Our Vision and Mission

The American Academy of Periodontology's commitment to our dental specialty and the public.


Periodontists will be recognized as an indispensable part of healthcare for optimal health and quality of life.


Our mission is to provide members the expertise and resources to enhance the evaluation and diagnosis of oral conditions, assessment of risk for future disease, and delivery of specialty periodontal non-surgical, surgical* and medical** care for our patients.

We will accomplish this by promoting:

  • Advocacy
  • Awareness
  • Collaboration
  • Education
  • Leadership
  • Outreach
  • Science


*Periodontal Surgery includes but is not limited to correction of oral hard and soft tissue defects and surgical placement/management of dental implants.

**Periodontal Medicine includes but is not limited to non-surgical treatment and management of periodontal diseases, oral mucosal diseases, and periodontal inflammation associated with systemic conditions.

    Approved by the Board of Trustees in May 2011

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