April e-News

Congratulations to the First IAPD Fellowship Candidates!

On April 25, 2023, the first-ever candidates for the IAPD Fellowship took the exam. This prestigious program aims to promote excellence in pediatric dentistry and encourage international cooperation by demonstrating knowledge.

The preparation for the Fellowship has been an exciting process. We are pleased to announce that a total of 93 candidates from 30 countries participated in the exam. We received over 200 applications.

The success of the Fellowship is due to the tremendous effort and valuable professional input from everyone involved. The IAPD would like to express its heartfelt gratitude to the Fellowship Committee, Examination Section Heads, and Advisors for making this possible!

IAPD Fellowship Committee


Marcelo Bönecker

IAPD Immediate Past President, Chair of the Fellowship Committee

Ari Kupietzky

IAPD Secretary General


Virinder Goyal

IAPD Chair, Education Committee

Jorge Castillo

IAPD President

Norman Tinanoff

IAPD Chair, Science Committee

The IAPD Fellowship Committee would like to thank and acknowledge the expertise and input of the following Section Heads who have made this examination possible.

Examination Chair & Section Heads


Kaaren Vargas

Chair of the Examination Committee


Catherine Hong

Head of Section: Special Needs and Paediatric Medicine


Evelina Hristova Kratunova

Head of Section: Dental and Oral Trauma

Jorge Castillo

Jorge Castillo

Head of Section: Growth and Development


Lawrence Yanover

Head of Section: Preventive and Minimally Invasive Dentistry


Anja Heilmann

Head of Section: Population Oral Health (Public/Community Dentistry)


Daniela R. Silva

Head of Section: Restorative Dentistry and Treatment Planning


Janice Townsend

Head of Section: Behaviour Guidance


The IAPD Fellowship Committee would like to thank and acknowledge the expertise and input of the following advisors and question writers who made this examination possible.

Behaviour Guidance

Ehsan Azadani, USA

Assistant Professor – Pediatric Dentistry The Ohio State University | Nationwide Children’s Hospital (USA)

Erin L. Gross, USA

Assistant Professor-Clinical College of Dentistry Division of Pediatric Dentistry The Ohio State University (USA)

Beau D. Meyer, USA

Assistant Professor College of Dentistry Division of Pediatric Dentistry The Ohio State University (USA)

Growth and Development

Carlos Flores Mir, Canada

Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry – Dentistry Dept, University of Alberta (Canada)

Emery Alvarez, Colombia

Director de Postgrado em Odontopediatria
Universidad CES- Medellin (Colombia)

Sara Arcari, Italy

University of Bologna

Population Oral Health (Public/Community Dentistry)

Richard D Holmes, UK

School of Dental Sciences, Newcastle University (UK)

Michelle Stennett, UK

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (UK)

Renato Venturelli, UK

Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London (UK)

Special Needs and Paediatric Medicine

Yee Ruixiang, Singapore

Consultant KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, (Singapore)

Ninna Estrella Yuson, Australia

Consultant at the Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Women’s and Children’s Hospital in Adelaide (Australia)

Restorative Dentistry and Treatment Planning

Chanel McCreedy, USA

School of Dental Sciences, Former Pre-Doctoral Director, Pediatric Dentistry, UCLA School of Dentistry, Northern Board Director, California Society Pediatric Dentistry, Private Practice, San Jose (USA)

Dental and Oral Trauma

Rona Leith, Ireland

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, Trinity College, University of Dublin (Ireland)

Sahar Alrayyes, USA

Clinical Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, UIC College of Dentistry (USA)

Brittaney Hill, USA

Clinical Assistant Professor, UIC College of Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry (USA)

29th IAPD Congress - Just Around The Corner!

June 14-17, 2023, Maastricht, The Netherlands

We cannot wait to welcome you to the 29th IAPD Congress this year. Early bird registrations have now closed. Finalize your registration, we would love to know whether you’ll be joining us.

In the Netherlands, IAPD 2023 will give you the opportunity to gather with over 1,200 delegates from more than 78 countries, in order to discover the latest research findings in different fields of paediatric dentistry, as well as network with the specialty’s top academics and practitioners.

We are proud of the program that we have put together. The main program will include several plenary sessions on how we can join forces in prevention and behavior change; caries management; fighting the battle on sugars; multidisciplinary care of oral anomalies in children; and tackling oral health inequalities.

We have planned 15 different symposia (in parallel sessions of three) with a broad variety of topics. We are going to hear about the role of parenting and family factors in the prevention of childhood dental caries, about ethical issues in paediatric dentistry, and about various public health strategies from all continents in the world on how to improve children’s oral health.

But of course, new insights will also be shared on important clinical topics, such as oral traumatology, erosion, orthodontics, endodontics, dental materials and behavioural management.

It’s not just about the science…

From live entertainment, dancing, local heritage sites, and a tulip themed dinner, participating in the social events will allow you the perfect opportunity to network with peers from across the world; familiar faces and some new.

Social program tickets can be purchased during the registration process

Spotlight on IAPD Consensus Recommendations

Have you read the IAPD recommendation on Dental Anomalies yet?

This month we are highlighting the IAPD Consensus Recommendation on Dental Anomalies. As a pediatric dentist, you understand that early diagnosis and management of dental disorders is critical for lifelong oral health. Amelogenesis Imperfecta (AI), a genetic condition affecting dental enamel, can cause a range of symptoms in children, including sensitivity, aesthetic concerns, and difficulties eating. Diagnosis is typically based on medical and family history, and as a specialist, you are in a unique position to identify and manage these cases. Dentinogenesis Imperfecta (DI) is another condition affecting the formation of dentine in both primary and permanent teeth, with three distinct types and their own set of symptoms. Finally, dentin dysplasia is another genetic disorder affecting the roots and pulp chambers of teeth in both primary and permanent dentitions. Early diagnosis and management of these conditions is crucial to preventing further complications and maintaining good oral health. As a pediatric dentist, you are on the front lines of identifying and managing these complex cases, and your expertise is invaluable to helping young patients lead healthy, happy lives.

National-Member Societies Can Now Request Endorsed Copies of the IAPD Consensus Recommendations (2022)

IAPD offers to provide a customized edition with your association logo to those National Member Societies who would like to provide to their members an endorsed copy of the IAPD Consensus Recommendations.

We invite all our National Member Societies to request an endorsed copy of the IAPD Consensus Recommendations.

Should you request a copy, please complete this form and upload a high-resolution version of your society’s logo to be added to the documents, we will send them back to you to add to your website as a resource.

In order to receive your endorsed copy, please note that your society needs to be in good standing, membership fees should be paid in full. Should you have any questions please contact the secretariat at [email protected]

These selected articles and recommendations should not be construed as standards of care or scope of practice; rather the information is intended to facilitate excellence of care for children globally.

Upcoming IAPD National-Member Society Events

13th Interim seminar and Guidelines Workshop of the EAPD | Prague, Czech Republic

5 - 6 May 2023
European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) &
Czech Society of Paediatric Dentistry
Language: English
The main theme of this Interim Seminar will be ‘Medical aspects in Paediatric Dentistry. Antibiotics, cancer survivors – fissure sealants’.

FDI World Dental Congress 2023 | Sydney, Australia

24 - 27 September 2023
FDI & Australian Dental Association
Language: English
The World Dental Congress (WDC) is a flagship event for FDI, strengthening ties and fostering collaboration within the global oral health community.

39° Curso Magno | Pachuca de Soto, Hidalgo, México

18-21 October 2023
Mexican Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
Language: English
Key Speakers: Dr John Featherstone (EUA), Dr Ahmed Shawky (EGYPT), Dr Yasmi O´Crystal (EUA), Dr Monty Duggal (INDIA-UK). Dr Paulo Nelson (BRAZIL) and Dr Sophie Doméjean (France)

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