Join the AAP Foundation for a hoedown in Austin!

Join your friends and colleagues this November for the AAP Foundation Hoedown at the iconic Speakeasy Austin for some great music, good food, cocktails and fun times! 

Whether you're in cowboy boots or loafers, our line dancing instructor will show you the latest steps. Capture the memories you'll make in our fun photo booth, and two-step the night away. All proceeds benefit the AAP Foundation, the only charitable organization dedicated to periodontists and the patients they serve. 

This event follows our Mellonig Memorial Dinner (separate ticket purchase required). We will continue to remember Dr. Mellonig during our Hoedown with delicious bites from regions of the US that played an important role in his life, and other special tributes. 

Once our hoedown is over, the main floor of Speakeasy will be open, in case you would like to keep the party going!

Date: Friday, November 10th
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Place: Speakeasy Austin, 412 Congress Ave. D, Austin, TX 78701

Speakeasy, located in the Kreisle Building, a City of Austin Historic Landmark, contributes to the National Register-listed Congress Avenue Historic District. It is roughly a 10-minute walk or less from the Austin Convention Center and AAP Headquarters hotels.

Buy your tickets today!

Sponsorship opportunities are limited - secure your spot today! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Special thanks to Pacific Dental Services, Inc., Dr. Samuel Lynch and Dr. Leslie Wisner-Lynch, Geistlich, and The Avenues Company for their sponsorship of this event.

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