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Find it all right here: AAPD Annual Session in San Antonio

From left, Douglas Keck, Sean Keck, Kathy Corbin and Michelle Hidalgo work the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) booth at the AAPD Annual Session in San Antonio. They were offering information on how to help children who are in need of dental care. (Photo: Kristine Colker, DTA)
Kristine Colker, DTA

Kristine Colker, DTA

Fri. 27 May 2016


SAN ANTONIO, Texas, USA: If there is something you’re looking for when it comes to pediatric dentistry, this year’s AAPD Annual Session is the place to find it. The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s meeting is being held through Sunday at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Want to work on conflict resolution with your office staff? There is a course for that. How about brushing up on what you need to know about nutrition? You can do that too.

Maybe you want to give back to give back to your community by helping children in need. You can stop at the Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children (HSHC) booth. The foundation of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, HSHC is the nation’s largest pediatric dentist-led foundation dedicated to child oral health. It supports community-based initiatives providing dental homes to children from families who cannot afford dental care.

Right now, HSHC is trying to raise funds for 27 children who have various dental issues. Adela, a 7-year-old from Wisconsin, needs to have five cavities repaired and baby teeth extracted. Joziah, a 4-year-old from Wisconsin, needs to take care of some cavities he has along with fillings and cleaning. Bridgette, a 9-year-old from Texas, has severe decay and is hoping to get rid of her many toothaches.

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You can donate to help any of these children by going online to or by stopping at the booth.

And once you are done with that, you can wander the aisles of the exhibit hall to see what you might want to bring back to your practice to help the kids you currently treat.

Those interested in pediatric endodontics can stop by the NuSmile booth to get a signed copy of “Pediatric Endodontics: Current Concepts in Pulp Therapy for Primary and Young Permanent Teeth” straight from the author, Prof. Anna B. Fuks, DDS.

Over at the Porter Royal Sales booth, you can get a demonstration of the Slhouette nasal mask, which eliminates the hassles of using nitrous oxide.

After that, you can get a demonstration of the Isolite, a new dental isolation device that delivers an isolated, humidity- and moisture-free working field as dry as the rubber dam while offering greater access, improved patient safety and the ability to work in two quadrants at once.


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