Student Membership for Periodontal Residents

Periodontal residents may enjoy all benefits of AAP membership at a significantly reduced cost.

Who belongs to the American Academy of Periodontology?

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is the professional organization for periodontists and dentists with an interest in the specialty as well as residents preparing to enter the profession. As a member, you join a network of more than 8,000 dental professionals in over 82 countries, students in ADA accredited residency programs, and general and restorative dentists with a special interest in interdisciplinary treatment through expanded knowledge of periodontics.

Who is eligible for Student membership in the American Academy of Periodontology?

Any individual who is continuously enrolled in a 3-year training program in periodontology accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association is eligible for Student membership in the Academy.

Does the Academy provide any kind of financial assistance to Student members?

The American Academy of Periodontology Foundation offers a number of scholarship and fellowship programs that are of interest to the Academy's Student members. Learn more about AAPF education awards.

Where can I find Job Postings?

Searching for a job? Let the AAP Career Center connect you with the perfect next opportunity in your periodontal career. Visit to browse job postings for free! The online Career Center will also allow members to upload a resume or CV or create a job search.

Please note: your AAP member login for does not log you into the Career Center.

Questions? Contact Customer Service at 1-888-491-8833 Ext. 2762 (extension is required).

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