Welcome to the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry website.
The MAPD is a membership organization representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry in Michigan. Our members provide dental care for thousands of Michigan children. Pediatric dentists receive extra training in the treatment of children and special needs patients in order to make their experience at the dentist as pleasant as possible.
Did you know that the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommend that children see a dentist by age one or six months after they get their first tooth? Visit our Patient and Parent Center for more information, resources and how to find a pediatric dentist in your area.
The Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry was established in 1973 with three objectives:
- To promote and achieve, by study, research and cooperation, a high and ethical standard of the practice of pediatric dentistry.
- To act in an advisory and liaison capacity to national, state and local dental organizations and governmental agencies or bureaus in all matters pertaining to pediatric dentistry.
- To represent the pediatric dentists of the State of Michigan in matters of legislation, publicity, public relations and professional education. The Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry grants all honors and privileges pertaining to membership, in recognition of education, experience and devotion to the advances of dental health for all children.