March 2021 Volume LVI Number 2


AAPD 2021 "The Hub" Information

March 2021 Volume LVI Number 2

It’s Official, We Will See You in "The Hub" for AAPD 2021!

74th Annual Session • The Hub • May 2021
We are excited to announce that plans for AAPD 2021 have been moved to an entirely all-virtual format. Get ready to join us in The Hub!
Get ready for an outstanding educational program, jam-packed with incredible speakers on a variety of relevant topics in pediatric dentistry, an enhanced and interactive 3D exhibit hall, and even more ways to interact with your peers and colleagues to make up for the time you can’t spend in person.
AAPD 2021 – Virtual Program
**Live Courses will be available OnDemand after they air at their scheduled time.
Live Courses
Preconference Course: Pediatric Medicine Update
AAP Section: Structural Racism & Child Health, How Pediatric Dentists Can Address and Ameliorate the Effects of Racism on Children and Adolescents: Nia Heard-Garris, Nita Mosby Tyler, Jeffrey Karp
Addressing Systemic Racism and Its Impact in Dentistry and Building the Right Treatment Plan: Paula Coates, Karan Estwick, Edmond Hewlett, Laila Hishaw, Jaha Howard, Ron Inge, Jeanette Sabir-Holloway, Jeanne Sinkford
Bioactive Materials: Gerald Kugel
Team Talks with Ann and Bobby: Ann Bynum, Bobby Elliott
Sponsored by Crest + Oral-B
Dental Benefits Symposium: Teresa Duncan, Dennis McHugh, Christine Taxin
Immune Health in the Era of Pandemics: Tieraona Low Dog
MiniClinics I:
Pediatric Orthodontics and Sleep Apnea: Which is Right and Which is an Illusion?: Mitchell Levine
Conducting Effective Performance Reviews: Aaron Stump
Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: Flavia Lamberghini
MiniClinics II:
Oh So Tied! Collaborative Care for Best Outcomes and Prevention of Adverse Events: Rishita Jaju
The Diagnostic Challenge in Pediatric Dentistry Part VII: Juan Yepes
Marketing Metrics, How Does Your Office Stand Up?: Jarod Johnson
MiniClinics III:
Embracing You: Social Marketing your Dental Practice in a Post-Facebook World: Scott Childress
Real World Tongue and Lip Tie Assessment and Treatment Strategies: Richard Baxter
Nutrition Update for the Dental Team: Tieraona Low Dog
Pharmacology & Pain Control: Karen Baker
Rethinking ECC in the Era of Precision Medicine: Novel Clini- cal Insights Gained from Human Genome, Oral Microbiome, and Machine Learning Applications: Kimon Divaris
Safe Sedation for the Pediatric Dental Practice: Jason Maynes
Sponsored by Sedation Resource
Digital Media: Keeping Children Healthy, Smart and Kind in a World of Screens: Michael Rich
Stay Safe, Stay Well: Managing Occupational Hazards in a Post-COVID World: Paul Casamassimo, Charlie Czerepak, John Molinari
Trauma Guideline Update: Anne O’Connell
OnDemand Courses
Early Career Dentist Course (Sponsored by Elevate Oral Care): Chairside Space Maintenance: E. LaRee Johnson
Debt Management Strategies: Chris Sands
Oral Sedation Licensing & Safety for New Pediatric Den- tists: Shari Kohn
Providing Outstanding Customer Service: Arnold Weiss & Kathy Pauze
Purposeful Movements – Efficiencies and Tips for Oral Rehabilitation Under GA: Jason Bresler
Third Molar Update: Daniel Hammer
Wellness and Self Care: Purnima Hernandez
Evidence-Based Methods to Evaluation Scientific Literature GSRA Presentations/Research Fellowship Awards International Oral Presentations
Learning Labs:
Fatten Up Your Patient Base and Skinny Down Your Kids: Susan Maples
Let’s Make the Best Mouthguard for your Athlete Patients: Stephen Mills
An Overview of Medicaid: History, Advocacy and Opportunity: Colleen Greene
Human Trafficking and the Dental Profession: John Kenney
Pediatric Dental Trauma: Kelly Kirtland
Are the Pediatricians Referring to You?: Craig Hollander Breathe Well, Little One: Pediatric Airway from Cradle to Commencement: Susan Maples
Tooth Agenesis and Future Risk for Neoplasia: How to Discuss Anticipatory Guidance: Kimberly Patterson Navigating Negotiations with Private Equity for the Sale of Your Practice: Jason Turner
Integrating Laser Dentistry into your Pediatric Care: Ben Curtis
From Dentist to CEO: The Importance of Your Professional Development: Malika Azargoon
Essential Insurance, Investment, and Planning Strategies for Pediatric Dentists: Shawn Johnson
Oral Motor Development and Acquisition of Infant Feed- ing (Solid Foods) Skills: What Pediatric Dentists Should Know: Navreet Sidhu
Let’s Talk About Teenagers and Risk Behaviors: Are You Ready?: Edna Perez
Simple Yoga Stretches & Mindfulness Breathing to Re- duce Stress & Musculoskeletal Problems: Bhagwati Mistry Serving Special Needs Patients in a Dedicated Practice: Kyle Guerin & David Jourabchi
Speed Learning, Back to Basics: Dentofacial Esthetics in Pediatric Patients and Early Interceptive Treatment of Palatal Displaced Canines: John Taylor
String of Pearls:
SMITR (or SMART) with Biodentine: Juan Yepes Optimizing Outcomes: How and When to Make the Difficult Decisions to Extract Permanent Molars: David Avenetti
Predictable Results with Anterior Zirconia Crowns: Lawrence Yanover
Fantastic Firsts: Making the Most of the First Visit with Oral Health and Wellness: Lavanya Venkateswaran Applications of the Intraoral Scanners for the Pediatric Patients: Fouad Salama
Chalky Teeth in Children – A View from ‘Downunder’: Mala Desai
Peri-operative Considerations in Children Undergoing General Anesthesia: Sara Ahmed
Pediatric Dental Practice Compliance Considerations: Lisa Shilman
Saving Lives: Education Parents about HPV Vaccination: Daniel Hammer
Key Digital Marketing Strategies in a "Post-Covid" World: Scott Childress
Use of Mindfulness Techniques for Behavior Manage- ment of Anxious Children: Nidhi Taneja
View PDF below for Registration Prices.
Who Needs to Register
Anyone (member or non-member dentist, dentists’ staff or dental student) who wants to attend any portion of the Scientific Program or have access to The Hub must register. Certificates of completion will be issued to office staff upon conclusion of the meeting. If the office staff requires a CE certificate, one can be provided upon request.
After May 30, 2020, members, student and life members will become $995 for the full CE Package. Non-members will be $1,500.
Note: To receive the member registration rate for The Hub, your 2020-21 membership dues must be paid in full.
Registration is complimentary if you register on or before May 30. Residents registering after May 30, 2021, will be charged $995; no exceptions will be made. Submitting a poster does not register residents for The Hub.
Registration Methods
Registrations are processed on a first- come, first-served basis. All registration must be done online.
Credit card only. Allow five days for processing and receipt of registration confirmation.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
All cancellations postmarked on or be- fore May 1, 2021, will be refunded less a $150 processing fee.
All cancellation requests must be made in writing to AAPD Registration Services ( for processing on or before May 1, 2021.
No refunds will be given after May 1, 2021. After this date, any extenuating circumstances must be submitted in writing to the AAPD c/o Senior Meetings & Continuing Education Director Kristi Casale at 211 E. Chicago Avenue, Suite 1600, Chicago, IL 60611. Those refunds approved are processed after AAPD 2021.
Registration Confirmation
Every effort is made to provide all ad- vance registrants with a confirmation of their registration. This notice will verify whether we received your registration prior to the deadline.
If you have any questions regarding registration, contact AAPD Registration Service Center at
Preconference Course
Pediatric Medicine Update
Course Summary
This full day course will provide the pediatric dentist an update on a wide variety of areas of pediatric medicine. Each lecture will provide a medical review of the more common disorders and diseases the pediatric dentist might encounter in clinical practice, followed by a discussion of the latest advances in management. For some of the topics there will be a specific emphasis on dental management. The lecture format followed by questions and answers affords participants an opportunity for dialogue between the lecturer and the audience.
  • Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
  • Provide a review of the pathophysiology of pediatric disorders and diseases the pediatric dentist is likely to encounter in clinical practice.
  • Provide an update of the state of the art and science of the medical management of these disorders.
  • Discuss the impact and significance of these pediatric disorders and diseases and their management to clinical pediatric dentistry with input from the audience during the question and answer period.
  • Have a better understanding of the current management of a wide variety of pe- diatric conditions, including those conditions resulting from COVID-19, and how it may relate to their clinical practice of pediatric dentistry.
Course Chairs: Man Wai Ng, D.D.S.,
M.P.H. and Isabelle Chase, D.D.S., F.R.C.D(C)
Riten Kumar, M.D., M.Sc. Ruby Wang, M.D.
Jane Newburger, M.D., M.P.H. 
Salim Afshar , D.M.D., M.D. 
Danielle DeCourcey, M.D., M.P.H. 
Sabra L. Katz-Wise, Ph.D.
Nelson Aquino, C.R.N.A.
Virtual Exhibit Hall
Be sure to spend time in the Virtual Exhibit Hall in The Hub! The platform is entirely new and allows for more interacting and learning about exhibitor’s great products and services. We know that the Annual Session is usually a time for you to purchase products before your busy season and now you will be able to do these transactions in the virtual exhibit hall! Enjoy one-stop shopping from the comfort of your home or office.
A benefit of the Virtual Exhibit Hall is that during the show the hall is open 24 hours for you to browse the companies. You will want to make sure you stop in during the live networking hours for exciting happenings and information about discount codes.
While we know attendees love getting the Annual Session bag and filling it with exhibitor information and giveaways, rest assured you will still be able to do that this year! Virtually, you will be able to have your own swag bag and collect exhibitor information, brochures, coupons and more. In addition, you can schedule or pop into the chat and have an individual video conference with a company representative in order to answer all your questions.
We are fortunate to have vendors and sponsors that want to connect with our members and support The American Acad- emy of Pediatric Dentistry. The Virtual Exhibit Hall is a key component of The Hub and we can’t wait to see you there!
Exhibit Hall Networking Hours
Thursday, May 27, 2021
9 – 10 AM CST
12 – 2 PM CST
Friday May 28, 2021
9 – 10 AM CST
12 – 2 PM CST
Saturday May 29, 2021
9 – 10 AM CST
12 – 2 PM CST
* AAPD 2021 show hours are 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
You might be seeing glimmers of normalcy come back into your life, how exciting! However, virtual is the new normal when it comes to learning and education opportunities, and that’s okay!
The AAPD is excited to have an existing platform like the Education Passport that allows us to continue to serve our members in the ways that they need it most. Education that is delivered virtually, such as sessions you might find on our Education Passport, means that you don’t have to forfeit the AAPD speakers and CE you’ve come to know and love over the years. If anything, it just means that you can earn that CE on your own time, where you want to, when you want to!
AAPD’s Education Passport is constantly being updated with the newest and most fresh content that we can bring to our members’ fingertips. For instance, we have our very first Virtual Mini-Series available to you right now! Check out our Comp Review and Sedation Mini Series sessions for just $90 each! Looking for something new and innovative? Check out our Tethered Oral Tissues Symposium, just recorded in November 2020, featuring speakers from across the world!
Whether you want to spend one hour earning CE or a whole weekend, the choice is yours, the possibilities are endless! Check out one of our most favorite Member Benefits today.
Annual Session Packages
*Available in CE Packages or Audio Only NashVirtual 2020
AAPD 2019 (Chicago)
AAPD 2018 (Hawaii)
CE Courses
Comprehensive Review Board Qualifying Exam Prep Course
Safe & Effective Sedation Course
Recorded in Fall 2020 Sedation Mini Series Comprehensive Review Mini Series Tethered Oral Tissues Symposium
2021 Journal CE Now Available

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