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Joint statement on COVID-19 Vaccination of Oral Health Care Workers

AAPHD, along with several other dental organizations, has signed onto a joint statement supporting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for all oral health care workers.  We wanted to give our members advanced notice of this statement prior to a more widespread release through various communications platforms on Thursday, September 2nd

As you may know, this country is now facing another rise in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.  This is the time for the oral health community to step up and join our colleagues in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and hospitals and call for mandatory vaccination of oral health care workers.  

If you have any questions regarding this statement, please contact Dr. Frances Kim, Executive Director, AAPHD. 


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AAPHD White Paper: Anti-Racism in Dental Public Health: A Call to Action Now Available  

The AAPHD councils have produced a white paper in response to the events of the pandemic and the growing awareness of racism as a public health problem.  In this white paper “Anti-Racism in Dental Public Health: A Call to Action”, each of the Councils - Scientific Information, Educational Affairs, Policy and Advocacy, and Practice – share their perspective on how dental public health can engage in anti-racist practices and outline action steps for AAPHD and the dental public health community to engage in.  The aim of this paper is to engage dental public health professionals and supporters in recognizing racism as a problem and to find opportunities for collaboration to further anti-racist practices in dental public health. 

To read the white paper, click here  

Questions? Contact Frances Kim, Executive Director.  


AAPHD Resource: Issue Brief – Use of Dental Radiographs for Age Determination

A new issue brief: The Use of Dental Radiographs for Age Estimation of Unaccompanied Migrant Minors, has been posted to the AAPHD website. You can access the Issue Brief here

The purpose of an issue brief is to provide a summary of the best available evidence on a public health problem or approach.

Interested in writing an Issue Brief for AAPHD? Contact Frances Kim, Executive Director.  


AAPHD Resource: Issue Brief – Dentist participation in Medicaid

The AAPHD Council on Scientific Information has produced an issue brief on dentist participation in Medicaid. The purpose of an issue brief is to provide a summary of the best available evidence on a public health problem or approach. You can access the Issue Brief here

COVID-19 Resources

As we all work to navigate the impact of COVID-19 on the health care system, AAPHD has put together a list of resources.  This list will be updated as new information is provided.  We will be sharing announcements of any webinars and recordings via Communiquik as well as through AAPHD’s FacebookTwitter ,LinkedIn and Instagram pages.