April e-News


Unlocking Opportunities: The JSPD Travel Award for Young Researchers from Developing Countries


Are you a young researcher or postgraduate student in the field of paediatric dentistry, eager to showcase your work on a global stage? Look no further than the Japanese Society of Pediatric Dentistry (JSPD) Travel Award, a prestigious opportunity tailored for individuals from developing countries.

Supported by the JSPD, these travel awards offer invaluable opportunities for researchers to attend the IAPD Global Summit in Porto, Portugal. With funding of up to 400,000 JPN each, recipients will have their airfare, accommodation, and registration covered, making it possible to participate in this esteemed event.

To be considered for the JSPD Award, applicants must meet specific criteria:

  • Be actively engaged in paediatric dentistry research as a postgraduate student, postdoctoral-level researcher, or practising dentist.

  • Reside, study, or practice dentistry in one of the 134 developing countries listed by the World Bank.

  • Maintain current individual membership status with the IAPD.

  • Be under 40 years old as of January 1st of the meeting year.

  • Submit an abstract for a poster presentation at the IAPD 3rd Global Summit in Porto, Portugal.

To apply, candidates must complete the online JSPD Application Form, including the submission of essential documents such as their abstract, research essay, curriculum vitae, and a brief covering letter explaining the benefits of receiving the award.

The 3rd IAPD Global Summit | Explore Porto

Nestled along the banks of the serene River Douro, Porto beckons visitors with its enchanting blend of mystique, heritage, and vibrant culture. Porto offers a plethora of experiences that are simply unmissable during a brief visit. At the heart of Porto’s charm lies its people, its culinary delights, architectural wonders and its rich history and culture. 

Don’t overlook the opportunity to explore Porto while attending the IAPD 3rd Global Summit. We cannot wait to see you there between 8-10 November 2024!


Don’t waste time, start your Visa application today! 

Visa regulations vary depending on your nationality and country of origin. We recommend contacting your local Consulate for official guidance on the specific visa regulations and application procedures that may be applicable to you. Obtaining a visa, if required, is the responsibility of the participant.

⏰ Please Note: abstract submissions have been extended to 15 June 2024

Becoming a Fellow of IAPD: Key Requirements on the Road to Fellowship success!

Becoming a Fellow of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) is not just a milestone; it’s a testament to dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to advancing oral health care for children worldwide. Aspiring dental professionals aiming to attain this prestigious fellowship embark on a journey marked by rigorous standards and a passion for excellence.

At the core of the journey lies a series of requirements, each serving as a stepping stone towards achieving the coveted IAPD Fellowship.

  1. Graduation:

The foundation of this journey begins with graduation from a dental school recognised by the appropriate authorities of the applicant’s country. 

  1. Membership:

A crucial aspect of the fellowship journey is maintaining current professional membership in good standing with the IAPD. 

  1. Possession of a Valid Licence:

To uphold the highest standards of professionalism and competence, applicants must hold a valid licence to practise dentistry, or its equivalent. 

  1. Verification of Continuing Education:

Continuous learning is paramount in the field of paediatric dentistry. Prospective fellows must demonstrate the accumulation of 15 Continuing Education Hours (CE Credits) annually over the past 24 months. 

  1. Active Practice in Paediatric Dentistry:

A cornerstone of the fellowship journey is a commitment to actively practising paediatric dentistry, for a minimum of three years.

  1. Successful Completion of the Fellowship Examination:

This comprehensive assessment covers a spectrum of topics, ranging from oral health care for infants to specialised care for adolescents and those with special needs. Success in this examination signifies mastery of the discipline and readiness to uphold the highest standards of care.

  1. Commitment to Lifelong Learning:

Beyond attaining the fellowship, a commitment to lifelong learning is paramount. Fellows pledge to continually enhance their knowledge and skills, staying abreast of advancements in paediatric dentistry and embracing opportunities for professional growth.

The path to IAPD Fellowship is not merely a checklist of requirements; it’s a transformative journey that embodies excellence, dedication, and a passion for advancing paediatric oral health care.

Applications for the next IAPD Fellowship Examination taking place on April 22, 2025 are open!

Apply in the member area. 

IAPD Webinar Series 2024: Dr Marina Papachroni

On 26 May, Dr Marina Papachroni will host our next Webinar, entitled: The Missing Part of Class-2: Cavity Preparation & Burs Armamentarium.

Don’t miss out on this exciting discussion tackling the crucial aspects often overlooked in class-2 restorations.

Important Note: All IAPD Webinars will now be exclusively available on Zoom, with no live streaming on social media. Don’t miss out – secure your spot today!

IAPD Members not only have the opportunity to actively participate but are also eligible to receive a certificate of attendance. Plus, you can revisit the recorded lectures at your convenience in the IAPD Video Lecture Centre. Being an IAPD Member comes with great perks! 

😀 Join IAPD today and make the most of these exclusive benefits.

🌐Spotlight on IAPD Consensus Recommendations

The IAPD has firmly joined the battle against caries, and this month, we’re shining a spotlight on the Consensus Recommendation on Diet and Dental Caries. Diet plays a crucial role in the development of dental caries in children. This not only impacts immediate oral health but also increases the risk of future cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity. 

Evidence from cohort studies highlights the significance of the age at which sugar is introduced to a child and the frequency of its consumption in determining the risk of dental caries. Moreover, the consumption of sweetened foods and drinks during the first year of life is strongly linked to the incidence of caries in subsequent years.

 We urge all IAPD Members to utilise and share the IAPD Consensus recommendations. This invaluable resource, developed by the IAPD Science Committee, is freely available to support dental professionals in their efforts to combat caries and promote oral health worldwide. It’s available in English, French, Spanish and Italian! 


Let’s work together to make a difference in the fight against dental caries!



🔉National Member Society | NEWS

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As an IAPD National-Member Society, you can showcase your event on our website! Drop us the details below.

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Upcoming National-Member Society Events

Showcase your event on our website!

AAPD 2024 Annual Meeting | 23-26 May 2024 | Toronto, Canada

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) | Website: | Language: English

II Macedonian Paedodontic Congress | 30 May - 1 June 2024 | Skopje, Rep. of North Macedonia

Macedonian Association of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry (MAPPD) | Website: | Language: Macedonian and English | Keynote Speakers: Figen Seymen, Svante Twetman, Philip Kang, Ivana Miletic, Yasmi O Crystal, Virinder Goyal, Mandeep Singh Duggal, Željko Verzak, Dejan Marković, John Featherstone, Tamara Peric, Elizabeta Gjorgievska, Ana Sotirovska-Ivkovska

17th Congress of the EAPD 12 - 15 June 2024 | Gothenburg, Sweden

17th Congress of the EAPD 12 - 15 June 2024 | Gothenburg, Sweden European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry Website:  Language: English

World Dental Congress | 12-15 September 2024 | Istanbul, Türkiye

World Dental Federation (FDI) | Website: | Language: English

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