AAP Foundation Sponsorship Opportunities

The AAP Foundation has many ways for you to reach your target audience while supporting periodontology! The AAPF is the only 501(c)(3) charitable organizaiton deducated exclusively to periodontology. Your support helps ensure the future of the specialty remains strong.

AAP Foundation 2022 Award Recipients from our new Annual Report

The AAP Foundation celebrates our 2022 Foundation award recipients who appeared in our newly-published annual report. You can vew the entire annual report here, or read the individual award recipient articles below.

PerioDash Celebrates its 10th Anniversary! Register Today!

Are you ready to PerioDash?! Join us for the 10th anniversary of this well-loved AAP Foundation event. PerioDash is a virtual run/walk, which means you register, pick a day during the first two weeks of October, and run at a time that works best for you. Indoors or outside, on your own or with a team, walking or running, the choice is yours! Help support the future of periodontal education and have a great time while doing so! Register today!

Donate an item to the AAP Foundation Silent Auction!

The AAP Foundation is gearing up for our annual Silent Auction, to be held in conjunction with the 2024 AAP Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA. The Silent Auction has been a centerpiece of the AAP Foundation booth at the Annual Meeting for more than 17 years, and continues to raise vital funds to support periodontal education and research. Popular items include products from exhibitors, stays at vacation properties, wine & spirits, tickets to...

Announcing the new Dr. Mark K. Setter Leadership in Periodontology and Dental Implantology Award

In February 2019, periodontology lost one of its greats - Dr. Mark Setter. Dr. Setter was well-loved and contributed to the field in many ways. He practiced for 30+ years, lectured, and mentored many dentists, periodontists, and students. To honor Dr. Setter's memory, Drs. Jason Souyias, Jason Stoner, and Mitch Godat, along with Mrs. Susan Setter, have worked with the AAP Foundation to establish the Dr. Mark K. Setter Leadership in Periodontol...

The mission of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is to improve the periodontal and general health of the public through increasing public and professional knowledge of periodontal diseases and their therapies, stimulating basic and clinical research to generate new knowledge, and enhancing educational programs at all levels to create opportunities in periodontal education and practice.

We are Research

We fund research to keep periodontology at the cutting edge of scientific dentistry. Read more...


We are Education

We ensure the future of periodontology by strengthening future generations. Read more...


We are Visionary

The Visionary Society was launched in 2000 to encourage the gift of future assets. Read more...



Past Award Winners Update

Congratulations to Fatemeh “Flora” Momen-Heravi, DDS, PhD, (2017 Educator Scholar, 2018 Dr. D. Walter Cohen Teaching Award Recipient) assistant professor of dental medicine at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, who was named the 2020 recipient of the American Association for Dental Research (AADR) Anne D. Haffajee Fellowship. The award provides early-career women researchers in the field of oral biology with financial support for training and research activities that will advance their academic careers. Read more here.

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