July 2019 Volume LIV Number 4

 
 
 
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July 2019 Volume LIV Number 4

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AAPD’s State of Little Teeth, Second Edition, Appears on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene
The "State of Little Teeth Report, Second Edition," which stresses the importance of the age 1 dental visit, was featured in the April 16, article "Why Little Teeth Matter" on Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. Although more children are visiting the dentist than ever before,  caries affects one in five children under the age of 5, about half of children ages 6 to 11, and more than half of those ages 12 to 19.
 
AAPD President Appeared in Article on The Washington Post
AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. Joseph Castellano par- ticipated in a report by Kaiser Health News, which was then picked up by The Washington Post. The April 24th article, "Dental care is tough to find for people with autism, other developmental disorders," discusses the challenges people with developmental disabilities face in receiving even routine dental care.
 
AAPD Featured on Romper.com Regarding Silicone Toothbrushes
AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. Joseph Castellano and AAPD national spokesperson Dr. Susan Tavana were interviewed by Julie Peck for an April 30, piece on silicone toothbrushes that are seeing a new wave of popularity, titled, "Are Silicone Toothbrushes Better Than Nylon? Here’s What Dentists Have to Say."
 
AAPD Immediate Past President Interviewed on Flossing a Toddler’s Teeth
According to the May 14, article, AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. Joseph Castellano wants parents to be reassured that this is totally normal and that missing a few days of flossing here and there is not going to spell impending doom for your toddler›s dental health. "While it would be great if we could floss the little one’s teeth every day, in reality it might not always be possible. The best advice I can give is to do it as often as possible. The more the better, but if you can only get in flossing 3-4 times a week, then strive for that. The goal is to make sure that we keep the areas between the teeth that the brush cannot get to as clean as possible and help keep the child free from decay," he says.
 
 
AAPD and AAPD Foundation Featured in Chicago Sun Times
Per the May 22, article, volunteer dentists helped 100 children kick off their year of free dental care. In addition,
 
AAPD President Featured in Business Journal Article
AAPD President Dr. Kevin Donly was featured as a "2019 healthcare hero" in a May 23, story in the San Antonio Business Journal.
 
Safety Net: AAP, Pediatric Dental Group Update Guidance on Dental Sedation Personnel
On May 28, the AAP News published a story on how sedation for dental procedures in children and teenagers is generally safe. However, recent deaths in the dental setting and concern over the growing use of inadequate supervision during sedation procedures have prompted stronger guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).
 
AAPD Press Releases
April 3, 2019: AAPD Teams up with Other National Organizations to Promote Facial Safety in April
May 24, 2019: AAPD Honors Award Winners at AAPD 2019
May 29, 2019: AAPD Names New Board of Trustees at AAPD 2019 in Chicago

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