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!

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.

AAP Foundation Disaster Grants

AAP Foundation offers Disaster Relief Grants to those affected by Natural Disasters:

The AAP Foundation and the AAP are deeply saddened to hear of the devastation caused by recent hurricanes and wildfires. We hope that those in the affected areas have stayed safe. If your practice has been affected by the floods, please review our posted information regarding disaster relief grants.

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.