ByJuly 15, 2021 11:15 am
CLARKSVILLE, TN – Clarksville dentist Dr. K. Jean Beauchamp has been named president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the leading authority on children’s oral health.
Beauchamp, a board-certified pediatric dentist, earned her D.D.S. from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. She then completed her pediatric residency also at UT in 1993.
Beauchamp is very involved in local, state and national dental societies. She has been active with the AAPD, serving on the Board of Trustees as parliamentarian and Southeastern District trustee. She was also the chair of the AAPD’s Council on Communications, the Political Action Committee Steering Committee and the Committee on Interprofessional Relations. She has served on the American Dental Association’s Council of Government Affairs and also was a member of the Council on Access, Prevention and Interprofessional Relations and ADA’s representative on an Advisory Committee of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.
She is a graduate of the AAPD Leadership Institute at the Kellogg School of Business and the AAPD Advanced Leadership Institute at the Wharton School of Business. Beauchamp is a fellow in the International College of Dentists, the American College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Beauchamp is also active with the Tennessee Dental Association, currently serving as president. She has been a Tennessee delegate to the ADA House of Delegates for 14 years.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is the recognized authority on children’s oral health. As advocates for children’s oral health, the AAPD promotes evidence-based policies and clinical recommendations; educates and informs policymakers, parents and guardians, and other health care professionals; fosters research; and provides continuing professional education for pediatric dentists and general dentists who treat children.
Founded in 1947, the AAPD is a not for-profit professional membership association representing the specialty of pediatric dentistry. Its 10,800 members provide primary care and comprehensive dental specialty treatments for infants, children, adolescents and individuals with special health care needs. For further information, visit the AAPD website at http://www.aapd.org or the AAPD’s consumer website at http://www.mychildrensteeth.org.
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