January e-News

🔉IAPD 3rd Global Summit: Registration & Abstract Submissions are LIVE!


Get ready to delve deep into the roots of paediatric dentistry (pun intended!) at the 3rd Global Summit of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD): “Pulp Therapy Rooted in Evidence.” Join us at this exceptional event from November 8-10, 2024, in the enchanting city of Porto, Portugal. Registration and abstract submissions are now open. Our exclusive venue has limited space.

Reserve your spot early to guarantee your presence! 😁
🔉Abstract submissions are OPEN!

And here’s a delightful twist – while immersing yourself in groundbreaking advancements in pulp therapies, discover the unique charm of Porto’s vine roots too! Picture yourself in November 2024, enjoying perfect weather and savouring the world-famous Port wine as you overlook the Douro River. In addition to expanding your professional horizons, immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Porto. What better place to be than in Porto, an irresistible city where history and innovation intertwine like the vines in its renowned vineyards? 🍷

From historic landmarks like the Clerigos Tower to the contemporary vibes of Livraria Lello, Porto and IAPD invite you to experience the perfect blend of tradition and modernity in 2024.

🏃What are you waiting for? Register today and be a part of this enriching experience.


Being an IAPD Member is a Special Feeling 💙 Enjoy a Brand New Benefit from 5 February!

Being an IAPD Member just got even more special in 2024 with the introduction of an exciting new benefit (available from 5 February) – The IAPD Members Directory! 💫😃 This fantastic feature allows members to connect with fellow paediatric dentists worldwide, fostering a sense of community and collaboration.

How it Works:

The next time you log into the IAPD Member area, keep an eye out for the special privacy button. Indicate that you wish to be visible to other members. While you can choose to remain anonymous, we encourage you to make yourself known in our close-knit community. Who knows what incredible connections and opportunities may unfold!

If you’re not an IAPD member yet, now is the perfect time to join or renew your membership! Don’t miss out on the chance to utilise this fantastic new feature and enhance your professional network.

Join the global community of paediatric dentists, unlock new possibilities, and make meaningful connections. See you online! 🌏

Exciting News: Live Q&A Session with
Dr. Zafer Cehreli

You asked, and we heard you! We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Zafer Cehreli has graciously agreed to host a live Q&A Session on Sunday, 4 February 2024, addressing some of the most popular questions from the IAPD Webinar hosted in January on the topic of “Emergency Management of Tooth Avulsion”.

⚠️ 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

This month, we highlight a very important IAPD Consensus Recommendation: Use of Antibiotic Therapy in Paediatric Dentistry. In tandem with global health initiatives promoting smart antibiotic use, our scientific document delves into Paediatric Dentistry’s crucial role.

Emphasising evidence-based practices, the recommendations advocate for a conservative approach, limiting antibiotics to cases of systemic infection, facial swelling, or specific prophylactic needs.

Champion smart antibiotic use, making informed decisions for the well-being of our young patients. Access the Full Document to stay aligned with global health 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, 29 February 2023.

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.

JORNADA CIENTÍFICA Y 50 ANIVERSARIO SEOP | 24 February 2024  | Madrid, Spain

Spanish Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SEOP) | Website: | Language: Spanish

XII Reunião Anual da Sociedade Portuguesa | 24 February 2024 | Coimbra, Portugal

Portuguese Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SPOP) | Website: | Language: Spanish

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

✈️South Africa 2025: A Year of New Horizons and Exciting Possibilities

Plan ahead and mark your calendar for the IAPD Congress in Cape Town, South Africa from 22-22 October. Our theme, “Refresh, Refocus, Renew,” highlights paediatric dentistry’s impact on quality of life and holistic healthcare.
Cape Town, with its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture, sets the stage for our very first IAPD Congress on the African Continent.

What to Expect:

The 3-day scientific program caters to all paediatric dentistry interests, offering cutting-edge research and practical insights. Our theme aligns with refreshing, refocusing, and renewing patient-centric, holistic oral health care. Delve into focused research on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL), covering subjective evaluations, functional well-being, emotional well-being, expectations, satisfaction with care, and a deep sense of self.

Mark your calendars for the 30th IAPD Congress in Cape Town! It promises to refresh your perspective, refocus your practice, and renew your commitment to paediatric oral healthcare.

Save the date for a refreshing experience under the African sun! 🔅🐾

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