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 8,200 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.

How much is Academy membership and what kind of payment does the Academy accept?

The 2015 dues rate for Student members is $123. The Academy accepts American Express, Visa, and MasterCard. Payment of dues is required when the membership application is submitted. Applications received on or after October 31, 2015 will be credited towards the 2016 calendar year.

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.

Does the Academy offer any special programs specifically for student Members?

The Student Event at the AAP Annual Meeting is a complimentary educational session and luncheon to assist with the transition from a postdoctoral periodontal student to a practitioner. All AAP Student Members who register for the Annual Meeting may attend.

Where can I find Job Postings?

AAP Student Members can access the Classified Ads in the Member Service Center.

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