November 2020 Volume LV Number 6


Member News

July 2020 Volume LV Number 4

Andrew Soderstom Obituary
Andrew Soderstrom, D.D.S., C.D.A., past president and a co-founder of CDA Cares, the CDA Foundation’s volunteer dental clinic, died Wednesday, April 29, following complications after a fall at his home in Modesto, Calif. He was 65.
Dr. Soderstrom held dozens of leadership positions in dentistry including executive directory of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and several teaching positions over his 37-year career, including as assistant clinical professor of pediatric dentistry at the University of Califor- nia, San Francisco School of Dentistry from 1986-1993.
At the time of his death, he owned and operated a private pediatric dental practice in Modesto and was in his eighth year as a provider at La Clinica Dental Clinic at Chil- dren’s Hospital in Oakland.
He additionally served on many ADA and CDA councils and committees concerned with access to care, including as chair of ADA’s Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention in 2017 and chair of the CDA Cares Management Committee from 2013-16.
He continued to support CDA Cares and served on the board of America’s Dentists Care Foundation, which provides dental chairs and equipment for the two-day clinics.
Dr. Soderstrom is survived by his wife, Donna, his children, Jill and Matt, his mother, Elizabeth, his grandchildren, Reagan and Blake, sister, Susan, and brothers, Steve and Peter.
Contributions can be made in Dr. Andrew Soderstrom’s name to the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Soderstrom Family Endowment. Funds raised by the endowment help to support the pediatric clinic at the school.
2021 Membership Directory Reminder
Your Membership Directory address is printed on your membership dues invoice that was recently mailed to you. Any changes or updates to your Member- ship Directory information are due to the headquarters office by Sept. 15, 2020. You can verify your address on your an- nual dues invoice or visit the Members’ Only section of the AAPD Website (www. to update your profile. Please take a few moments to verify your ad- dress information to assure that AAPD has it correctly.
You may opt out of receiving a printed membership directory on your AAPD Membership Profile under "Preferences" or contact us at
Dues Renewal
While you revive, regenerate and rebuild in this new normal, your AAPD membership is more important than ever. Since the start of the pandemic, AAPD has been working tirelessly on advocacy and compiling resources for you. Including the Re-Emergence Pediatric Dentistry Practice Checklist and pivoting the annual session online to the successful NashVirtual and most recently the PPE assistance to all Active, Life and Affiliate members from the AAPD, the AAPD Foundation and Henry Schein. July is the start our fiscal year and is traditionally the time we invoice for dues. This year we are delaying the invoicing until August and have extended the deadline to pay from Oct. 1, to Nov. 1. We will also offer members the ability to pay in quarterly installments upon request. For any questions regarding your membership, please contact We are here for you!
AAPD Membership Renewal Information
Membership rates and categories can be viewed in the PDF below.
*Associate and Affiliate members residing outside the United States pay a $35 annul postage assessment.
Dues are payable by check, Visa, MasterCard and American Express must be received by Nov 1, 2020. Otherwise membership privileges will be suspended until full payment of dues is received and your listing will be omitted from the 2021 Membership Directory.
In keeping with the IRS, non-profit organizations are required to notify members that a portion of their dues payment is applicable to lobbying expenses and therefore not deductible as a business expense. (This is printed on the dues invoice.) The AAPD has determined that the following amounts are not deductible as a business expense for 2020– 21:
Active $11
Associate, Affiliate, Life, Friends $6
All other membership categories $0
If you have any questions, please contact Membership and Marketing Coordinator Lee Gonzalez at (312) 337-2169 ext. 43 or mem-
Attention: Class of 2020
The AAPD congratulates all June postdoctoral graduates on their commencement into the profession. We would also like to re- mind you about the many reasons why membership in the AAPD is so important, especially at this point in your career.
  • Free transition from student to active membership. This applies only if you complete an active membership application and return it to the AAPD headquarters office prior to Dec. 31, 2020.
  • To be listed as an Active Member in the printed 2021 Membership Directory applications must be received by Sept. 1, 2020. Membership applications are available at
  • Recent graduate are afforded one year dues-waived and two years of reduced membership dues at 50 percent off the full ac- tive membership dues rate if they have maintained continuous membership. The dues reduction rate would translate to the rates in the PDF below.
Transition from student membership to active membership is not automatic. Student members must submit application and a copy of their pediatric dentistry certificate to the AAPD office.
Program director may send a list of graduating residents to verify the completion their program to our office to membership@aapd. org and AAPD will automatically update their membership status to Active other wise the student must send in an application with certificate. For questions regarding student to active membership, please contact AAPD Membership department (312) 337- 2169.

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