CHICAGO – August 28, 2014 – The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) will hold its 100th Annual Meeting Sept. 19-22, 2014, at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. A number of sessions pertinent to the dental media and industry will highlight advancements in the specialty, including hotbed topics such as the perio-systemic link, tissue engineering and periodontal regeneration, and the dental industry’s impact on the overall healthcare system.
“This year’s meeting has so much to offer to the dental community, including any dental patient or potential patient,” says
Dr. Stuart Froum, president of the AAP. “The 100th Anniversary meeting will offer a comprehensive look back at how far periodontics has come, while comprehensively addressing the changing dynamic of the specialty and its effect on patient outcomes, their overall health, and on global health care,” he says.
Event highlights include the following:
· Pillars of the Past, Foundation for the Future | Saturday, Sept. 20 – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m
Revered periodontal thought leaders discuss the evolving art and science of periodontal dentistry. Where have we come from, where are we today, and what are the challenges and opportunities for the future? Experts will discuss the impact implants and other technologies have had on periodontal therapies, and will share insights on how of periodontics’ shifting paradigms will affect on dentistry and healthcare as a whole.
· The Periodontist in the Treatment of the Diabetic Patient | Sunday, Sept. 21 – 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.
As a condition intimately linked with inflammatory periodontal disease, diabetes affects 26 million people in the United States. This session will assess the influence of periodontal disease in the management of blood sugar control for diabetic patients and the unique challenged presented to dental practitioners, physicians, and patients in the dual care of diabetes and gum disease.
· Global Perspective on Periodontal Medicine | Sunday, Sept. 21 – 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Experts review the rapidly growing body of research that addresses the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health. Attendees will understand the latest evidence supporting gum disease’s links to diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and pregnancy.
The 2014 AAP Annual Meeting will feature a diverse selection of programming, including compelling general sessions,; corporate forums featuring presentations from leading product manufacturers and services; and interactive forums on groundbreaking periodontal techniques. This year’s meeting also features a dental hygiene symposium and a dental industry exhibition.
Registration fees for media representatives attending the AAP’s 100thAnnual Meeting will be waived, granting access to all non-ticketed sessions and seminars. Presenters and AAP representatives will be available for one-site interviews, film, and photo shoots, which must be scheduled in advance with AAP Public Relations staff. For press credentials, contact the Academy’s Public Relations Department at 312-573-3243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.