AAPD) as Pediatric Oral Health Research and Policy Center Director (POHRPC).
The AAPD is the membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. The mission of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is to advocate policies, guidelines, and programs that promote optimal oral health and oral health care for infants and children through adolescence, including those with special health care needs.
“As our country adds more mouths to the health
care system, we are challenged to find ways to provide humane,
effective, and efficient care to children, particularly to those who
are poor and minority,” Casamassimo said. “The Policy Center will
work to ensure that the best interests of children will be on the
forefront of any policy discussion."