American Academy of Periodontology to host annual meeting in Los Angeles

Sept. 10, 2012
Registration is now open for the American Academy of Periodontology's 98th annual meeting in Los Angeles, Sept. 29 to Oct. 2, 2012.

ChicagoThe 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 Sept. 29 to Oct. 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 implants to practice management to topics specific for dental hygiene,” said Dr. McClain.

Hands-on workshops, clinical technique showcases, and traditional continuing education courses are offered, totaling more than 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 the newest 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 [email protected]. 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 worldwide.