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AAPD Pediatric Dentistry FAQ

 

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Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is the owner of and a dentist at Dentistry for Children in Staten Island, New York. In this role, he specializes in treating children with Down’s syndrome, autism, and other special needs. Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), a nationwide membership organization that strives to advance the optimal oral health of all children.

The AAPD website features a “Question and Answers” section to help parents navigate their child’s dental care. Below you will find some of the most commonly asked questions and their answers.

Question: What kind of toothbrush should I use on my baby’s teeth?

Answer: A soft toothbrush with a small head will work to remove plaque. For the best results, look for a toothbrush specifically made for use on an infant’s teeth and gums.

Q: When should my child have his or her first dental check-up?

A: The AAPD recommends bringing your child in before his or her first birthday, as soon as the child’s teeth start coming in.

Q: Are pacifiers and thumb sucking hurting my baby’s teeth?

A: Generally speaking, no. Most children grow out of these habits by the age of three. If the habit continues at that point, it may then lead to dental issues. See your pediatric dentist about ways to stop the child from sucking a pacifier or thumb.

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AAPD and Others Tackle Facial Injuries

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Since 1990, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, has worked in the Staten Island area, serving patients out of his own practice, Dentistry for Children. In his work, he specializes in working with special needs patients to provide them with high-quality dental care. Active in his profession, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, belongs to a number of professional associations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

Last April, the AAPD joined with four other dental organizations as part of National Facial Projection Month to raise awareness about how injuries to the face can affect dental care and how to adequately protect oneself against them. According to recent studies, these types of injuries are not only prevalent but costly, with over 5 million teeth either hurt or knocked completely out of the mouth on an annual basis. The estimated cost to taxpayers in the United States for treating these injuries is approximately $500 million.

That’s why the AAPD and other dental organizations all recommend that mouth guards be a requisite piece of equipment for anyone engaged in competitive sports. These can either be custom-fit by a dental professional or purchased from retail sporting goods outlets.

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The 2017 American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Annual Session

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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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A Staten Island, New York, dentist for 27 years, Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is the owner of Dentistry for Children, a clinic that specializes in dental services for young people with special needs. Glenn J. Marie, DDS, is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD).

Each year, the AAPD hosts an annual session, at which members and other dental professionals gather to learn more about their field and interact with their peers. AAPD 2017 will take place over four days in May, in National Harbor, Maryland.

Prior to the official launch of the conference, attendees have the opportunity to attend an event supporting the AAPD foundation Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children, as well as a networking breakfast and a preconference course on administering dental care to toddlers.

During the session itself, members can participate in symposia and skill-building workshops, talks, and receptions. An exhibit running throughout the event will offer access to more than 100 exhibitors showcasing their innovative dentistry products, equipment, technology, and services.

The annual session will close on Sunday, May 28, with the President’s Farewell Dinner, held at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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AAPD Annual Educational Sessions for Pediatric Dentists

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American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
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Glenn J Marie DDS is a dentist based in New York, New York. Practicing out of his own office, named Dentistry for Children, Glenn J Marie DDS is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is a non-profit professional organization dedicated to providing guidelines and programs with the goal of improving the oral health of all children, including those with special needs. Founded in 1974, AAPD serves both its members and its mission through its services for children who are unable to afford to see a dentist (called Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children), and through its commitment to continuing education for its members.

The AAPD has a constantly-updated list of educational events and services for members who wish to learn about new, innovative dental practices and other oral health-related topics pertaining to treating children. These events cover a wide range of subjects, from the best way to treat tooth decay to the newest technologies for pediatric dental care.

The AAPD also has an annual, three-day session that moves around the country. In this yearly event, the AAPD brings together prominent professionals in pediatric dentistry to speak on current concerns and exhibit new products and technologies. To see the schedule for the coming year, visit aapd.org.