Register now for PerioDash 2021!

Are you ready to PerioDash?! PerioDash 2021 is coming to a sidewalk, track, trail or treadmill near you this Fall! Join students and colleagues across the country as we show our support for the AAP Foundation and our dedication to our specialty. PerioDash is a "virtual" run, which means you can run or walk your 5K wherever you want, on your own schedule during the months of October and November. You can even complete your 5K on a treadmill! Register today!

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Browse, Bid, and Win with the AAP Foundation Silent Auction!

The annual AAP Foundation Silent Auction will be online starting November 1! Just text AAPF21 to 76278 or visit to access our easy to use online platform. Bid on a wide array of items from your smartphone or computer. You’ll even get text messages if you’ve been outbid! No need to download any apps.

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Remembering Dr. Jeanne Salcetti - a Benefit Dinner

Last year at this time, periodontology lost one of its greats, Dr. Jeanne Salcetti. To honor her memory and support a cause near to her heart, we invite you to join us for a special dinner.

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Learn about what's next at Future Horizons in Periodontology

The AAP Foundation is proud to again showcase the talent that AAP Foundation award recipients bring to the specialty through Future Horizons in Periodontology, a dynamic session focused on the latest science. This year’s theme is Peri-Implant and Periodontal Conditions: Emerging Science.

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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 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.