August e-News

Last Chance to Present Your Abstract in Rome! Final Deadline: 31 August 2022!

Join us for the IAPD 2nd Global Summit in Rome, the capital of one of the most powerful ancient empires in the world. Attending this unique and exciting event will give you an update on the latest developments in Caries Management, allow you to network with colleagues, build working relationships that can advance your career and connect with industry product and service providers!!

Did you know that Italy was one of the nation founders of IAPD during the second International Congress in Sienna in 1969? Rome is a fascinating place that has inspired people to visit for millennia. With incredible works of art, a leisurely pace of life and world-renowned cuisine, the Eternal City is worth a visit. Make sure that visit is this November, while Rome Will be the centre of clinical management and research in dental caries for children for a few days! 

Rome Awaits You!

The IAPD Fellowship Examination: Save the Date!

The IAPD Fellowship Exam has been launched! The online exam will take place on the 25th of April 2023!

Applications will open in September, but anyone can register an interest right now.

It is open to IAPD members in good standing and will be designed to test knowledge, and as such forms part of the overall assessment of training.

Fellows may then promote their new status by including the description Fellow of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry in their professional life, and by using the postnominal initials, FIAPD.

To find out more, visit the IAPD’s website click here and register your interest for the examination to receive updates.

If you have any questions about the new exam, we would be happy to answer them, please email: [email protected]

Updated IAPD Consensus Recommendations 2022 – Available Now

We are delighted to announce the latest IAPD Consensus Recommendations are now available on the IAPD’s Website. This is a free resource, brought to you by the IAPD Science Committee.

What changed?

Each IAPD Consensus-based Recommendation or Statement was evaluated to determine the quality of evidence and the applicability to global clinical practices. Quality of evidence was based on the assessment of the Science Committee members regarding whether the statements were based on expert opinion, high quality clinical trials, or clinic practice guidelines.  Applicability to clinic practice was determined by seventy-nine IAPD members, distributed internationally, that rated the recommendations using a 9-point Likert Scale, from strongly disagree to strongly agree. The agreement (moderately/mostly/strongly agree) reflects concordance between the consensus-based statement/recommendation and current global practices.

Translations of the latest documents will be available soon!


Bursaries & Awards

25 years of Bright Smiles, Bright Futures Award Winners 1997 - 2021

Picture of Marta Križnar Škapin (Slovenia)

Marta Križnar Škapin (Slovenia)

National Oral Health Education Program in Slovenia | 1997

How did your project contribute to the improvement of children’s oral health?

Education of parents, teachers and children.

How many children were involved/reached?

Most of the children in primary schools in Slovenia.

What changed during the years with your project while you were implementing it?

DMF in children aged 6 went from 1 in 1984 to 0.3 in 1992. DMF in children aged 12 went from 7 in 1984 to 3.5 in 1992. The trend continues., but the decline is not so steep.

What were the main achievements of the project?

Dental education activities were incorporated in school programmes on a regular basis and are built up year after year.

What did it mean to you to win the BSBF Award?

Higher motivation in children for seeing a dentist and structural changes of dental work in benefit in painless procedures.

The award is presented on alternate years at the IAPD Congress for the best preventive oral health community program serving children.

The value of the Prize is 2000 US Dollars (two thousand dollars). In addition, there will be two runners up prizes of 500 US dollars (five hundred dollars) each.

This award is proudly sponsored by Colgate

National Member Society | NEWS

Submit Your Events to Feature on The IAPD Website

Did you know that National Member Society events can be seen on the IAPD’s website? 

Click here, to access National-Member Society Events.

Publish your society’s upcoming events on the IAPD website.

Please email all relevant graphics and information to [email protected] (Loraine Lugasi or Lesley Jennings).

This year the Chilean Society of Pediatric Dentistry celebrates its 70th anniversary!

The Chilean Society of Pediatric Dentistry, as a non-profit scientific entity, was founded on December 17, 1952. 70 years have passed since then, where our Society has grown and made great advances, positioning Chilean Pediatric Dentistry at a national and international level.

The IAPD would like to join in celebrating and congratulating the society for this incredible milestone. We look forward to witnessing the society grow and continue it’s incredible work.

The South African Dental Association aligns all congress activities with the promotion and education of attendees with new ideas and techniques at all levels within the dental fraternity. A platform to offer opportunities for all role players in oral healthcare in South Africa. Events are always a perfect opportunity for traders both dental and non-dental to ignite new relationships and rekindle old ones with clients, colleagues, and friends.

IAPD President Prof Jorge Castillo will be presenting sessions on 26 & 28 August 2022, on the following topics respectively:

  • Update on early childhood caries
  • Combination of materials to prevent dental caries
  • Early treatment of antero-posterior problems

Are You Ready for Upcoming IAPD Events?


Are Bulk-Fill Composites Here to Stay?

Tues, 04 October 2022 | 14:00 – 15:00 UTC

YIAPD Network Webinar by Ivana Radovic

Behavior Guidance for Parents, a Need for the Pediatric Dentist

Sun, 23 October 2022 | 18:00 – 19:00 UTC

IAPD Webinar by Juan Boj

Rome, Italy
IAPD 2nd Global Summit

11-13 NOVEMBER 2022
Pathways for Caries Management of Children-Global Initiative

Highly acclaimed speakers from across the globe will participate in the IAPD 2nd Global Summit in Rome, Italy. Accepted abstracts will be published in the European Journal of Paediatric Dentistry! 

(in collaboration with the Italian Society of Paediatric Dentistry – SIOI)

Maastricht, the Netherlands
29th IAPD Congress

14-17 June 2023
Joining Forces in Paediatric Dentistry 

The Organising committee of the Congress is preparing an exciting main program including 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

(organised by the Dutch Society of Paediatric Dentistry – NVVK)

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