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July 1st, 2020

In preparation for the VAPD business meeting on September 25, we are officially putting out a call for nominations for the following positions:
  • Northern
  • Eastern
  • Western
  • Central
  • Representative to the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry (SSPD)
CLICK HERE to submit your candidate information by FRIDAY, JULY 31, 2020.


June 26th, 2020

The Virginia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (VAPD) was scheduled to hold our 2020 continuing education program and business meeting in conjunction with the Virginia Dental Association’s (VDA), Virginia Meeting. The VDA recently announced that they are cancelling their 2020 conference in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While we are all disappointed that we are unable to have this event as initially planned, the health and safety of our members is our number one priority. To that end, we have decided to also forgo our continuing education program for 2020 and hold our annual business meeting virtually. Doing this will allow us to save meeting funds for an even better event in 2021 when we partner with the VDA in Williamsburg!
Please mark your calendar for the VAPD Business Meeting:
Friday, September 25, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Via Zoom (details coming soon)

CDC Call on Updated Dental Guidance Wednesday June 3

May 29th, 2020

At 2pm ET on June 3, 2020, CDC will host a Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) call to discuss how the updated guidance addresses the unique characteristics of dental settings that warrant specific infection control considerations. This is CDC’s first-ever COCA call targeted specifically at the dental field.

Join the call here by dialing in, over Zoom video, or on Facebook live. 

CDC has updated the Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response to include recommendations for resuming non-emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are unable to attend the live COCA Call, the recording will be available for viewing on the COCA Call webpage a few hours after the live event ends. It will also be available for viewing on COCA’s Facebook page immediately after the live event ends at 3:00pm ET.

The slide set will be available under the "Call Materials" tab on the COCA Call webpage.

The COCA network provides timely, accurate, and credible information to clinicians and other healthcare professionals related to emergency preparedness and response and emerging public health threats. During this COCA call, presenters will provide an overview of the updated guidance for dental settings before conducting a Q&A session.

This is CDC’s first-ever COCA call targeted specifically at the dental field. We ask that you share this announcement widely to your networks, as this is a unique opportunity for dental health care personnel to hear directly from CDC subject matter experts.

AAPD Annual Session - Cancelled

March 26th, 2020

AAPD 2020 Annual Session is Cancelled Addressed by AAPD President Dr. Kevin Donly

It is with heavy hearts that the AAPD Board of Trustees has decided to cancel the AAPD 2020 Annual Session scheduled for May 21-24, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn.From the beginning, your AAPD leadership based their analysis and decision-making on current recommendations and guidance from federal, state, and local health officials, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the COVID-19 pandemic has continued to unfold dramatically with increasing restrictions on travel and large gatherings, it has become apparent that the current state of national emergency has made it impossible to hold the 2020 Annual Session. AAPD is always committed to providing the high-quality educational content and social events that our attendees have come to expect. Given the circumstances described above, we cannot meet these expectations this year.

We realize that many are disappointed – among them the AAPD 2020 Scientific Program Committee, Local Arrangements Committee, speakers, and staff that have been working for 18+ months to bring you the best AAPD Annual Session ever. However, this is the right decision for the health and safety of our members.

We ask that you remain patient as we determine the next steps for canceling the nearly 4,000 attendee registrations from what was to be the largest Annual Session in our history. In the meantime, if you booked housing through the AAPD registration site, you do not have to cancel your hotel reservations. Please wait for Experient, AAPD’s official registration provider, to be in touch with you about the next steps to proceed. Please note that it may take up to 60 days for refunds to be initiated based on the volume of registrations to be processed. You will also be given the opportunity to donate your registration to the AAPD to help offset our significant financial loss resulting from cancellation of the Annual Session. We are advising that you cancel flights and that anyone who may have booked outside of our hotel block to cancel those reservations.

It is the invaluable support and enthusiasm of our members that have grown the AAPD Annual Session to its current level. We will be back in touch with you shortly with alternate options for delivering the Annual Session CE content that we worked so hard to organize.

If you have any immediate questions regarding this cancellation, please get in touch with us at

Please mark your calendars for AAPD 2021 in Boston scheduled for May 27-30, 2021. We look forward to seeing you there, if not before.

Dr. Kevin J. Donly, President, and the AAPD Board of Trustees