The Foundational Articles and Consensus Recommendations
An IAPD mission is to be a global resource for evidence-based dental care for children. These Foundational Articles and Consensus Recommendations developed by the IAPD Science Committee are intended to be an up-to-date resource and guidance for the current understanding of pediatric dental practices.
These selected articles and recommendations should not be construed as standards of care or scope of practice; rather the information is intended to facilitate excellence of care for children globally.
The Foundational Articles and Consensus Recommendations have been vetted by the IAPD Science Committee and IAPD Board, and on a regular cycle each topic will be reviewed and updated.
As these resources develop and mature, they should lead to more uniform evidence-based oral health care worldwide by giving students and practitioners access to current science.
Consensus Recommendations 2020
Consensus Recommendations 2021
In the next year we plan to establish the strength and quality of the recommendations. Those recommendations based only on expert opinion will be designated as “Consensus Statement”. Those recommendations that are based on scientific studies will be designated as “Evidence-based Recommendations” and further designated for their strength and quality. We hope that these Foundational Articles and Consensus Recommendations make it easier and more enjoyable in keeping up with the advances in Pediatric Dentistry.