American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Names Seattle Children’s Dentist Board of Trustees Officer

Dr. Joel Berg of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington has been named vice president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.


Joel Berg, DDS, MS, of Seattle Children’s Hospital and the University of Washington has been named vice president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) board of trustees, the AAPD recently announced.

Currently, Berg is director of dentistry at Seattle Children’s Hospital and heads the department of pediatric dentistry at the University of Washington School of Dentistry as the school’s Lloyd and Kay Chapman chair for oral health. He is also the director of the new Early Childhood Oral Health (ECOH) program, which is a joint venture by the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s. ECOH’s new facility – the Washington Dental Service Building for Early Childhood Oral Health -- is scheduled to open at Magnuson Park in September 2010, and will be one of the nation’s leading pediatric oral health centers.

Berg received his pediatric dentistry certificate and dental degree at the University of Iowa. In addition to his leadership roles, he is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, a fellow of the American College of Dentists and a fellow of International College of Dentists.

He has written numerous manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters on subjects including restorative materials for children and other work related to biomaterials. Most recently he co-edited Early Childhood Oral Health, a comprehensive textbook for students and other academicians.

Learn more about the ECOH program: http://www.thecenterforpediatricdentistry.com/

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