May 2021 Volume LVI Number 3


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November 2020 Volume LV Number 6

AAPD President Interviewed for National Tooth Fairy Day
AAPD President Dr. Jessica Lee was interviewed for blog- post, Celebrate the Tooth Fairy with Caribu, and Keep Track of Dental Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic, on National Tooth Fairy Day to encourage families to read books in the app about losing your teeth. The aim was to encourage good dental hygiene practices as kids learn to take respon- sibility for their own health. Caribu is an app designed for parents and grandparents to read books with their (grand) children in an interactive video call. Most of their users are parents or grandparents of children ages 4-7 (who fall right into the tooth fairy range!).
"It’s tremendously important to have books on digital plat- forms now because children connect," said Dr. Jessica Lee, the president of the American Academy of Pediatric Den- tistry (AAPD).
"The nighttime routine is the most important one," she said. "We don’t want any of the plaque to sit overnight. Read a story, listen to music, integrate brushing your teeth into the nighttime routine, and it will become a habit for a lifetime."
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