Now entering its 25th Anniversary Year, the Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry has upgraded with a new website.
The Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry is the Specialist Organisation of professionally trained Dental Health Care providers whose primary concern is the practice, education and continuing research specifically related to Paediatric Dentistry.
The Paediatric Dentist is recognised as the Specialist Primary Oral Health Care Provider.
As a founding member of AAPD and a founding member and Past-President of ANZSPD, it is indeed an honour to be able to regroup colleagues both nationally and internationally as we move into areas of politically unchartered waters.
Members of AAPD have in the main given guidance to ANZSPD and to Governments of Australia. On Jan 2014 we saw the implantation of the Child Dental Health Benefit Scheme. This was based upon the ABCD Scheme of 2010 and previously on the concept exposed by Prof Joel Berg whilst on a People to People ambassadorial delectation to Russia in 2005.
I am proud to say that 22 of my paediatric patients have chosen dentistry a profession and at least one has now become a Specialist in Paediatric Dentistry.
The website will allow AAPD to communicate with not only our members, but also link with other specialist paediatric dental groups around the world. Dr John Winters is to be thanked for his effort and those who have assisted.
P. Joe W Verco
BDS, BScDent(Hons), MDS, FAAPD, FPFA, FICD, MRACDS
Australasian Academy of Paediatric Dentistry