November/December e-News

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We are thrilled to announce the 3rd IAPD Global Summit taking place from 8-10 November 2024 in Porto, Portugal in collaboration with the Portuguese Society of Paediatric Dentistry.

The upcoming summit, themed “Pulp Therapy Rooted in Evidence,” is set to bring together top clinician scientists worldwide, delving into the forefront of advancements in pulp therapies for children and adolescents. Participants will acquire a profound understanding of pulp biology, the inflammatory response to dental caries and trauma, and groundbreaking innovations in diagnosis and pulp treatment.

Porto, renowned for its rich history, stunning architecture, and vibrant culture, provides an unparalleled setting for this congress. Beyond the enlightening conference sessions, delegates can immerse themselves in charming neighborhoods, savor exquisite cuisine, and enjoy the warm hospitality of this picturesque Portuguese city. Ensure to diarise the dates, we look forward to welcoming you in Porto!


Learn more about Porto, on the Visit Porto Website, click the button below:

Spotlight on IAPD Consensus Recommendations

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This is a free IAPD Resource

Dental erosion is defined as the irreversible loss of tooth structure due to chemical dissolution by acids not of bacterial origin. The acid source can be intrinsic (e.g. gastric acid) or extrinsic (e.g. dietary acids). The primary dentition is more susceptible to erosion compared to the permanent dentition due to its thinner and less mineralized enamel.

We are highlighting the IAPD Consensus Document on the Management of Dental Erosion.

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

Craving for More Knowledge? Join IAPD Now!

IAPD Members have access to 300 lecture recordings in the IAPD Video Lecture Centre. See two videos on the topic:

  • Tooth Structure Loss and Tooth Wear Erosion: Aetiology Epidemiology and Diagnosis (Alvaro Edgar Gonzalez)

  • Treatment of Dental Erosion in Children (Bernadette Drummond)

IAPD  members in good standing can access all the material in the Video Lecture Centre. Renew your membership or Join us now!

Our First Congress in Africa - IAPD 2025: Cape Town

Congress Theme: Refresh, Refocus, Renew

At the Southern tip of Africa, Cape Town – or the Mother City as it is known – is a destination like no other. Make the most of your time in our incredible city and explore some of our awe-inspiring and diverse attractions. From Table Mountain, blue-flag beaches, and African wildlife to world-class wine farms and gastronomy, we have something to suit every level of adventure and taste.

The 30th IAPD Congress theme, “Refresh, Refocus, Renew” emphasises the transformative power of paediatric dentistry in improving individuals’ quality of life and promoting holistic healthcare.


Read more on our Website now!

Milestones and Memories: IAPD's Presentation at SIOI's National Event in December 2023

Prof. Seymen delivered an IAPD presentation during a special welcome address at the national event of the Italian Society of Paediatric Dentistry (SIOI) on 1 December 2023, providing insights into the IAPD’s latest activities. An interesting note: IAPD was officially founded in Italy in 1969 as the “International Association of Dentistry for Children”, starting with 11 national societies and 270 paediatric dentists as supporting members. Since then, IAPD has grown significantly, now boasting 80 National-Member Societies representing over 30,000 dentists worldwide. Our sincere appreciation to Domenico Tripodi (President of SIOI) and Gianmaria Fabrizio Ferrazzano (Past President of SIOI) for hosting the IAPD President so graciously in Italy.

Join Us for the Next IAPD Webinar

Join us for the next IAPD Webinar with Dr. Zafer Cehreli on Sunday 21 January 2024 at 09:00 UTC. 

The  unique benefit of joining a live webinar is that unlike recordings or other online educational material, the presentation is more interactive. It almost functions like a personal tutoring session with feedback, questions, and engagement between the audience and the presenters.

Register for this webinar today!

Click here to Register

This Webinar is Free

Announcement to Membership: Change in the IAPD Board of Directors

Dr. Ari Kupietzky has indicated to the IAPD Board of Directors that he no longer wishes to serve as Secretary-General of IAPD, and wishes to step down from this position. The IAPD Board accepts his request.  We thank Dr. Kupietzky for all his contributions to the IAPD over many years, we are grateful for his always hard and dedicated work and wish him all the best for the future.

The Board of directors convened according to the bylaws Article VI.13:

“If a vacancy or vacancies occur with the term of Board members, the Board of Directors shall decide on issues related to the management of the duties and privileges associated with the vacancy of the position.”

The Board unanimously decided to appoint Dr. Anna Maria Vierrou as Interim Secretary General, since she has extensive experience in managing IAPD affairs. 

We are happy to welcome Dr. Vierrou, the first woman to occupy this position, and we look forward to a fruitful term of the current Board.

Upcoming National-Member Society Events

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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.


German Society of Paediatric Dentistry (DGKiZ)

Spring Conference - Online | 15 & 16 March 2024

Dutch Society for Pediatric Dentistry (NVvK)

Dental Influencers | 22 & 23 March 2024

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)

Where The Tooth Fairies Earn Their Wings | 23-26 May 2024

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