Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Registration is now Open for the American Academy of Periodontology’s 97th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida

CHICAGO – July 12, 2011 – The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) will host its 97th Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida from November 12-15, 2011. Attendee registration is now open, and all members of the dental team are encouraged to register to learn about the latest advancements in periodontology.

The four-day meeting will include a variety of educational and scientific sessions in eight distinct program tracks, covering topics including dental implants, periodontal-systemic relationships, periodontal plastic and oral reconstructive surgery, and regeneration and tissue engineering. Traditional continuing education (CE) courses, as well as hands-on workshops and clinical technique showcases will be offered. In total, over 60 educational and scientific sessions will be presented.

Events of interest this year include:

The Innovations in Periodontics sessions where the latest concepts and techniques in periodontics will be showcased.
The popular Insurance Workshops, which will instruct attendees how to submit appropriate procedure codes to dental benefit carriers, communicate with benefit carriers in adjudicating claims, and file claims with medical plans.
The exhibit hall, which will feature more than 150 dental products and services, and will offer complimentary attendee lunches.
The Welcome Reception, which will feature a performance by 1970s favorite KC & The Sunshine Band.

“The 2011 AAP Annual Meeting is sure to be an exciting and informative four days,” says Dr. Donald Clem, DDS, President of the AAP. “With beautiful Miami Beach as a backdrop, this year’s program will grant attendees access to some of the most recognized names in the periodontal community. The wide array of continuing education courses along with the first-rate dental products and services being showcased in the exhibit hall provide something of interest for everyone, from dental student to experienced practitioner. I invite all members of the dental team to join the AAP in South Florida to learn about the latest and greatest advances in periodontology, network with dental colleagues, and to enjoy all Miami Beach has to offer.”

For more information or to register for the Annual Meeting, visit www.perio.org/meetings or contact the AAP Meetings Office at 312/573-3210 or angela@perio.org.

Get the latest updates and information by connecting with the AAP 2011 Annual Meeting on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/AAP-2011-Annual-Meeting/189259877793474 or by following on Twitter using @AmerAcadPerio.

About the American Academy of Periodontology
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is the professional organization for periodontists, specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also dentistry’s experts in the treatment of oral inflammation. They receive three additional years of specialized training following dental school, and periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAP has 8,200 members world-wide.

NOTE: Members of the media are encouraged to attend the 2011 AAP Annual Meeting in order to cover the wide array of emerging periodontal research and other oral health topics that will be presented. Media representatives must be currently employed by an established news outlet and must provide appropriate identification before being issued a press pass. For more information or to obtain an application for press credentials, contact the Academy’s Public Affairs Department at 312/573-3242 or meg@perio.org.



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