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Submit Your Abstract & Apply for the JSPD Award Now. The Clock is Ticking!


Exciting Opportunity: The JSPD Travel Award for Young Researchers from Developing Countries

We are thrilled to announce the JSPD Travel Award for Young Researchers from Developing Countries, a prestigious opportunity designed to support and encourage emerging talents in paediatric dentistry. This award is a unique chance for young researchers and postgraduate students to present their work at the esteemed IAPD Global Summit. Winners are required to attend the IAPD Summit, where they will be honoured with the award.

For any questions or concerns, please contact the IAPD Secretariat at [email protected].

📢 To apply for the JSPD Award, please follow these instructions:

  1. Submit Your Abstract: Submit your abstract via the abstract portal on the IAPD 3rd Global Summit’s website. Ensure you review the abstract guidelines and award rules before submission. Tick the box if you wish to apply for the JSPD Award.

  2. Confirmation Email: After submission, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to the JSPD Award online form to submit additional documents. If you do not receive this email, contact Renee Lukin at [email protected] or use the form below to submit the additional documents.

  3. Application Documents: Submit your application documents by June 15, 2024. Applications lacking a confirmed abstract submission will not be considered. 

(Late JSPD Travel Award submissions will not be accepted).

Apply now and showcase your excellence!

Our Annual Newsletter is Here!

The  IAPD Annual Newsletter for the year 2024 is here!

The contents of this publication truly embody the spirit of innovation and progress that define the vibrant IAPD community.

Happy Reading!

Contact us at [email protected] for the High Resolution File.

The 3rd IAPD Global Summit | Where to stay?

Experience Luxurious Accommodation at the IAPD’s 3rd Global Summit in Porto at the Sheraton Porto Hotel.

Step into a world where fine art, design, and comfort blend beautifully. This modern wonder, crafted from marble, wood, steel, and glass, is situated in the heart of Porto. Here, you can enjoy the convenience of being only a short walk away from shopping, art museums, and vibrant nightlife.

Deluxe Rooms

Deluxe Single Occupancy:
195 € per night

Deluxe Double Occupancy:
218 € per night

Each room offers a seamless blend of elegance and comfort, ensuring a restful stay after a day of engaging with fellow paediatric dental professionals at the summit.

Accommodation Includes:

  • Buffet Breakfast: Start your day with a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the Porto Novo Restaurant.
  • Fitness Access: Maintain your fitness routine with access to Sheraton Fitness.
  • Internet: Stay connected with wireless or cable internet in your room and public areas, with the ability to connect up to 4 devices per room.

Make the most of your stay in Porto by indulging in the luxury and convenience of the Sheraton Porto Hotel. Reserve your room now and prepare for an unforgettable experience at the IAPD’s 3rd Global Summit.

! Important !

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

Update your Membership Profile and Unlock New Opportunities!

Being an IAPD Member just got even more special in 2024 with the introduction of an exciting new benefit – The IAPD Members Directory! This fantastic feature allows members to connect with fellow paediatric dentists worldwide, fostering a sense of community and collaboration. Embrace this new benefit and make the most of your IAPD membership. Update your profile today and start exploring the myriad of opportunities waiting for you in the IAPD Members Directory. Your next great professional connection is just a click away!

How it Works:

The next time you log into the IAPD Member area, keep an eye out for the special privacy button. Use this button to 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!

Imagine the potential of having direct access to a global network of paediatric dental professionals. Whether you’re looking to share insights, seek advice, or collaborate on research, the IAPD Members Directory is your gateway to a wealth of knowledge and camaraderie. Don’t miss out on the chance to utilise this fantastic new feature and enhance your professional network.

By updating your profile and opting to be visible in the directory, you’ll not only gain recognition within the community but also open doors to numerous professional opportunities. Engage with experts from diverse backgrounds, exchange ideas, and stay at the forefront of paediatric dentistry.

Maintaining Your IAPD Fellowship


The IAPD Fellowship certificate is a prestigious recognition of your expertise and dedication to the field of paediatric dentistry. To ensure that your knowledge and skills remain current, the Fellowship certificate is valid for five years, after which a renewal process must be completed. Here’s what you need to know to maintain and renew your IAPD Fellowship.

At the end of the five-year period, you will need to undergo a renewal process to extend your Fellowship certificate. This renewal involves completing a study module focused on the latest updates in paediatric dentistry, accompanied by a quiz. This ensures that all fellows are up-to-date with current practices and innovations in the field. Importantly, you will not be required to retake the fellowship exam, provided you successfully complete the maintenance programme.

Throughout the five-year period, it is essential to comply with the following maintenance requirements:

  1. Annual Continuing Education: Provide proof of ongoing education in paediatric dentistry each year. This ensures that you remain knowledgeable about the latest advancements and best practices.
  2. Maintenance Fee: Pay the required maintenance fee annually. This fee supports the administrative processes and the continuous development of the Fellowship programme.
  3. Active IAPD Membership: Maintain your active membership with the IAPD. Being an active member not only helps you stay connected with the global paediatric dentistry community but also grants you access to valuable resources and updates.


Maintaining your IAPD Fellowship certificate involves a commitment to continuous learning and professional development. By completing the required study modules, quizzes, and annual maintenance tasks, you can ensure that your Fellowship status remains valid without the need to retake the fellowship exam. This structured approach to renewal not only upholds the integrity of the IAPD Fellowship but also supports your ongoing growth and success in the field of paediatric dentistry.

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 Bora Korkut

On 30 June, Dr Bora Korkut will host our next Webinar, entitled: Pre-restorative Short-Term Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT): Opportunities and Limitations.

Don’t miss out on this exciting discussion about the effect of pre-restorative short-term 5-to-5 CAT.

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.

We thank the sponsor of our previous webinar:

Microcopy: the Perfect Choice for Paediatric Dentists

For over 30 years, Microcopy has been the market leader in the U.S. in the field of pre-sterilized carbide and diamond burs.  The burs are renowned for their high quality, strength and excellent cutting efficiency.  Over the past few years, the company has focused its efforts on international growth, and today Microcopy’s products are available in over 55 countries. With a broad portfolio that includes over 3000 different types of burs, Microcopy International is dedicated to offering dentists the bur versatility they require to achieve superior clinical results. 

When it comes to paediatric dentistry, Microcopy has designed an extensive variety of short  shank burs with smaller head diameters, specifically designed for improved access when treating children.  

All of Microcopy’s burs are gamma-sterilized and individually packaged in a clear poly packet.  Since they come pre-sterilized, they save valuable time in the clinic, eliminating the need to autoclave the burs prior to use.  By using pre-sterilized burs, dentists remove the risk of bur related cross-contamination and ensure the highest standard of safety for their patients.  

The quality of Microcopy’s burs is based on several parameters. First, the shanks are made from Swiss-made medical stainless steel that provide the burs with innate strength and durability. Secondly, the burs have a proprietary shank design that adheres to the strictest shank diameter tolerances in the industry. This guarantees that the bur perfectly fits into the handpiece and reduces handpiece wear. The design also ensures that the bur tightly turns on its axis (high concentricity), preventing ‘bur chatter’ and providing a precise cut. 

Microcopy’s flagship product is NeoDiamond. NeoDiamond burs deliver outstanding cutting efficiency thanks to their up to 20% greater diamond exposure compared to the industry standard. With more diamond cutting power, dentists can cut through tooth tissue with greater ease and precision.  This translates into faster treatment times, reduced chair-time and improved patient comfort.   

NeoBurr, the company’s carbide line, includes a family of burs made entirely from tungsten carbide.  Unlike standard carbide burs, most of these burs are single-piece construction which means they don’t have a welding point. This makes them inherently stronger.   

To complement its bur lines, Microcopy offers NeoDrys, a leading brand of saliva absorbents, NeoShine, advanced two step polishers, NeoDiamond finishing strips, and Flaps, simple to use and effective bite tabs.

To learn more about Microcopy’s products, visit

🌐Spotlight on IAPD Consensus Recommendations

This month, we’re shining a spotlight on the Consensus Recommendation on Pulp Therapy for Primary and Young Permanent Teeth. When it comes to our little ones’ teeth, pulp therapy is all about keeping them in tip-top shape until they naturally fall out. For those slightly older kids with their first set of permanent teeth, the aim is to keep the tooth’s pulp alive and well, allowing the roots to grow strong and sturdy. This helps ensure the teeth stay functional and secure for years to come.

The type of pulp therapy needed depends on the condition of the pulp: healthy, reversible pulpitis, irreversible pulpitis, or necrosis. Here’s how we figure it out:

  • Medical and Dental History: We look into past health and dental records.
  • Pain History: We ask about the pain—where it is, how strong it is, if it comes on its own, how long it lasts, and what makes it better or worse.
  • Clinical Signs: We check for visible signs inside and outside the mouth.
  • X-Rays: We take a close look at the crowns, roots, and surrounding bone.
  • Pulp Testing (for permanent teeth): We use electric pulp testing, cold tests, and heat tests to check the pulp’s health.

Getting the diagnosis right is key because it shapes the treatment plan and the chances of success.

Here’s a quick look at the types of pulp therapy:

  • Vital Pulp Therapy: For teeth with living pulp, we might use Indirect Pulp Therapy (IPT), Direct Pulp Capping (DPC), or a pulpotomy.
  • Non-Vital Pulp Therapy: For teeth where the pulp isn’t alive, treatments include pulpectomy or lesion sterilisation and tissue repair (LSTR).

With the right approach, we can keep those young smiles bright and healthy!



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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

CAPD/ACDP 2024 Annual Conference | 19-21 September 2024 | St. Johns, NL, Canada

Canadian Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (CAPD) | Website: | Language: English

32 Jornadas AAON | 26-28 September 2024 | Buenos Aires, Argentina

Argentine Association of Dentistry for Children (AAON) | Website: | Language: Spanish

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