February e-News

Submissions for the 3rd IAPD Global Summit are OPEN!


Have you submitted your abstract for the 3rd IAPD Global Summit yet? Don’t miss out on this great opportunity, the submission deadline is 1 May 2024!

Visit the IAPD 3rd Global Summit’s website for information regarding Abstract Submission, including details on the theme and topics of the Summit, as well as useful guidelines and even examples! Please follow the link for more information and guidelines. The IAPD is proud to facilitate the exchange of ideas and evidence-based approaches at the 3rd Global Summit: Pulp Therapy Rooted in Evidence.

Submit today and let’s meet in Porto!

🔉Abstract submissions are OPEN!

Meet the Platinum Sponsor of the 3rd IAPD Global Summit


We would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor, SHOFU. SHOFU was founded over a century ago as a manufacturer of porcelain teeth for the Japanese market. Today, they are regarded as one of the global leaders in the dental industry, offering an extensive array of products designed to elevate dentistry to new heights. SHOFU  takes pride in providing dentists and dental technicians with not only innovative premium-quality products but also tailor-made solutions that meet the needs of both users and patients alike. At SHOFU, education is paramount. They offer a range of educational programs and courses covering topics such as porcelain and composite layering, as well as participate in international trade fairs and congresses to ensure they remain connected with the scientific community and customers. 

In Memory of Moises Fuks, a Cherished Supporter of the IAPD Family

It is with deep sorrow that we share the news of Moises Fuks’s passing in February 2024. Our thoughts are with the Fuks family as they navigate through the loss of a remarkable individual.

Moises was an exceptional supporter of the IAPD family, and his presence at every congress brought joy to those fortunate enough to encounter him. His contributions left an unforgettable mark on our community, and the light he brought to IAPD events will be remembered fondly.

May the memory of Moises serve as a source of comfort and may the positive energy he shared with us continue to resonate within the IAPD community.

IAPD Fellowship Applications opening 4 March!

It’s almost time to apply for the next IAPD Fellowship Examination! We are excited to receive your applications from 4 March 2024. Note that applications will close on Friday, 28 March 2025 and the Examinations will take place on 22 April 2025!

Keep an eye on our website for more information, the new Fellowship pages will be unveiled on 4 March!

The prestigious opportunity to become an IAPD Fellow is available to IAPD members in good standing. The exam is administered and governed by a professional and independent examination committee under the auspices of the IAPD. The Fellowship Examination aims to evaluate candidates’ understanding of paediatric dentistry principles and practices.

Phising Alert!

🚨 Attention IAPD Community! 🚨

There has been an alarming surge in phishing scams, please read more about protecting yourself here

Remember: Neither IAPD nor its board members and volunteers will ever solicit sensitive information, demand immediate payments, or request credit card details through email. Always exercise caution and verify the legitimacy of communication before taking any action.

IAPD Webinar Series 2024: Dr Eraldo Pesaressi Torres

On 31 March, Dr Eraldo Pesaressi Torres will host our next Webinar, entitled: Atraumatic Restorative Treatment (ART): from hand-mixed to encapsulated glass ionomer cements.

Don’t miss out on this exciting presentation!

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! 

🌐Spotlight on IAPD Consensus Recommendations

This month, we highlight an important IAPD Consensus Recommendation: Ethical Considerations in Paediatric Dentistry: Foundational Articles and Recommendations.


Ethics are crucial in guiding human conduct. Within the context of paediatric patient management, adherence to four fundamental principles—autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice—is imperative. These principles serve as the ethical framework governing decision-making processes, ensuring that considerations of respect for patients’ autonomy, promotion of their well-being, avoidance of harm, and fair allocation of resources are central to all aspects of care.

Embrace Ethical Considerations in Paediatric Dentistry! Access the Full Document to stay aligned with global paediatric dentistry goals.

This is a free resource developed by the IAPD Science Committee, available in English, French, Spanish and Italian!


🔉Calling all National-Member Societies
Share your News with IAPD

Embrace the chance to showcase your society in the 2024 IAPD Annual Newsletter. Capture your memories in digital format for a timeless revisit. Don’t miss out!

⏰Deadline for submissions: Thursday, 4 March 2024.

Note: Google Forms will prompt you to log in to a Google account for file uploads. This is a safety measure ensuring secure collection of files. For any questions or concerns, reach out to the IAPD Secretariat at [email protected].

📃Submission Guidelines:

  • Provide a 300-500 word summary of your society’s year (feel free to include news on future events).
  • Include at least one picture (or more) with clear captions.
  • Required Information: Society details (Name, Contact Email, President/Chairperson).

Curious about previous newsletters? See examples here.

Submit your form and let’s create lasting memories together!

Upcoming National-Member Society Events

Showcase your event on our website!

Have you considered showcasing your National Member Society events on the IAPD website?

You can promote your society’s upcoming events by submitting all relevant information to us via a quick online form.

Curso Apertura AMOP | 1-2 March 2024 | Mexico City, Mexico

Mexican Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AMOP) | Website: | Language: Spanish

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

✈️South Africa 2025: Mark Your Calendar!


Make sure you won’t miss out on the IAPD Congress in Cape Town, South Africa from 22-25 October. Our theme, “Refresh, Refocus, Renew,” highlights paediatric dentistry’s impact on quality of life and holistic healthcare.

Here is a sneak peek at the venue for our very first IAPD Congress on the African Continent. Set against the majestic Table Mountain and just moments away from the Atlantic Ocean, the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) stands as an ideal location for hosting international conferences. Nestled in the heart of Cape Town’s Foreshore area, this venue offers convenient accessibility and close proximity to premier hotels, amenities, dining options, and attractions, including the renowned Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Beyond its state-of-the-art conference and exhibition facilities, the CTICC provides a range of visitor amenities, such as complimentary wifi, ATM services, a fully equipped business center, prayer facilities, and onsite medical assistance. Dedicated to inclusivity, the CTICC is designed to accommodate individuals with disabilities, ensuring that all delegates and visitors can fully participate in events.

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