The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) is the leading organization of pediatric dentists in the United Sates and there are two levels of membership. Pediatric dentists can be a Member, or they can achieve the status of a Fellow. In order to become a Member of the AAPD, one must have completed an accredited Pediatric Dentistry specialty program. And in order to become a Fellow, a pediatric dentist must be member in good standing of the AAPD for five consecutive years, and be board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD). Fellows of the AAPD have demonstrated the highest level of knowledge and expertise in Pediatric Dentistry.