The Hellenic Society of Pediatric Dentistry (HSPD) aims at promoting Pediatric Dentistry in Greece and internationally, through scientific and social work. It was founded in 1961 and was awarded magna cum laude by the Academy of Athens in 2001 for its contribution.
The dental specialty of Pediatric Dentistry, as well as the medical specialty of Pediatrics, was established by the need to differentiate the distinct medical requirements of children from those of adults.
Paediatric Dentistry has changed the direction of dental treatment for younger patients, from simple treatment of oral diseases to prevention, and from just caring of the teeth to caring of the child as a whole.
The objective of Pediatric Dentistry is to provide children, adolescents and the disabled with high-quality dental care, and simultaneously, to help them overcome the fear of dentistry through a harmonious relationship with the Pediatric Dentist.
The main objective of the HSPD is the evidence based updating of Pediatric Dentists, the General Dentists and the public on oral health issues in regards to children, adolescents and the disabled.
HSPD is one of the first members of, and a representative of Greece at the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry, since 1970. It also supports the European Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (EAPD) since its foundation in 1990.
The Hellenic Society of Pediatric Dentistry has held an impressive number of scientific events since its foundation in 1961.
In addition to the initial Public Scientific Meetings, these events include:
- 43 National Conferences
- 2 International Congresses
- 1 European Conference
- 22 Continuous Education Seminars
- 11 Continuous Εducation Meetings
- 3 Interim Seminars of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry
- 1 Seminar with the Israeli Society of Paediatric Dentistry
These scientific events took place in collaboration with the Pediatric Dentistry Departments of the Universities of Athens and Thessaloniki.