AAP Practice Management Resource Programs (Affinity Discount Programs)

The Academy works with outside vendors who offer members discounts on services and products.


Apply for the American Academy of Periodontology BankAmericard Cash Rewards Visa Signature® credit card that rewards customers with up to 3% cash back on certain purchases, all while supporting AAP initiatives. In addition to earning cash back rewards for yourself, use of this card benefits the AAP at no extra cost to you!

Features of the new AAP BankAmericard Cash Rewards™ Visa Signature credit card include 1% cash back on all purchases, 2% cash back on grocery store purchases, and 3% on gas station purchases. The 2% cash back on grocery store purchases and 3% cash back on gas purchases applies to $1,500 in combined purchases in these categories each quarter. After that, the base 1% earn rate applies to those purchases. For information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of this credit card, or to apply, click here and refer to the disclosures accompanying the online credit application.

CareCredit - Patient Financing Plans

When your practice accepts CareCredit’s healthcare credit card as a payment option, patients can select from a variety of convenient financing options, making it easier for them to accept your complete treatment recommendations. Today, CareCredit is accepted by more than 95,000 dental practices and is exclusively recommended for members. CareCredit provides outstanding practice support with a variety of free resources, including an online Doctor Locator, to help you reach your practice goals. In celebration of CareCredit’s 25th Anniversary, members can get started for only $25.

Institute of Medical Emergency Preparedness Emergency Response System

The Emergency Response System (ERS) effectively helps dentists prepare their offices for a medical emergency prior to the arrival of emergency medical services. Using a comprehensive, systematic approach to medical emergency preparedness, ERS allows you to easily integrate new staff into the team and provide the tools to meet OSHA requirements for an emergency plan. The ERS includes 53 hours of continuing education annually for each staff member in an office (up to 20 people),22 step-by-step emergency action charts and checklist, an emergency action guide, four medical emergency workbooks, emergency treatment record document, clinical scenarios and monthly mock drills, online record keeping and testing verification. As an introductory offer, IMEP offers a free Medical Emergency Membership consisting of 12 monthly mock emergency drills and 30 medical emergency specialty tests, along with a total of 53 hours of online medical emergency continuing education. Access your free Emergency Medical Response Plan for Periodontists.

My Dental Hub

My Dental Hub is designed to help your practice grow by increasing treatment case acceptance. In just a few easy steps, your office can provide your patients with easy to understand educational material that not only is impressive, but helps your patients say "Yes" to treatment! My Dental Hub is a Web enabled, multi user patient education software that can be accessed anywhere, anytime, no need to install any kind of disk, simply log in from your computer! It is Windows and Mac compatible and has e-mail capabilities as well. No need to purchase large servers and secure your content, that is all provided for you as well as unlimited training through pre-scheduled webinars, unlimited support on line or by phone and updates that are instantaneously available to the user. My Dental Hub maintains very high service standards and prides itself on quality customer service. As an AAP member, our preferential pricing will save you a total of $1,500 on your purchase which will include website content as well.


Officite is the leading Web Presence provider in the dental industry, and is proud to offer American Academy of Periodontology members exclusive, significantly discounted rates on periodontal Web Presence solutions. We offer attractive online marketing strategies custom-engineered to help periodontic practices grow, because we know that a strong Web Presence brings new patients to the door. To date, Officite has generated over 700,000 new patient referrals for our clients, and we are fully committed to helping AAP members join the ranks of pleased healthcare professionals who have trusted us with their online marketing.

We help Periodontists attain the next level of online success by providing, not just a website, but a full-spectrum Web Presence designed to extend your reach into every corner of the Web. We start with your practice’s website, but go beyond into the blogosphere, to reviews sites, search engines, and even social media. Best of all, AAP members receive discounts of at least 30% on Web Presence Packages.

To see what a complete Web Presence can do for your periodontal practice, click here to see website designs, or call (844) 832-5836.

PixelFish Video Solutions

PixelFish delivers affordable, effective and easy-to-use video solutions for businesses to promote products, services, and establishments online, on air, and via mobile devices. PixelFish's can create different styles of video to address the varying needs and budgets of businesses and implement innovative video distribution solutions to deliver the right message, to the right audience, in the right way.

Southern Anesthesia & Surgical

Southern Anesthesia & Surgical offers members an upfront discount on the products that are used every day in a periodontal practice! To make buying easy, the AAP member discounted price is published in Southern's new catalog coming to your mailboxes soon. Save now while investing in the AAP with a portion of each purchase you make coming back into our member programs. To join, call and let them know you want to be in the Perio Group. It’s simple—no fees to join!

  • Contact Southern Anesthesia & Surgical:
    Phone: 800-624-5926
    Web Site: sasrx.com

UPS® Shipping

Let the American Academy of Periodontology improve your bottom line with competitive rates on UPS® shipping services. Save up to 35%* on a broad portfolio of services, including air, international and ground services. Plus, savings begin at 70%* on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs. UPS understands how important speed, reliability, and cost are to meeting your business goals and your customers’ needs. Put the power of logistics to work for you.

*See savewithups.com/aap for specific services and discounts.

  • Contact UPS®:
    Phone: 1-800-MEMBERS (1-800-636-2377), M-F, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST
    Website: savewithups.com/aap

Wiley-Blackwell Journals and Books

Members may take advantage of 20% discounts on subscriptions to publications such as the Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research, Journal of Clinical Periodontology, Clinical Oral Implants Research, Oral Microbiology and Immunology, Journal of Periodontal Research and Periodontology 2000. Wiley-Blackwell also offers reduced prices on a number of its best-selling texts in periodontics and implant dentistry.

Treloar & Heisel - Insurance Programs

Offers members special savings on insurance programs through group plans.

Professional Liability

This insurance program offers joint initiatives with provider-sponsored networks and regional offices for better customer service.

Disability Protection

Disability Income Insurance - protects income
Overhead Expense Policy - protects the practice by paying office overhead expenses during periods of disability
Buy/Sell Disability - protects interest in a partnership, corporation or group-owned practice

Permanent Life Insurance

Universal Life - provides a highly flexible permanent life insurance plan with a conservative, systematic, forced and tax-deferred savings component
Whole Life - provides tax-deferred buildup of cash values over the life of the contract
Joint Survivor - permits payment of estate taxes with life insurance benefits

Term Life Insurance

Term Life - Protects individuals with debts, family obligations and short, specified-term financial responsibilities
Term-Universal Life - Combines low-cost Term-Universal insurance with flexible coverage, level premiums and modest cash values

Long-Term Care Insurance

The Long-Term Care Insurance plan covers all levels of nursing care for enrollees between the ages of 40 and 84 who qualify as spouse, parents, or in-laws. This plan offers a 10-15% association discount and an additional discount on each policy if policies for two members of a household are purchased at the same time.

Automobile/Home Owners Insurance

Group Savings Plus offers money-saving rates, convenient payment plans, 12-month policies, 24-hour claim service, and personalized service.

Retirement Plan

This plan offers institutional money managers, multi-manager/multi-style institutional investment approach, custom plan design and full-service administration services.


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