Showing posts with label AAPD Guildlines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label AAPD Guildlines. Show all posts

Friday, November 15, 2013

AAPD Behavior Guidance Symposium Nov 2013

According to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, their Behavior Guidance Symposium “kicks” off today at their headquarters in Chicago.  I can simply not believe I was not invited to this event!  I should pay much closer attention to their event schedule in the future.

AAPD BHM Symposium 11-15-2013

Frankly, I’m not sure why the AAPD even has the event, since apparently the AAPD and their “policy and guidelines” are of little value.  According to testimony from ethically challenged dentists involved in various malpractice lawsuits across the nation, he policy and guidelines are mere “suggestions”.

Attending the event will  garner you Continuing Education credits.  With the massive number of dentists working in the Medicaid dental mills, you would think they would need a venue such as McCormick Place or the United Center instead of the Westin Hotel.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Dental coalition pressures HHS for a report on sugar-sweetened beverages and it’s affects on oral health.

A coalition of associations and groups have joined together to ask Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius to commission a report to evaluate the scientific community’s literature and research on sugar-sweetened beverage consumptions affects on oral health.  Story posted at the ADA website.

Why? Do they think someone is lying about sugar being bad for your teeth?

If you google “evaluation of oral effect of sugar-sweetened beverages” I believe you will find this study has been done numerous times! One as late as 2009, heck it’s only 2012. Has sugar changed that much?

Maybe there is a legitimate reason for this request, I’m no expert, nor do I pretend to be. Sound a bit stupid to me, don’t we all know sugar is bad for oral health? Or are we not teaching this anymore?  Maybe this is just something to keep HHS and Kathleen Sebelius’ busy so HHS is not digging into the massive fraud and abuse happening in dentistry today?

Naw, I’m probably wrong, as usual.

No doubt, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is concerned about our children’s oral health, after all they are in front of Congress on a “regularly scheduled basis” with their hand out, telling lawmaker more taxpayer dollars are needed to give children “access to care” so these cavities can be treated as soon as possible. We all know children’s, teeth are highly susceptible to rot over sweets, right?

Heck Bernie Sander’s recently introduced yet another bill to appropriate more money to treat children who they say go to bed at night with “sippy cups” full of Coke.

The issue is so terrible says the AAPD and the Pew Institute that thousands upon thousands of private equity owned corporate dental clinics have spread across the US faster than a Colorado wildfire. All paid for by the taxpayer and all to combat the cavity crisis this country has had since the beginning of time.

Some states such as Texas have doubled their reimbursement for procedures needed to treat these specific problems.

In an effort to end this crisis, the AAPD has turned a blind eye to highly questionable treatment of children’s cavities by dentists, and in many cases have endorsed such treatment – papoose boards, risky sedation etc.

Organizations pleading for the study are:

  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Academy of General Dentistry, (AGD)
  • American Academy of Periodontology,

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Who are on these committees and subcommittees making these guidelines? Who are they cozy with?


2011 Behavioral Management Guidelines

The link above contains the latest version, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). It’s written and revised by the AAPD Clinical Affairs Committee – Behavior Management Subcommittee. I want to know who is on this committees, don’t you?

In fact, I think it is extremely important to know who is on each of these committees and subcommittees. They are setting guidelines and standards that our federal and state government rely heavily on. Most of the time these guidelines are 100% relied upon.

We certainly demand to know who is making our laws and just who these lawmakers are all cozied up with, well, what’s the difference?! NONE!

I’ve found a helpful little website where you can check guidelines for various healthcare professions. It’s at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). It’s the National Guideline Clearing House.

I’ve not tried it, but it appears you can compare guidelines, now isn’t that cool.  Well, if it works anyway.

You can check past guidelines going back to 1997, that seems handy: browse by Organization,Topic,Guidelines in progress, get expert commentaries and much more.

Of course in checking this place out I got fired up over reading all the guidelines for Behavioral Management (D9920). Various terms for it are used; Behavior Guidance, Behavior Management, Behavior Control. The latest term, “Guidance” sounds so much nicer doesn’t it.

I don’t care what they call it, it’s worse than a straight jacket. In a straight jacket you can at least have use of your legs, but not in the papoose board, rainbow wrap, blankets or whatever cuddly term is thrown at the damn thing.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Free CE for Small Smiles, Kool Smiles, Adventure Dental and Ocean Dental Dentists

After spending some time today pursuing FORBA's website, set up for their Small Smiles clinics I found a link to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Behavioral Control Guide for dentist,  and support staff.  Low and behold, FORBA is clear on these techniques!  They know what to do and when to do it!  OMG!  I need to check Kool Smiles to see if they have a link as well so that I'm sure they know too.

I knelt and thanked the Lord.

What I began to wonder though was, "Does or has anyone at FORBA read it"??  Just asking...

My guess is by adding a link on their website to the guide along with the statement above the links, they are trying to send a subtle message that your child is safe and they know what they are doing.  

These Guideline were adopted in 1990 and have been revised 6 times with the last being 2008.  Soooooo.... these were the guidelines in place when good ole Dr. Spaghetti Eddie and Dr. Meatball Mike DeRose laid out their sinister plan to be the Kings of the dental kingdom.

Anyway, back to the Guidelines, let me give you a few snippets:....