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AAPD and Sunstar Provide Oral Health Care Tips on Modern Living with kathy ireland

CHICAGO, Illinois – During the segment, Kathy Ireland interviewed Marketing Manager Jess Magno and President of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Dr. Robert L. Delarosa. In addition, AAPD spokesperson Dr. Mira Albert of Hinsdale, Ill., also participated in this segment by shooting video footage in her office.

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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Included in CNN.com Story

CHICAGO, Illinois – Dr. Paul Casamassimo, director of AAPD’s Pediatric Oral Health Research & Policy Center, was interviewed by Nadia Kounang for an article based on analysis in Pediatrics regarding teething.

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AAPD and ADA Urge Improved CMS Oversight of Medicaid Dental Programs

CHICAGO, Illinois – In early January 2016, the AAPD and ADA sent two comment letters to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) concerning the CMS regulation on Medicaid Programs: Methods for Assuring Access to Covered Medicaid Services issued on Nov. 2, 2015 (CMS-2328-FC).

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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month

CHICAGO, Illinois – This February, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is celebrating National Children’s Dental Health Month by hosting the Tournament of Tooth Care, showcasing how parents and caregivers can help their kids fend off the Mouth Monsters –a.k.a. tooth decay. Parents and caregivers can tune in to the Mouth Madness to learn how to help little teeth take on the Mouth Monsters one big game at a time.

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AAPD Included in Associated Press Article

CHICAGO, Illinois – An online story by the Associated Press on Jan. 25, reports that three out of four children covered by Medicaid in four states (California, Indiana, Louisiana and Maryland) didn’t receive all required dental care over a recent two-year period, according to a report from the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office. The report states that one in four children didn’t see a dentist at all, citing such reasons as too few dentists accepting Medicaid patients and a lack of education about the importance of proper dental care.

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AAPD Offers Tricks for a Tooth-Friendly Halloween

CHICAGO, Illinois – To help ward off cavities, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), the leading authority on children's oral health, reminds parents and caregivers that it is important to pay attention to the types of treats children eat this Halloween.

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North Carolina Launches Head Start Dental Home Initiative

GREENSBORO, North Carolina – The North Carolina Head Start-State Collaboration Office and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), today announced the launch of the Head Start Dental Home Initiative to improve oral health for North Carolina children.

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Amalgam Fillings DonÕt Affect ChildrenÕs Brain Development, Says Study in ADA Journal

CHICAGO, Illinois – Dental amalgam tooth fillings do not adversely affect children's brain development and neurological status, researchers report in the February issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.

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Taking Kids to the Dentist as Part of Back to School Routine is Extremely Important, Say Parents

CHICAGO, Illinois – Young Dental has teamed up with Oral Health America's Fall for Smiles campaign to help Americans of all ages understand the importance of regular dental checkups and to emphasize that preventative care during a child's back to school visit is essential to overall health and well-being. According to a public opinion survey commissioned by Oral Health America, nine out of ten (89%) parents say taking their children to the dentist on a regular basis is extremely or very important. This regular trip to the dentist is an extremely or very important part of getting children ready to go back to school for just under two-thirds (63%) of parents.

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Parents Should be Warned: Fluoridated Water is Not Recommended for Infants

New study confirms bottle-fed babies are overexposed to fluoride
NEW YORK, New York – A new study confirms infants fed formula reconstituted with fluoridated water are at greater risk of developing discolored teeth (dental fluorosis). (1) The American Dental Association (ADA) warned dentists about this in 2006 but has done little or nothing to inform the nearly 200 million Americans who live in communities with fluoridated drinking water.

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