INVITATION It is with great honor and anticipation that the Aruba Dental Society invites you to a seminar to be held on: February 23th 2013 , 2 pm-5 pm Place: Casa Del Mar beach resort Aruba Frank Conway room Speaker: Dr. Kevin Boyd, MS, DDS Title: "Cavities and Crooked Teeth...Obesity and Lack of Sleep: A (r)Evolutionary Approach to Understanding Effects of Wrong Diet During Childhoodâ�� Dr. Kevin Boyd is a board-certified pediatric dentist with over 20 years experience delivering dental healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with physical and/or mental disabilities, and other special needs. Dr. Boyd also holds an advanced degree (M.Sc.) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics from Michigan State University where he participated in research projects related to unhealthy eating and how it contributes to tooth decay, obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. His strong academic background in nutritional biochemistry has been instrumental in motivating the importance he places on nutrition as being a key component of each child's dental health plan. He has been on staff at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center and Michael Reese Hospital as an attending clinical instructor. Following this, he was in charge of the pediatric division of dentistry at the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics and La Rabida Children's Hospital where he also served as a member of the U of C Cleft Palate Teamâ��a highly specialized group consisting of plastic surgeons, oral surgeons, pediatricians, otolaryngologists, speech pathologists, orthodontists and pediatric dentists, who manage the physical, emotional and social challenges of children with severe abnormalities of the teeth, jaws, face and head. He is currently the dental consultant for the Sleep Medicine service at Lurie Childrenâ��s Hospital in Chicago; Lurie is one of only a few certified Pediatric Sleep Centers in the United States that offers early orthodontics and Biobloc Orthotropics as non-surgical treatment options, when indicated and appropriate, for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea patients
Children's Dental Coverage Under New Healthcare Law
We need to get our kids to the dentist as soon and as frequently as possible to start prevention early and help ensure healthy habits growing up. With the new administration in effect, old laws are being revisited and new ones being drafted. Talk to your representative about your position on your child's dental needs.