AAP Member Demographics

The Academy's membership of more than 8,000 dental professionals represents an excellent target audience for a variety of products and services.

Characteristics of Academy Members

  • 82% of members are male
  • 77% are engaged in private practice

Membership Categories

  • Active (3,000): Periodontists licensed to practice in the United States
  • Associate (300): Dentists interested in periodontology
  • Student (900): Dentists enrolled in an ADA-approved periodontal program or in practice less than three years
  • International (1,950): Dentists residing outside of the United States who are interested in periodontology
  • Life – Active (800): 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
  • Life – Non-Active (250): Those age 65 or older who have been an Active member for at least 25 consecutive years; not practicing
  • Retired (300): Members of any dues-paying category who are completely retired from practice

Non-U.S. Membership

  • Taiwan 3.8%
  • Spain 3.2%
  • Mexico 2.9%
  • Australia 3.2%
  • Canada 12.3%
  • Germany 6.6%
  • Greece 2.6%
  • Israel 2.9%
  • Italy 5.8%
  • Republic of South Korea 3.1%
  • Brazil 4.6%
  • Japan 26%
  • Others 19.7%
  • France 3.3%

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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