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Beyond the Prevention - Overview of the AAPD History -
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2021;17(2):62-62
Published online June 30, 2021;
© 2021 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Dai-il Paik, Bo-Hyung Jin

Department of Preventive & Social Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
It has been passed more than two decades since AAPD 1st meeting established in Fukuoka, Japan. The AAPD meeting has been devoted on the exchange and sharing of scientific information and collaboration of preventive dentistry among Asian countries. And also The International Journal of Preventive Dentistry has been published continuously.
Until nineties, the most of preventive works focused on the prevention of dental caries and periodontal diseases. In recent days, the focuses of preventive dentistry move to solve inequality of dental health, individualized dental health care plans by life cycle matching services and using genetic information to provide improving of quality of dental services as well as the prevention of dental diseases.
It is the time to review of the activities of AAPD meeting and planning the future role of Asian Preventive Dentistry.

June 2021, 17 (2)