New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Welcome to the New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Thank you for visiting our online home! This website serves as a hub to connect you with other members, learn about upcoming events & meetings, and as a source for valuable resources for organized dentistry in our state.

The NJAPD seeks to advocate for the profession of pediatric dentistry, as well as the absolute best in oral care policies for the children of the Garden State.

If you should have any questions or need additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Elisa Velazquez, DMD

NJAPD President

President's Message

My goal as your president is to increase communication and collaboration for members in our state.  Our specialty is dedicated to providing the best care for all children and our organization will strive to provide the best continuing education for your pursuit of excellence.  I will be accessible to all members and will serve as a liaison for you to the NJ Dental Association and provide you with up to date information relevant for our state and our specialty.  Please join me and your colleagues at a meeting this year!  Camaraderie is a unique and valuable aspect of your membership.  I looking forward to serving as your president.

Our Mission

Our society serves its members and represents the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry in the State of New Jersey. Our goal is to advocate optimal oral health care for infants, children, adolescents/teenagers and persons with special needs.

We will represent the oral health issues for all children in the state of New Jersey. We strive to encourage, sponsor and advance the achievement of high and ethical standards of practice for our members. We want to promote to the public scientific information and advancements in Pediatric Dentistry to better educate parents on the value of a pediatric dentist for their child.

Meetings & Events

Oral Surgery Tips & Anesthesia Options for the Pediatric Dentist

9/28/21 | 7:00 PM EST

St. Joseph Children's Hospital Pediatric Grand Rounds

Cased-Based Webinar Series 10/5/21 8:30 AM EST

Practice Management Tips: Navigate the Circle of Dentisting Life with More Success and Less Stress

10/29/21 | 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Ethics in the Dental Practice


1/26/22 | Time TBA
Via Zoom