Join the AAP Foundation for a hoedown in Austin!

Join your friends and colleagues this November at the iconic Speakeasy Austin for some great music, good food, and fun times! Speakeasy Austin is located in the historic Kreisle Building, which was built in the 1870’s, has been continuously serving up great live music and great cocktails since 1997. The Kreisle Building is a City of Austin Historic Landmark and contributes to the National Register-listed Congress Avenue Historic District.

Whether you're in cowboy boots or loafers, our line dancing instructor will show you the latest steps. Capture the memories you'll make in our fun photo booth, and two-step the night away. All proceeds benefit the AAP Foundation, the only charitable organization dedicated to periodontists and the patients they serve. Once our hoedown is over, the main floor of Speakeasy will be open, in case you would like to keep the party going!

Tickets will be available soon, and donors over a certain threshold will receive complimentary tickets. Stay tuned for more information!

Sponsorship opportunities are limited - secure your spot today! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Inspiring Stories
Satheesh Elangovan


"Apart from helping me financially, this award has strengthened my commitment to dental education. I will be in academics for life," says Satheesh Elangovan, BDS, ScD, DMSc, a 2011 Abram and Sylvia Chasens Teaching and Research Fellow. Dr. Elangovan is currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He is also the AAP Foundation's 2008 Tarrson Regeneration Scholar.


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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.

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