Announcement of IAPD's New AMC

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Dear Members and Colleagues,

We have some exciting changes to announce!

The IAPD was established in 1969, and started with a membership of only 11 National Societies and a supporting membership of 270 pediatric dentists. Our Association has since grown to 63 National Societies and over 1600 members. In fact, IAPD through its National Societies represents over 15,000 dentists worldwide! Our Board of Directors has embarked on a journey to expand the influence and activities of our Association which began with the introduction of a new logo representing our newly defined mission to be “the Global Voice for Children’s Oral Health”.

Concurrently, the announcement of our long-standing and devoted Association Affairs Manager, Ms.  Sylvie Dutilloy of her decision to retire, acted as a catalyst prompting the Board to explore new organizational options for our association’s administration and operations.

In order to achieve the IAPD’s expanded goal and to continue to provide efficient service to our ever growing membership, the Board of Directors decided to hire an Association Management Company (AMC). A search committee was formed and after considerable and careful analysis of multiple options, the Board of Directors unanimously approved the selection of the Paragon Group - Association Management Company.

Paragon Group is an experienced global AMC with worldwide offices in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia. With close to 30 years’ experience and a professional multicultural team Paragon is able to provide the services required by IAPD. In addition, Paragon’s Geneva office will facilitate the continuing location of IAPD’s headquarters in Switzerland.

The Board is excited to begin working with Paragon’s entire staff to implement the long- term strategic plan of continuous growth of the IAPD.

Sylvie’s retirement will be effective December 31st 2016, however she has agreed to continue her relationship with IAPD as a consultant when needed. The transition period has already begun and Paragon has appointed Ms. Gail Tito to be IAPD’s Association Manager. Gail has visited IAPD’s headquarters and obtained from Sylvie a general understanding of the IAPD’s history, vision and goals as well as an overview of the operations of the secretariat. Sylvie and Gail will be working closely during the handover period to ensure a smooth transition. All the contact information for the IAPD secretariat will remain the same. Please expect a change in our mailing address and telephone number in the future, a notification will be sent to inform you of the change.

If you have any questions about this exciting news, please contact any of us at any time.

We hope you will join us on this exciting journey and new period of growth for IAPD.

Looking forward to seeing you in Chile!

Dr. Anthony Tsai
IAPD President

Dr. Ari Kupietzky
IAPD Secretary General


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The International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) is a non-profit organization founded in 1969, with the objective to contribute to the progress and promotion of oral health for children around the globe.

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IAPD has now 64 National Member Societies and represents more than 15,000 dentists.

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