May 2019 Volume LIV Number 3


General Information

January 2018 Volume LIII Number 1

Audio Recordings and Online CE

Make the most of your educational experience at AAPD 2018 and purchase access to the audio content. Remind yourself of the important takeaways you heard or hear a compelling course you may have missed. This multimedia offering is an excellent training tool and informational resource. You can purchase access with or without earning CE credits. The audio and PowerPoint presentations will be synced!

Audio Recordings*

The Audio Recordings will give you online access to the slides syn- chronized to audio from the scientific sessions, MiniClinics, and String of Pearls. With so many great sessions being offered at AAPD 2018, you won’t want to miss a single second, and now you don’t have to. * You will not earn CE with the Audio Recordings package. To earn CE, please purchase the AAPD 2018 Online CE package.

To order, see page 41 of the registration form.

AAPD 2018 Online CE

AAPD is offering CE for those courses at Annual Session you can- not attend. With such great topics and speakers lined up, it’s difficult to choose which session to attend. In the Education Passport, you will have the opportunity to purchase and earn CE for all sessions recorded in Hawaii. Purchase the entire Annual Session package now or individual sessions will be available for purchase after the meeting. Content for both offerings will be available for five years after the event.


AAPD conferences are ADA compliant. We strive to take the appropriate steps required to ensure that no individual with a disability is excluded, denied services, segregated or otherwise treated differently. Individuals requiring special assistance must make the appropriate notation on the registration form and/or contact the AAPD Meeting Services Department. All requests for special accommodations under ADA must be made allowing enough time for evaluation and appropriate action by AAPD.


The Scientific Program is casual. We recommend you have a sweater or light jacket available in case you find the meeting rooms too cold. The Welcome Reception is casual; come dressed in your festival attire including your sandals; no heels as they will sink into the lawn! The Presidents’ Farewell Dinner is resort chic.

Conference App

Attention all smart phone users and tablet owners! The AAPD continues to provide a comprehensive conference app for AAPD 2018 to keep you engaged before, during and after the meeting. The event app includes a complete list of sessions, speakers, exhibitors, local attractions, facility maps and much more!

Sponsored by NuSmile

The conference app, Online Itinerary Planner, interactive floor plan and the ePoster Gallery are linked. Create an account, login and mark your favorite exhibitors or sessions…when you login to the app, it will all be there! Once AAPD receives the speaker handouts, they will all be included in the app and the Online Itinerary Planner providing you a comprehensive educational tool both online and in your hands. Download our dedicated Poster App which includes full color posters as well as the abstract allowing you to sort by topic, track, day and presenter. Check out this opportunity to see this important research! ePoster Gallery and Posters Sponsored by My Kid’s Dentist

Continuing Education Credit

The AAPD is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. Credit is awarded on an hour-for-hour basis. Attendees should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Photography/Video Waiver

AAPD plans to take photographs and/or video at AAPD 2018 and reproduce them in AAPD educational, news or promotional material, whether in print, electronic or other media, including the AAPD website. By participating AAPD 2018, you grant AAPD the right to use your name, image and biography for such purposes. All postings become the property of AAPD. Postings may be displayed, distributed or used by AAPD for any purpose.


Everyone registered by May 1, 2018, will receive an email with a link to the handouts in advance allowing you to print the handouts you want to bring with you or browse before you arrive. Handouts provided by the speakers are also included in the comprehensive conference app.

Honolulu enjoys temperatures in the low-80s during the day and mid-70s in the evenings in May.

Travel Information

Airline Discounts

AAPD offers discounted meeting fares on various major air carriers for AAPD meeting attendees. To receive these discounts, please contact Direct Travel, AAPD’s official travel provider at 800.840.0908. As always, to obtain the lowest available fares, early booking is recommended.

Getting There

The Hilton Hawaiian Village is just 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport (HNL). Shuttle and car service are available from the airport to the hotel. Uber and Lyft are also available from the airport and around Honolulu.

Visit the Tours and Activites on the AAPD website to book car service.

Exhibit Hall

Maximize your time at the Annual Session and visit the exhibit hall to explore products and services geared toward you and your pediatric dental office. Visit the combined AAPD Exhibit Booth which includes the AAPD Store to pick up a copy of the new Coding Manual, the Pediatric Dentistry Handbook or a souvenir from this year’s Annual Session! Spend some time in the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Donor Lounge to learn more about the Access to Care Grants or simply to make a donation or increase your current pledge to the Foundation.

The exhibit hall schedule is created to maximize your time with the exhibitors while still providing time to attend the education courses you want and enjoy the beach! The Hospitality Area is located on the exhibit hall floor offering a continental breakfast, refreshment breaks each morning and afternoon. Lunch is available for purchase on Friday and Saturday.

Visit the AAPD Store to see what prizes you are eligible to win in the exhibitor drawing. Be sure to check out the My Kid’s Dentist Research Poster Competition and the Smiles for Life Network Tech Bar!

Exhibit Hall Schedule

9 am – 4 pm
10:20 – 10:40 AM BREAK
11:30 am – 2 pm Lunch for purchase
2:20 – 2:40 PM BREAK

8 am – 3 pm
8:20 – 8:40 AM BREAK
11:30 am – 2 pm
Lunch for purchase 2 – 2:15 PM BREAK

8 am – 10:30am
8:20 – 8:40 AM BREAK

Raffle in Exhibit Hall

Feeling lucky? The AAPD is hosting a raffle for all attendees! Take the raffle card found near registration and visit with 20 exhibitors and get a stamp. Once you’ve filled out your raffle card, bring it to the AAPD Store in Booth 625. The raffle takes place in the AAPD Store on Sunday, May 27, at 9 a.m.

My Kid’s Dentist Research Poster Competition


My Kid’s Dentist Research Competition is available in the exhibit hall. Different topics are presented each hour. Stop by to meet the authors and discuss their presentations with them! A poster OnDemand Station is available in the area for attendees to view the eposters at any time. Be sure to download the Poster App to access all the posters.

Sponsored by My Kid’s Dentist

The Tech Bar Gadgets & BYOD

Learning can be fun, so come to play!

Cool gadgets will be on hand including virtual reality goggles, smart watches, infrared keyboards, and more. The future of tech is here—and so much of it is wearable. Come check it out.

A number of educational sessions will be offered throughout the meeting which are geared toward helping you learn how to use social media to build your practice, online reputation management, branding and much more!

BYOD! Often your biggest obstacles are with the devices you already own, so bring your own device for in-hands tips and solutions you didn’t know were possible. Ask the toughest tech or app questions, and walk away much more efficient.

Sponsored by Smiles for Life

Career Fair

Saturday May 26
1:30 – 3:30 PM>/br> The Career Fair is a great opportunity for a new pediatric dentist seeking their first practice position or the more experi- enced dentist who is looking for a change to network with hiring organizations.

For more information on exhibiting or to download the Career Fair form visit The cost for AAPD Members is $150; recruitment companies may exhibit at the price of $500.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Wondering what kind of exposure your company can get at the AAPD Annual Session? Look no further. There are various opportunities still available to target your company’s goals and meet your budget!

For more information on becoming a sponsor for the AAPD, please visit or contact Vice President for Meetings and Continuing Education Tonya Almond at or (312) 337-2169.

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