The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) invites all dental professionals to attend its 100th Annual Meeting at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco from September 19-22, 2014. The special anniversary celebration will highlight achievements in periodontics over the past century and provide insight to the future of periodontal care.
Since the group’s inception in 1914, the AAP has been committed to advancing the science and practice of periodontics while promoting awareness of periodontal health. The organization has proudly grown to more than 8,300 members, representing 76 nations worldwide.
“With the Academy’s rich history, the 2014 Annual Meeting is one not to miss,” says Stuart Froum, DDS, president of the AAP, clinical professor, and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at New York University Dental Center. “Attendees can expect exceptional hands-on workshops presented by the specialty’s experts and thought leaders, as well as several in-depth educational sessions that range from how to more efficiently treat patients to how to grow your practice. I look forward to gathering with my dental colleagues to commemorate the AAP’s centennial and to looking toward the future of periodontology.”
The 2014 AAP Annual Meeting will feature over 50 educational and scientific sessions with several options for continuing education credits. Attendees will be able to choose from a diverse selection of programming, including:
- CE courses covering the latest information in current periodontal topics, such as imaging and emerging technologies, regeneration and tissue engineering, and dental implants;
- Corporate forums featuring presentations from fifteen leading dental product manufacturers and services;
- Hands-on workshops covering groundbreaking techniques in periodontal procedures, such as vertical ridge augmentation and maxillary since augmentation;
- A unique clinical interactive forum on growth patterns that can affect the esthetics and function of implant-supported and tooth-supported restorations – with expert discussion of treatment options.
This year’s meeting also features a dental hygiene symposium, an enhanced student event, a special centennial tribute event, and a dental industry exhibition.
Annual meeting attendees can personalize their meeting experience by downloading the AAP Annual Meeting mobile app. The app provides up-to-the-minute information, a customizable schedule, real-time alerts, a built-in Twitter feed, exhibitors’ locations, suggestions for local dining, suggestions for entertainment and attractions, and other handy features.
The Academy, which was originally founded as the American Academy of Oral Prophylaxis and Periodontology, was launched in May 1914 by Drs. Gillette Hayden and Grace Rogers Spalding. In 1919, the Academy changed its name to the American Academy of Periodontology, and in 1924, it adopted its current logo. Visit the online 100th anniversary dashboard on Perio.org, which includes an interactive timeline, guestbook, and archival photos.