"The DEI helps companies measure their own progress on disability inclusion and challenges them to improve their policies and practices--not just because it's the right thing to do, but also because it's also good for business," said Ted Kennedy, Jr., disability rights attorney and board chair of AAPD
in announcing the results of this year's benchmark.
Upon being named President & CEO, Town stated, "I am incredibly honored to be the next CEO of AAPD
. I look forward to working alongside our committed board, staff, and stakeholders to ensure that AAPD
represents and engages our diverse community in the collective fight for equal access, integration, and full inclusion for Americans with disabilities."
Foundation has given more than $4.9 million in new grants and commitments throughout the last eight years with over $1.3 million in 2018.
Even though more children are visiting the dentist than ever before, many children have difficulty accessing pediatric dental services, according to AAPD
, which calls tooth decay a public health crisis that poses an immediate and long-term threat, not just to the teeth of young children, but to their overall health and development.
Surveys conducted amongst Belgian general dental practitioners reported that the rates of DRI use were 34% and 38% while a study reported higher rate of 55.6% in 2011 and 85.4% in 2015 among Brazilian young dental practitioners.6,9,17 A recent report noted that the rate of use of DRI as an aid has increased to 76.6% among Turkish endodontists.8 A study determined the popularity of DRI among members of the AAPD
and reported that 26% practitioners implemented digital radiography in their practices, whereas 71% considered future acquisition.5 This study revealed that 79.4% of paediatric dentists used DRI, indicating its popularity in this specialty of dentistry.
As suggested by the AAPD
guidelines, the postoperative effects of pulpotomy are better than those of pulpectomy.
It has been suggested by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD
) that the periodicity of oral health care for optimal oral health in children be based on individual needs and caries risk assessment, though a six-month period.6 However, several barriers that prevent parents from taking their children to see a dentist have been reported including lack of knowledge about possible consequences of tooth decay, children's anxiety towards the dental treatment, difficulty finding appointments, not having transportation, difficulty in coordinating with work, and not having family support.8
The American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (AAPD
) advises parents that children tolerate sedation and other dental procedures best if the parents understand what is happening and help prepare the child.
Thank you also to the patients who agreed to receive this pilot AAPD
Visit the websites and social media channels of The International Association for Dental Traumatology (IADT), the American Association of Endodontics (AAE), and American Association of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD
) for information and updates on courses and webinars.
Synchrony Financial was named one of the "2017 Best Places to Work for People with Disabilities" based on the 100 percent score it received from the US Business Leadership Network[R] (USBLN[R]) and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD
) on their 2017 Disability Equality Index[R] (DEI[R]).