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The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) will hold its 102nd annual meeting at San Diego Convention Center. (Photo:

Wed. 31 August 2016


The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) will hold its 102nd annual meeting Sept. 10 to 13 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif. This year’s event is presented in collaboration with the Japanese Society of Periodontology and the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology. The 2016 annual meeting provides more than 26 continuing education credits from an array of multidisciplinary courses relevant to those at all levels of the dental profession, from student to seasoned specialist.

Sessions include hands-on workshops and state-of-the art practical courses on diagnosis and treatment methods, the latest technologies, clinical applications and practice management.

“This year’s annual session will welcome thousands of dental professionals from around the world, and we’re pleased to provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from periodontal thought leaders and innovators,” said Wayne A. Aldredge, DMD, president of the AAP. “All dental professionals are encouraged to join us in San Diego.”

Highlights of the AAP 102nd Annual Meeting include the following:

  • Opening general session: Named one of U.S. News and World Report’s 14 pioneers of medical progress, Anthony Atala, MD, will share his insights on tissue engineering and clinical applications in regenerative medicine in “Technology and Innovation: Regenerative Medicine and 3-D Printing.” Atala’s work has been heralded twice by Time magazine, first in 2007 as one of the top 10 medical breakthroughs of the year and again in 2013 as one of the five discoveries that will change the future of organ transplants.
  • Student/new periodontist series: These focused sessions are geared specifically toward those just beginning a career in periodontics, with topics highlighting pearls and pitfalls of residency, immediate implant placement and osseous surgery.
  • Dental hygiene symposium: This interactive course will elevate the registered dental hygienist as a key partner in comprehensive periodontal care. Attendees can earn four continuing education credits during lectures on such topics as the use of lasers in periodontics, the detection of peri-implant disease and regenerative periodontics.
  • CBCT Boot Camp: This intensive course will provide a comprehensive review of the concepts of imaging for implants, including image manipulation to produce clinically correct cross-sections and a systematic review of a CBCT volume.

To register for the AAP 102nd Annual Meeting or for more information, visit, call (800) 282-4867, ext. 3213, or e-mail

(Source: AAP)

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