AAP Membership Demographics

AAP has a membership of  over 8,000 members worldwide.  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 (3,458): Periodontists licensed to practice in the United States
  • Associate (140): Dentists interested in periodontology
  • Student (992): Dentists enrolled in an ADA-approved periodontal program or in practice less than three years
  • International (1,913): Dentists residing outside of the United States who are interested in periodontology
  • Life – Active (1,089): Those age 65 or older who have been an Active member in good standing in the Academy for at least 25 consecutive years, or were a Life-Voting member prior to September 26, 2002; may still practice
  • Retired (585): Members of any dues-paying category who are completely retired from practice

Characteristics of Academy Members

  • 82% 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 21%
  • Canada 18%
  • Germany 6%
  • Italy 6%
  • Australia 5%
  • Taiwan 5%
  • Brazil 4%
  • France 4%
  • Great Britain 4%

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.

District Representation

District 1*: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, Province of Quebec and the Maritime Provinces of Canada

District 2: Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the following cities and counties of the State of Virginia- Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax City, Vienna, Arlington County and Loudon County.

District 3: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia with the exceptions of the following cities and counties; Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax City, Vienna, Arlington County and Loudon, Guam and the Virgin Islands.

District 4*: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Provinces of Ontario and Manitoba.

District 5: Arkansas, Colorado, Louisiana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, and Texas

District 6*: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

District 7: New Jersey and New York

District 8: Federal Dental Services. Employment of the Federal Government including all branches of federal services, both civilian and military.

* Includes provinces for Active members residing in Canada.

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