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Join the American Academy of Periodontology!

Membership in the AAP will connect you with important benefits and services including a print and online subscription to the monthly Journal of Periodontology, a quarterly printed newsletter and a monthly e-newsletter focusing on activities in the periodontal community, discounts on meeting registration fees, the Membership Directory in print and online, 24/7 access to insurance coding information and practice resources through the AAP website, ability to network with colleagues worldwide through the AAP Connect online community, a listing in the Academy's Find a Periodontist service, and exclusive discounts through the Perio Perks programs.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are currently an AAP member, you do not need to complete an application. To renew your membership, visit Renew Membership.
Questions? Contact the Member Services Team at member.services@perio.org or 800-282-4867.

 

Membership Listing

Active Membership

2019 Dues $1000
New for 2019: Members will have the option to enroll in a 12-month online payment plan of $83/month

Eligibility

  • Dentist licensed to practice in the United States and its territories
  • Suggested memership in the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Qualified to announce as a specialist in periodontology per ADA requirements
  • Practice is limited to periodontology

Join today and enjoy a variety of exclusive member benefits including:

  • Subscriptions to the Journal of Periodontology and the case study journal, Clinical Advances in Periodontics.
  • Access to AAP Connect, the Academy’s online community, where you can contribute to member-to-member discussions.
  • Discounted registration to attend the Annual Meeting.
  • Promotional practice materials including customizable press releases and use of the AAP logo.
  • Scientific and clinical resources including AAP position papers, commissioned reviews, and parameters of care.
  • Academy mailings includingthe quarterly member magazine, Periospecitves, andthe weekly e-news brief, This Week in Perio.
  • Personalized assistance with practice management matters such as insurance reimbursement and third-party issues.
  • Inclusion in the Find a Periodontist directory.
  • Exclusive discounts through the Perio Perks program.
  • Access to the AAP’s classified ads.
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Associate Membership

2019 Dues $1000
New for 2019: Members will have the option to enroll in a 12-month online payment plan of $83/month

Eligibility

  • Dentist licensed to practice in the United States and its territories
  • Suggested membership in the American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Practice is not limited to periodontology

Join today and enjoy a variety of exclusive member benefits including:

  • Subscriptions to the Journal of Periodontology and the case study journal, Clinical Advances in Periodontics.
  • Access to AAP Connect, the Academy’s online community, where you can contribute to member-to-member discussions.
  • Discounted registration to attend the Annual Meeting.
  • Promotional practice materials including customizable press releases and use of the AAP logo.
  • Scientific and clinical resources including AAP position papers, commissioned reviews, and parameters of care.
  • Academy mailings including the quarterly member magazine, Periospectives, and the weekly e-news brief, This Week in Perio.
  • Personalized assistance with practice management matters such as insurance reimbursement and third-party issues.
  • Exclusive discounts through the Perio Perks program.
  • Access to the AAP’s classified ads.
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International Membership

2019 Dues $500
New for 2019: Members will have the option to enroll in a 12-month online payment plan of $42/month

Eligibility

  • Dentist residing outside the United States and its territories who is a member of a national dental association

Join today and enjoy a variety of exclusive member benefits including:

  • Subscriptions to the Journal of Periodontology and the case study journal, Clinical Advances in Periodontics.
  • Access to AAP Connect, the Academy’s online community, where you can contribute to member-to-member discussions.
  • Discounted registration to attend the Annual Meeting.
  • Promotional practice materials including customizable press releases and use of the AAP logo.
  • Scientific and clinical resources including AAP position papers, commissioned reviews, and parameters of care.
  • Access to the quarterly member magazine, Periospectives, online.
  • Personalized assistance with practice management matters such as insurance reimbursement and third-party issues.
  • Inclusion in the Find a Periodontist directory.
  • Access to the AAP’s classified ads.
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Student Membership

2019 Dues $129
New for 2019: Members will have the option to enroll in a 12-month online payment plan of $11/month

Eligibility

Students enrolled in an American Dental Association (ADA) accredited periodontal residency program are encouraged to join as a Student member.

Benefits of AAP Student Membership

The AAP offers many benefits to Student members. For only $129 per year, Student members receive:
  • Subscriptions to the Journal of Periodontology and Clinical Advances in Periodontics (a $273 value!).
  • Networking opportunities with Active members and others in the periodontal community.
  • Academy mailings including the quarterly member magazine, Periospectives, and the weekly e-news brief, This Week in Perio.
  • Access to AAP Connect, the members-only online community.
  • Access to the AAP’s classified ads.
  • Students-only scholarships and awards.
  • A discount on the in-service examinations (a $100 savings!).
  • Reduced registration to attend the Annual Meeting and exclusive invitations to students-only event.
  • Exclusive discounts through the Perio Perks program.
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International Student Membership

2019 Dues $129
New for 2019: Members will have the option to enroll in a 12-month online payment plan of $11/month

Eligibility

To qualify for AAP’s International Student Membership category, you must provide AAP with a signed letter by the university admissions representative or director of the advanced specialty education program in periodontics. The letter must also contain the following:

  1. Be on official university letter head confirming the student’s status (enrollment in program)
  2. Must state their begin and end date in the program
  3. Must be written in English

    Benefits of AAP International Student Membership

    The AAP offers many benefits to International Student members. For only $129 per year, International Student members receive:
    • Subscriptions to the Journal of Periodontology and Clinical Advances in Periodontics (a $273 value!)
    • Networking opportunities with Active members and others in the periodontal community.
    • Access to the quarterly member magazine, Periospectives online.
    • Access to AAP Connect, the members-only online community.
    • Access to the AAP’s classified ads.
    • Reduced registration to attend the Annual Meeting.
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