IAPD E-News February 2017

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International Association of Paediatric Dentistry
February 2017 Issue


The 26th Congress of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry is fast approaching. Submit an abstract now. Click Here

Santiago 2017

A high-level scientific program has been prepared, in which the overall theme is “A southern view for children’s smiles”. We are looking forward to sharing valuable knowledge with outstanding speakers from all over the world, who will be covering state of the art topics in the field of paediatric dentistry at present.

We are anticipating a great and unforgettable congress with a superb scientific, academic and technological level. We are producing one platform where we can strengthen friendship and achieve new levels of synergy among the specialists attending from all the continents.

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Dental decay does not occur without sugars. Use the new free resource from the FDI called ‘Sugar and dental caries toolkit’ to help educate your community about the role of sugar.  It is a practical and useful resource for all dentists and it is free.

Sugar Toolkit

In 2015, WHO issued a guideline that sugar intake should not exceed 10% of the total energy intake of children and adults. This practical and informative guide presents facts and figures and details of how different countries/agencies have promoted and implemented sugar-reduction policies as part of a healthy diet to achieve a reduction in dental caries and disease burden as well as the risk of other diseases such as cardiovascular diseases, cancer and diabetes. It also suggests ways to effect change by educating the public and targeting specific bodies to effect a positive change globally that will reduce the intake of free sugars.

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Read the updated ‘Parents Section’ on IAPD Homepage now in Spanish and Portuguese. 

Please check out the newly revised and updated ‘Parents section’. In anticipation of the 26th IAPD Congress in South America, this is now translated into Spanish and Portuguese.

The Scientific Committee of IAPD (Chair: Dr. Yasmi Crystal) has revised and updated the typical questions raised by parents and has updated the answers. The sections are age specific, allowing parents to reach the information appropriately for their child rapidly. We would love to hear feedback from you/your parents on this new development. Email us with your comments and suggestions.

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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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