May 2020 Volume LV Number 3


A Message from Your CEO

July 2017 Volume LII Number 4

Governance Actions at the Annual Session


•To establish a Safety Committee housed in the Policy Center to look at all aspects of practice safety and patient safety in pediatric dentistry.
•To approve the recommendations of the Millennial Task Force.
•To plan another Chapter Leadership and PPA Refresher course for presentation in 2018.
•To further explore the concept of creating Shared Interest Groups within the AAPD.
•To partner with AOS to provide an orthodontic CE meeting following the 2018 Annual Session in Hawaii.
•To develop a full-day course on Tough Topics to Discuss with Parents, for the 2019 Annual Session.
•To approve the appointment of Drs. David Avenetti and Mary Claire Garcia as co-chairs of the 2019 Local Arrangement Committee.
•To name Dr. Kevin Donly as the AAPD representative to the 2017 American Indian/Alaska Native Oral Health Strategic Planning Meeting.
•To approve the 2017-2018 council charges as revised.
•To approve the 2017-2018 council and committee appointments.
•To approve the 2017-2018 budget with these overall revenues and expenses:

Core Revenues: $9,226,139.00
Core Expenses: $9,659,730.63
Core Net Gain/(Loss) ($433,591.63)

Please note that although the proposed budget reflects a negative balance, at the end of the fiscal year the AAPD has consistently shown a balanced budget or a new profit. This is because in the budgeting process we estimate expenses 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:


New Officers Elected

President-Elect: Joseph B. Castellano
Vice President: Kevin J. Donly
Secretary-Treasurer: Jessica Y. Lee
At-Large Trustee: Tegwyn H. Brickhouse
American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Director: Dorothy T. Pang

The following existing Definitions, Oral Health Policies and Clinical Guidelines were approved/reaffirmed:

a)Definition of Dental Disability
b)Policy on Child Identification Programs
c)Policy on Emergency Oral Care for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Persons with Special Health Care Needs
d)Policy on Dietary Recommendations for Infants, Chil- dren, and Adolescents
e)Policy on the Role of Dental Prophylaxis in Pediatric Dentistry
f)Policy on Acute Pediatric Dental Pain Assessment and Management
g)Policy on Third Party Fee Capping of Non-Covered Services
h)Policy on Mandatory School-entrance Oral Health Examinations
i)Policy on Snacks and Beverages Sold in Schools
j)Policy on Interim Therapeutic Restorations (ITR)
k) Policy on Model Dental Benefits for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Individuals with Special Health Care Needs
l) Policy on the Use of Lasers for Pediatric Dental Patients
m) Policy on Using Harvested Dental Stem Cells
n)Guideline on Use of Anesthesia Providers in the Ad- ministration of Office-Based Deep Sedation/General Anesthesia to the Pediatric Dental Patient
o)Guideline on Record-keeping
p)Guideline on Protective Stabilization for Pediatric Dental Patients The Policy on the Use of Deep Sedation and General Anesthesia in the Pediatric Dental Office was deleted.

The following endorsements were approved/reaffirmed:

a)Clinical Report-Oral and Dental Aspects of Child Abuse and Neglect*
b)Guideline on Prescribing Dental Radiographs for Infants, Children, Adolescents, and Persons with Special Health Care Needs
< *Joint document with American Academy of Pediatrics

The following new Oral Health Policies were approved:

a)Policy on Third-party Reimbursement for Management of Patients with Special Health Care Needs
b)Policy on the Use of Silver Diamine Fluoride for Pediat- ric Dental Patients
c)Policy on Social Determinants of Children’s Oral Health and Health Disparities
d)Policy on Human Papilloma Virus Vaccinations
The following amendments to the Bylaws were approved: 1. Modification to Leadership Development Committee composition

The complete 2017 General Assembly minutes are avail- able on the Members-Only section of the AAPD Web site 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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