Wednesday, September 12, 2012

American Academy of Periodontology to Host 98th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles





Registration now open for periodontology’s premier event


Chicago (September 7, 2012)—The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), in collaboration with the Japanese Society of Periodontology, will host its 98th Annual Meeting at the Los Angeles Convention Center from September 29 to October 2, 2012. Attendee registration is open, and all members of the dental team are encouraged to register to learn about the latest advancements in periodontology while networking with peers. 


According to AAP President Pamela McClain, DDS, the 2012 Annual Meeting should appeal to the entire dental profession. “The continuing education courses offered at this year’s conference are top notch. Topics range from the latest innovations in regeneration and dental implantsto practice managementto topics specific fordental hygiene,” said Dr. McClain. 


Hands-on workshops, clinical technique showcases and traditional continuing education courses are offered, totaling over 60 educational and scientific sessions. Choose from a diverse selection of expert-led sessions in eight different tracks. Topics include:

  • Imaging and Emerging Technologies
  • Implants
  • Interdisciplinary Therapy
  • Periodontal-Systemic Relationships
  • Periodontal Plastic/Oral Reconstructive Surgery
  • Practice Development and Management
  • Regeneration/Tissue Engineering
  • Treatment of Inflammatory Periodontal Disease. 


This year’s meeting also features:

  • The exhibition floor which showcases a variety of dental products and services to enhance your practice. 
  • The AAP Annual Meeting app which provides up-to-the-minute information, a customizable schedule, alerts in real-time, exhibitors’ locations, local places for dining, entertainment and attractions and many other handy features. 
  • The Welcome Reception featuring the legendary Pointer Sisters performing their show-stopping hits.


“This year’s Annual Meeting provides an opportunity for all members of the dental team to familiarize themselves with today’s most pertinent topics in periodontology - from the latest research to thenewest products and techniques,” states McClain. “The valuable education and the chance to interact with fellow dental colleagues combined with the exciting location of Los Angeles make this a meeting not to be missed!” 


To register or for more information, call 312/573-3213 or email Look for us on Facebook: and follow on Twitter @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 2012 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


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