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About the AAP

Membership  The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is an association of almost 8,200 members worldwide of dental professionals specializing in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants. The current membership includes periodontists and general dentists from all 50 states as well as around the world.

Purpose  The Academy's purpose is to advance the periodontal and general health of the public and promote excellence in the practice of periodontics. Periodontics is one of nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association.

Leadership  The Academy is governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of five officers and district trustees from seven geographical districts and the federal services. The officers are elected by the membership.

History  The AAP was founded in 1914 with 18 charter members under the name American Academy of Oral Prophylaxis and Periodontology.

Membership Benefits

Membership in the AAP will connect you with important benefits and services including a print and online subscription to the monthly Journal of Periodontology, a quarterly printed newsletter and a monthly e-newsletter focusing on activities in the periodontal community, discounts on meeting registration fees, the Membership Directory in print and online, 24/7 access to insurance coding information and practice resources through the AAP website, ability to network with colleagues worldwide through the AAP Connect online community, a listing in the Academy's Find a Periodontist service, and discounts on member affinity programs.

Join the AAP

Membership Applications  Applications are accepted throughout the year for four membership categories. Annual dues are for the calendar year January 1 to December 31. Payment of the application fee and annual dues must accompany the application. Applications received on or after October 31 are processed with a January 1 join date.

If you have any questions about joining AAP, please contact:

Membership Department
American Academy of Periodontology
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611-6660
Phone: 312-787-5518
Fax: 312-787-3670
E-mail: member.services@perio.org


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