May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


A Message from Your President

January 2018 Volume LIII Number 1

Welcome to AAPD 2018

Aloha! Aloha is a Hawaiian word typically associated with greeting another person with hello or good-bye. For the Hawaiians, it is "The Aloha Spirit" – a unique way of living, the ultimate lifestyle, and the secret to a full and happy life.

Aloha is not only a word, it is a way of living, an attitude and expresses guidelines to help us in our lives – kindness, patience, compas- sion, respect, togetherness, affection, empathy, peace, & love.

Aloha means we are able to recognize and appreciate the uniqueness and differences each of us bring into this world. Honor and respect your family, friends, and all the people who pass through your life. Aloha does not pass judgement on others for it always trusts, always hopes and always protects.

It’s a pleasure to invite you, your office staff and family to AAPD 2018 in Honolulu! The scientific program takes place at the Hawaii Convention Center. The Hilton Hawaiian Village is located on Waikiki Beach and only a 10 minute walk to the center. Additional hotels are conveniently located nearby. Come celebrate the 71st Annual Session of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry!

Aloha Fest! More of what you’ve come to expect at the AAPD Welcome Reception, which is the hallmark event in pediatric dentistry. Enjoy the Bishop Museum by exploring the Science Adventure Center, learn more about the Hawaiian and Pacific Culture in the Hall, and make sure have a good spot to see all the fun entertainment. High-energy bands, games, ukuleles playing and amazing food ensure it will be one of the best events. I’d like to thanks Sunstar Americas, Inc. for their continue support of the event.

The scientific program promises to deliver the cutting-edge topics you’ve come to expect at the Annual Session. The Preconference Course on Thursday, is taught by some of the best AAPD has to offer: Drs. Ann Bynum, Rob Delarosa and Bobby Elliott. The opening keynote embraces the Hawaiian culture with a better understanding of Aloha and the Spirit of Hawaii.

The celebration at the Presidents’ Farewell Dinner promises to be an amazing celebration of our O’hana (family) at the Waialae Coun- try Club! Be sure to make plans to stay for this wonderful event overlooking the private beaches of Honolulu.

I would like to personally thank our local arrangements chair, Lynn Fujimoto. She always works to make us feel the Aloha spirit and this will be a spectacular event which will be noticed by everyone. Use the word aloha with a pure heart and good intention. Be guided by aloha and make good choices. Live aloha wherever you are!

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