Are you passionate about the future of periodontology? Then the AAP Foundation wants to add you to our roster of Ambassadors! Ambassadors for the AAP Foundation help in a number of ways, including:

  • Speaking at local and regional meetings on our behalf
  • Hosting small events to educate fellow periodontists about the Foundation
  • Writing letters
  • Making phone calls
  • Sharing your story about why you support the AAP Foundation, to be used in Foundation publications

If you’re interested in helping in any one of these areas, please contact Dana Camacho at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Attention Students!

If you are a second or third year resident at a US perio program, you are invited to become a Student Ambassador. Student Ambassadors present a brief PowerPoint presentation (created by the AAPF), schedule a lunch session, and the Foundation springs for lunch. If you’re interested, please discuss it with your program director and contact Dana Camacho at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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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