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.
The American Academy of Oral Prophylaxis and Periodontology is founded on May 23, 1914 by Drs. Gillette Hayden and Grace Rogers Spalding.
AAP headquarters opens in a 600 square feet office in the American Dental Association building in Chicago on December 1, 1965.
The AAP partners with the Centers for Disease Control to release the most comprehensive periodontal disease prevalence data ever recorded.