Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry


FAPD Annual Meeting 2022

Saturday, October 22nd

Wyndham Grand Orlando at Bonnet Creek

Hotel With Meeting Discount: https://book.passkey.com/go/FAPDAnnual22 

Disney Tickets: To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting/Convention Theme Park tickets, please call 407-566-5600 or CLICK HERE.  Tickets are valid 7 days pre, during, and 7 days post meeting dates.  Please note the cut-off date for advance purchase savings is 10/16/2022.

FAPD Annual Meeting Happy Hour: Friday Oct 21, 6:30- 9:30
Meet, Mingle, Network, Enjoy!

Cartoon You Caricatures

Our caricature artist Rafael Diez is back by popular demand! Sponsored by:

Imagine the Impossible

Learn slight-of-hand magic tracks from Magician Brandon Smith!

Keynote Speaker:  Coach Rob Mendez

Rob Mendez grew up a passionate sports fan; his first word as an infant was “ball.” However, Rob was born with no arms or legs — the result of an extraordinarily rare condition called tetra-amelia syndrome, with very few known cases globally. While Rob couldn’t physically play sports, he didn’t let that stop him from achieving his dream of becoming a high school football coach, author and speaker who now spends time inspiring students and professional athletes from the NFL and MLB.

Mendez moves in a custom-made wheelchair that he operates with his shoulders. On the football field, Coach Rob diagrams plays on a smartphone attached to the chair, using a stylus that he maneuvers with his mouth. Coach Rob first learned football-playing Madden video games, and that is just one incredible detail of his remarkable story.

Coach Rob Mendez has been a fixture on the Bay Area high school football coaching scene for more than a dozen years. A busy and accomplished motivational speaker, as well as a successful coach, Rob has been the subject of dozens of profiles in national media, as well as the ESPN documentary short feature, Who Says I Can’t? The film was nominated for a 2019 Emmy Award and was entered in the Tribeca Film Festival. Coach Rob made appearances on Rachel Ray, NFL Network, ESPN and more. He appeared in Google’s “Year in Search Video” which was viewed over 150,000,000 times.

Coach Rob MendezIn September 2021, Coach Rob Mendez launched his memoir, Who Says I Can’t?The Astonishing Story of a Fearless Life.  Told with both humor and frankness, Who Says I Can’t? takes readers on Rob’s inspirational journey, from his birth to loving parents who wanted to afford him every chance for happiness, to the emotional and physical hurdles he faced while seeking independence, to the perseverance it took to land his first coaching job, to his becoming the subject of an Emmy Award–nominated ESPN documentary, and to his receiving the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPY Awards in 2019, where he spoke to an audience of his biggest sports heroes.





Morning Session


Differential Diagnosis of Oral Ulcerations in Children and Updates on Pediatric Oral Pathology

Course Slides/Handouts

Course Description

To review the most common causes of oral ulcerations in children and how to elaborate a differential diagnosis. Treatment modalities for oral ulcers will be discussed, including palliative and curative. New lesions described in children will be discussed as updates in pediatric oral pathology.

Course Objectives

Discuss the differential diagnosis of oral ulcerations in children, including single and multiple ulcers

Review palliative and curative treatment for oral ulcers

Discuss recently described hard tissue and soft tissue lesions in children

About Dr. Christel Haberland

C Haberland DDS MS HeadshotChristel M Haberland, DDS, MS, has been the Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at MUSC College of Dental Medicine since September 2020.

Dr. Haberland earned her Dental degree from The Ohio State University, where she also completed her residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology. Later she completed a residency in Pediatric Dentistry at Yale-New Haven Hospital and then stayed on as Faculty. Her board certifications include both Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology and Pediatric Dentistry. Her research interests are pediatric oral pathology, and she lectures nationally on this topic. She is fluent in both Spanish and German.

She was the Program Director for Pediatric Dentistry at Yale-New Haven Hospital and, more recently, at Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital in Florida. 

Her clinical focus is on treating children with conditions requiring specialized dental care, including children with special health care needs, those with craniofacial anomalies, and comprehensive care under IV sedation/general anesthesia. She also consults on pediatric patients with oral and maxillofacial lesions and developmental abnormalities.


Afternoon Session



Course Slides:

Keys to a Successful Practice

Zirconia Crowns

This course for pediatric dentists will cover:



This course for pediatric dentists will cover:

“Keys to Practice Success”– In this session, we will look at various aspects of a pediatric practice, identified by three individuals, that have led to its success and how to implement these strategies. (1 hour)

“Success with Primary Zirconia and BioFlexTM Crowns.” In this session, we will review the advantages, disadvantages, indications, and contraindications to the use of primary Zirconia and the newly introduced BioFlexTM crowns. Additionally, we will review BioFlexTM crown preparation, fitting, and cementation and answer frequently asked questions about both types of crowns. (2 hours).

Course Objectives:
1. Discuss strategies for ensuring ethical and practical success of your pediatric office.

2. Discuss the importance of allowing individuals, besides the doctor, to identify practice strengths and weaknesses.

3. Identify advantages and disadvantages to the use of Zirconia and BioFlx crowns for primary teeth.

4. Be familiar with the preparation, fitting, and cementation of primary Zirconia and BioFlx crowns.

5. Discuss strategies for ensuring successful placement and retention of primary Zirconia and BioFlx crowns.

 About. Dr. Bill Waggoner

Dr. Bill Waggoner

Dr. Waggoner has been in practice in Las Vegas since 1996. He graduated from the West Virginia University College of Dentistry in 1980 and completed his Master of Science degree in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Iowa in 1982. From 1982-1995, Dr. Waggoner held full-time academic appointments at the University of Oklahoma. College of Dentistry and the Ohio 

State University College of Dentistry. Dr. Waggoner has numerous research publications in peer-reviewed dental journals and is the author of a chapter in a popular pediatric dental textbook. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the American College of Dentists. Dr. Waggoner has given many presentations on the subject of dentistry for children in over 30 states and 14 countries. He is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Nevada Dental Association, and is a past president of the Nevada Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider approved by American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at www.ada.org/cerp.

*Changes / Cancellations / Refund Requests: must be submitted in writing and received in the FAPD office on or before Oct 9, 2022

** has no relevant financial relationships to disclose

Members of the CE planning committee have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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