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.