The AAP Foundation Silent Auction has Gone Digital!

New this year! The AAP Foundation Silent Auction has gone digital! To browse items, place bids, or to make donations to the AAP Foundation, simply text AAPF to 52182.

There is no app to download. You will have the option to pay via our electronic system or opt for an invoice after the meeting. You will even receive a text message if you have been outbid! Set a maximum bid for a favorite item, and the system will bid on your behalf according to the bid increments until your maximum is reached.

Browse offerings that include specialty wine and liquor, educational resources and items for your practice, exciting trips, sports memorabilia and more! This year, bid on excursions to Napa, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, America's Cup sailing, and your favorite sporting event!

Prefer to bid from your computer or tablet? Just visit

Text AAPF to 52182 to get started today!

We would like to thank our generous Silent Auction item donors:

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Limited tickets available for the Signature Recognition Event!

Join the AAP Foundation for a presidential evening that celebrates the future of periodontology along with the history of our country. This year’s AAP Foundation Signature Recognition Event will be held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. Located on a ten-acre park overlooking the sea, the museum portrays the life, leadership, and legacy of President Kennedy, conveys his enthusiasm for politics and public service, and illustrates the nature of the office of the President. Experience the Museum through three theaters, period settings, and 25 dramatic multimedia exhibits, and enter the recreated world of the Kennedy Presidency.

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Help support the Patty & Paul Levi Research Award

Donate to the Patty & Paul Levi Research Award here.

The AAP Foundation is endeavoring to endow an award in honor of Patty & Paul Levi and their commitment to the specialty.

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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.