May 2021 Volume LVI Number 3


AAPD Fall 2020 CE Courses

November 2020 Volume LV Number 6

Save the Date
Annual Joint Academic Day – Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Planning is underway for the Annual Joint Academic Day, to be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in Boston, Mass. Details of the days’ planned activities will appear in the January 2021 edition of PDT.
AAPD / AAPD Foundation Proudly Announces a Revamped Master Clinician Scholarship Program
After many years of offering this well received and highly sought after scholarship program, the AAPD and AAPD Foundation explored ways to improve upon it. Now known as the Leadership in Education and Administration Program (LEAP), expanded courses are available.
Building on the momentum of the past several years, the Academy for Advancing Leadership’s (AAL) Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) course will still be offered, but now scholarships for AAL’s Chairs and Academic Administrators Management Program (CAAMP) will also be awarded.
The difference between the two programs:
  • ITL Focus: Educator proficiency, pedagogical theory, best practice applications for clinical and didactic education, IPE, faculty development, and trends in education
  • CAAMP Focus: Best practices for leadership and man- agement, professional development, team dynamics, and strategic planning topics
Both courses are held in Atlanta, Ga. The scholarship covers tuition only.
The ITL course is designed as a program to help partici- pants achieve better student outcomes by refining their teaching skills and enhancing the quality of their interac- tions with students. CAAMP is an interactive program designed to address the unique challenges faced by new, current, and aspiring administrators.
Selected scholarship recipients will also receive compli- mentary registration to the AAPD Comprehensive Re- view of Pediatric Dentistry continuing education course. Scholarship applications are available under Awards and Fellowships/Leadership in Education and Administration (LEAP)-Formerly known as Master Clinician Scholarship Program on the AAPD website at: resources/member/awards-and-fellowships/.
Applications must be received by April 21, 2021. Please contact Education Development and Academic Support Manager Leola Royston at (312) 337-2169 or royston@ for further information.
Tethered Oral Tissues Symposium: Breastfeeding and Beyond
Nov. 13-14, 2020
Our members health and safety is top of mind, which is why the AAPD has made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person fall Tethered Tissues Symposium. We are excited to bring you the same course, the same amount of CE hours and the same world-class speakers just in a virtual format! The course will still take place the same weekend, Nov. 13-14. We are offering exclusive registration rates for this online format! Head to to register and find out more!
Assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of tethered tissues is an area of interest across dental and medical disciplines. Yet, there is no consensus on terminology or management. This conference will host national and international renowned providers in the areas of dentistry, orthodontics, otolaryngology, sleep medicine, lactation, and speech pathology to present current research and clinical per- spectives. These experts represent diverse background and ample time will be provided for a robust discussion of how best to provide care for families.
Course Chairs and Speakers
Janice Townsend, D.D.S., M.S. Jade Miller, D.D.S.
CE Credits: 16+
Who Should Attend
Eyal Botzer, D.D.S.
Bobby Ghaheri, M.D., E.N.T. Ann Kummer
Nikki Mills, E.N.T.
Anna Mesner, M.D., E.N.T. Shannon Sullivan, M.D. Samantha Weaver
Gina Weismann, D.M.D., R.N. Audrey Yoon, D.D.S.
Dentists, physicians, hygienists, lactation consultants, speech pathologists, myofunctional therapists, and sleep disorder health care providers who wish to review the evidence and perspectives from clinicians of tethered oral tissues.
If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Stancato at
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Click here for a PDF version of this article.