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Join AAPD leaders, experts in the field of pediatric dentistry and other professionals for Pedo Talk. We’ll be discussing scientific, clinical and the most up-to-date, relevant information out there for anyone and everyone in the pediatric dental community. Topics include, but are not limited to SDF, Behavior Management, Practice Management, Trauma and more.

Pedo Teeth Talk The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD)

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.3 • 40 Ratings

Join AAPD leaders, experts in the field of pediatric dentistry and other professionals for Pedo Talk. We’ll be discussing scientific, clinical and the most up-to-date, relevant information out there for anyone and everyone in the pediatric dental community. Topics include, but are not limited to SDF, Behavior Management, Practice Management, Trauma and more.

    JADA Editor in Chief Tell Us What He Sees in the Science World Ahead

    JADA Editor in Chief Tell Us What He Sees in the Science World Ahead

    Tune in to Dr. Tim Wright as he shares his vision of where the science of the dental profession is headed.  A pediatric dentist clinician, teacher, author, and scientist, hear Dr. Wright describe the exciting future of published literature reflecting the growing boy of science affecting the way our profession will function in the years ahead.
    Tim Wright received his DDS degree from West Virginia University and completed his Pediatric Dentistry training and Master of Science Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He currently is the Bawden Distinguished Professor in the Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Public Health at The Adams School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he has also served as Pediatric Dentistry Department Chair and Department of Endodontics Interim Chair. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow of the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, and a Past President of the American Association of Dental Research. He has Chaired the Counsel of Scientific Affairs for the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has published over 200 peer reviewed scientific manuscripts, edited two textbooks and authored 24 text chapters. Dr. Wright is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Dental Association.

    • 22 min
    Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities

    Optimizing Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Illnesses and Disabilities

    For most of healthcare training, our clinical learning experiences take place in clinic and/or hospital settings. Yet, at the same time, evidence shows that most of health improvement is a result of behaviors that occur at home, by the patient.  Without a greater understanding of the challenges faced in achieving health improvement through patients’ at home behavioral changes, we cannot achieve the desired goal our expert counseling in maximizing outcomes.   For patients with special needs and/or disabilities, this challenge becomes even greater. You will be inspired in learning from Matthew Weed; a scholar, a person with special needs and with disabilities, an engaging keynote speaker, and a patient who wants to help us help him.



    Dr. Weed is a totally blind and very brittle type I diabetic three-time Yale graduate, including his Ph.D. in Genetics earned in 2004. He also has master’s degrees earned at Princeton and Harvard. During his dissertation work he was an informal adviser on international policy on embryonic stem cell and human cloning research to the Acting Director of the National Institutes of Health.

    After six years of post-doctoral work in bio ethics and medical education at Yale Dr. Weed became the Interim Associate Director of The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s $150 million Wisconsin Institute for Discovery which he helped launch in 2010-2012.

    Matthew co-created one of the first methods for making electronic text available to the blind in 1990. He has worked with, and mentored, hundreds of student volunteer caregivers, many of whom are now in careers in healthcare and health policy. He is working with people at a variety of institutions to find cost-effective ways to lower the barriers to millions of elderly and disabled Americans’ ability to live independently and productively.

    Matthew skis, kayaks, has completed a rollerblading marathon, and has traveled around the world—twice.

    Among his other projects, Dr. Weed is an accessibility consultant for colleges and corporations. He completed a contract on web accessibility with the National Institutes of Health in 2021. He is also co-developing tools and techniques to help people who aren’t comfortable with technology learn how to use smart devices so they can become full participants in our information driven society.

    • 26 min
    Dr. Amr Moursi, our new AAPD President shares his vision for the future

    Dr. Amr Moursi, our new AAPD President shares his vision for the future

    Listen in with Dr. Moursi as he enlightens us with the many exciting things he sees in our future.   There is a lot going on at the AAPD, and much of it is directly pertinent to our practices and especially our patients.  Amr shares his vision for inspiring new leaders, improving health outcomes with technology, and much more.


    Amr M. Moursi, D.D.S., Ph.D. is Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the New York University College of Dentistry and on the Medical Staff at the New York University Langone Medical Center and the Bellevue Hospital Center in New York.

    Dr. Moursi completed his D.D.S. degree at the University of Michigan School of Dentistry, a pediatric dentistry residency at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and then a Ph.D. in Craniofacial Biology from the University of California at San Francisco.  He is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  Dr. Moursi is also recipient of the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Distinguished Alumni Award.

    For the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Dr. Moursi currently serves on the Executive Committee as the President-Elect, as a Fellow of the Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center, Liaison to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Director of the Comprehensive Review Course, and also as a National Spokesperson.  He has received the Merle S. Hunter Leadership Award, and has been selected for both the AAPD Leadership, and the Advanced Leadership Institutes.

    He has previously served the AAPD as Academic Trustee-at-large on the Board of Trustees, Regional Consultant on the Medicaid and CHIP Advisory Committee, Chair of the Global Interactions Task Force, Member of the Nominations Committee and President of the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

    In his other service activities Dr. Moursi serves as an Examiner for the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and as a consultant to both the New York State and New York City Departments of Health.  He is a former member of the Examination Committee of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  He also served as a Consultant and Pediatric Dentistry Review Committee member for the Commission on Dental Accreditation.  Dr. Moursi has also served as an expert witness for the New York and New Jersey Attorney Generals’ offices and for the Office of the inspector General of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

    Dr. Moursi’s research focuses on early childhood oral health and the integration of oral health in primary care. He has served as Principal Investigator on a number of federally-funded projects including grants from CMMI, HRSA and NIH.  Including, a current NIH-funded multi-center clinical trial evaluating caries arrest using Silver Diamine Fluoride in pre-school children. He is the author or co-author of over 100 published articles, book chapters and policy briefs.  Including serving as a contributor to the 2021 NIDCR Report Oral Health in America.  He is also Editor of the textbook Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry (2nd Edition, Wiley).  Dr. Moursi has been an invited speaker at numerous state, national and international conferences and universities with presentations on variety of topics including Behavior Guidance, Early Childhood Oral Health, and Oral Health for Patients with Special Needs.

    Dr. Moursi is Host of the Dental Health Show on Doctor Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio, and he and his department have been featured on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Inside Edition, and on local New York City television and radio news programs, as well as several New York City newspapers.

    In addition, Dr. Moursi has led teams of NYU faculty and students to provide pediatric dental training, education and care to underserved areas around the world including Tanzania,
    Nicaragua, Alaska, northern Maine and upstate New York.  He also mainta

    • 25 min
    Why You Should Look into OSAP, ASAP!

    Why You Should Look into OSAP, ASAP!

    Listen to this fascinating podcast about the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP).  Michelle came to be the ED of OSAP a couple years before the pandemic, when the previous work of OSAP became ever more prominent and pertinent to every dental office.  In this podcast, Michelle describes how OSAP works, as well as what its services offer to members and to all dental professionals.  She specifically describes the training offered in infection prevention practices important to us all.


    Michelle Lee, CPC began her tenure as Executive Director of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention, in 2018. She has more than 30 years of experience in the dental and healthcare industries. Her experience includes leading the Southeast’s largest dental and medical staffing firm, as well as consulting with dental practices, providing leadership and team development training. Michelle is passionate about OSAP’s mission to be the leading provider of infection prevention and control education, training, and credentialing that supports safe dental visits.
    Foundations: Building the Safest Dental Visit . www.cdc.gov/oralh...t.html
    Certificate Program: www.osap.org/certificate-program

    • 23 min
    Growth and Development Pearls from a “Triple Trained” Colleague

    Growth and Development Pearls from a “Triple Trained” Colleague

    Tune in to Dr. Christina Carter who will in 20 minutes give you some amazing and helpful practice tidbits as you assess your patients for commonly observed growth and development situations.  Included in the array of highlighted topics are impacted canines and class III malocclusion in young children.  Dr. Carter also enlightens us with what she observes as a distinct pattern of tooth decay in patients with orthodontic aligners.  She offers some great tips for all of this and more.


    Dr. Carter grew up in Short Hills NJ and graduated from Millburn High School where she was on the tennis, fencing and lacrosse teams. She earned her BS in Molecular Biology from Haverford College, on the mainline of Philadelphia. Here, she was captain of the fencing team, Rookie of the Year and qualified individually for the NCAA tournament. She returned to New Jersey for Dental School at UMDNJ-NJDS (now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) and was honored with earning the American Academy of Dentistry for Children Award, the Pierre Fauchard Award and others. Following graduation, she moved to New York City where she completed her Pediatric Dentistry Residency and served as Chief Resident at NYU College of Dentistry. She continued her training by completing an additional residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at NYU. During this time, she loved treating patients with special needs and decided to spend another year in advanced training. She completed the fellowship in Cleft, Craniofacial and Surgical Orthodontics at the world-renowned Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery- NYU Langone Medical Center. After 9 years of training post college, she is one of a handful of doctors with this comprehensive advanced training in the country.

    Following training, she taught at NYU, worked with her father, Dr. Robert W. Carter an orthodontist in Staten Island, NY and with Dr. Mitchell Bayroff in Summit, NJ for over a decade. She lectures locally and internationally on treating special needs patients, especially autism spectrum disorder  and Cleft Lip and Palate. She recently spoke at the American Association of Dentistry’s Special Patient Care Symposium. She is frequently a guest on Sirius Radio Channel 110 “Doctor Radio” and has appeared on Inside Edition, WPIX, NBC Nightly News and Today.com. She has also been published in Kiwi and Scholastic Magazines. She has been honored to receive NJ Magazine “Top Doctor” and NJ Family Magazine “Top Kids Doc Voted by Moms” awards several times.

    She is Past President of the Northeastern Society of Orthodontists (NESO), the third largest region in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). She is one of 8 people to serve on the AAO Council on Orthodontic Health Care. This group helps bring orthodontic care to children who need and can not afford braces. She also serves as the NESO’s Delegate Chair to the AAO House of Delegates, which is similar to our US Congress.

    In her spare time, she loves playing with her toy poodle, Callie who is a certified therapy dog and AKC Canine Good Citizen. They volunteer through Morristown based Creature Comfort Pet Therapy to brighten lives. Callie is joining our office team on some days, too! Dr. Carter is an avid golfer and Bar Method enthusiast.

    • 23 min
    Behavior Management that Engages and is Fun!

    Behavior Management that Engages and is Fun!

    In this wonderful and inspiring podcast, listen to a conversation with Dr. Eyal Simchi.  Dr. Simchi has gained the attention of over 100,000 on social media with his magic tricks and other forms of patient engagement.  Here, he discusses his overall approach to gain the positive attention of the patient, to connect the dots with the team and the caregiver, and to create a fun environment for all.  He also discusses his “minimally invasive” approach to caries management, and many other pearls.


    Eyal Simchi, DDS, is the owner of Riverfront Pediatric Dentistry and is a dentist who does things differently. His combination of minimally invasive dental techniques as well as his innovative behavior management style has made him a trailblazer in the field of pediatric dentistry. His use of SDF has been featured in The New York times and his magic tricks have been shown on NBC Nightly News as well as the Kelly Clarkson show. Dr Simchi is a sought-after lecturer and is frequently consulted by dentists around the world for difficult cases in pediatric dentistry. He is a contributing author to SMART oral health: the medical management of caries as well as the textbook on Behavior management in dentistry for children.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

studdrsparks ,

Too much interrupting!

Constant interruptions by the host really really make this podcast hard to listen to.

Amanda_Michelle_ ,

Great Podcast!

I highly recommend The Pedo Teeth Talk podcast! Great content, useful tips and relevant information!

Trey Anderson dos ,

Concise and informative!

A great quick update on SDF. Good tips about the material for those, like myself, that have recently started using it. 👌

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