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On Wednesday, January 31st, Dr. James Nickman completed 28 broadcast media interviews with TV and radio stations coast to coast.
For October 2017, the AAPD has put together a mini survival kid with the Mouth Monsters for Halloween.​
Oct 11, 2017 08:50 PM
Silver Diamine Fluoride Recommended to Treat Cavities in Pediatric and Special Needs Patients
Catherine Saint Louis with The New York Times interviewed AAPD Chief Policy Officer of the Pediatric Oral Health & Research Center, Dr. Paul Casamassimo (Ohio), Dr. Deborah Studen-Pavlovich (Penn.) and Dr. Jeannette MacLean (Ariz.) for a story on sedating children for dental work.
AAPD President Dr. Jim Nickman was interviewed by Linda Carroll of NBC News for a story titled, “9 Questions to ask your dentist before your kids go under sedation.”
Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed by Susan Scutti of for a story titled, “Are baby, wisdom teeth the next wave in stem cell treatment?”
Apr 05, 2017 04:03 PM
Dr. Jade Miller was interviewed by Rachel Rabkin Peachman of the New York Times.
Apr 03, 2017 08:18 PM
April is National Facial Protection Month.
Feb 01, 2017 05:54 PM
February is National Children's Dental Health Month.
AAPD President Dr. Jade Miller and AAPD member Dr. Homa Amini spoke with Tamekia Reece about baby teeth facts and how to get your infant started on the right oral health path as soon as possible.
Oct 25, 2016 03:46 PM
CHICAGO —October 25, 2016 — Whether your children are attending Halloween parties or trick or treating in the neighborhood, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, reminds parents and caregivers that it is important to pay attention to the types of treats children eat this Halloween.
Dr. Michael Hanna served as a guest blogger to and answered all the key questions relating to treating children’s cavities with silver diamine fluoride.
Are dental X-rays necessary for children?
AAPD President Dr. Jade Miller and national spokesperson Dr. Jessica Lee were both interviewed by Melinda Wenner Moyer for a story titled, “You’re not Brushing your Toddler’s Teeth,” for
Apr 01, 2016 08:42 PM
April is National Facial Protection Month and this year five health organizations are doubling down on mouth guards.
Feb 26, 2016 02:48 PM
AAPD and Sunstar Partner to Provide Tools to Teach Children Healthy Oral Care Habits on Modern Living with kathy ireland®
Feb 22, 2016 08:16 PM
This week the AAPD continues to celebrate National Children's Dental Health Month by collaborating for two separate and fun Twitter chats on how to protect those little teeth. You won't want to miss either chat on how to get children to brush their teeth and enjoy doing it!
Feb 22, 2016 04:47 PM
Dr. Paul Casamassimo, director of AAPD’s Pediatric Oral Health Research & Policy Center, was interviewed by Nadia Kounang for an article based on analysis in Pediatrics regarding teething.
Feb 16, 2016 04:52 PM
On Tuesday, Feb. 9, Weber Shandwick conducted a very successful satellite media tour with AAPD President Dr. Robert Delarosa where he did interviews with 26 radio and television outlets across the country, including several in key target markets (Dallas, San Diego, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Columbus and Miami). So far, nine of the TV stations and two radio stations have aired the interviews including Main Street Radio with 410 markets. This already has resulted in 748 airings and more than 11 m​
Feb 16, 2016 04:12 PM
Tooth decay is now the most common childhood disease in the United States. Find out how to keep your kid’s teeth healthy and cavity-free.
This February, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month by hosting the Tournament of Tooth Care, showcasing how parents and caregivers can help their kids fend off the Mouth Monsters –a.k.a. tooth decay. Parents and caregivers can tune in to the Mouth Madness to learn how to help little teeth take on the Mouth Monsters one big game at a time.
Oct 15, 2015 03:28 PM
To help ward off cavities, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, reminds parents and caregivers that it is important to pay attention to the types of treats children eat this Halloween. Each year Americans spend nearly $9 billion on candy. In October, much of that candy ends up on the teeth of the 41 million trick-or-treating children ages 5 – 14 across the U.S.1 However, the AAPD wants parents to know that when it comes to keeping​
Aug 25, 2015 04:30 PM
AAPD President Dr. Robert Delarosa was interviewed by Lisa Esposito for an article titled, "13 Tips for Getting Kids Health-Ready for Back to School."
Apr 29, 2015 03:38 PM
Dr. Edward Moody participated as a guest blogger for an article that discusses findings from the recent CDC report, Dental Caries and Sealant Prevalence in Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011–2012, which notes tooth decay might be declining among 2 – 5 year olds and shows that disparities still exist in dental care. The piece also discusses dental sealants, oral health tips for teenagers and directs readers to further resources by linking to
Apr 01, 2015 05:26 PM
Calling all MVPs, team captains, full roster players, practice squads, coaches, teachers and parents/caregivers. Five of the nation's top dental associations want to remind everyone to play it safe during recreational and organized sports to help prevent serious, painful facial injuries that can take the fun out of the game. Take five, and take in these five simple safety tips: Mouth Guards are a Must. Mouth guards are significantly less expensive than the cost to repair an injury, and dentists ​
Feb 25, 2015 09:09 PM
AAPD President Dr. Ed Moody was interviewed and quoted in a story by Julie Revelant titled, "7 Mistakes Parents Make With Their Kids’ Teeth."
Feb 19, 2015 09:36 PM
As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, Campaign Announces Video Contest Winners, Texting Challenge and Revamped Mobile App To coincide with National Children’s Dental Health Month, the Ad Council and The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives are extending their successful Kids’ Healthy Mouths campaign to encourage children to brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day. Beginning today and continuing throughout February, the campaign will announce the winners of a natio​
Feb 09, 2015 06:27 PM
AAPD President Dr. Edward Moody contributed a bylined article to BabyCenter titled, “Teething 101: Tips from a dentist and dad,” as part of our National Children’s Dental Health Month outreach.
Feb 06, 2015 10:16 PM
AAPD President Dr. Edward Moody and AAPD President-Elect Dr. Robert Delarosa were both interviewed by Stephanie Witmer for a story on on common kids’ dental health problems and how to avoid them. According to the article:
Feb 02, 2015 10:38 PM
February is National Children's Dental Health Month, and the AAPD invites parents and caregivers to fight the leading chronic infectious disease among children in the U.S.: tooth decay. As "The Big Authority on Little Teeth," AAPD recommends fighting the Mouth Monsters by following these three steps: Establish a Dental Home – or home base – for your child’s oral health care by finding a local pediatric dentist. Help your child develop healthy oral habits early, by brushing as soon as the firs​
Oct 31, 2014 05:21 PM
Joan Salge Blake, a correspondent, recently did a story Halloween candy and she not only referenced the AAPD throughout the article, but also our candy sorting grid.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, is encouraging parents and caregivers to enjoy a Mouth Monster-free Halloween. Whether your kids are attending Halloween parties or trick or treating in the neighborhood, keep on the lookout for ghosts, goblins and worst of all, Mouth Monsters. Sweets can still be part of the Halloween fun as long as parents and caregivers help their children practice moderation and proper oral hygiene to keep th​
Sep 18, 2014 04:44 PM
AAPD President Dr. Edward Moody was interviewed by Maria Masters for a news brief on how to prevent tooth decay in kids. According to the article:
Aug 25, 2014 02:56 PM
AAPD President Dr. Edward Moody and Dr. Rhea Haugseth were interviewed by Gracie Bonds with the Atlanta Journal Constitution for a story on how baby teeth shouldn’t be ignored. The article highlights multiple AAPD campaign key messages and references the "State of Little Teeth Report."
Aug 12, 2014 02:51 PM
Chelsea Knorr, editor of Dentaltown Magazine, spoke with Dr. Warren A. Brill, immediate past president of the AAPD to learn more about the Monster-Free Mouths Movement -- an educational campaign that addresses the nationwide threat to children's oral health.
Jul 23, 2014 03:27 PM
AAPD President Dr. Edward Moody was featured in a full-page print article in the July issue of Pregnancy & Newborn. The article highlights Dr. Moody’s recommendations on infant oral health, quoting him throughout about the impact a pacifier has on an infant’s teeth.
Jul 02, 2014 03:39 PM
AAPD President, Dr. Edward Moody issued a statement to regarding last week’s U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) safety alert that oral viscous lidocaine two percent solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain.
Jun 19, 2014 05:34 PM
AAPD President Dr. Ed Moody was interviewed and featured in a blog post on children’s dental health. According to the article:
Jun 05, 2014 09:22 PM
AAPD President Dr. Ed Moody was interviewed by One Good Dad blogger, Jason Greene, re injuries to children’s teeth and solutions to these injuries. In addition to the interview, the blogger also directs readers to our active kids/healthy teeth visual guide which lives on, and also links to
Jun 05, 2014 09:11 PM
CHICAGO – May 27, 2014 — The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, inducted the new president and other officers and trustees for the new AAPD board of trustees during its 67th Annual Session at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, Mass., on May 25, 2014.
May 08, 2014 03:12 PM
AAPD President-Elect Dr. Ed Moody recently spoke with Anna Nguyen, Healthy Kids Blog Editor at in regards to tooth injuries in children.
May 06, 2014 02:19 PM
Henry Winkler to Provide Keynote, AAPD Launches New Meeting Brand and Retains Exclusive Access to Fenway Park for Welcome Reception
With Springtime childhood activities in full swing, The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) has developed a highly-visual, easy-to-follow guide which can be printed and posted to refrigerators so family members and babysitters know what to do should a tooth be chipped or knocked out (hint: a glass of milk could come in handy)!
Apr 15, 2014 08:38 PM
AAPD national spokesperson Dr. David Tesini authored a continuing education article in the April issue of Inside Dental Assisting titled "Providing Comprehensive, Quality Dental Care to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder." This article showcases how successful access and utilization of dental services depend on the entire dental team understanding the patient, parent and treatment method, and presents a non-pharmacological approach for dental teams.
Apr 01, 2014 09:11 PM
On March 31, Mediaplanet announced the launch of "Oral Health Awareness," a cross-platform campaign distributed as an 8-page print publication within The San Francisco Chronicle, and digitally across a network of online platforms, reaching over 3 million readers. "Oral Health Awareness" aims to educate readers about oral health as tantamount to general health and well-being, and to provide them with information about behaviors and preventive measures they can adopt to cultivate a healthy smile,​
Mar 25, 2014 08:19 PM
What if you and some friends were playing an informal game of basketball and one of your friends was struck down by a hard jab to the mouth? Could you help? What if you were the one to fall face down, only to find you were bleeding and had lost a tooth? Would anyone with you know basic first aid?
Mar 13, 2014 04:19 PM
A magazine that targets women who have children under the age of 18 and focuses on topics that affect working mothers, online assistant editor Maricar Santos interviewed AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill about our recent consumer campaign. According to the article:
Mar 03, 2014 10:29 PM
Michelle Healy, health and wellness reporter with USA Today, published a story in Q&A format with AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill. The article notes that tooth decay in young children has reached epidemic proportions and underscores the need for a child to visit the dentist by age 1. The article also highlights AAPD’s dental hygiene recommendations for kids of all ages. According to the article: "Q: One of the points made in the new campaign is that early childhood tooth decay is a serious pr​
Feb 28, 2014 09:57 PM
Dr. Charlie Czerepak, AAPD parliamentarian and national spokesperson, was featured on Chicago’s WBBM-TV (CBS) 5 p.m. newscast. The two-minute segment captures our State of Little Teeth Report and Monster-Free Mouth Movement campaign's key messages. The segment reached approximately 140,000 viewers via its broadcast. In addition to featuring Czerepak and his office, the interview also included one of AAPD's own: Grants and Corporate Relations Manager Tracey Schilligo, who can be seen in the segm​
Feb 25, 2014 04:10 PM
Serena Norr, managing editor of Momtrends, interviewed parenting expert Rosie Pope about AAPD’s Monster-Free Mouths Movement. Pope shared her tips on how to get your kids to brush their teeth and some of the dangers of tooth decay.
Feb 20, 2014 04:04 PM
AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill was featured in a Healthy Kids Blog in the Philadelphia Inquirer describing our recent consumer campaign launch, as well as key findings from our “State of Little Teeth Report.”
Feb 18, 2014 08:22 PM
Nellie Acevedo with the blog Brooklyn Active Mama interviewed Rosie Pope about AAPD’s recently announced consumer campaign. Their discussion was continued by a Q&A. Here's an excerpt:
Jan 31, 2014 03:51 PM
Dr. Warren Brill, Rosie Pope and the Monster-Free Mouth Movement were the focus of this in-studio interview with NBC 4 out of New York. In addition to being posted to the station’s website, the interview aired live at 7 p.m. ET on January 29. The interview highlighted our key campaign messages, as well as featured our Mouth Monsters: Ginger Bite-Us, Tartar the Terrible and Tooth D.K. During the four and a half minute interview, they also prominently showcased our consumer site: mychildrensteeth.​
Jan 28, 2014 12:55 PM
AAPD’s first-ever State of Little Teeth Report examines the epidemic of tooth decay among our youngest children. Among the issues it examines are: who is most likely to suffer from tooth decay, what are the immediate and long-term health, social and economic effects, why this epidemic is occurring, and solutions for halting the increase of tooth decay in little teeth. The report also looks at the implications of the federal Affordable Care Act for pediatric oral health.
Jan 15, 2014 03:47 PM
Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives Introduce First Free Mobile App, Toothsavers ​
Jan 10, 2014 09:13 PM
It is the beginning of the new year and many have resolutions for 2014. AAPD President Warren Brill rings in the new year by continuing to shed some light on the importance of oral health for parents and caregivers. Dr. Brill was featured as a guest blogger in the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Healthy Kids blog on ways for parents to encourage children to practice healthy oral habits. Here is a highlight of the blog post:
Jan 03, 2014 05:36 PM
AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill, AAPD’s Director of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center Dr. Paul Casamassimo, AAPD National Spokesperson Dr. Martha Ann Keels, and AAPD member Dr. Nuntiya Kakanantadilok were all featured in a story that appeared on about how common mistakes can ruin your teeth. The article was titled "7 Ways You’re Ruining Your Teeth."
Dec 19, 2013 09:38 PM
This AAPD infographic illustrates state of children’s oral health in the U.S. and potential impact of expanded dental coverage through ACA.
Dec 16, 2013 09:31 PM
Mentor Magazine featured AAPD President Warren Brill in their Closing Pitch section about his career path in pediatric dentistry. Brill discovered his passion thanks to clinicians that encouraged him to become a dentist. "I realized that repairing the ravages of time was not nearly as satisfying as being able to help put patients on track to optimum health," Berg recalls, "so pediatrics was the obvious choice.” In fact, Brill was named pediatric dentist of the year by the AAPD in 2009.
Dec 02, 2013 03:46 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) wants to remind parents and caregivers that the holiday break is a great time to help your kids establish and maintain healthy dental habits. This includes good brushing, flossing and eating habits that are essential for healthy teeth.
Nov 21, 2013 08:51 PM
The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Healthy Kids blog featured Dr. Paul Reggiardo, AAPD national spokesperson, in a Q&A to help inform consumers about the Affordable Care Act and kids’ dental benefits. Pediatric dental benefits are now considered to be one of 10 "essential benefits" plans must provide. With that said, children will either have pediatric dental benefits included in a medical plan package or there will be an option to purchase these benefits separately. That is why Reggiardo highly recomm​
Nov 11, 2013 09:59 PM
AAPD national spokesperson Dr. Mario Ramos was featured in an online and print article with Mundo Hispanico about the importance of taking care of your children’s teeth. In addition, Dr. Ramos mentioned the importance of brushing, flossing and regular visits to the pediatric dentist. The entire interview was done in Spanish and here is a glance of the interview:
Oct 30, 2013 02:48 PM
In an effort to help reduce the number of children suffering from painful oral disease, the Kids' Healthy Mouths campaign, a joint effort between The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and the Ad Council, announce National Brush Day™ to reinforce the importance of kids' oral health the day after Halloween.
Oct 15, 2013 08:34 PM
Jennifer Larson with referenced AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill and Immediate Past-President Dr. Joel Berg about 10 things your pediatric dentist wants parents and caregivers to know. With Halloween around the corner, your children shouldn’t be afraid of visiting the dentist. The best way to spook your child’s fear of visiting the is by preparing them and letting them know what to expect.
Oct 10, 2013 07:49 PM
Radio host, Maria Bailey, with Mom Talk Radio, interviewed Dr. Carlos Bertot to talk about caring for baby teeth. Mom Talk Radio is the first nationally syndicated radio show specifically for moms, and tackles important issues such as nutrition, exercise and school tips by featuring expert guests each week. During the interview, Dr. Bertot touched on key messages, such as taking children to the pediatric dentist by their first birthday, the importance of preventive care for infants and children,​
Oct 09, 2013 02:00 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, today unveiled its new tagline, “America’s Pediatric Dentists, The Big Authority on Little Teeth,” targeted to the lay public. This new consumer branding campaign is an effort to better connect with parents and caregivers and educate them on the critical need for early check-ups and regular oral care for children. The new brand identity is the start of a consumer-focused effort that will include ​
Oct 08, 2013 04:17 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, is reminding parents and caregivers that moderation is the key in keeping children, and their mouths, healthy for the Halloween holiday. According to an October 31, 2012, infographic from Retail TouchPoints, "Americans spend nearly $2 billion on Halloween candy, which makes up eight percent of the U.S. sweet sales." Given the popularity and prevalence of candy during the Halloween holiday, it’s i​
Sep 20, 2013 08:22 PM
Halloween is a fun time of year filled with costumes, parties and sweet treats. But sometimes parents worry that all those sugary treats can lead to cavities and poor dental health. The good news: It’s not what children eat, but how often, and candy can be OK if children and parents are conscientious.​
Sep 12, 2013 07:15 PM
Jillian Amodio, contributor to interviewed AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill about the impending Halloween holiday. Brill shared tips to parents and caregivers about how to limit the sugar high for your kids and how to manage the candy in your home during Halloween and the rest of the year. One of the important tips to keep in mind is controlling what kind of sugar your kids get and what form it comes in.
Aug 29, 2013 04:31 PM
New York, NY, August 29, 2013— On the one-year anniversary of their Kids’ Healthy Mouthscampaign, the Ad Council and the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives are pleased to announce results from a new study[1] that demonstrate substantial progress in the effort to improve children’s oral health habits. The survey, administered to English and Spanish-speaking parents, indicates that more parents report regularly monitoring and maintaining their child’s oral health; subsequently, more ch​
AAPD President-Elect Dr. Edward H. Moody along with AAPD member Dr. Ruby Gelman, were featured in a Real Simple Magazine article about the things you need to know regarding tooth care for your kids.
Aug 12, 2013 09:37 PM
Maria LaPiana authored a story on ‘the changing face of pediatric dentistry’ that quoted AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill, as well as AAPD members Drs. Scott A. Bialik and Steven D. Ureles. “Today, a visit to a dentist who treats only children is far more common than even 10 years ago. Their offices are bright and cheery, kid-friendly in every way. Whimsical murals adorn ceilings and walls, and colorful pint-sized chairs surround low tables filled with learning toys and storybooks. As their nu​
Jul 22, 2013 02:58 PM
Kristen Finello with recently authored an article on the importance of getting regular dental care for your child from a pediatric dentist. She not only defined the amount of training for this expertise, but also provided information on where to find a pediatric dentist, referencing not only our online tool, but the AAPD as well.
Jun 27, 2013 08:46 PM
Immediate Past President Dr. Joel H. Berg and AAPD member Dr. Steven Chussid were featured in a Parents Magazine article about healthy habits and soothing strategies while your child is teething. If you’re a first time parent, the first signs of teething typically appear around 4 months---that’s when your infant’s saliva production kicks in and they start to put anything in the mouth.
Jun 05, 2013 04:11 PM
AAPD President Dr. Warren Brill along with national spokespeople Drs. Beverly Largent, Art Nowak and Kevin Donly, were all featured in a story on baby’s teeth and how the appearance of that first baby tooth should prompt parents to schedule a dentist appointment. The eruption of that first tooth, between the ages of 3 and 9 months, should be a signal to parents to schedule a child's first dental appointment — and one should be scheduled no later than age 1, according to the American Aca​
May 13, 2013 04:19 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children’s oral health, will host its 66th Annual Session in Orlando at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel and Convention Center from May 23rd- 26th. More than 5,600 participants are registered for this year’s event.​
May 01, 2013 08:20 PM
The first year of age for your toddler is important and if you’re a first-time parent, you can learn all about the importance of your toddler’s dental health. AAPD President-Elect Dr. Warren Brill was interviewed by regarding what to expect on your toddler’s dental visit.
May 01, 2013 04:43 PM
Kids’ Healthy Mouths celebrity campaign spokesperson Laila Ali participated in a mini-media blitz last week:
Apr 16, 2013 07:51 PM
Elizabeth G. Terry interviewed AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg for a Q&A about blood blisters from lost baby teeth. A concerned reader wrote to U.S. Kids Magazine explaining that a blood blister covered the hole of a fallen tooth of her nephew, and asked what caused the blood blister.
Apr 03, 2013 04:38 PM
NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Laila Ali , athlete, health advocate and mom, has been announced as the new campaign spokesperson for the Kids' Healthy Mouths public service advertising (PSA) campaign. The campaign, developed by the Ad Council and a coalition of more than 35 leading dental organizations (The Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives), sheds light on the importance of children brushing their teeth – a basic task yet constant struggle for many parents.
Mar 28, 2013 04:20 PM
Experts offer critical advice on protecting children and young adults from dental and facial injuries​
Mar 27, 2013 08:15 PM
Anne Marie O’Connor with interviewed AAPD Vice President Dr. Edward Moody and Dr. Dennis McTigue about a toothbrushing routine for kids. O’Connor’s article entitled “Brush Up Your Kid’s Brushing Routine—Tips for every stage, from babies to teens,” walks us through each step to ensure a healthy smile for our little ones. “The best thing to ensure good oral health of a baby is to ensure that mom’s oral health is good, too,” explains Dr. Dennis J. McTigue, a professor of pediatric dentistr​
Mar 07, 2013 04:30 PM
While brushing may not be the ultimate favorite thing for a kid to do, Dr. Edward Moody shares a few fun tips with for parents and caregivers to make brushing fun. To maintain your child’s teeth healthy and cavity free, you can start by following one of the fun tips and take advantage of those natural copycat tendencies.
Feb 27, 2013 03:35 PM
AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg participated in a Question & Answer interview that was featured on the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History’s blog titled, "O Say Can You See." The blog takes readers behind the scenes at the museum, sharing insights and information about its exhibitions, events, collections, research projects, and more. In tandem with NCDHM, Berg addressed questions on the history of pediatric oral care.
Our campaign is featured on AOL under the "Cause of the Day" section which can be accessed at, on the right side of the screen. This opportunity comes at a perfect time to complement our efforts surrounding National Children’s Dental Health Month, providing more eyeballs on our campaign messaging and website. Please take a moment to check out!
Feb 06, 2013 09:14 PM
Holly Pevzner with Scholastic Parent & Child Magazine interviewed AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg for a Happy & Healthy column. The column mentioned that a recent research study found that children with poor oral health are four times more likely to have below average grades than kids with healthy choppers. One of the ways to avoid tooth pain is by assisting a child brush until age 6 and then supervise until age 8.
April Fulton with NPR’s food blog, The Salt, interviewed Dr. Paul Casamassimo about the squeezable food pouches and the potential problems on children’s teeth. The colorful pouches have only been on the market for five years and are popular for parents and caregivers who are on-the-go. According to the blog, there might be a couple of downsides for developing teeth and mouths, but they may not be any worse in some ways than what lots of toddlers already do: suck on sippy cups full of milk or jui​
Jan 28, 2013 09:43 PM
AAPD President Joel H. Berg was interviewed by Julie Revelant with about how to maintain your child’s healthy teeth. The online article included five tips to ensure a healthy lifetime smile for your child. The first tip is vital for parents to follow.
Jan 16, 2013 04:30 PM
AAPD President Dr. Joel H. Berg was interviewed by School Nurse News regarding the important issues surrounding student and dental trauma. The article was published in the November 2012 issue. When an impact to the head is forceful enough to knock out a child’s tooth, the child needs to be assessed neurologically, according to Joel Berg, D.D.S., president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.​
Jan 02, 2013 09:04 PM
On December 19, issued its morning report regarding pediatric dentistry, and how it is the fastest-growing dental specialty. Mark Garrison with Marketplace also visited the Manhattan practice of AAPD national spokesperson Dr. Jed Best, as well as NYU’s College of Dentistry, where Garrison visited AAPD National Spokesperson Dr. Amr Moursi.
Nov 29, 2012 09:49 PM
National AAPD spokesperson Dr. Indru C. Punwani and AAPD members Drs. Kristin Elliot, Mira Albert and Mark Cabana are all included in a story on a child’s first dental visit. The story appears in the Health and Wellness section of Hinsdale Magazine, which was posted on November 27.
Oct 09, 2012 03:50 PM
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the authority on children’s oral health, is encouraging parents and caregivers to enjoy a happy Halloween by simply brushing their children’s teeth for two minutes, twice a day.
The English and Spanish mobile sites for are officially live! Please check them out when you have a minute, and feel free to share it with colleagues, friends and family.
Sep 21, 2012 02:25 PM
Rebecca Stone with Mentor Magazine spoke to AAPD President Dr. Joel Berg, AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. Rhea Haugseth, and Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children President Dr. David Curtis regarding the Centers for Disease Control study on the increase in cavities in preschoolers, as well as the advances in materials and technologies for preventing and treating caries.
Sep 19, 2012 03:40 PM
AAPD President Dr. Joel Berg was quoted in the below article regarding a study from the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine about how physicians are using the well-baby visits to do oral inspection, apply fluoride varnish, counsel parents and refer to dentists when needed.
Aug 23, 2012 07:47 PM
AAPD Spokesperson Dr. Mario Ramos appeared with Grover from Sesame Street on Good Afternoon America on Wednesday, August 22. Ramos was featured discussing our Ad Council campaign, and he helped host a child’s teeth-brushing party with Grover and co-hosts Lara Spencer and Sam Champion.
Aug 17, 2012 02:28 PM
According to, this campaign is “starting a nationwide conversation on declining oral health.” The campaign stands on four foundations of good oral health care: brushing, flossing, using fluoride, and visiting the dentist regularly. The Kids’ Healthy Mouths website,, features music and videos designed to inspire kids to brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes.
Aug 15, 2012 03:57 PM
AAPD President Dr. Joel Berg and national spokesperson Dr. Mario Ramos participated yesterday in 37 media interviews across English and Spanish TV, radio, print and digital outlets discussing our new Ad Council Campaign. Please follow the links below to view a sampling of the English & Spanish live Satellite Media Tour clips from yesterday's media tour.
Aug 14, 2012 01:45 PM
According to a survey released by the Ad Council today less than half (44%) of parents in the U.S. report that their child brushes their teeth twice a day or more.
Aug 14, 2012 01:14 PM
To coincide with today’s announcement of our historic Ad Council Campaign on Children’s Oral Health, the New York Times did an exclusive feature story that appeared in today’s Media & Advertising section of the newspaper. The article by Jane L. Levere covers in depth our new multimedia public service campaign and includes quotes from Ad Council President Peggy Conlon, as well as Grey New York’s Executive Creative Director Rob Baiocco.
AAPD President Dr. Joel Berg was interviewed by CNN regarding new analysis on dental fillings in children that suggests non-metal fillings may contribute to behaviorial problems. The study authors caution that their results only point to an association; they say their analysis does not prove that BPA causes any behavior changes.
Jun 14, 2012 04:20 PM
AAPD Immediate Past President, Dr. Rhea Haugseth was interviewed by The Daily Blabber from iVillage based on how sharing spoons or forks with your child can increase their risk of tooth decay.
Jun 14, 2012 04:16 PM
April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), and the Academy for Sports Dentistry (ASD) are teaming up to remind parents, coaches and athletes to play it safe as they prepare to suit up for recreational and organized sports.
Jun 14, 2012 04:12 PM
AAPD Vice President & Spokesperson Dr. Edward H. Moody and AAPD Spokesperson Dr. Cynthia L. Hipp were interviewed by Everyday for an article on kids and cavities.
AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. Rhea Haugseth was interviewed by Mom. Me for expert advice on how to take care of your child’s grin. Dr. Haugseth was asked 10 popular pediatric dentistry questions spanning topics such as when teething starts; how should parents/caregivers care for their child’s first teeth; the first dental visit; flossing; fluoride; pacifier usage; sugar intake and braces. ​
Dental caries (tooth decay) is one of the most common health problems impacting young children’s primary teeth.[1]
As a continuation of a March 6 story in the New York Times (, NBC Nightly News aired a segment on the increase in dental decay rates in preschool children.
On March 6, the New York Times ran a front-page story regarding the increasing rate of preschoolers with dental decay. As a result, AAPD spokespeople were quoted throughout the piece, including AAPD President-Elect Dr. Joel Berg and AAPD members Drs. Jed Best, Rochelle Lindemeyer, and Man Wai Ng.
American Baby Senior Lifestyle Editor Jessica Hartshorn referenced the AAPD during a discussion with CBS News on how to take care of the first set of your children’s teeth. In fact, some parents don’t realize the importance of keeping the pearly whites healthy even though they are not permanent.
Sunstar Americas, Inc. interviewed AAPD President-Elect, Dr. Joel H. Berg (Wash.), about how dental professionals can best impact children’s oral health and included the interview in their February’s E-Brief Newsletter.
New Jersey Family interviewed President-Elect, Dr. Joel H. Berg (Wash.) regarding the latest on stem cell technology.
Marita Gomez with TribLocal interviewed AAPD President, Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) about the consumption of fruit juices and its dangerous effects on children’s teeth.
Judi Ketteler with has published a series of pediatric dentistry articles and featured AAPD President Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) discussing the roles and benefits of seeing a pediatric dentist. Haugseth was quoted extensively, and shared that it’s important to educate parents and caregivers on their children’s oral health care.
Dr. Amr M. Moursi (N.Y.) appeared in a Skype interview with Mark Hartley, editor of RDH Magazine, published by the PennWell Corporation discussing access to care and the relationship of the parent in pediatric treatment.
Tamara E. Holmes with interviewed AAPD President, Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth, regarding the lack of dental insurance and dental care available to toddlers.
Too many parents of children with special healthcare needs come upon dental care for their child out of necessity or urgency. In order to make the relationship most beneficial, the preferred way is to establish a Dental Home during your child’s infancy.
Dr. Rhea M. Haugseth (Ga.) shared the consequences of long term thumb sucking for the readers of Parents Magazine. The news brief appeared in the June 2010 issue. “It can change the shape and size of the palate, so she may need a retainer or brace that she may not have otherwise,” said Rhea Haugseth, D.M.D., a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. John R. Liu (Wash.) explained to She Knows website about baby teething and remedies for your baby.
Dr. Martin J. Davis (N.Y.) explained the importance of baby teeth to Westchester Family magazine for an article that appeared in their October issue.
AAPD Immediate Past President Dr. John R. Liu (Wash.) was featured in the Q and A for the blog, “Charge up for Good Health,” by Jenna McCarthy.
Dr. Ricardo A. Perez represented AAPD and participated in the following three dental hygiene and oral care videos for
Parents will do anything to make their children smile, yet many are missing the preventive measures and specialized care needed to keep smiles healthy. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recently sponsored a survey to see what moms knew about proper oral health care for their children. The survey results found that a staggering number of moms are misinformed about the importance of infant dental visits and proper at-home care.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s dental and oral health, is providing parents with recommendations on how to help preserve children’s teeth during Halloween and throughout the year.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the recognized leader in children’s oral health, announced today an outreach partnership with the text4baby program. The AAPD’s leading pediatric oral health experts will work closely with text4baby in the dissemination of information to pregnant women and new moms about children’s oral health care.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry was recognized in a blog entry regarding the importance of your dental health and early childhood caries.
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