NCSPD A District Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

About Us

District IV encompasses the north central states Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Ontario.  District IV meetings normally occur twice per year: once during the AAPD Annual Session, and once in the late fall, in conjuntion with the fall AAPD Symposium.


A Brief History of the NorthCentral Society of Pediatric Dentistry

The North Central Society of Pediatric Dentistry began before the 1986 Annual Session of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, during a committee meeting which established boundaries for the new AAPD districts. Dr. Keith Roberts (Indiana) represented our region on the committee. Dr. Roberts would later become a trustee of District IV. District IV would later spawn the NorthCentral Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

On January 23,1987, state representatives met in Chicago to organize District IV. In 1989, Dr. Paul Walker (Minnesota) became the district’s first Trustee. During his term, Dr. Walker facilitated the the creation of component states and provinces within District IV and the AAPD. By the time he left office, all ten states and one Canadian province had become components of the AAPD.

In 1998, the Academy asked that each of its six districts establish a district organization. Dr. Cliff Hartmann (Wisconsin), at that time the District IV trustee, banded together the components of District IV to become the North Central Society of Pediatric Dentistry. The first Annual Session meeting of the North Central Society was held on November 5, 1999 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Today, the North Central Society of Pediatric Dentistry works hand-in-hand with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry members and its leadership to select nominees for AAPD councils and committees and represent the interest of its District members. The North Central Society supports member networking, legislative advocacy, and continuing education while continuing to develop fellowship and cooperation within our organization.