July 2017 Volume LII Number 4

 
 
 
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Media Mix

July 2017 Volume LII Number 4

For more information on how to submit your media coverage, please contact Public Relations Director Erika Hoeft at (312) 337-2169 or erika@aapd.org.

AAPD Spokesperson Featured in Dental Economics
Dr. Shari Kohn contributed an article to the May issue of the publication titled, "The psychology of millennials and student debt," which can be accessed via this link: http://www.dentaleconomics.com/ar- ticles/print/volume-107/issue-5/macroeconomics/the-psychology-of-millennials- and-student-debt.html.

AAPD President Featured in New York Times

Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed by Rachel Rabkin Peachman of The New York Times for an April 5, 2017, article on the evolution of pediatric policies regarding gum chewing.

AAPD President Speaks to CNN.com

Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed by Susan Scutti of CNN.com for a story titled, "Are baby, wisdom teeth the next wave in stem cell treatment?"

According to the April 26, 2017, article: "American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry President Dr. Jade Miller explained that ‘it’s critical that the nerve tissue in that pulp tissue, the nerve supply and blood supply, still remain intact and alive.’ Typically, the best baby teeth to harvest are the upper front six or lower front six—incisors and cuspids, he said. For a child between 5 and 8 years of age, it’s best to extract the tooth when there’s about one-third of the root remaining, Miller said: ‘It really requires some planning, and so parents need to make this decision early on and be prepared and speak with their pediatric dentist about that."

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/26/health/dental-stem-cell-banking/index. html

New Mouth Monster Hub Content

5 BITE-SIZED TIPS: HOW TO GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT ORAL HEALTH


Most parents know that kids should brush twice a day for two min- utes each time, but that can be easier said than done. It can be chal- lenging to get children in the routine of brushing their teeth. Below are a few fun ideas to get your kids excited about brushing their teeth in order to keep those pesky Mouth Monsters away.

Start a routine and stick with it: It can be tempting to skip brushing your child’s teeth (or your own teeth) after a long day, or perhaps even when you are running late in the morning. However, the more consistent you are, the more likely they are to stick with the routine.

Make it fun with the Mouth Monsters: Tooth D.K., Ginger Bite-Us and Tartar the Terrible present a fun way to talk to your kids about tooth decay and why brushing is important to keep the Mouth Monsters away. Download the Mouth Monster mini posters that you can hang up on the bathroom mirror as a reminder, and check out "Denty Land," a fun and interactive game full of great tips for parents and kids.

Let little ones show off: Parents should super- vise brushing until age 7 or 8 to make sure kids are doing a thorough job. In the early years, take advan- tage of little ones’ growing sense of independence and let them show YOU their tooth-brushing prowess before you help out. Check out this tip sheet with ad- ditional age-appropriate guidance.

Tooth-brushing tunes: Two minutes can seem like an eternity to a child. To help pass the time and make it fun, play one of their favorite songs on your phone, sing a song or even make up a song for two minutes.

Practice makes perfect: If your child has a favorite doll or stuffed animal, you could have them pretend to brush their doll’s teeth, too – good oral health is important for everyone!

LITTLE TEETH TRUTH: WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW WHEN SELECTING MY CHILD’S PEDIATRIC DENTIST?

http://mouthmonsters.mychildrensteeth.org/little-teeth-truth-what-do-i-need-to-know-when-selecting-my-childs-pediatric-dentist/

Recent Press Releases

AAPD HONORS AWARD WINNERS
CHICAGO – May 28, 2017 — The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, announced this year’s winners of several prestigious awards during AAPD’s record-breaking 2017 meeting in National Harbor, Md.

For full descriptions of each award and the recipients, visit http:// www.aapd.org/aapd_honors_award_winners/.

AAPD NAMES NEW BOARD OFFICERS AND TRUSTEES AT AAPD 2017 IN NATIONAL HARBOR CHICAGO
(May 30, 2017) — The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, inducted the new president and other officers and trustees for the new AAPD board of trustees in National Harbor, Md., on May 28, 2017.

For full descriptions of each Board Officer and Trustee, visit http://www.aapd.org/aapd_names_new_board_officers_and_trustees_at_ aapd_2017_in_national_harbor/.
 

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