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Periospectives October-December 2015 : Page 19

AAP leaders attend the 2015 ADA annual meeting In November, leaders of the American Academy of Periodontology traveled to Washington, D.C. for ADA 2015, the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual meeting. Academy officers spent a busy three days advocating for the specialty of periodontics and representing the organization in formal meetings with organized dentistry. Elections took place at the 2015 House of Delegates where Dr. Gary Roberts, a general dentist from Louisiana, was elected ADA president-elect. Florida periodontist and AAP member Dr. Irene Marron-Terrazzi was elected to the office of 2 nd Vice President. Dr. Marron-Terrazzi joins fellow periodontists Alvin “Red” Stevens, 5th District Trustee from Alabama, and Robert N. Bitter, 8th District Trustee from Illinois, on the ADA Board of Trustees. A highly discussed issue at ADA 2015 was Resolution 77: Proposed Amendments to the Sedation and Anesthesia Guidelines. The resolution garnered considerable pro and con comments, with concerns focused on three areas: the mandate for monitoring end tidal CO 2 for moderate sedation; required course hours and content for moderate sedation; and need for consistency throughout the resolution document on patient evaluation. Given these concerns, the ADA House of Delegates voted to refer the resolution back to the Council on Dental Education and Licensure, in collaboration with the Council on Scientific Affairs, for additional consideration. The Academy will continue to monitor this issue and provide input from the periodontal perspective throughout the process, including during any comment period and at the 2016 House of Delegates. The Academy’s eighth annual reception proved to be a highly anticipated stop for dental leaders, including candidates for ADA offices, and allowed Academy officers the opportunity for one-on-one conversations with leaders of state and national organizations. Over 200 guests stopped by and were entertained with jazz music while enjoying light appetizers and drinks. In addition to the reception, the Academy hosted a breakfast with AAP member delegates and alternate delegates. Dr. Wayne Aldredge chaired the breakfast and engaged the attendees in an issues-oriented discussion. Candidates for ADA president-elect and 2 nd vice president also addressed the group. Questions relating to liaison with the ADA may be directed to Cheryl Parker ( 800/282-4867 ext. 3231 or 312/573-3231 , or email cheryl@ perio.org ). C o ntinu e d o n p a g e 20 AAP Perio spectives | 19

AAP Leaders Attend 2015 ADA Annual Meeting

In November, leaders of the American Academy of Periodontology traveled to Washington, D.C. for ADA 2015, the American Dental Association’s (ADA) annual meeting. Academy officers spent a busy three days advocating for the specialty of periodontics and representing the organization in formal meetings with organized dentistry.

Elections took place at the 2015 House of Delegates where Dr. Gary Roberts, a general dentist from Louisiana, was elected ADA presidentelect.Florida periodontist and AAP member Dr. Irene Marron-Terrazzi was elected to the office of 2nd Vice President. Dr. Marron-Terrazzi joins fellow periodontists Alvin “Red” Stevens, 5th District Trustee from Alabama, and Robert N. Bitter, 8th District Trustee from Illinois, on the ADA Board of Trustees.

A highly discussed issue at ADA 2015 was Resolution 77: Proposed Amendments to the Sedation and Anesthesia Guidelines. The resolution garnered considerable pro and con comments, with concerns focused on three areas: the mandate for monitoring end tidal CO2 for moderate sedation; required course hours and content for moderate sedation; and need for consistency throughout the resolution document on patient evaluation. Given these concerns, the ADA House of Delegates voted to refer the resolution back to the Council on Dental Education and Licensure, in collaboration with the Council on Scientific Affairs, for additional consideration. The Academy will continue to monitor this issue and provide input from the periodontal perspective throughout the process, including during any comment period and at the 2016 House of Delegates.

The Academy’s eighth annual reception proved to be a highly anticipated stop for dental leaders, including candidates for ADA offices, and allowed Academy officers the opportunity for one-on-one conversations with leaders of state and national organizations. Over 200 guests stopped by and were entertained with jazz music while enjoying light appetizers and drinks.

In addition to the reception, the Academy hosted a breakfast with AAP member delegates and alternate delegates. Dr. Wayne Aldredge chaired the breakfast and engaged the attendees in an issues-oriented discussion. Candidates for ADA president-elect and 2nd vice president also addressed the group.

Questions relating to liaison with the ADA may be directed to Cheryl Parker (800/282-4867 ext. 3231 or 312/573-3231, or email cheryl@perio.org).

ACADEMY NEWS & NOTES

The ADA annual meeting continues to provide a useful venue for the AAP to connect with other dental organizations. Academy officers met with their counterparts from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), and the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA).

AAP officers with AAOMS leaders

From left: Terrence Griffin (AAP presidentelect), AAOMS Treasurer J. David Johnson, Brett Ferguson (AAMOS Vice President), Richard Kao (AAP secretary/treasurer), Wayne Aldredge (AAP president), Joan Otomo-Corgel (AAP immediate past president), AAOMS President Lou Rafetto, AAOMS President Elect Doug Fain, Steven Daniel (AAP vice president), AAOMS Immediate Past President William Nelson.

AAP officers with ADHA leaders

From left: ADHA Director of Education & Research Pamela J. Steinbach, ADHA Director of Corporate Development Maddie Hilpert, Steven Daniel (AAP vice president), ADHA Chief Executive Officer Ann Battrell, ADHA President Jill Rethman, Wayne Aldredge (AAP president), Joan Otomo-Corgel (AAP immediate past president), Terrence Griffin (AAP president-elect), and Richard Kao (AAP secretary/treasurer).

AAP officers with AGD leaders

From left: Steven Daniel (AAP vice president), AGD President-Elect Maria Smith, AGD President W. Mark Donald, Joan Otomo-Corgel (AAP immediate past president), Wayne Aldredge (AAP president), Terrence Griffin (AAP president-elect), Richard Kao (AAP secretary/treasurer), and AGD Immediate Past President W. Carter Brown.

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