November 2020 Volume LV Number 6


AAPD Publications (Print and Online) Update

July 2020 Volume LV Number 4

Our publications the Pediatric Dentistry journal, Journal of Dentistry for Children, and PDT (Pediatric Dentistry Today) had another exceptional year in design and appeal.
Pediatric Dentistry
The 2020 volume of Pediatric Dentistry continues to promote the practice, education and research related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry through its peer-reviewed articles. Pediatric Dentistry is completely integrated and accessible in online format as well as print. This format provides worldwide access to an individual subscriber as well as students, academics, and researchers of universities with multiple campuses. Pediatric Dentistry has an Impact Factor of 1.594.
The online Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) continues to attract articles that pertain to the practice of pediatric dentistry around the world. These peer-reviewed articles give the reader an insight into international case reports, scientific, education, and research findings related to pediatric dentistry.
Our two journals are part of Ingenta Connect’s comprehensive collection of academic and professional research articles online, hosting more than five million articles and 16,000 publications from 350 publishers, and is accessed in over 25,000 institutions worldwide. Both journals continue to rank in the top 50 out of over 16,000 titles. For the period April 1, 2020, to April 30, 2020, Pediatric Dentistry ranked 1st with 27,521 full text downloads. JDC ranked 2nd with 17,578 full text downloads. This is very impressive! I salute our editor-in-chief, editors and contributors for making these journals so well-read.
PDT (Pediatric Dentistry Today), the official AAPD magazine, offers feature stories, guest editorials, and news about members, trends affecting pediatric dentistry, legislative advocacy, insurance and coding issues, continuing education opportunities and activities of the Foundation. PDT is your member resource to know what’s going on at the AAPD and in the world of pediatric dentistry.
Practice Management and Marketing News
Same great information, new location! Published four times a year, Practice Management and Marketing News is a featured column in PDT (Pediatric Dentistry Today).
Membership Directory and Reference Manual
Both the 2020 Membership Directory and 2019-20 Reference Manual were mailed to members in 2019. The 2019-20 Reference Manual is available as an app for your iPhone, iPad or Android device and on the AAPD website at
Health Care Provider Brochures
AAPD brochures are being updated! These brochures are used not only by dentists but also by teachers and school nurses. Teachers can use this information to develop classroom lessons and health education projects, while school nurses may be interested in treatment options and preventive oral health guidelines.
The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry
The 5th Edition Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry is the premier reference for pediatric dentists and other health professionals. Designed to serve as a quick reference guide, the handbook is a must-have addition to every practice. The Handbook of Pediatric Dentistry presents the most up-to-date information in a quick reference format. Each chapter also suggests readings and useful websites for additional information. This 5th edition of the Handbook is available as a mobile application too (compatible with iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch or Android mobile devices). Visit to order yours today!
AAPD Website
The AAPD website was redesigned in early 2019. Since then, the website has seen an influx in visitors. Over the past 18 months, we have seen nearly three million pageviews on the website. This is up over 200,000 from the previous 18 months. The redesigned website has made it much easier for users to find what they are looking for easier and faster. In addition to the search capability and reorganized navigation, the new website also features a clinical photo library, social media gallery, reference manual, member portal and much more.
Little Teeth Chat—The Go-To Place for Members
As we are adjusting to the new normal, the Shared Interest Groups (SIGs) community Little Teeth Chat has become a more important tool in communicating with our members. It is the go to place to ask questions with fellow pediatric dentists. We know the value that AAPD members put on networking and educational opportunities we provide through our programs throughout the year. Little Teeth Chat provides AAPD members an environment to connect, engage and share critical information and best practices in real time. Usage was especially robust in recent months as members discussed various issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Little Teeth Chat is a private Members’only group that is safe and secure.
Social Media
AAPD social media has really taken off over the past few years. On the AAPD consumer Facebook page we have almost 56,000 followers. The AAPD Twitter account @AmerAcadPedDent has over 19,000 followers and we have over 7,000 followers on our Instagram account @aapediatricdentistry. By promoting new content on the AAPD hub, updates to the organization, images and more, we have been able to create a strong social media presence across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. AAPD also has a Facebook group for users to post questions along with AAPD to advertise courses, news and new member resources. This group consists of over 4,500 followers and grows more and more each day.
In addition to AAPD’s social media profiles, the AAPD has put together a social media library for member-use on the AAPD website. This library includes graphics that cover topics such as the age one dental visit, holidays, did you knows about oral health, brushing habits and more. These graphics can be easily downloaded and have captions you can use on your own social media. The library is easily navigated using search by keyword or category. This library is updated with new graphics on an ongoing basis.

Senior Publications Director Cindy Hansen
Senior Publications Manager Adriana Loaiza
Web and Social Media Manager Lily Snyder
Publications Coordinator Ken Berry

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