Section on Oral Health
The Section on Oral Health is a group of pediatric dentists, pediatricians, and other allied health professionals interested in learning about and improving children’s oral health through collaborative efforts. The Section focuses on educating pediatricians through multiple forums, advocacy for children’s oral health, and improving relationships and communication between the dental and medical homes. Learn about our leaders, how to become a member, our policy statements, and other resources for Section members.
Section on Oral Health Leadership
Executive Committee (Voting Members)
Adriana Segura, DDS, MS, Chairperson, term ends 10/2014
Patrician Braun, MD, MPH, FAAP, term ends 10/2016 (renewable)
Susan Fisher-Owens, MD, MPH, FAAP term ends 10/2016 (renewable)
Rani Gereige, MD, FAAP, term ends 10/2016
Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS, term ends 10/2015
Rebecca Slayton, DDS, PhD, term ends 10/2014
Executive Committee (Non-voting Members)
Martha Ann Keels, DDS, PhD, Immediate Past Chairperson, term ends 10/2014
Joe Castellano, DDS, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Sheila Strock, DMD, MPH, American Dental Association
Jennifer Noble, MD, Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Young Physicians
E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about our leadership. The next election will take place in March 2014. A new chairperson will be elected by the Executive Committee and a new pediatric dentist will be elected.
There are 4 categories of membership in the Section. See below to determine your category.
AAP Section Member
Open to pediatricians who are already members of the AAP. Membership to the Section is free. Simply e-mail email@example.com or fill out the Online Council/Section Membership Application to join.
AAP Associate Member
Open to pediatric dentists who are currently members of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. To join the AAP and the Section, fill out and submit the Associate Member application.Yearly dues are $354.
AAP National Affiliate Member
Open to physician’s assistants. Yearly dues for physician’s assistants are free. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out the Online Council/Section Membership Application to join.
AAP Section Affiliate Member
Open to general dentists and retired pediatric dentists, allied health professionals including dental hygienists, dental assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, pediatric residents, and pediatric dental residents. To join the Section, fill out and submit the Council/Section Affiliate Member application. Yearly dues for allied health professionals are $60. Yearly dues for pediatric dentistry residents are $20.
Pediatric Resident Section Member
Yearly dues for pediatric residents are $10. Visit the Member Center (log-in required) to join online (click on Resident Member, fill out the form, and choose oral health).
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- Oral Health Care for Children with Developmental Disabilities
- Oral Health Risk Assessment Timing and Establishment of a Dental Home Policy Statement
- Preventive Oral Health Intervention for Pediatricians Policy Statement
- Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients During and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures: An Update
Resources for Members
By becoming a member of the SOOH, you will have access to member-only resources on MyAAP. When you click on any of the below you will be asked to enter your AAP ID and password to gain access to the Web page or file.
A quarterly newsletter for members. This newsletter encourages the communication and collaboration between the medical and dental homes through educational articles and information sharing. To receive the newsletter, join the Section. View the current issue in MyAAP. To obtain past issues, e-mail email@example.com.
Section members may be interested in becoming a Chapter Oral Health Advocate. A COHA is a pediatrician or dentist in each state who is appointed by the AAP State Chapter to train pediatricians and others on oral health and advocate for children's oral health when necessary. To learn more about becoming a COHA click here.
View the Section Executive Committee Roster in MyAAP (log-in required) to contact your leaders.
View the Section Member Roster in MyAAP (log-in required) to find colleagues in your state and others interested in children’s oral health.