The Foundation, a public charity, serves the community of periodontal caregivers and patients.
The AAP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity and the only organization of its kind designed exclusively to serve the community of periodontal caregivers and patients:
- Organized by the specialty's leaders to benefit the patients served and enhance the quality of care given.
- Supported by members of the Academy, corporate partners, grateful patients, and state and regional periodontal societies.
- Governed by a Board of Directors with staff assistance.
- Served by committees that implement the Foundation's programs and projects
Represented by volunteer Ambassadors and
Student Ambassadorsin each district who help keep members informed about Foundation programs.
The mission of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is to improve the periodontal and general health of the public through increasing public and professional knowledge of periodontal diseases and their therapies, stimulating basic and clinical research to generate new knowledge, and enhancing educational programs at all levels to create opportunities in periodontal education and practice.
The AAP Foundation’s Board has authorized disaster grants for those AAP members affected by Hurricane Sandy.
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60611
Telephone: 800-282-4867 ext. 3256 or 312-573-3256