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.

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.

Squash student debt with SoFi

With the CARES Act set to expire in December 2022, now’s an excellent time to examine your options and take control of your student debt. If you have a student loan balance of $175,000 and rates rise by only 1%, waiting to refinance could cost you up to $16,000 over the life of your student loan.

For those who have private student loans, give your finances a big-time boost by refinancing your student loans with SoFi. You’ll get access to a rate discount of 0.25% through 12/31/22 as a member of AAP, along with exclusive low fixed rates starting at 2.99% APR* (with all discounts) for dentists with loan balances over $150K.

You’ll also get:

  • Absolutely zero fees
  • Access to an all-in-one suite of products to help you reach your financial goals
  • Debt management resources—take advantage of rate calculators, student loan guides, and other tools to help you manage your debt.

If you have federal student loans, you may want to check your rate to help evaluate if you want to refinance now.

Refi with SoFi and count all the new ways to help Get Your Money Right®. Apply through

For assistance, contact SoFi’s dedicated student loan support team by calling (833) 277-7634 or emailing

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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