The Disability Equality Index (DEI) is a unique, joint initiative of Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD
) and serves as the nation's most comprehensive annual benchmarking tool for America's leading corporations to self-report their disability policies and practices.
She also engaged with leadership from the nation's premier disability and civil rights organizations, including AAPD
, to provide White House Senior Advisors with daily briefings on key issues related to Americans with disabilities, seniors, cabinet agencies, and the Obama Administration's place-based initiatives.
"We are excited to launch this simplified name and new look that speaks to the passion and commitment our organization has for helping kids get access to consistent, compassionate pediatric dental care in their communities," AAPD
Foundation President, Nick Rogers, DDS said.
In the report, AAPD
noted that the treatment of severe tooth decay can cost $10,000 per child and up to $25,000 in severe cases, especially if the child needs to be hospitalized and treated under general anesthesia.
This low response rate was in accordance with previous digital dental radiology studies.5,8,10-12 Nevertheless the response rate in this study was higher than in a study approved by the American Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (AAPD
).5 Previously published studies were based on the evaluation of the knowledge and attitudes of general dentists and other than paediatric dentistry specialties about DRI and/or CBCT.
The simple formula is 2x2 recommended by the AAPD
. Everyone must brush their teeth twice a day -- in the morning after waking up and before going to bed.
CDC, AAP, AAPD
, and ADA recommend that children aged 3-6 years brush their teeth twice daily using a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste.
and AAP support an interprofessional approach to addressing children's oral health (AAPD
As advocates for children's oral health, the AAPD
promotes evidence-based policies and clinical recommendations; educates and informs policymakers, parents and guardians, and other health care professionals; fosters research; and provides continuing professional education for pediatric dentists and general dentists who treat children.
ADHA Vice President Matt Crespin, MPH, RDH, worked with other groups including AAPD
on guidelines for administering silver diamine fluoride, and ADHA Past President JoAnn Gurenlian, RDH, PhD, worked with the American Dental Association and others on oral cancer screening recommendations.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD
) has recognized that "providing both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care to individuals with Special Health Care Needs (SHCNs) is an integral part of the specialty of pediatric dentistry," and SHCNs are defined as "any physical, developmental, mental, sensory, behavioral, cognitive, or emotional impairment or limiting condition that requires medical management, healthcare intervention, and/or use of specialized services or programs" .
At present, pulpotomy is recommended for diseased teeth in clinical treatment guidelines of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD