Message from the President
Since founded in 1959, Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry(KAPD) is boasting 55 years of long history and tradition this year and as a major academic society in the field of dentistry, has more than 1,000 members centering Pediatric dentists. In addition, it has 5 branches including Busan•Ulsan•Gyeongnam, Daegu•Gyeongbuk, Gwangju•Jeonnam, Gangwon, and Chungcheong.
KAPD had flaunt our academic society’s capability and united power by successfully holding the 3rd Conference of Pediatric Dentistry Association of Asia in Jeju in 2002 and the 24th Congress of International Association of Pediatric Dentistry in Seoul in 2013.
Currently about 500 dentists including certified dentists by KAPD and specialists in Pediatric dentistry are dedicating to a given duty in community for oral healthcare of children and adolescents.
The journal of KAPD, published 4 times annually, is a registered journal that is credited by Korean Research Foundation, but will make more efforts to get approval as a journal registered in PubMed and SCI in the future. Moreover, to improve research and treatment level of members, KALD publishes and revises textbooks periodically as well as publishes guidelines for members in the field of sedation practice and management of dental caries.
The homepage of KAPD is open not only to members but also to the general public. If you have any questions about Pediatric dentistry or look for a Pediatric dentist nearest to your place of residence, you can get the information through our website.
In the future, KAPD will continuously enlighten citizens and publicize and by building a system to prevent and solve medical disputes within the academic society, will actively help your difficult situations. Thank you very much.
Jae-Gon KimPresident of Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry