Cocktails & Magic at the AAP Foundation Reception!

Shake up your virtual routine with the AAP Foundation Reception! Our annual Donor Appreciation Reception has gone virtual, and as part of the AAP Annual Meeting, we've opened the doors to everyone! Join us for a fun evening that includes following along with our mixologist to create your own custom-blended Mai Tai and a live virtual magic show that must be seen to be believed. Get the latest Foundation updates, hear from award recipients, and more! Registration for this event is free, but you have the option to upgrade to the VIP Experience. Text your selfies to 858-299-2700! Share them with the hashtag #periofoundation2020 for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Inspiring Stories
Satheesh Elangovan


"Apart from helping me financially, this award has strengthened my commitment to dental education. I will be in academics for life," says Satheesh Elangovan, BDS, ScD, DMSc, a 2011 Abram and Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellow. Dr. Elangovan is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He is also the AAP Foundation's 2008 Tarrson Regeneration Scholar.


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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