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
IAPD Immediate Past President, Chair of the Fellowship Committee
IAPD Secretary General
IAPD Chair, Education Committee
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
Chair of the Examination Committee
Head of Section: Special Needs and Paediatric Medicine
Evelina Hristova Kratunova
Head of Section: Dental and Oral Trauma
Head of Section: Growth and Development
Head of Section: Preventive and Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Head of Section: Population Oral Health (Public/Community Dentistry)
Daniela R. Silva
Head of Section: Restorative Dentistry and Treatment Planning
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.
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
5 - 6 May 2023
European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) &
Czech Society of Paediatric Dentistry
The main theme of this Interim Seminar will be ‘Medical aspects in Paediatric Dentistry. Antibiotics, cancer survivors – fissure sealants’.
24 - 27 September 2023
FDI & Australian Dental Association
The World Dental Congress (WDC) is a flagship event for FDI, strengthening ties and fostering collaboration within the global oral health community.
18-21 October 2023
Mexican Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
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)