American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry to Recognize Care Center for Serving Children with Special Needs
Philadelphia — The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is recognizing Penn Dental Medicine’s Care Center for Persons with Disabilities with its 2022 Manuel M. Album Award. This award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has made the greatest contribution to the oral health of children with special needs. It honors AAPD member Manuel M. Album, who devoted an entire career in pediatric dentistry toward improving the oral health of children with special needs.
Becoming fully operational in 2021, the School’s Care Center for Persons with Disabilities provides comprehensive restorative and preventive dental care to children and adults with wide ranging disabilities.
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” says Dr. Miriam Robbins, Director of the Care Center for Persons with Disabilities. “We hope the students we are teaching to care for individuals with special needs will be inspired to follow Dr. Album’s example and continue to serve this population throughout their careers.”
The award will be presented May 29 as part of the AAPD 2022 in San Diego.