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In Memoriam: Dr. Milton Houpt

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The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry mourns the passing of one of its most esteemed and respected member, Dr. Milton Houpt.

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Dr. Milton Houpt has passed away in New York surrounded by the love of his family on November 28, 2019.

Dr.  Milton Houpt was Professor Emeritus of Pediatric  Dentistry  at  the Rutgers School  of Dental  Medicine. As  part  of  his  training, he earned the Master  of Dental  Science  (1968),  Master  of  Education  (1970),  and  Doctor of Philosophy (1971)  degrees,  all  from  the University  of  Pittsburgh.  In  1968,  he  attained  a Certificate  of  Specialty  in  Pediatric  Dentistry  and  in  1982  he  became  a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Houpt served on  the  editorial  boards  of six  national  refereed  journals  and  for  seven  years, he  served  as  Editor  in  Chief of Pediatric  Dentistry,  the  journal  of  the  American  Academy  of Pediatric  Dentistry and after was  designated  Editor  Emeritus  of  that  journal.

He was internationally respected as a revered academic and researcher. Dr. Houpt was an intellectual giant, author or co-author of some 117 scientific journal papers and the recipient of many honors.

Dr.  Houpt  served  as  a  consultant  to  the  American  Dental  Association, the USA National Dental Examination  Board,  and  the  National  Institutes  of  Health (NIH),  Health  Resources  and  Service Administration. 

For  seven  years,  he  was  a  member  of  the  Board  of  Trustees  of  the  American Academy  of  Pediatric  Dentistry.

Dr. Houpt believed in the IAPD’s mission and was a trusted advisor and counsel for the organization. He served on the IAPD Board of Directors as Honorary Editor during the years 2009-2015.

In 2017, the IAPD Board of Directors bestowed upon Prof. Houpt Honorary Membership which is awarded to a limited number of distinguished people who have made extraordinary contributions to realize the objectives of the Association.

Dr. Houpt was respected and admired by the hundreds of dental and graduate students he trained. Many of them continued in his footsteps becoming department chairs, researchers and leaders of pediatric dentistry.

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The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) is a non-profit organization founded in 1969, with the objective to contribute to the progress and promotion of oral health for children around the globe.

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IAPD now has 72 National Member Societies and represents more than 15,000 dentists.

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