The AAP values its many corporate partners for their support. The relationships between the Academy, its members, and suppliers to the field of periodontology are crucial to the advancement of a patient’s oral health.

The items below were supplied by AAP corporate partners, and are available as resources for AAP members.

One of the questions asked of merchants during the Merchant application process is – Do you have a refund policy? Many merchants handle refunds on a case-by-case basis. This invites the discretion of the employee or manager on duty and the decisions made might not always align with the values of the owner. There are important reasons to have a clear, concise written refund policy.

Read: The Importance of a Refund Policy

Merchant’s ask what a processor’s rate is because accepting credit cards can be a significant expense to businesses. Processing fees typically range from about 2.0% to as high as 4.0% of every transaction. That’s money that comes directly from your profits. Learn how to get the best processing rates for your practice with the resource below.

Read: Getting the Best Processing Rates

Technology has evolved to a point that we are now able to use voice commands to control lighting, room temperature, security systems and even sprinklers. The devices that control these things are known as IoT devices. The Internet of Things includes Ring cameras, Nest thermostats and the like. Things can be controlled with your voice or the click of button on smartphone. These connected devices create vulnerability threats to your wi-fi network.

Read: Connected Devices Present Network Vulnerability

The AAP and Crest + Oral-B are partnering to bring you a series of Perio Health posts to share with your patients. Download the images below and share them on your social media pages, and stay tuned for more from this series, running now through November.

AAP members are invited to explore Panacea’s collection of information, advice, and tools to help medicine trainees and physicians better position themselves for career and financial success.


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Sowingo, an AAP Perio Perks partner, has shared the following blog posts with AAP members. With Sowingo, periodontists can spend less time managing supplies and more time with patients – using the most powerful, easy-to-use dental inventory management platform.

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