March e-News


The 3rd IAPD Global Summit

Speaker Spotlight

...And More! Keep an eye on the Summit's website for the full list of speakers.

Dive into the heart of pulp therapy excellence at the IAPD 3rd Global Summit! 

Prepare to be captivated by our international lineup of speakers. With a focus on pulp therapy, they’ll unravel the mysteries and unveil the latest breakthroughs in this vital field. From cutting-edge research to practical wisdom gained from years of hands-on experience, our speakers will inspire you to elevate your practice to new heights. 

Alongside your professional enrichment: Explore the charming streets of Porto, Portugal, and indulge in a symphony of culture and beauty. We cannot wait to see you there between 8-10 November 2024!

⏰ Don’t forget: abstract submissions close on 1 May 2024

Becoming a Fellow of IAPD: A Journey of Professional Growth

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

Apply in the member area. 

Embarking on the path to becoming a n IAPD Fellow is a wonderful journey that promises personal and professional development. Here’s a comprehensive guide to the steps involved:

Dental License and Practical Experience: Aspiring Fellows begin by obtaining a dental licence and acquiring practical experience in paediatric dentistry.

Continuing Education Credits: Over a span of 24 months, candidates must accumulate a portfolio of 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits (15 CE credits annually). These credits can be earned by attending paediatric dentistry-related events, presenting lectures, reviewing publications, and engaging in other relevant activities.

Qualifying Exam: Successful completion of the qualifying exam is the final step before induction into the Fellowship.

In Honour of International Women's Day

March 8, 2024, marked International Women’s Day, a global celebration of women’s achievements and contributions. On this significant occasion, the kick-off meeting for the PaFein+ Project, funded under the Erasmus+ Program, took place at the Kalyon Hotel in Istanbul, Turkey. We are delighted to announce the presence of Prof. Figen Seymen, the IAPD President, at this pivotal event. The meeting was led by prominent female researchers, underscoring the invaluable role of women in driving innovation in dental research and education.

The PaFein+ Project represents a collaborative initiative involving Marmara University, Istanbul Kent University, Romanian National Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD National-Member Society), and Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital in Italy. Its primary objective is to develop a comprehensive curriculum aimed at enhancing paediatric dental care, with a particular emphasis on alleviating pain and anxiety during children’s dental procedures.

Over the next 34 months, the project will focus on creating tailored educational materials for dental practitioners, paediatric dentistry specialisation programs, PhD students, and educators. The curriculum will prioritise Minimal Invasive Dentistry (MID) principles, advocating for early disease detection and preventive strategies to conserve tooth tissue.

A key aim of the PaFein+ Project is to reduce the need for sedation and general anaesthesia in paediatric dental procedures. By integrating modern behaviour guidance techniques, minimal invasive dentistry approaches, and pain-free dental injection techniques, the project seeks to deliver dental treatment that prioritises child comfort and safety.

To ensure widespread dissemination of its findings, PaFein+ will establish a dedicated website and actively engage with national and international conferences, paediatric dentistry association congresses, and various media platforms.

Prof. Figen Seymen’s participation underscores the significance of collaborative endeavours in advancing pediatric dental care. As the PaFein+ Project progresses, it holds promise for enhancing the dental treatment experience for children worldwide.

For more information on the PaFein+ Project and updates on its progress, please visit the official website.

Endorsement of Scientific Documents Developed by External Organizations

🚨 Attention 🚨

The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD), through its Science Committee, is now accepting requests to endorse or approve scientific documents developed by external organisations. These documents may include clinical practice guidelines, consensus statements, position statements, and policy statements.

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!

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 International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) has firmly joined the battle against caries, and this month, we’re shining a spotlight on the Consensus Recommendation on Management of Early Childhood Caries. In the words of our past president during a recent presentation at the Diocesan Museum in Leon: “Regardless of geographic location, dental caries remains a pervasive challenge, with significant implications for public health. There is not much difference between first world countries and developing countries. In the USA, for example, there is a very large group of people suffering from dental caries and having very serious problems. It is a public health problem in general. The root cause often lies in habits – both hygiene and dietary. Poor nutrition can compromise dental health, making teeth more susceptible to decay.”


PS: for our Spanish readers, see the full article in La Nueva Cronica here.

 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!



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Upcoming National-Member Society Events

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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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