PerioDash Celebrates its 10th Anniversary! Register Today!

Are you ready to PerioDash?! Join us for the 10th anniversary of this well-loved AAP Foundation event. PerioDash is a virtual run/walk, which means you register, pick a day during the first two weeks of October, and run at a time that works best for you. Indoors or outside, on your own or with a team, walking or running, the choice is yours! Help support the future of periodontal education and have a great time while doing so! Register today!

Want to run as a team? Gather your friends and run together! Have a fun team name? We'll put it on the back of your shirt at no additional cost! The team that raises the most for the Foundation will win a $200 gift card so you can spring for a celebratory lunch! (or whatever is meaningful to your team) Rally friends, community members, family to participate or donate in your team's name.

Remember, this is a *virtual* event, which means after you register, the rest is all up to you. Sign up, pick a day between October 1-15, run on your own or with your friends, fellow residents, practice group, etc. 

Here are the details:

What: PerioDash 2024
Who: Anyone can participate!
When: October 1 - 15, 2024. Pick a date during this range and a time that works for you! 
***If you'd like your shirt and medal *before* you run, the deadline to register is August 28th!***
Where: Wherever you'd like! The choice is yours!
Why: All PerioDash proceeds support the efforts of the AAP Foundation, the only non-profit charitable organization dedicated exclusively to periodontists and the patients they serve. 
How: Register here today!

With nearly 400 participants last year, PerioDash is a fun event that brings our community of periodontists, residents, and Foundation friends together. This virtual event helps to raise awareness around the Foundation's work, along with vital funds to support our education and research mission. If you represent a company who would like to sponsor PerioDash, click here

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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