Friday, November 20, 2015

American Academy of Periodontology Installs New President, Officers in Orlando




New Jersey Periodontist Wayne A. Aldredge, DMD, Takes Helm at 101st Annual Meeting
ORLANDO – November 17, 2015 – Wayne A. Aldredge, DMD, a periodontist from Holmdel, New Jersey, has been installed as the American Academy of Periodontology’s (AAP’s) President during its 101st Annual Meeting, held Nov. 14-17, 2015, in Orlando. Other newly installed AAP leaders include President-elect Terrence J. Griffin, DMD, of Boston; Vice President Steven R. Daniel, DDS, of Murfreesboro, TN, and Secretary/Treasurer Richard T. Kao, DDS, PhD, of Cupertino, CA. Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH, of Los Angeles, will serve as the Academy’s Immediate Past President.
A member of the AAP since 1995, Dr. Aldredge has nearly 20 years of professional dentistry experience, first honing his general dentistry skills as an army captain at the US Military Academy at West Point. In addition to maintaining a private practice, Dr. Aldredge is a clinical assistant professor at Stony Brook University’s Department of Periodontics and Dental Implantology. A diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, he received his dental degree at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and his post-graduate degree in periodontology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Aldredge is also a sought-after lecturer and well-respected researcher whose interests include guided bone regeneration, dental implants and surgical technique, localized delivery of chemotherapeutic agents, and connective tissue grafting. 
About Other Installed Officers:

Terrence J. Griffin, DMD, President-elect:
Dr. Griffin has served on twelve AAP committees since becoming a member. He maintains a private practice in Boston and has served as the Chair and Director of Tufts University’s periodontology program for 15 years. Dr. Griffin received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and went on to serve in the US Navy where he completed a one-year fellowship in periodontics at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. After completing his two-year tour of duty, he rejoined Tufts University as a Postdoctoral Fellow in Periodontology, earning his certificate of advanced graduate studies in periodontology immediately after graduation.
Steven R. Daniel, DDS, Vice President: A Knoxville, TN, native, Dr. Daniel has been a practicing periodontist in Murfreesboro, TN for more than 32 years. He earned his dental degree and Certificate in Periodontics from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry. Dr. Daniel became a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2005. In addition to his service with the AAP, Dr. Daniel has served as a trustee for the Tennessee Society of Periodontists and the Southern Academy of Periodontology. 
Richard T. Kao, DDS, PhD, Secretary/Treasurer: Dr. Kao, who maintains a private practice in Cupertino, CA, is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Periodontology at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry and a Clinical Professor in the Department of Orofacial Sciences at the University of California San Francisco, where he earned his dental degree, periodontal certificate, and doctorate in experimental pathology. Dr. Kao has previously served as a Trustee of the California Dental Association and the AAP, and is a Past President of the California Society of Periodontists.
Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel, DDS, MPH, Immediate Past President: In addition to maintaining a private periodontal practice in Los Angeles, Dr. Otomo-Corgel is a faculty member at the Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare Center. She is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Periodontics at the University of California Los Angeles’ (UCLA) School of Dentistry, where she earned her dental degree. Dr. Otomo-Corgel completed her Postdoctoral Periodontal Residency at the VA West Los Angeles Medical Center and completed a Masters of Public Health program at the UCLA School of Public Health. An AAP member since 1977, Dr. Otomo-Corgel has served on the boards of trustees for the AAP and the AAP Foundation.

Newly installed AAP officers will serve a term ending with the appointment of a new slate of officers at the AAP’s 102nd Annual Meeting in San Diego, to be held Sept. 10-13, 2016.

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