidelines, or Endorsements were approved:
a) Policy on Sleep Apnea in Children
b) Policy on Substance Abuse in Adolescents
c) Guideline on Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Care

The following amendments to the Bylaws were approved:
• Create Leadership Development Committee
• Make technical corrections

The complete 2016 General Assembly minutes are available on the Members-Only section of the AAPD website at Updated versions of the policies and guidelines listed above will be posted on the AAPD website in July and published in the Reference Manual this fall.


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