Help the AAP Foundation Raise Funds on Giving Tuesday!

Today is Giving Tuesday, which follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Facebook has made it possible for individuals to start fundraisers for registered charities like the AAP Foundation. In honor of Giving Tuesday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will match any money you raise for us up to $1,000! This is a quick, easy way for you to help raise money for the essential work of the AAP Foundation.

Please take a moment to visit your own home page on Facebook, and click on the "Raise Money" link under "Fundraisers". From there, you can search for the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and set up your fundraiser in under a minute. It will then give you the option to share with your friends, post to your timeline, and send emails. Please make use of as many of these options as you can.

Please take a moment to set this up today! You'll then have 2 weeks to share this with friends and colleagues.

Thank you for your support of the AAP Foundation!

Help make the Dr. Connie L. Drisko Women in Periodontics Leadership Award a Reality

The American Academy of Periodontology Foundation (AAPF) is proud to announce a fundraising campaign to initiate a new leadership mentorship award to commemorate Dr. Connie L. Drisko. The Dr. Connie L. Drisko-Women in Periodontics Leadership Awards, aimed at increasing the numbers of academic women periodontists in leadership positions, are established to inspire young women to follow in Dr. Drisko's footsteps. View our brochure here.

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BioHorizons sponsors additional Nevins Award

Thanks to a generous gift from BioHorizons, the AAP Foundation will be offering the Nevins BioHorizons Teaching and Clinical Research Fellowship. This $20,000 award helps to address the retention of periodontal clinical researchers and educators early in their careers. To apply, visit our awards page.

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...


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Past Award Winners Update


Congratulations to Satish Kumar, DDS, MDSc, 2013 Educator Scholar and 2014 AAPF Fellow to the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning in the Health Professions, who recently accepted a full-time faculty role as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Periodontics and Preventive Dentistry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.