Official AAP Spokesperson Information

The official AAP spokesperson for 2018-19 is President Richard T. Kao, DDS, PhD.
 
Richard T. Kao, DDS, PhD, is the president of the American Academy of Periodontology. In addition to maintaining a private practice in Cupertino, Calif., Dr. Kao is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orofacial Sciences at the University of California San Francisco and an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Periodontology at the University of the Pacific. Dr. Kao obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, certificate in periodontics, and PhD from the University of California.
 
His academic endeavors have resulted in winning two prestigious R. Earl Robinson Periodontal Regeneration Awards, the publication of over 40 scientific articles and 30 book chapters, and service awards from various professional organizations. Dr. Kao’s past work in organized dentistry includes service as a trustee for the California Dental Association and past president of the California Society of Periodontists. 
 
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