Serving the oral health needs of vulnerable populations at the community level

The American Association for Community Dental Programs (AACDP) is a voluntary membership organization for local dental program personnel.

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2020 Annual American Association for Community Dental Programs Conference

Best Practices for Better Community Oral Health
8:00 am - 4:30 pm April 5, 2020
San Diego

AACDP is excited to offer a full day conference on April 5 before National Oral Health Conference in San Diego from 8 am till 4:30 pm. The AACDP conference aims to bring practical community-based and best practice approaches and resources that will equip local oral health jurisdictions in their dental public health programs. This year’s conference is co-sponsored by the California State Oral Health Program and the California Dental Association. The agenda consists of exciting panels, speakers and interviews delving into broad areas including community engagement, sustainability, school based programs and care coordination. Learn more.

  • Registration and Conference Information. Note: registrations have reached the maximum and meeting organizers are trying to increase capacity. Updates will be posted here.
  • Register by February 29 and the fee is only $75! Registration fee includes continental breakfast, lunch and 7 units of continuing education.
  • On March 1, the registration fee will increase to $125.

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The Bellwether: Leading Local Efforts to Improve the Nation’s Oral Health

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Seal America: The Prevention Invention

Seal America is designed to assist health professionals in initiating and implementing school-based dental sealant programs to prevent tooth decay in children. The online manual provides practical guidance for individuals who wish to start school-based dental sealant programs. It also addresses program sustainability and referring students with unmet oral health needs to dentists. Individuals working in established school-based dental sealant programs may also find the manual of interest as they strive to improve specific aspects of their programs.

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