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AAP Foundation

The AAP Foundation, a public charity, serves the community of periodontal caregivers and patients.

SERVING PERIODONTICS

The AAP Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity and the only organization of its kind designed exclusively to serve the community of periodontal caregivers and patients:

  • Organized by the specialty's leaders to benefit the patients served and enhance the quality of care given.
  • Supported by members of the Academy, corporate partners, grateful patients, and state and regional periodontal societies.
  • Governed by a Board of Directors with staff assistance.
  • Served by committees that implement the Foundation's programs and projects
  • Represented by volunteer Ambassadors and Student Ambassadors in each district who help keep members informed about Foundation programs.

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation is to improve the periodontal and general health of the public through increasing public and professional knowledge of periodontal diseases and their therapies, stimulating basic and clinical research to generate new knowledge, and enhancing educational programs at all levels to create opportunities in periodontal education and practice.

For More Information

If you have additional questions regarding any AAP Foundation Awards, please contact:

Ariel A. Medoff, MA, MLIS
Awards Coordinator
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
737 N. Michigan Avenue, Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3254 or 312-573-3254
Email: ariel@perio.org

 

We are Research

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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.