July 2017 Volume LII Number 4

 
 
 
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Media Mix

May 2017 Volume LII Number 3

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 President Featured on FoxNews.com
Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed by Julie Revelant of FoxNews.com for a Feb. 12, article titled, "Can banking baby teeth treat diabetes?" The article discussed the process for banking stem cells from baby teeth, noting they may be used to repair cavities, fix a tooth damaged from periodontal disease or bone loss, or even grow a tooth instead of using dental implants. The story said, "researchers are only beginning to delve into the possibilities," and quoted Dr. Miller, who stated, "I think at some point in time, we’re going to see dental stem cells used by dentists…on a daily practice."

AAPD President Contributes Guest Editorials for NCDHM

Dr. Jade Miller was featured as a guest columnist in both Dimensions of Dental Hygiene and Decisions in Dentistry’s February issues centered around National Children’s Dental Health.

AAPD President on Parents.com

Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed for an online March story titled, "The Worst Foods and Drinks for Kids’ Teeth."

AAPD and Delta Dental of Iowa Host NCDHM Twitter Chat

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the AAPD and Delta Dental of Iowa hosted a Twitter Chat on Feb. 24,, covering key points about children’s oral health. Discussion topics included the importance of baby teeth, dental appointments and the oral health benefits of water. The conversation was facilitated by AAPD President Dr. Jade Miller and Sara Fossum from Delta Dental.

Key results included:
1. Trended nationally for much of the hour.
2. There were 516 tweets.
3. Our potential reach was calculated to near 1.5 million.

National Children’s Dental Health Month
In anticipation of National Children’s Dental Health Month, AAPD president Dr. Jade Miller conducted 24 interviews during an internet media tour held at his office in Reno, Nev. This consisted of virtual interviews with reporters from 13 websites, and 11 radio sta- tions across the country, including parenting and health websites, and national radio stations. During the interviews he stressed the impor- tance of establishing a Dental Home by age 1 and visiting www.mychildrensteeth.org.

New Mouth Monster Hub Highlights

DENTY LAND
Welcome To Denty Land! This interactive dental-themed game, Denty Land, allows parents and children to journey through whimsical places, such as Floss Forest, Molar Marshes and the Fluoride Foun- tains as they discover dental health tips in order to beat the Mouth Monsters and ultimately meet their pediatric dentist at the end.

5 BITE-SIZED TIPS: HOW TO GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT ORAL HEALTH
Most parents know that kids should brush twice a day for two minutes each time, but that can be easier said than done. It can be challenging to get children in the routine of brushing their teeth. Visit www.mychildrensteen.org for a few fun ideas to get your kids excited about brushing their teeth in order to keep those pesky Mouth Monsters away.

Press Releases
Feb. 1, 2017: What You Don’t Know About Your Child’s Teeth Could Be Hurting Them
March 1, 2017: AAPD and ADA Reaffirm Importance of Early Childhood Dental Visits

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