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Media Mix

November 2016 Volume LI Number 6

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AAPD President on Parents.com

AAPD President Dr. Jade Miller was quoted in an article by Me- lissa Willets of Parents.com titled, "What Parents Need to Know about the 14-Month-Old Who Died During Dental Anesthesia," regarding the tragic passing of Daisy Lynn Torres in Austin, Texas. According to the article:

"We talked to Jade Miller, D.D.S., president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), to ask what parents should know. When asked how young might be too young for general anesthesia, Dr. Miller replied, "The primary factor to consider is the severity of the dental disease. Young children with dental pain and/or infection require treatment at any age. Alternatives should be assessed to deter- mine all options that may be available. In some cases, a general anesthesia is the very best approach for that child and can be completed in a safe and effective manner."

If your dentist recommends general anesthesia, Dr. Miller said to keep these three tips in mind:

• Get ALL your questions answered. "We always recommend if a parent has any concerns or questions related to their child›s dental care to make sure they are answered to their satisfaction," Dr. Miller said.

• Don’t be afraid to seek a second opinion. If you’re uncomfortable with or have questions about your child›s diagnosis or treatment, there’s no harm in talking to your child›s dentist or getting a second opinion.

• Know your options. "Parents should understand any alterna- tives to a general anesthesia, which could include a conscious sedation and the advantages and disadvantages of an alterna- tive approach," Dr. Miller said. "They should ask about where the procedure will take place, such as in a surgery center or a dental office, and the experience and training of the anesthesia provider."

http://www.parents.com/health/parents-news-now/what-parents-need-to-know-about-the-14-month-old-who-died-under-dental/

AAPD’s Dr. Casamassimo Featured in The New York Times


AAPD’s Director of its Pediatric Oral Health & Research Center Dr. Paul Casamassimo appeared in an article titled, "Are Dental X-Rays Necessary for Children?" According to the article:

"Cavities between teeth are best caught early. If you wait until you can see it without an X-ray, that tooth is in big trouble, possibly requir- ing a root canal or extraction," Dr. Casamassimo said.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/08/19/do-kids-need-dental-x-rays/?_r=1

Recent Press Release

DENTAL SEALANTS DECREASE RISK OF TOOTH DECAY BY 80 PERCENT IN PERMANENT MOLARS

Aug. 1, 2016


http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7736451-american-dental-associa- tion-dental-sealants/


Mouth Monster Hub Articles


LITTLE TEETH TRUTHS—IS IT NECESSARY TO FILL A CAVITY IN A BABY TOOTH?

By AAPD President-Elect Dr. James Nickman

http://mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org/little-teeth-truths-is-it-necessary-to-fill- a-cavity-in-a-baby-tooth/