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.

With cash payments now representing a mere 20% of all transactions, a credit card processing outage could bring your business to a screeching halt. Your first instinct might be to simply write a customer’s credit card number down on a Post-It Note and run the transaction later. Don’t do that! It’s a violation of your Merchant Agreement and can set you up for liability and the possible termination of your ability to accept credit cards if a customer reports you.

Read: How to Handle a Credit Card Processing Outage

Despite the efforts of card brands, credit card fraud continues to grow through a variety of methods. The most popular method of fraud appears to be committed through skimming acts. Online sellers have become prime targets for fraud and have experienced a whopping 140% increase in credit card fraud over the past three years.

Read: Protect Your Business from Rising Credit Card Fraud

You have probably recently heard about the Credit Card Competition Act. Bipartisan support for the Act has surged since it was introduced last year. It is important to note that this act is a proposed Act and not one that has become law. The Act was reintroduced in June in the House and Senate, after failing to gain enough traction for a vote in either chamber during the previous Congress.

Read: Credit Card Competition Act Pits Credit Card Issuers Against Retailers

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.

Upcoming Webinar

Avoiding Financial Pitfalls and Investing for the Future
Date: Jan. 23, 2024
Time: 10 a.m. CST

In this webinar, Michael Jerkins, MD, MEd will cover:

  • The most common financial mistakes that doctors make
  • Strategies for avoiding lifecycle creep
  • Getting your financial priorities in order
  • The importance of your FICO score, how student loans affect DTI, and preparing for buying into or starting your own practice.

Learn More

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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