March 17th, 2020
The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes the unprecedented and extraordinary circumstances dentists and all health care professionals face related to growing concern about COVID-19. The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team.
In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on emergency dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.
As health care professionals, it is up to dentists to make well-informed decisions about their patients and practices. The ADA is committed to providing the latest information to the profession in a useful and timely manner.
The ADA is continually evaluating and will update its recommendation on an ongoing basis as new information becomes available. Please visit ADA.org/virus for the latest information.
March 11th, 2020
The AAPD continues to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and follow the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. At this time, the meeting will proceed as planned from May 21-24, 2020. Please be assured that AAPD Leadership continues to monitor COVID-19 updates and work with our partners at the Music City Center and the Nashville Conventions & Visitors Corporation to keep all attendees, exhibitors, vendors and staff healthy during AAPD 2020.
Stay up-to-date on this event here: https://annual.aapd.org/travel-safety/
February 24th, 2020
Have you heard that Virginia Society of Pediatric Dentistry (VSPD) is now Virginia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (VAPD)? As discussed at our 2019 Annual Meeting, we have officially made the transition to an “Academy”.
In order to add our state chapter to the IRS group exemption maintained by the AAPD, it was necessary to reincorporate our organization under a new name and obtain a new EIN. Otherwise, based on past experience with the IRS, if the AAPD had tried to add the old organization to the AAPD state chapter list under the previous EIN it would likely have been rejected. The benefits of the group exemption is avoiding income taxes, of course, and also simplifying annual filings/compliance to maintain the exemption.
We’ve refreshed our logo/branding and just launched our new website (you're on it). Be sure to take note of our new contact information listed on this site.
We are VAPD...The Commonwealth’s BIG Authority on little teeth!