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. Order our VIP Box, and all the cocktail ingredients you need will be shipped to your door, along with other exciting surprises! Only 50 VIP boxes are available, so order yours today! Register here

PerioDash 2020 is ON!

So many things in 2020 have been cancelled or changed, but PerioDash is sticking around! Since its inception 6 years ago, PerioDash has been a virtual event. You pick a day within our event window (October 1 - 15) and complete your 5K your way, whether that's outside, on a treadmill, running, walking, alone or with friends! Your $35 registration fee entitles you to a commemorative PerioDash 2020 t-shirt and medal. Register today!

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AAPF Celebrates its 30th Anniversary

Help the AAP Foundation celebrate its 30th year by participating in the 30th Anniversary Giving Challenge! Help your district take the lead and earn benefits and bragging rights! Visit our campaign page today.

Support the Dr. Mark K. Setter Leadership in Periodontology and Dental Implantology Award

In February 2019, periodontology lost one of its greats - Dr. Mark Setter. Dr. Setter was well-loved, and contributed to the field in many ways. He practiced for 30+ years, lectured, and mentored many dentists, periodontists, and students. To honor Dr. Setter's memory, Drs. Jason Souyias, Jason Stoner, and Mitch Godat are working with the AAP Foundation to establish the Dr. Mark K. Setter Leadership in Periodontology and Dental Implantology Award. This annual $10,000 award will recognize a periodontal resident who exemplifies the leadership qualities that Dr. Setter lived and encouraged throughout his lifetime. All contributions to this award will pay tribute to Dr. Setter, and help strengthen the specialty through encouraging excellence in leadership. Please consider a gift today.

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We are Education

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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.