AAP Membership Demographics
- Active (3,540): Periodontists licensed to practice in the United States
- Associate (91): Dentists interested in periodontology
- Student (736): Dentists enrolled in an ADA-approved periodontal program or in practice less than three years
- International (1,499): Dentists residing outside of the United States who are interested in periodontology
- Life-Active (1,027): Those age 65 or older who have been an Active member in good standing in the Academy for at least 25 consecutive years, may still practice
- Retired (695): Members of any dues-paying category who are completely retired from practice
Characteristics of Academy Members
- 74% of members are male
- 77% are engaged in private practice
86 countries are represented by our membership. The international countries with the largest membership are shown below.
- Japan 30%
- Canada 22%
- Taiwan 5%
- Italy 4.5%
- Australia 4%
- Germany 4%
- Saudi Arabia 4%
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*
- 94% join AAP for the Journal of Periodontology
- 84% join AAP for the conferences and meetings
- 70% join AAP for the Journal of Periodontology
- 70% join AAP for the conferences and meetings
- 88% have a strong interest in periodontics
95.9% of all respondents typically attend the exhibits at AAP meetings.
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