IAPD E-News November 2017

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International Association of Paediatric Dentistry
November 2017 Issue


Recognition of Honorary Members


During the last IAPD congress that was held in Santiago Chile, IAPD acknowledged two exceptional scientists and prominent colleagues who have long time served the Association, Professors Milton Houpt and Goran Koch. We are grateful for their participation and input in the activities of the IAPD. 

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Prof. Milton Houpt              Dr. Göran Koch

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Teamwork Divides the Task and Multiplies Successes

The IAPD has grown with an increase of over  25% in its membership during the last year and without our National Societies’ support this would not have been possible. We come with great gratitude towards our societies for supporting us and to encourage new enrolments.

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Collaborations with WHO and FDI

Visit to the WHO hearquarters 

In November, 2017 during their visit to our office in Geneva, IAPD President Dr. Anna Maria Vierrou and Secretary General Dr. Ari Kupietzky met with Dr. Benoit Varenne, World Health Organization, Oral Health Programme Officer, and his assistant Dr. Yuka Makino at WHO Headquarters in Geneva. Dr. Varenne welcomed IAPD warmly and discussed future collaboration between IAPD and WHO. Many constructive initiatives of cooperation were discussed including issues of preventing Early Childhood Caries (ECC), Amalgam, Dental Home and etc. IAPD is the “Global Voice of Children’s Oral Health”, we will continue to cooperate with WHO in important projects and issues related to oral health of children.



Meeting with good  friends: IAPD and FDI

IAPD enjoys a very good long term partnership with FDI. During the FDI annual meetings, IAPD participates in the scientific program with “IAPD Symposium”. In the IAPD Congress, FDI activities receive extensive exposure through our international pediatric dentistry network. In early November, IAPD President Dr. Anna Maria Vierrou and Secretary General Dr. Ari Kupietzky met with FDI Executive Director Enzo Bondioni at FDI World Dental Federation Headquarters in Geneva. The friendly meeting concluded with consensus to explore wider opportunities of collaboration including World Oral Health Day, Global Program, Global Report, Congress Guidelines and other issues. 

 Annie and Ari at the FDI.

Welcome on Board

The IAPD welcomes its new National Societies: Dominican Republic, Kuwait, Nepal, Puerto Rico and Saudi Arabia. 

Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners

There has been a tough competition during the 2017 Congress, for the Bursaries and Awards that IAPD offers to its members. Excellent papers were submitted and in two cases the Award was shared by two winners. We congratulate all candidates for their work and we look forward to more submissions in our next Congress. 

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Join us at the African Regional Meeting

It is our great pleasure to announce that the African Regional Meeting “A New Smile for Africa” of the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry (IAPD) Regional Meeting will be held during 16-18 March, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. 


Be part of the IAPD 2019 Awards

The 27th IAPD Congress will take place in Cancun, Mexico. We encourage everyone to take the opportunity to stand a chance to win one of the awards in 2019. Submit your abstracts.

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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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