May 2021 Volume LVI Number 3


Member News

November 2020 Volume LV Number 6

Member Benefit Spotlight
Many pediatric dental offices have long shown tv and movies to entertain and relax patients of all ages. What you may not have considered is that this content is intended for personal use only and requires a license when shown in public spaces like a dental or medical practice. In 2011, AAPD negotiated an agree- ment with MPLC for the convenience of its members. The agreement provides AAPD members with a discount on the Umbrella License®, an annual license that protects your office from copyright infringement when movies, TV programs and other content are shown. The 2020 annual Umbrella License fee for AAPD members is $325.
To learn more about the MPLC and the Umbrella License, please visit the MPLC website (
MPLC Licensing Representatives are also available to answer any questions about the affordable annual license at (800) 462-8855.
Please contact please contact Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel C. Scott Litch with any questions about the AAPD member discount at (312) 337- 2169 or by email
Member News
AAPD Past President Dr. James Nickman Installed as President of the Minnesota Dental Association
Dr. James Nickman, a pediatric dentist at Metropolitan Pediatric Dental Associates and associate clinical professor at the Univer- sity of Minnesota School of Dentistry, has been installed as presi- dent of the Minnesota Dental Association for the 2020-2021 term at the Association’s (MDA) annual House of Delegates meeting.
Nickman is actively involved in organized dentistry. He currently serves as the chair of the Minnesota Dental Political Action Com- mittee (MINDENPAC) and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Committee on Dental Benefit Programs and serves as the AAPD representative to American Dental Association Code Maintenance Committee (CMC).
Nickman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a member of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, a fellow in the American College of Dentists, and a fellow in the International College of Dentists. He is also a past president of the AAPD and of the Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Trustees of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and is a mem- ber of the MDA’s Barriers to Care Committee, Legislative Affairs Committee and the Minnesota Mission of Mercy Committee.
Nickman takes an active role in charitable dental activities, volunteering his time and services to the Minnesota Mission of Mercy and Healthy Smiles Healthy Children Foundation Dental Home Day.
Nickman graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1997 and obtained a Master of Science degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Min- nesota in 1999.
In his spare time, Nickman enjoys spending time with his family, the outdoors, and traveling.

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