Meetings and Events

ODA Annual Session

8:30-5:00  T12- Various Speakers- Oral Health Access Supervision Program
9:00-12:000 *or 2:00-5:00 T18/27-Jack Winters, DDS The Role of Properly Fitted Mouthguards in Reducing Concussion Injuries in Athletics

9:00-12:00 & 2:00-5:00 F33/48- Francisco Ramos-Gomes, DDS, MS, MPH Evidence-Based Practice on Perinatal and Infant Oral Care: Pregnancy, Infancy, and Oral Care Through the Lifespan (2 parts)
12:00-2:00    OAPD Luncheon   Francisco Ramos-Gomez, DDS, MS, MPH 

9:00-12:00 S66 Catherine Flaitz- A Round-Up of Symptomatic Oral Lesions in Adolescents and Adults
2:00-5:00 S70 Catherine Flaitz- A Round-Up of Important Oral Lumps and Bumps in Adolescents and Adults

The pre-registration deadline is August 1st. Register by that date to avoid an increase in fees.


OAPD Luncheon @ the ODA Annual Session

September 15th-18th, 2016
Columbus, OH

For official AAPD meetings, visit the AAPD website.



Annual CE and Business Meeting

March 3rd, 2017
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
555 S 18th St
Columbus, OH 43205

About this Event: 

There is no fee for OAPD members to attend this meeting, but you MUST REGISTER! This meeting will count for 3 CE hours. We will also conduct our annual business meeting where we will be discussing a variety of topics affecting pediatric dentistry today.

Breakfast and lunch will, as always, be included. If sting OAPD funds for their philanthropy initiatives.

Dr. Johan Aps is a native from Belgium, who is working as full-time faculty at the University of Washington, School of Dentistry, since July 2012. He obtained his DDS degree in 1993 at the University of Ghent, Belgium. In 1997 he obtained a certificate in pediatric dentistry and special care and also defended his PhD successfully in 2002 at the same institution. In 2008 he obtained a master degree in dental and maxillofacial radiology at the University of London, Great Britain. Between 1993 and 2004 he was part-time in private practice and part-time faculty at the Ghent University. He became full-time faculty at the Ghent University in 2004. In 2012 he moved from Belgium to the USA to continue his academic career in a different environment. He is author of several peer-reviewed papers, abstracts and book chapters. He is also reviewer for several dental journals, editor-in-chief of a Dutch-Belgian annual dental book and associate editor of the Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology (BIR group). He is also the recipient of several scientific awards and teaching nominations. He is a frequently asked speaker on oral and maxillofacial radiology and intraosseous local anesthesia.

Title of Lecture: (all day course – March 3, 2017)

Dental radiographs? Oh pictures!


In the first part of this full day lecture we will discuss the production of X-rays, their potential biological effects and their potential harm for our young patients. This will allow the attendees to obtain an idea about the magnitude and the meaning of radiation doses and in which perspective they have to be seen.

The second part of the course will embrace the different radiographic techniques that are available these days. Pediatric patients and patients with special needs are a challenging patient population, when it comes to imaging. Two dimensional imaging is still the gold standard for most of our diagnoses. However, it cannot be denied that three dimensional imaging has gained field and interest, also in the field of pediatric dentistry. This part of the lecture will also emphasize on the advantages and disadvantages of every technique, as well as each technique’s limitations. Also non-ionizing radiation will be discussed in this section.

In the final part of this course, there will be ample time to lively discuss cases, which will involve both two dimensional and three dimensional imaging. Attendees are motivated to participate actively in this discussion.


At the end of this course, the participants will be able: