AAP Resource Programs (Affinity Discount Programs)

The Academy works with outside vendors who offer members discounts on services and products.

AvaDent Digital Education Solutions

AvaDent Digital Education Solutions is designed to help your practice grow by increasing treatment case acceptance. In just a few easy steps, your office can provide your patients with easy to understand educational material that not only is impressive, but helps your patients say "Yes" to treatment! AvaDent Digital Education Solutions is a Cloud based, multi user patient education software that can be accessed anywhere, anytime, with email functionality. Our fully customizable Case Genius module allows you to upload patient photos, and create customized case presentations, which can be emailed directly to patients. The Website Content module allows you to place any of the content on your own website, for external patient marketing. The software comes with unlimited webinar training, unlimited support and updates that are immediately available in your account. AvaDent Digital Education Solutions is focused on outstanding customer support and we pride ourselves on continuous product enhancements. As an AAP member, you receive a significant discount on our products. Call (877) 789-4448 to receive further information and schedule a demonstration of how AvaDent Digital Education Solutions can help grow your practice.

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CareCredit - Patient Financing Plans

When your practice accepts CareCredit’s healthcare credit card as a payment option, patients can select from a variety of convenient financing options, making it easier for them to accept your complete treatment recommendations. Today, CareCredit is accepted by more than 95,000 dental practices and is exclusively recommended for members. CareCredit provides outstanding practice support with a variety of free resources, including an online Doctor Locator, to help you reach your practice goals. In celebration of CareCredit’s 25th Anniversary, members can get started for only $25.

Institute of Medical Emergency Preparedness Emergency Response System

The Emergency Response System (ERS) effectively helps dentists prepare their offices for a medical emergency prior to the arrival of emergency medical services. Using a comprehensive, systematic approach to medical emergency preparedness, ERS allows you to easily integrate new staff into the team and provide the tools to meet OSHA requirements for an emergency plan. The ERS includes 53 hours of continuing education annually for each staff member in an office (up to 20 people), 22 step-by-step emergency action charts and checklist, an emergency action guide, four medical emergency workbooks, emergency treatment record document, clinical scenarios and monthly mock drills, online record keeping and testing verification. As an introductory offer, IMEP offers a free Medical Emergency Membership consisting of 12 monthly mock emergency drills and 30 medical emergency specialty tests, along with a total of 53 hours of online medical emergency continuing education. Access your free Emergency Medical Response Plan for Periodontists.


Officite is the leading Web Presence provider in the dental industry, and is proud to offer American Academy of Periodontology members exclusive, significantly discounted rates on periodontal Web Presence solutions. We offer attractive online marketing strategies custom-engineered to help periodontic practices grow, because we know that a strong Web Presence brings new patients to the door. To date, Officite has generated over 700,000 new patient referrals for our clients, and we are fully committed to helping AAP members join the ranks of pleased healthcare professionals who have trusted us with their online marketing.

We help Periodontists attain the next level of online success by providing, not just a website, but a full-spectrum Web Presence designed to extend your reach into every corner of the Web. We start with your practice’s website, but go beyond into the blogosphere, to reviews sites, search engines, and even social media. Best of all, AAP members receive discounts of at least 30% on Web Presence Packages.

To see what a complete Web Presence can do for your periodontal practice, click here to see website designs, or call (844) 832-5836.

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PixelFish Video Solutions

PixelFish delivers affordable, effective and easy-to-use video solutions for businesses to promote products, services, and establishments online, on air, and via mobile devices. PixelFish can create different styles of video to address the varying needs and budgets of businesses and implement innovative video distribution solutions to deliver the right message, to the right audience, in the right way.


With the average amount of student loans well over six figures for dental school borrowers, many dental professionals are looking for solutions to help deal with debt. To help ease this debt burden, the AAP is collaborating with SoFi to offer members and their families a $500 welcome bonus upon refinancing their student or Parent PLUS loans.

The main benefits of SoFi include:

  • Welcome Bonus: AAP members and family members may receive a $500 welcome bonus when you refinance student or Parent PLUS loans through SoFi.
  • Savings: SoFi dental professional borrowers may save $800 a month on average over the life of their loans when they refinance.
  • Rates: Low variable and fixed rates.
  • Simplicity: Consolidate all existing student loans (federal and private) into a single loan with one monthly payment.
  • Perks: SoFi offers member events, a referral program, and more.
  • No Fees: No application fees, no origination fees, and no prepayment penalties.

To learn more about SoFi student loan refinancing available exclusively to AAP members, please visit SoFi.com/Perio or contact customer service at 855.456.7634 or ask@sofi.com.

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Southern Anesthesia & Surgical

Southern Anesthesia & Surgical offers members an upfront discount on the products that are used every day in a periodontal practice! To make buying easy, the AAP member discounted price is published in Southern's new catalog coming to your mailboxes soon. Save now while investing in the AAP with a portion of each purchase you make coming back into our member programs. To join, call and let them know you want to be in the Perio Group. It’s simple—no fees to join!

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Treloar & Heisel - Insurance Programs

Offers members special savings on insurance programs through group plans.

Professional Liability

This insurance program offers joint initiatives with provider-sponsored networks and regional offices for better customer service.

Disability Protection

Disability Income Insurance - protects income
Overhead Expense Policy - protects the practice by paying office overhead expenses during periods of disability
Buy/Sell Disability - protects interest in a partnership, corporation or group-owned practice

Permanent Life Insurance

Universal Life - provides a highly flexible permanent life insurance plan with a conservative, systematic, forced and tax-deferred savings component
Whole Life - provides tax-deferred buildup of cash values over the life of the contract
Joint Survivor - permits payment of estate taxes with life insurance benefits

Term Life Insurance

Term Life - Protects individuals with debts, family obligations and short, specified-term financial responsibilities
Term-Universal Life - Combines low-cost Term-Universal insurance with flexible coverage, level premiums and modest cash values

Long-Term Care Insurance

The Long-Term Care Insurance plan covers all levels of nursing care for enrollees between the ages of 40 and 84 who qualify as spouse, parents, or in-laws. This plan offers a 10-15% association discount and an additional discount on each policy if policies for two members of a household are purchased at the same time.

Retirement Plan

This plan offers institutional money managers, multi-manager/multi-style institutional investment approach, custom plan design and full-service administration services.

UPS® Shipping

Make the most out of your AAP membership and take advantage of competitive rates on UPS® shipping services, including 50%* off select services for up to four weeks after you enroll.* Whether you need your documents or packages to arrive the next day or are looking for an affordable shipping option, UPS understands the importance of reliability, speed and cost. See how UPS discounts can help your bottom line:

  • Up to 35%* on UPS Air letters
  • Up to 31%* on UPS Air packages (1 lb.+)
  • Up to 33%* on UPS International imports and exports
  • Up to 21%* on UPS Ground shipments
  • Savings begin at 75%* on UPS Freight® shipments over 150 lbs.
  • 50%* on UPS Next Day Air®>, UPS Next Day Air Saver®, UPS Worldwide Express® export, UPS Worldwide Saver® export, and UPS Worldwide Expedited® export shipments for up to four weeks after you enroll*

*Visit savewithups.com/aap for specific services and discounts. View Introductory Program discounts for more details.

You can receive these discounts even if you already have a UPS account. Remember, the more you ship, the more you can save with UPS. To enroll and start saving, visit savewithups.com/aap or call 1-800-MEMBERS.

Wiley Journals and Books

Members may take advantage of 20% discounts on subscriptions to the following publications:

  • Clinical Implant Dentistry and Related Research [online only subscription available]
  • Journal of Clinical Periodontology [Print and online, and online only subscriptions available]
  • Clinical Oral Implants Research [Print and online subscription available]
  • Molecular Oral Microbiology [formerly Oral Microbiology and Immunology][Print and online, and online only subscriptions available]
  • Journal of Periodontal Research [online only subscription available]
  • Periodontology 2000 [online only subscription available]

Wiley-Blackwell also offers reduced prices on a number of its best-selling texts in periodontics and implant dentistry.

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