Join us in the Town Square!

AAP Town Square

Join us at the new Town Square at the Annual Meeting.

Are you wondering where you can find information about membership, member resources, the AAP Foundation, AAP Connect, local societies and more? Meet us in the Town Square! At this year’s Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, the AAP and the AAP Foundation are teaming up to bring you a wealth of resources in one central spot. Whether you’re picking up literature in the library, browsing the silent auction at the marketplace, listening to an informative presentation in the theater or relaxing in the city park, the Town Square has something for everyone. Centrally located across from the registration area in the grand hall, the Town Square will be your destination for everything you want to know about the AAP and AAP Foundation. Stop by for information, photos, giveaways, and more!

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.


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...



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.

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