The AAPD represents general dentists who treat a significant number of children in their practices.
The AAPD is the recognized authority on pediatric oral health care and leader in several prominent areas including:
- Development of oral health policies and clinical guidelines for pediatric dentistry
- Advocacy for children’s oral health care before legislatures and government agencies
- Dissemination of information to parents, guardians and other caregivers about children’s oral health care
- Continuing professional education for pediatric dentists and general dentists who treat children