Get ready for PerioDash 2022!

Are you ready to PerioDash? We hope so! PerioDash is the AAP Foundation's 5K run/walk to support periodontal education, research, and excellence. Participate on your schedule, when it's convenient for you, by yourself or with a team. Your $35 registration fee includes a t-shirt and medal! Register here.

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

The annual AAP Foundation Silent Auction will be online for this year's Annual Meeting! Just text AAPF22 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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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 Emerging Concepts in Dental Implant Science and Practice.

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Join us at the 2022 Estate Planning Breakfast

If you'll be in Phoenix this October, please join us for the AAP Foundation Estate Planning Breakfast on Saturday, October 29th, 6:30 – 8 a.m.

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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.