Reference Committee Hearing and Reports & General Assembly Meeting 

Constitution and Bylaws amendments and proposed changes/additions to oral health policies and best practices of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry will be the subject matter for Reference Committee hearings at the AAPD 2022 Annual Session. Recommendations from the Council on Clinical Affairs concerning oral health policies and best practices will be posted as a Members-only document on the AAPD website ( no
later than sixty (60) days prior to the General Assembly. All members will be alerted to this availability via AAPD E-News.

Reference Committee hearings will take place on Saturday May 28, 2022, from 10:00 to 11:00 AM in room 14AB of the San Diego Convention Center. The hearings are open to all AAPD members, as well as non-members who are registered for the meeting. Non-members will be polled and asked to identify themselves by the chair, who also has the authority to determine whether a non-member may comment. These hearings are intended to be the venue for member discussion on any formal resolutions that will be proposed before the General Assembly. This is an opportunity for members to present testimony on proposed oral health policies and best practices, and other business to come before the General Assembly. 

Reference Committee Reports will be available in the back of room 6CF of the San Diego Convention Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday morning May 29, 2022 prior to the beginning of the General Assembly and Awards Recognition at 9:30 a.m.  If available in time, copies will also be provided at District Caucuses on Saturday, May 28, 202 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM. 

The General Assembly and Awards Recognition will take place on Sunday, May 29, 2021, from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in room 6CF of
the San Diego Convention Center
. The General Assembly is a meeting of Active and Life members for the purposes of conducting the business of the AAPD. Any AAPD member is welcome to attend, although only Active and Life members may vote. Final action on recommendations from Reference Committees takes place at the General Assembly.

This notice is being provided at least thirty (30) days prior to the General Assembly, as required by the AAPD’s Bylaws. An agenda for the General Assembly meeting will be posted under “Latest News” in the Members-Only section of the AAPD website ( approximately one month prior to the meeting. All members will be alerted to this availability via AAPD E-News.

Council and Committee Meetings Schedule
*All meeting times listed are in Pacific Time unless otherwise noted
**All times are subject to change, continue to check back for the most updated list of dates and times

Council and Committee Meetings

Monday, May 23

12:00 – 5:00 PM: Executive Committee Meeting

Tuesday, May 24

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM: Board of Trustees Meeting

Wednesday, May 25

9:30 AM – 2:30 PM: Pediatric Oral Health Research & Policy Center

Thursday, May 26

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM: Pulp Therapy Workgroup

11:30 AM – 2:00 PM: AAPD Foundation Board Meeting

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM: AAPD/ABPD Leadership Meeting

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM: PAC Steering Committee

Friday, May 27

7:00 AM – 8:30 AM: Section Editors Meeting

9:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Council on Membership Communications Committee, Early Career Dentist Committee & Residents Committee

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Council on Scientific Affairs

9:30 AM – 2:30 PM: Council on Clinical Affairs

12:30 PM- 2:30 PM: Council of Post-Doc Education

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Editorial Board Meeting

2:30 PM – 4:30 PM: Committee on Special Health Care Needs

Saturday, May 28

7:30 AM – 9:30 AM: Council on Government Affairs, Pediatric Dental Medicaid and CHIP Advisory Committee

8:30 AM – 10:30 AM: Council on Pre-Doc Education

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM: Affiliate Advisory Committee/Caucus

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM: Committee on Sedation and Anesthesia

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM: Post-doc Inservice Exam Committee

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Committee on Dental Benefit Programs

Sunday, May 29

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Board of Trustees Meeting

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM: Evidence Based Dentistry Committee

11:30 AM – 4:00 PM: Behavior Guidance Guideline Workgroup

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM: Safety Committee Meeting

12:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Board of Trustees Meeting