The Foundation of the COD of the ABPD
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To encourage pediatric dentists to complete and continue board certification in the specialty, reward excellence in the certification examinations, promote lifelong learning in pediatric dentistry and to support the College of Diplomates.

Message From The Foundation Chairman

First, let me wish all of you a terrific start of the New Year. While it may seem that the Foundation has been on hiatus, nothing could be further from the truth. We have been working quietly behind the scenes gearing up for our significant endeavors for 2020.

We are pursuing funding for both the Suzi Seale and Paul Walker awards. We are about to open applications for them. For those that qualify, we would love for you to apply.

On another front, we are working with the College of Diplomates and the American College of Dentists to hopefully create a course on ethics for pediatric residents and graduate students. Ethics education is part of their CODA requirements, and the American College has graciously agreed to work with us on a pilot program. The pilot would include mentorship and scenarios and discussions of various ethical dilemmas facing the soon to graduate pediatric dentists. We are incredibly pleased to be working with the College of Diplomates and the American College of Dentists in creating what we think will be an exciting addition to the graduate curriculum.

We will keep you all abreast of the developments as this project gets closer to fruition.   



Jed M Best, DDS, MS
Foundation of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry 



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