AAP Membership Demographics

AAP has members in every state and international members. A more detailed description of membership statistics by category and district can be downloaded below.
 

Membership Categories

  • Active (3,419): Periodontists licensed to practice in the United States
  • Associate (89): Dentists interested in periodontology
  • Student (604): Dentists enrolled in an ADA-approved periodontal program or in practice less than three years
  • International (1,467): Dentists residing outside of the United States who are interested in periodontology
  • Life-Active (1,022): Those age 65 or older who have been an Active member in good standing in the Academy for at least 25 consecutive years, may still practice
  • Retired (656): Members of any dues-paying category who are completely retired from practice

Characteristics of Academy Members

  • 86% of members are male
  • 77% are engaged in private practice

International Membership

86 countries are represented by our membership. The international countries with the largest membership are shown below.

  • Japan 30%
  • Canada 20%
  • Italy 4.5%
  • Australia 4%
  • Germany 4%
  • Taiwan 4%
  • Brazil 3%
  • France 3%
  • Greece 3%
  • Meixco 3%

Practice Size*

About 40% of respondents to the Academy’s most recent Practice Profile Survey report that they expanded or increased the size of their practice over the past three years. Nearly 40% say that they plan to expand or increase the size of their practice over the next three years.

Main Reasons for Joining AAP*

International Members

  • 94% join AAP for the Journal of Periodontology
  • 84% join AAP for the conferences and meetings

Associate Members

  • 70% join AAP for the Journal of Periodontology
  • 70% join AAP for the conferences and meetings
  • 88% have a strong interest in periodontics

Exhibits*

95.9% of all respondents typically attend the exhibits at AAP meetings.

Membership Directory*

The following statistics show the percentage of members who use the Membership Directory to find contact information on AAP members for a patient referral.

  • 86.3% Active
  • 80.5% Life Active
  • 68.3% International
  • 68.5% Associate
*Selected results from the Academy’s most recent Practice Profile Survey and Membership Survey.
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