Who is the YIAPD Network?

The Young IAPD is a newly established network of junior paediatric dentists who have been practising for up to 7 years. It is comprised of group leaders and young volunteer ambassadors. 


We are here to support the existing goals of the IAPD in their efforts to promote the oral health of children around the globe. In addition our network aims to provide a platform of academic and social support for young paediatric dentists. As IAPD members, this is the perfect way to connect, share experiences and learn from each other.

Mission and Vision

  • Promote excellence in dental practice, research and education for young paediatric dentists.
  • Cultivate a channel of communication to young dentists both IAPD members and non-IAPD members. 
  • Plan academic and social events for young paediatric dentists at IAPD Congresses and in addition between congresses.
  • Develop relationships, expand the network and explore opportunities of the YIAPD network.

Our Network Leaders

Young J. Kim

YIAPD Network Advisor
IAPD Board of Directors
PR Committee Chair

Antonio Pedro da Silva

IAPD network Co-chair
(Academic Task Force)
IAPD PR Committee

Nicholas Gichu

Nicholas Gichu

YIAPD Network Co-chair
(Social Networking Task Force)
IAPD Membership Committee

YIAPD Network Ambassadors

The YIAPD Network Ambassadors act as the “think tank” of the IAPD and work closely with volunteers to develop new activities and grow our Network.

Ruth Alvarez

USA Social Networking Task Force

Reda Banon

BELGIUM Social Networking Task Force

Venkatesh Bhardwaj

AUSTRALIA Academic Task Force

Ankita Chanda (2)

Ankita Chanda

INDIA Social Networking Task Force

Samuel Dychter Cholow

MEXICO Academic Task Force

Jimmy Li

TAIWAN Social Networking Task Force

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Birpou Eleftheria

GREECE Academic Task Force

Karim Elhennawy

EGYPT Academic Task Force

Phoebe Lam Pui Ling

HONG KONG Academic Task Force


Roni Itzkovitz

ISRAEL Social Networking Task Force

Samantha Murungi

UGANDA Social Networking Task Force

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Karla Mayra Rezende

BRAZIL Social Networking Task Force

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Ana Vukovic

Academic Task Force

Our Task Force

We are proud to have an elaborate task force of young volunteers who are acting as the founding members of the YIAPD form all across the globe. Join the discussion on our closed Young IAPD Network Facebook Group today.

*This is a closed group, you have to be a junior paediatric dentists & IAPD member to join the group. 


Coming Soon...

Clinical Case Platform

YIAPD Network Webinars

Starting 2022

Training Resources

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