Nominations and Elections

Information about the election of AAP and ABP leaders.


The candidate campaign period runs from January 1 through June 30, 2017.

The AAP elections began June 1. You may go to the AAP voting website and submit your ballot for the AAP 2017 Election. You will need to use your election passcode and your Member Number to vote online. Your passcode was sent to you via email and on the paper ballot mailed to you.

If you do not know your member number, please send an e-mail to or call 952-974-2339. Your member number will be e-mailed to you. (It is the policy of the AAP not to provide Member Numbers over the telephone.)

All candidates’ Statements of Qualifications can be accessed online at, or via the paper ballot package mailed to you. Additional information provided by the candidates is provided on the AAP Elections page.

For technical support (available Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Central Time, USA, excluding holidays), please call 952-974-2339 or e-mail The deadline to vote is June 30, 2017 – 11:59 p.m. CDT.

Thank you for participating in this year’s election.


Nomination/Election/Campaign Guidelines

The intent of the guidelines linked below is to encourage fair and open campaigning by AAP members on a level playing field, foster opportunities for candidates to educate their colleagues about the issues and about their experiences and views, and maintain dignified and courteous conduct appropriate to the image of the profession.

Nomination Requirements and Process for Elected Positions

Interested in running for AAP or ABP office in next year's election? Learn more about the nomination process that allows members to submit a petition if they wish to be placed on the election ballot.

For More Information

Questions about AAP nominations and elections can be directed to:

Eileen Loranger
Director of Governance
American Academy of Periodontology
Phone: (800)282-4867,or (312)787-5518

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