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Join the American Academy of Periodontology!


Membership in the AAP includes a variety of useful benefits and services including print and online subscriptions to the Journal of Periodontology, Clinical Advances in Periodontics, and Periospectives, member magazine; a monthly e-newsletter showcasing Academy activities and other events occurring in the periodontics; discounts on Annual Meeting registration; access to AAP Connect, the online member community; and exclusive discounts with select vendors through the Perio Perks program.


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 + Four

Take advantage of the AAP's Membership + Four option! New members who join after September 1, 2021, can enjoy membership in the AAP through December 2022.

Eligibility

  • Dentist licensed to practice in the United States and its territories
  • Suggested membership 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:

  • Access to periodontal research and science published in the Journal of Periodontology and  Clinical Advances in Periodontics*
  • JOP Podcasts featuring behind the scenes information from periodontal reserachers
  • Exclusive member rates 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
  • Subscriptions to the member magazine, Periospectives, and the weekly e-news brief, This Week in Perio, to help you stay up-to-date on Academy initiatives and periodontal health news
  • Personalized assistance with practice management matters such as insurance reimbursement and third-party issues
  • Inclusion in the Find a Periodontist directory
  • Valuable members-only discounts on Perio Perks programs
  • Access to the AAP Career Center

* Please allow 24 hours for online access to the journals

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Associate Membership + Four

Take advantage of the AAP's Membership + Four option! New members who join after September 1, 2021, can enjoy membership in the AAP through December 2022.

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. *
  • 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.

* Please allow 24 hours for online access to the journals

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Student Membership + Four

Take advantage of the AAP's Membership + Four option! New members who join after September 1, 2021, can enjoy membership in the AAP through December 2022.

Eligibility

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

Dental Student Interest Group (DSIG) - Predoctoral students enrolled in an accredited U.S. or Canadian dental school that have an interest in periodontics may complete this application to join the AAP.

Benefits of AAP Student Membership

  • Access to periodontal research and science published in the Journal of Periodontology and  Clinical Advances in Periodontics (a $273 value!) *
  • JOP Podcasts featuring behind the scenes information from periodontal reserachers
  • Exclusive member rates to attend the Annual Meeting and exclusive invitations to students-only event
  • Access to the AAP Career Center
  • Scientific and clinical resources including AAP position papers, commissioned reviews, and parameters of care
  • Students-only scholarships and awards
  • Valuable members-only discounts on Perio Perks programs
  • A discount on the in-service examinations (a $100 savings!)

* Please allow 24 hours for online access to the journals

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International Membership + Four

Take advantage of the AAP's Membership + Four option! New members who join after September 1, 2021, can enjoy membership in the AAP through December 2022.

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. *
  • 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.

* Please allow 24 hours for online access to the journals

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International Student Membership + Four

Take advantage of the AAP's Membership + Four option! New members who join after September 1, 2021, can enjoy membership in the AAP through December 2022.

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.
    • Subscriptions to the Journal of Periodontology and Clinical Advances in Periodontics (a $273 value!) *
    • Access to the quarterly member magazine, Periospectives online.
    • Access to the AAP’s classified ads.
    • Reduced registration to attend the Annual Meeting.

    * Please allow 24 hours for online access to the journals

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