The Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentists (CSPD) represents the specialty of Pediatric Dentistry in Connecticut. Our mission is the advancement of Pediatric Dentistry through practice, teaching and/or research for the benefit of the Connecticut pediatric dental community.
CSPD is comprised of over 100 Connecticut pediatric dentists. The Society is dedicated to representing and organizing the pediatric dentists of Connecticut for the advancement of the specialty. We serve as a resource for guidance and education of health care professionals and the public regarding the oral health of children. Specifically, the Society promotes the oral health care of children, adolescents and individuals with special health care needs. The Society acts as a liaison with other health care organizations, government entities and private agencies for the purpose of promoting children’s oral health.
Congratulations to our CSPD Member, Dr. Brianna Munoz for being honored with the 2019 Oral Health Champion Award!
At the 2018 General Assembly for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), Muñoz received the Resident Recognition Award as well as the Samuel D. Harris Research and Policy Fellowship. As the first postgraduate student accepted into the UConn-HRSA Dual Degree Training Program with Advanced Standing, she graduated with a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree and a Certificate of Interdisciplinary Disability Studies.
Her interest in public health was first incited while volunteering on a service trip to Neltume, Chile where she was exposed to the plight of oral health care disparities. Since then, it became her personal and professional goal to impact policy in promoting oral health and preventing disease for all children irrespective of race, ethnicity, or income level. In advancing this aim, Muñoz has participated in the AAPD Public Policy Advocacy Conference on Capitol Hill and served as a Connecticut Society of Pediatric Dentistry Board Member and Representative at the Connecticut State Dental Association Council on Legislation. She currently serves as the AAPD Public Policy Advocate for CT. She is in private practice in CT and MA.