May 2020 Volume LV Number 3


NashVirtual 2020

May 2020 Volume LV Number 3

 We are excited to announce AAPD 2020 NashVirtual! While this is not the live meeting we had planned, it will certainly be as exciting and robust as our members have come to expect from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Check out what we have in store for you!
May 21 Preconference Course: COVID-19 and How to Turn Your Lights Back On, Reference Committee
May 22-23 Scientific Program, My Kid’s Dentist and Orthodontics Poster Competition
May 24 General Assembly at 12 Noon Central May 21-24 Virtual Exhibit Hall
The AAPD is excited to bring you a virtual Scientific Program! This experience will allow you to tune in live to sessions or on your own time if you can’t make the ones you wanted.
Be sure to add on the Preconference Course: Turning your Lights Back On, addressing how to adjust to the new normal during COVID-19. Bummed that you will be missing the speakers you were looking forward to seeing live in Nashville? Not to worry, almost all Nashville speakers will be bringing you their content live online!
With more than 40 hours of CE available, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss out on what we have planned for you! Visit for details on the schedule and sessions.
We love seeing our members come together every year during Annual Session. Networking and connecting with one another mat- ters! NashVirtual will provide you an opportunity to still take part in our virtual social events! Did you make plans to meet up with fellow alumni during AAPD 2020? Reschedule them for our virtual Alumni Happy Hours. Grab your favorite drink and take part in one of our virtual social events so you don’t miss out on time with your colleagues and friends!
Join us as we take the My Kid’s Dentist & Orthodontics Poster Ses- sion virtual! All posters participants and GSRA Finalists will have the ability to submit audio recordings of them explaining their research. Browse our poster app and check out all the hard work and findings in pediatric dental research.
The AAPD will still conduct the annual governance meetings for 2020 during NashVirtual. Per the AAPD Bylaws, the AAPD Execu- tive Committee by unanimous vote has called for a Special Session of the General Assembly. The Illinois Not-For-Profit Corporation Act which governs AAPD permits a meeting of  members in this manner. A notice is being sent via mail to Active and Life members, so check your mailboxes. It is scheduled to take place on May 24, at 1 PM East- ern/12 Noon Central/11 AM Mountain/10 AM Pacific times.
We can’t wait until we can connect in person but in the meantime, we look forward to seeing you at AAPD 2020 NashVirtual!
Can’t attend NashVirtual live? We still recommend that you purchase your registration now and watch later at your leisure! Prices will double beginning May 25. Take advantage of this special pricing while it lasts and earn CE on your own time! Check for updates at
AAPD Recognition Awards
We are pleased to announce the AAPD 2020 awards recipients for those going above and beyond in our profession and in our community. NashVirtual will feature an awards area with recorded acceptance speech- es from our winners. We encourage you to tune in and help us acknowledge the efforts put forth by them!
Pediatric Dentist of the Year
Dr. Oariana Lowe

Jerome B. Miller "For the Kids" Award
Dr. Anthea Mazzawi
Merle C. Hunter Leadership Award
Dr. Kerry Maguire
Lewis A. Kay Excellence in Education Award
Dr. Martha Wells
Manuel M. Album Award
Dr. Jessica Webb
Suzi Seale Coll Evidence- Based Dentistry Service Award
Dr. Rebecca Slayton
Paul P. Taylor Award
Dr. Muthu Murugan
Risk Factors for Early Childhood Caries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Case Control and Cohort Studies"
M Kirthiga, MDS, Muthu Murugan, M.D.S., Ph.D., Ankita Saikia, M.D.S., Richard Kirubakaran, M.S.c.
Pediatr Dent.2019,41(2):95-106.E18-E23
Sponsored by Baylor Pediatric Alumni Fund
NashVirtual Sponsors
Cheng Crowns
Crest Oral-B
Elevate Oral Care
Kinder Krowns
Treloar & Heisel
Year Long AAPD Sponsors
Cheng Crowns
Crest Oral-B
Elevate Oral Care
Kinder Krowns
KSB Dental
My Kid’s Dentist & Orthodontics
Practicon, Inc.
Sedation Resource
D4C Dental Brands
Treloar & Heisel
NashVirtual Exhibitors
Accurate Mfg., Inc.
Air Techniques
ABPD Practice Solutions
Cheng Crowns
Crest Oral-B
Dansereau Health Products  
Denovo Dental
Designs for Vision, Inc.
DMG America, LLC Doctor Multimedia
Doctors Disability Specialists  
Elevate Oral  Care
EZ Floss
Fairfield Orthodontics
Healthy Start/Ortho-Tain
Kilgore International Inc. 
Kidzpace Interactive
Magnify Dental Marketing
Lighthouse 360
Medco Instruments, Inc.
Nowak Dental Supplies, Inc. 
Pediatric Dental Anesthesia Associates
Practicon, Inc.
Prophy Magic
Safe Rayz
StraightSmile Solutions
Tess Oral Health
Treloar & Heisel 
VOCO America, Inc.
Wonderful Dental
Zoll Dental
Zolli Candy

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