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AAP to host symposium on children's oral health in October

The American Academy of Pediatrics symposium, "Oral Health in the 21st Century: Something to Smile About—Your Role in Children's Oral Health," is set for Oct. 10 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Drs. Mark Feldman, ADA president, and Beverly Largent, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry president, will join AAP President Renée Jenkins, M.D., in providing opening remarks for the meeting.

Part of the AAP's Pediatrics for the 21st Century Symposium Series, the conference's objectives are to promote collaboration between the medical and dental communities in addressing children's oral health; improve health professionals' understanding of the causes, prevention and impact of dental disease on the individual, family and community; and provide information about the systems of care for improving children's oral health.

Program highlights include the keynote address by David Satcher, M.D., former U.S. surgeon general. Other topics include the cost to society of oral disease and the relationship between oral health and well-being.

The AAP National Conference and Exhibition will follow on Oct. 11-12 and will include additional pediatric-focused oral health courses.

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