AAP Celebrates 100 Years

The AAP Celebrates its 100th Anniversary in 2014!

1914, two dentists had a vision of creating an organization solely comprised of dental practitioners interested in the field of periodontology. One hundred years later, the American Academy of Periodontology has grown to over 8,200 members in over 75 countries and represents the premier organization of dental specialists committed to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. Join the AAP in 2014 as we celebrate a century of science, education, leadership and advocacy.

The AAP: 1914 - 2014

Scroll through the timeline to see how the AAP has evolved over the past one hundred years.

 

1914
Drs. Gillette Hayden and Grace Rogers Spalding
Drs. Gillette Hayden and Grace Rogers Spalding

The American Academy of Oral Prophylaxis and Periodontology is founded on May 23, 1914 by Drs. Gillette Hayden and Grace Rogers Spalding.

Austin F. James
Austin F. James

Austin F. James is elected the first president.

1914 Meeting Proceedings
1914 Meeting Proceedings

The first Annual Meeting is held in November and 17 members attend.

1919
1919 Official Program Book
1919 Official Program Book

The organization becomes known as the American Academy of Periodontology and hosts its first Annual Meeting under the new name.

1924
1924 Logo
1924 Logo

The AAP logo is adopted.

1927
1927 Official Ballot for 1927 Officers
1927 Official Ballot for 1927 Officers

The first election of officers takes place during the Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan.

1930
1932 JOP Cover
1932 JOP Cover

The first issue of the Journal of Periodontology is published in January, with a subscription price of $2 and contains 26 pages.

1940
1940 ABP Book
1940 ABP Book

The American Board of Periodontology (ABP) is formed.

1947
1947 ADA Logo
1947 ADA Logo

Periodontics is recognized as a dental specialty by the American Dental Association.

1965
1965 Photo of ADA Building
1965 Photo of ADA Building

AAP headquarters opens in a 600 square feet office in the American Dental Association building in Chicago on December 1, 1965.

Marilyn Holmquist
Marilyn Holmquist

Marilyn Holmquist is hired as the first Executive Director.

1967
1967 ASP Seal
1967 ASP Seal

The American Society of Periodontists merges with the Academy of Periodontology.

1970
1970 Program Booklet
1970 Joint Meeting

The AAP held its first joint Annual Meeting outside of the United States in Montreal, Canada.

1985
1985 Image of Dental Implant
1985 Image of Dental Implant

The AAP Executive Committee approves including dental implants in the definition of periodontics and submits a proposal to the American Dental Association.

1986
Alice DeForest (left) and Marilyn Holmquist (right)
Alice DeForest (left) and Marilyn Holmquist (right)

Executive Director Marilyn Holmquist retires after 21 years. Alice DeForest is hired as her replacement.

1990
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Logo
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Logo

The Academy establishes the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation (AAPF).

1991
1991 New Building
1991 New Building

The Academy’s Central Office moves from the American Dental Association Building to 737 N. Michigan Avenue.

1996
1996 perio.org
1996 perio.org

Perio.org is introduced bringing the AAP into the Internet Age.

2000
 

AAP hosts its first Annual Meeting with Japanese Society of Periodontists (JSP) in Hawaii.

 

AAP participates in European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) meeting for first-time.

2008
2008 Workshop on Inflammation and Periodontal Diseases
2008 Workshop on Inflammation and Periodontal Diseases

AAP hosts its groundbreaking Workshop on Inflammation and Periodontal Diseases that brought together experts from dentistry, medicine and epidemiology.

2011
First Clinical Advances in Periodontics cover
First Clinical Advances in Periodontics cover

The AAP debuts Clinical Advances in Periodontics (CAP), an online journal showcasing clinical case studies.

2012
CDC Infographic
CDC Infographic

The AAP partners with the Centers for Disease Control to release the most comprehensive periodontal disease prevalence data ever recorded.

Alice Deforest
Alice Deforest

Alice Deforest retires after 26 years of service and is named Executive Director Emeritus.

2012 perio.org screenshot
2012 perio.org screenshot

A completely overhauled perio.org is unveiled.

2013
John Forbes takes over as Executive Director
John Forbes

John Forbes takes over as Executive Director.

2014
AAP membership map
AAP membership map

AAP has a membership of over 8,200 dental professionals representing 76 countries.

2014 AAP Staff
2014 AAP Staff

The Academy has grown to 40 full time staff positions.

AAP 100th Anniversary logo
AAP 100th Anniversary logo

The AAP celebrates its 100th Anniversary!

 

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