Are you a pediatric dental resident or an early career pediatric dentist? If you feel like you’re an expert on clinical topics, but want to know more about the ins and outs on how to start in the profession, Newly Erupted is the podcast for you! Join host, Dr. Joel Berg, in AAPD’s newest podcast and learn about topics such as loan repayment, negotiations/contracts, disability insurance, dental student debt options, differing career path perspectives, advocacy and more. Each topic & guest will be decided by a group of residents, so you can be sure the episodes are relevant to you and your career path. Join us every fourth Tuesday for a new episode! For more information on AAPD and other AAPD Podcasts visit the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry website at AAPD.org
What’s Next for the AAPD Research & Policy Center and Public Health Policy?
Dr. Chelsea Fosse, Director of the AAPD Research & Policy Center joins Newly Erupted to chat about her experience shifting from clinical care to a focus on oral health policy. She and host Dr. Joel Berg discuss the big picture of where we are as a nation in terms of children’s oral health and how the work of the AAPD Research & Policy Center makes an impact on policy and the profession. Plus, hear the latest info on policy issues affecting pediatric dentists that may not be on your radar.
Chelsea Fosse, DMD, MPH is the Director of the Research and Policy Center at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). She is a diplomate in dental public health and previously worked in hospital and health care settings providing clinical care predominantly to adults with disabilities. Now working in the world of oral health policy and health services research, she’s responsible for developing and implementing a research agenda to inform sound policymaking in pediatric oral health. She leads a team that analyzes the pediatric dental workforce, Medicaid policy and program implementation, evidence-based dental care delivery, access to high quality and safe dental care, and other contemporary issues in oral health, public health, and health policy. She’s a proud “alum” of Jacobi Medical Center, Columbia, Rutgers, The University of Texas, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the ADA Health Policy Institute (HPI).
Hear from a Business Leader with a Career connecting him to Pediatric Dentistry Prevention/Practice
Listen to the journey of Kevin Thomas. Managing Member of Elevate Oral Care and hear about his exciting career as an entrepreneur/business leader in the Pediatric Dentistry space. We know his company’s products – we use them every day. Hear from the person behind this journey and see the exciting world of Pediatric Dentistry from a business leader’s viewpoint.
Kevin has spent his entire career in the dental industry, beginning with Johnson & Johnson Dental Products in 1982 and through its sale to DENTSPLY in 1989. Kevin led Caulk Endodontics and later served as National Sales Manager for DENTSPLY/Caulk. In 1997, Kevin and his partners purchased OMNII Oral Pharmaceuticals. Kevin focused on product development, including the World’s first unit-dosed fluoride varnishes. In 2006, OMNII was sold to 3M. Kevin served as their Global Prevention Team Leader and in Industry Relations. Kevin also served as a volunteer for numerous organizations focused on access to care solutions, including the Dental Trade Alliance Foundation, as Board Chair for Children’s Dental Health Project, and he currently serves on the Board of American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation and the Medicaid-CHIP Dental Association.
As a Managing Member for Elevate Oral Care he leads preventive product development for unique prevention solutions, like silver diamine fluoride.
New Book on Pulp Therapy for Children – Hear all about it From the Editor
Listen to Dr. Anna Fuks, a leader in our profession, talks about her new book on pulp therapy for children. In this great podcast, Dr. Fuks discusses her amazing journey and career in pediatric dentistry, the history of pulp therapy for children, past to present, and why there was a need for the new textbook. Dr. Fuks describes the differing perspectives in Europe. She also talks about MTA use and how we need to grow it. She discusses the teaching FMC and FS treatments as well as describing her takes on the exciting future ahead in pediatric dentistry.
Prof. Anna B. Fuks was born in Curitiba, Brazil, and graduated in Dentistry by the Federal University of the State of Parana. She completed her post-graduate course in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Alabama, USA. and did her residency at the Children’s Hospital of the same University. She returned to Brazil, where she practiced and taught Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Parana until 1973 when she immigrated to Israel and joined the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, reaching the degree of Professor. Upon her retirement she received the grade of Professor Emeritus, that she maintains until the present date.
Concomitantly to teaching and clinical practice Prof. Fuks dedicated herself to clinical and laboratory research. Being fluent in several languages, she has lectured in several countries worldwide.
Dr. Fuks was President of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry and is an honorary member of several Pediatric Dental Associations. She has published over 160 articles and 85 abstracts in many international journals, wrote 18 chapters in Pediatric Dentistry books, and continues serving actively as a member of the Editorial Board of several dental journals.
Dr. Fuks has received several international prizes in research. In 2013 she received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) and in 2015 became an Honorary Member of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry (IAPD).
Dr. Fuks worked par-time in clinical Pediatric Dentistry till 2017, when she completed 80. She continued clinical teaching at the Post-Graduate Clinic of the Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine until 2020 when, with the eruption of COVID, and being considered “high-risk”, she stopped clinical instruction. Presently she participates as mentor at the post graduate students’ seminars at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry of the Hadassah School of Dental Medicine in Jerusalem. Also, in 2020Dr. Fuks made her first presentation onlinegiving a complete course for the Russian Society of Pediatric Dentistry. Since then, she has made several presentations and webinars online.
Dr. Fuks is the Principal Editor of the Pediatric Endodontics, the only book specialized in endodontic treatment for primary and young permanent teeth. The book has already been translated into Chinese and the Turkish version is soon appearing in the market. She has now completed the publication of Contemporary Endodontics for Children and Adolescents, launched at the AAPD 2023 Annual Session, where this podcast was recorded.
Managing the Developing Occlusion: Simple Things Every Pediatric Dentist Can Do… on Monday
Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes is a 1984 graduate of Austin College in Sherman, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1988. Then, he completed specialty training in pediatric dentistry in 1990. He has completed specialty fellowships at Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. He considers it an honor to have been trained under Suzi Seale. While at Baylor College of Dentistry, he published research in growth and development of young children’s faces with Francis Miranda and Peter Buschang.
He has taught pediatric dental residents for NYU Langone in Springfield, MO and will teach at Oklahoma University Pedo program when it opens this fall. He enjoys lecturing about early orthodontic interventions and personal strategic planning for young dentists. His special interests lie in the growth and development of children’s smiles. He is passionate about ensuring that children receive education on how to have healthy, beautiful smiles for life.
Dr. Rhodes is also active in the community, serving on many boards, such as the Corporate Leadership Council of the Walton Arts Center and as a Southwestern District Trustee for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). He has lived in Northwest Arkansas for over 30 years
Listen to Dr. Jeffrey Rhodes, experiences practice owner and pediatric dentist. Since his training at Baylor College of Dentistry, Jeff has exposed regular assessment and early intervention of developing occlusion in children. Listen in to this simple yet thorough approach to continuous management of developing occlusion. All you need to know is contained in the practical and easily implementable set of protocols offered by one of our colleague experiences experts.
Byte-Sized AI – thoughts on how Large Language Models will Augment Dentistry
Wow… we all hear about AI – yet in this “Byte-Sized AI” podcast, expert Mike Morley explores the exciting potential of large language models in dentistry. Mike examines how these emerging technologies are shaping the future of pediatric dentistry. Together, we explore the challenges and opportunities presented by AI and consider its potential to augment dental professionals' skills, improve patient outcomes, and create more engaging and personalized dental experiences
With an engineering degree from the University of Waterloo, Mike has built a career creating innovative teams to develop cutting-edge technology solutions. Mike’s goal is to empower people through collaboration and technology. A sought-after speaker on AI/ML and technology ethics, Mike actively mentors software professionals and advises companies on tech-related matters. Beyond his professional pursuits, Mike is an outdoor enthusiast, often found biking and exploring the mountains.
New Era of Minimally Invasive Pediatric Dentistry and Advocacy
Listen to this great update on ECC with expert Dr. Francisco Ramos-Gomez. Hear important information on ECC as it relates to:Background of ECC -Clinical Trials ExperienceJourney of ECC Prevention InterventionsPrevention-focused Caries ManagementIndividualized Caries ManagementAccurate Early Detection of LesionsEfforts to Remineralize Non-cavitated LesionsRole of Oral Health Literacy and Motivational InterviewingTune in and be up to date today.
Dr. Francisco J. Ramos-Gomez, (DDS, MS, MPH) is the Chair of the Division of Preventive and Restorative Oral Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Dentistry. He is also Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Executive Director for the UCLA Center for Children’s Oral Health (UCCOH), and Director of the Community Access, Reach, & Education in Pediatric Dentistry (CARE-PD) Program. In over thirty years as a pediatric dentist, his research has focused on Early Childhood Caries (ECC) prevention, oral disease risk assessment, and community health participatory research with an emphasis on underserved populations. In addition to clinically based interventions, Dr. Ramos-Gomez has pioneered protocols in early detection, intervention, and prevention of ECC. He co-founded the Center to Address Disparities in Children’s Oral Health to identify the cultural, environmental, workforce, behavioral, and biologic factors associated with health disparities among ethnic/racial groups in order to enhance health professionals’ ability to target children likely to be at risk for dental caries. Dr. Ramos-Gomez is a Diplomate and a fellow of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a board member of the AAPD Council on Government Affairs, the Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Council, the Oral Health Action Coalition (OHAC), and the California State Dental Health Alliance.
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Love that the aapd created a podcast just for residents and new dentists! Looking forward to listening to more episodes