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||Dr Anna Maria Vierrou||Greece|
|2015||Dr Anthony Tzong-Ping Tsai||Taiwan|
|2013||Dr Jorge Luis Castillo||Peru|
|2011||Dr Eduardo Alcaino||Australia|
|2009||Professor Mark Hector||UK|
|2007||Professor Anna Fuks||Israel|
|2005||Professor Lisa Papagiannoulis||Greece|
|2003||Professor Hugo Furze||Argentina|
|2001||Dr Barry Scheer||UK|
|1999||Dr Richard P. Widmer||Australia|
|1997||Dr Donald Kohn||USA|
|1995||Dr Anna-Lena Hallonsten||Denmark|
|1993||Professor Sadahiro Yoshida||Japan|
|1991||Dr Elisha D. Ben-Zur||Switzerland|
|1989||Dr Franklin Pulver||Canada|
|1987||Dr Raymond K. Pauly||Costa Rica|
|1985||Dr Roger K. Hall||Australia|
|1983||Dr Ludwig Rinderer||Switzerland|
|1981||Professor Pal Toth||Hungary|
|1979||Professor Manuel M. Album||USA|
|1977||Dr Haim Sarnat||Israel|
|1975||Dr Michel Schouker||France|
|1973||Professor Sergio Fiorentini||Italy|
|1971||Professor Erik Kisling||Denmark|
|1969||Professor Arvid Syrrist||Sweden|
Past Secretary Generals of the IAPD
|2011-2015||Associate Professor Joseph Chan||Hong Kong|
|1999-2011||Professor Gerald Z. Wright||Canada|
|1997-99||Professor Goran Dahloff||Sweden|
|1990-97||Professor Mark Hector||United Kingdom|
|1987-90||Professor Alan H. Brook||United Kingdom|
|1979-87||Professor John J. Murray||United Kingdom|
|1973-79||Professor Gerald B. Winter||United Kingdom|
|1969-73||Professor David S. Berman||United Kingdom|
List of IAPD Honorary Members
2019 | Mark P. Hector
2017 | Milton Houpt
2017 | Göran Koch
2015 | Lisa Papagiannoulis
2015 | Gerald Wright
2015 | Anna Fuks
1999 | Sadahiro Yoshida
1996 | Reg Andlaw
1993 | Roger Hall
1989 | Samuel D. Harris
1983 | Manuel M. Album
1981 | Haim Sarnat
1971 | David S. Berman
1971 | Arvid Syrrist
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||Professor Mark P. Hector||UK|
|2017||Professor Milton Houpt||USA|
|2017||Professor Göran Koch||Sweden|
|2015||Professor Lisa Papagiannoulis||Greece|
|2015||Professor Gerald Wright||Canada|
|2015||Professor Anna Fuks||Israel|
|2007||Dr. Anna Lena Hallonsten||Denmark|
|1999||Professor Sadahiro Yoshida||Japan|
|1996||Dr. Reg Andlaw||UK|
|1993||Dr. Roger Hall||Australia|
|1989||Dr. Samuel D. Harris||USA|
|1983||Professor Pal Toth||Hungary|
|1983||Dr. Manuel M. Album||USA|
|1981||Dr. Haim Sarnat||Israel|
|1979||Professor Gerald Winter||UK|
|1977||Dr. M. Schouker||France|
|1975||Professor Erik Kisling||Denmark|
|1973||Professor Sergio Fiorentini||Italy|
|1971||Professor David S. Berman||UK|
|1971||Professor Arvid Syrrist||Sweden|