May 2020 Volume LV Number 3


Membership Updates

November 2019 Volume LIV Number 6

Welcome New Members
The AAPD would like to welcome new members. We look forward to supporting your pro- fessional needs. For further information on membership benefits please contact Membership
Department at (312) 337-2169 or
Member Spotlight
Why I am a Member of AAPD
Dr. Jonathan Gerik – Fairbanks, Alaska
Affiliate Member
Joined: December 2017
I became a member of  AAPD because of  the large and ever growing number of  children I see in my dental practice and my desire to provide the best care possible for my patients. As with adolescent and adult dental care, pediatric dental research, technology, and equipment continues to change quickly over short pe- riods of  time. My favorite benefits of  the AAPD include the meetings, research updates, web-based resources and contacts available. All of  these benefits have proven extremely helpful with updating and maintaining current high quality treatments, methods, procedures and materials. Generally speaking, general dental con- tinuing education tends to only revolve around basic adult dental care. I highly recommend AAPD member- ship for any dentist that either treats or has an interest in treating children of  any age range.
Dr. Gerik began his career as an Air Force general dentist after graduating from Baylor College of  Dentistry in 2009 and completing a General Practice Residency at Keesler AFB, MS. After completing his active duty commitment at Eielson AFB, AK, he as his wife decided to stay and purchase an existing practice in Alaska. In addition, he continues to serve as a dentist and traditional guardsman in the Alaska Air National Guard. Gerik is married, has two children, and enjoys fishing, hunting, boating, skiing, traveling, in addition to many other outdoor activities.

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