March 2020 Volume LV Number 2


A Message from Your President

January 2020 Volume LV Number 1

Greetings to all AAPD Members!
AAPD 2020 is approaching quickly and this year’s meeting will be held in Nashville, Tenn. Nashville is a fabulous city, rich in his- tory with many places to visit!
Nashville is a prosperous city, which has become known as Mu- sic City, USA, following the advent of the Grand Ole Opry in 1925. Vanderbilt University is located in Nashville and is a short distance from downtown. Likewise, the famous Nissan Stadium, which is home to the Tennessee Titans, and the Bridgestone Arena, which houses the Nashville Predators, are city attractions. But, of course,  it is the music that so many visitors come to Nashville to enjoy and you will find it easily accessible throughout downtown and the city.
Places to visit include the Country Music Hall of Fame and Mu- seum, the Grand Ole Opry, the Johnny Cash Museum and Café, the Nashville Zoo, Ryman Auditorium, which housed the original Grand Ole Opry and the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum and, of course, Broadway Street.
AAPD 2020 will begin on Thursday, with our preconference course, "Diagnosis and Management of Dental Trauma in Chil- dren and Adolescents". This session offers clinical recommenda- tions from top content experts on how to manage traumatic injuries, including pulp regeneration, auto transplantation, orthodontic care, and esthetic restoration of traumatized teeth.
Be sure to catch a live performance by John Rich—singer, songwriter and one half of the iconic country duo, Big & Rich, during the Opening Ceremony! Big & Rich have albums that have produced four straight Top 40 Country hits, including their most famous song, Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy. John Rich will bring a lively performance to kick off AAPD 2020 that you won’t want to miss!
Josh Sundquist, former U.S. Paralympian, will provide an inspir- ing Keynote Address, while incorporating a few laughs along the way.
Our Scientific Program Committee has created an outstanding line-up of speakers and topics. To highlight a few sessions, there will be Minimally Invasive Management of Caries, Hot Topics in Pediatrics (including vaccine and fluoride hesitancy, as well as HPV vaccine promotion) and Oral Pathology. There will be a diverse course selection for you to choose from, which will certainly satisfy a broad range of interests.
The Welcome Reception will be on Friday at the George Jones Smokehouse and Museum and the Wildhorse Saloon, with surrounding outdoor activities along the Cumberland River. Live music, great food and other entertainment will make this Welcome Reception a spectacular event!
The AAPD Foundation will have their Gala at Marathon Music Works. As always, it will be a beautiful evening of food, drink, and camaraderie, all in support of the dedicated mission of the AAPD Foundation – providing dental homes for children.
The President’s Farewell Dinner will be an amazing event. The reception and dinner will be held at the Country Music Hall  of Fame and Museum. Enjoy cocktails as you move through the museum culminating with a visit to the 70-foot-high rotunda, which houses the bronze plaques of every member honored by entrance into the Country Music Hall of Fame! You will enjoy recordings, photographs, musical instruments, and short films of iconic country musicians. Please come to this unique venue so that together we can celebrate the year’s completion! Everyone is invited to attend!
I am looking forward to AAPD 2020, meeting with friends, enjoying great food and venues, and attending our world-class continuing education. I extend a special thank you to the local arrangement co-chairs Kurt Swauger and Martha Wells, as well as AAPD’s incredible meetings team for all their hard work in planning and organizing our meeting.
I personally invite each of you to attend AAPD 2020 and experience all that our meeting and Nashville have to offer.

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