May 2020 Volume LV Number 3


AAPD Nominations

March 2020 Volume LV Number 2

 K. Jean Beauchamp
Dr. Jeannie Beauchamp was raised in Oak Ridge, Tenn. She practiced dental hygiene for seven years before returning to dental school. She earned her D.D.S. degree from the University of Tennes- see Health Science Center in Memphis. She then completed a two year pediatric residency there.
Since 1993, she has practiced in Clarksville, Tenn. She established Clarksville Pediatric Dentistry, PC in 1999.
She is a board certified pediatric dentist and is very involved in local, state and national dental societies. She has been active with the American Academy of  Pediatric Dentistry. Currently serving on the board of  trustees as Secretary-Treasurer, she has also served as Parlia- mentarian and as the Southeast Trustee. She was chair of  the Council on Communications, Political Action Committee and Committee on Interprofessional Relations. Presently she serves on American Dental Association Council of Government Affairs. She was a member of the Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations and ADA’s representative on an Advisory Committee of the Joint Commis- sion on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Beauchamp is also active with the Tennessee Dental Association, currently serving as the Secretary and Chairman of the Government Affairs Committee. She has served as a Tennessee delegate to the ADA House of Delegates for 11 years. She is past president of the Eighth District Dental Society.
She is a Fellow of American College of Dentists, Fellow of Inter- national College of Dentists, and a Pierre Fauchard Academy Fellow. She was voted dentist of the year in 2012 by the Tennessee Academy of General Dentistry. Also, she is the Alumnus of the year for 2018 for the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry.
Amr M. Moursi
Dr. Amr M. Moursi is professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry and on the Medical Staff at the New York University Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York. He completed his D.D.S. degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and then a Ph.D. in Craniofacial Biology from the University of California at San Fran- cisco. He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of both the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and the International College of Dentists. Moursi received the Merle S. Hunter Leadership Award in 2014, and been selected for the AAPD Leadership and Advanced Leadership Institutes. Moursi has served the AAPD in many capacities, including Academic Trustee-at-large on the Board of Trustees, Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Regional Consultant on the Medic- aid and CHIP Advisory Committee, Chair of the Global Interactions Task Force, Fellow of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, and Director of the Comprehensive Review Course.
Moursi serves as an examiner for the Royal College of  Surgeons in Ireland and as a consultant to both the New York State and New York City Departments of Health. He is a former member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He also served as a Consultant and Pediatric Dentistry Review Committee member for the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
Moursi’s research focuses on early childhood oral health. He is   the author or co-author of over 100 published articles, book chapters and policy briefs. He has been an invited speaker at numerous state, national and international conferences and universities with presenta- tions on variety of topics including Behavior Guidance, Early Child- hood Oral Health, and Oral Health for Patients with Special Needs. In addition, he has led teams of NYU faculty and students to provide pediatric dental training, education and care to underserved areas around the world including Tanzania, Nicaragua, Alaska, northern Maine and upstate New York. He also maintains a private practice in New York City.
Scott W. Cashion
Dr. Scott Cashion is a 1994 graduate of  the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry and finished his Residency and Masters in Pediatric Dentistry there in 1997. He is currently an adjunct faculty member in the Department of  Pediatric Dentistry. He is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has been in private practice in Greensboro, North Carolina for over 20 years.
Cashion has served as a leader with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). He currently serves as the chair of the Pediatric Medicaid/CHIP Advisory committee and is President of  the Medicaid/Medicare/CHIP Dental Services Association (MSDA). Cashion served on the Board of Trustees of the AAPD (2008-2011) and was Parliamentarian (2012-2013). In May of 2013 he was awarded the Merle C. Hunter Award for Leadership in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Cashion currently serves as an ADA Delegate At-Large for the NC Delegation and has been a Delegate or Alternate Delegate since 2009. Cashion is the Immediate Past President of the North Carolina Dental Society Foundation. In 2018 he completed his service on the ADA Council on Advocacy for Access and Prevention (CAAP, formerly CAPIR).
Cashion is past president of the North Carolina Dental Society (2015). He previously served on the Board of Trustees of the North Carolina Dental Society. Cashion is a member of the Guilford County Dental Society and served as president in 2005-2006. He was president of the North Carolina Third District Dental Society in 2004.
Cashion was awarded the North Carolina Dental Society’s Commendation Award in 2007. He is a fellow in the International College of Dentists, American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.
Cashion is involved in the Greensboro Community and served on the Board of Habitat for Humanity, is active in his church and is a member of the Greensboro Sports Council. He is an avid runner and has ran three marathons.
Paul A. Kennedy III
Dr. Paul A. Kennedy III was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He attended dental school at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. He then moved back to Texas and completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His father is a pediatric dentist and a past president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Kennedy joined his father in private practice in 2003 and took over ownership of their group in 2008. He currently practices and manages the large group practice with over 80 employees.
Kennedy is a board certified pediatric dentist and is involved in organized dentistry on a local, state and national level. He is on the medical staff at two local hospitals in Corpus Christi, Texas. After founding the Saratoga Surgical Center, Kennedy serves as chair of the Ambulatory Surgical Center’s board of directors. He also served as president of the Nueces Valley District Dental Society and the Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Currently Kennedy serves as a delegate to the American Dental Association from Texas, Texas Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pedi-PAC Chair, and Nueces Valley District Dental Society Den-PAC chair.
Since the beginning of his career Kennedy has been active withthe American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is currently serving on the AAPD Foundation Development Committee. He has also served as chair of the New Pediatric Dentist Committee and chair of the Council on Membership and Membership Service.
Kennedy is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and was honored in 2012 when he received the Jerome B. Miller/Crest Oral-B For the Kids Award. He also received the Golden Apple Award for New Dentist Leadership from the ADA in 2011 and the TDA New Dentist Leadership Award in 2010.
Carlos A Bertot
Carlos A Bertot received his D.M.D. from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry and his certificate in pediatric dentistry from the University of Kentucky, Albert B. Chandler Medical Center. He was board certified in 1996 and has been involved with organized dentistry since his days in dental school. In addition to his membership and service to multiple dental organizations, he has served at the council and committee level for AAPD and currently serves as Parliamentarian on the Executive Committee. He is a past President of the Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a National Spokesperson for AAPD. Bertot is a graduate of the AAPD Leadership Institute at the Kellogg School of Business, Northwestern University and the AAPD Advanced Leadership Institute at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He also devotes time as a Courtesy Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, College of Dentistry. Bertot is in private practice in Maitland and St. Cloud, Fla., communities of the Orlando area.

Vanessa Carpenter
Vanessa Carpenter completed her dental school training at the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston, Texas in 1990. Upon receiving her dental degree, she went into private practice. She is a founding partner at Castellano & Carpenter Dental Associates. Carpenter was selected and participated in Leadership Laredo, and then selected and attended Leadership Texas. She has served on the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Club of Laredo and has held various roles with the Make- A-Wish Foundation, and the Laredo Women’s Shelter. Carpenter is a long-time member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, and the Laredo District Dental Society, and has been a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry since 2002. She currently practices in Laredo, Texas and has 2 boys, Nicolas and Edgar.
Edward Ginsberg
Dr. Edward Ginsberg is the founding partner of the Smiles4Children pediatric dental group practice, in Catonsville,
Ellicott City and Eldersburg, Maryland. A 1982 graduate, with honors, of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry,
he also completed pediatric dental specialty training at Maryland in 1984. Dr. Ginsberg is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Maryland. He has been a part-time member of the department since 1985.
A diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry since 1992, Dr. Ginsberg has served as an examiner for the Oral Clinical Examination (OCE) since 2008, OCE Subcommittee member, OCE Part Leader and Chair. He is also a member of the Johns Hopkins Craniofacial Team and an examiner for the sedation committee of the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Ginsberg is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Ed and his wife Jeannie, have two children and four grandsons.
Proposed Dues Adjustment for Canadian Active Members for consideration by the 2020 General Assembly
The AAPD Board of Trustees during its January 2020 meeting unanimously proposed a dues adjustment so that pediatric dentists practicing in Canada are eligible for Active AAPD membership at an individual annual rate of 75 percent ($517.50) of regular Active dues ($690). This dues rate will be offered by the Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD) only for pediatric dentists practicing in Canada who join both the AAPD and CAPD. This recommendation is fully supported by the CAPD.
The AAPD Board of Trustee’s rationale for this recommendation is as follows:
  • Canada is in a unique position with the AAPD compared to any other country because training standards are completely reciprocal. Hence, pediatric dentists trained in Canada meet eligibility requirements for Active membership in the AAPD.
  •  For many years, Canadian pediatric dentists have sought Active membership.
  • However, there are certain AAPD activities, significantly legislative and regulatory advocacy targeted to the U.S. Congress and state legislatures, which do not directly benefit Active member pediatric dentists practicing in Canada.
  • In light of the above, for many years the AAPD has permitted the CAPD to enroll all its members as Active members in the AAPD at a rate of 50 percent of regular Active member dues.
  • With the recent creation of foreign chapters and the grandfathering in of CAPD with such status, leaders of the AAPD and the CAPD reviewed this long-standing arrangement and reached an agreement that a rate of 75 percent was more equitable to all concerned. This recognizes the significant benefits of Active membership while acknowledging that not all benefits of US-based pediatric dentists accrue to Canadian pediatric dentists.
This proposal is being considered pursuant to the AAPD Bylaws, Chapter XI. Finances, Section 1. Dues:
1182 A. The amount of the annual dues of Active members shall be
1183 proposed by the Board of Trustees and may be revised at any
1184 annual session by an affirmative vote of a majority of the mem-
1185 bers present, entitled to vote and voting, provided the mem-
1186 bership is informed of the impending proposal no later than
1187 thirty (30) days prior to the first day of the annual session.

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