Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the IAPD: History Wall
History of the IAPD
The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) was founded in 1969, under the name “International Association of Dentistry for Children”. It started with a membership of 11 national societies and a supporting membership of 270 pediatric dentists, which has grown to 72 national societies and over 3000 members today.
It was during the Kyoto Congress in 1991 that IADC changed its name adopting the title “International Association of Paediatric Dentistry”.
The aim of the Association was to act as an International Forum for certified pediatric dentists and general dental practitioners with an interest in treating children.
Since that time the members and worldwide influence of the Association have expanded so that now, through its national societies it represents over 15,000 dentists.
Did you know...
Between 1994 and 1997, Dr. S. Gelbier published a series of ten articles on history of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry.
Even before the International Association of Dentistry for Children (IADC) was established, the first international symposium on Child Dental Health had been held in London, in April 1967.
Meeting of the International Forum on Children’s Dentistry and founding of the International Association of Dentistry for Children, June 1969
have worked hard to found organization for children's dentists to meet and improve
their knowledge and skills, so that better care can be provided for their young patients."
Past Presidents of the IAPD
|2017||Anna Maria Vierrou||Greece|
|2015||Anthony Tzong-Ping Tsai||Taiwan|
|2013||Jorge Luis Castillo||Peru|
|2009||Mark P. Hector||UK|
|1999||Richard P. Widmer||Australia|
|1991||Elisha D. Ben-Zur||Switzerland|
|1987||Raymond K. Pauly||Costa Rica|
|1985||Roger K. Hall||Australia|
|1979||Manuel M. Album||USA|
Past Secretary Generals of the IAPD
|2011-2015||Joseph Chan||Hong Kong|
|1999-2011||Gerald Z. Wright||Canada|
|1990-97||Mark P. Hector||United Kingdom|
|1987-90||Alan H. Brook||United Kingdom|
|1979-87||John J. Murray||United Kingdom|
|1973-79||Gerald B. Winter||United Kingdom|
|1969-73||David S. Berman||United Kingdom|
List of IAPD Honorary Members
The Constitution of the IAPD allows the Association to confer Honorary Membership on a small number of distinguished people who have made “extraordinary contributions” to realize the objectives of the Association.
The decision is conferred by the Council on a two-thirds majority of people present and voting. Here we provide a list of of the men and women whose outstanding contributions to paediatric dentistry have been so acknowledged.
Paediatric dentistry has much for which to thank these remarkable individuals.
|2019||Mark P. Hector||UK|
|2015||Gerald Z. Wright||Canada|
|2007||Anna Lena Hallonsten||Denmark|
|1993||Roger K. Hall||Australia|
|1989||Samuel D. Harris||USA|
|1983||Manuel M. Album||USA|
|1979||Gerald B. Winter||UK|
|1971||David S. Berman||UK|