Periospectives October-December 2013 : Page 6

100 The First 25 Years: 1914 – 1939 TIME to The A A P commemorates On May 23, 1914, the American Academy of Oral Prophylaxis and Periodontology was established thanks to two innovative and visionary women: Drs. Gillette Hayden and Grace Rogers Spaulding. A century later, the organization – now known as the American Academy of Periodontology – has grown to over 8,200 members in over 76 countries and represents the premier dental specialists in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, along with the placement of dental implants and hard and soft tissue management. The AAP will begin its 100th anniversary celebration in January 2014. Plans are underway to commemorate this milestone throughout the next year, so stay tuned to Periospectives and perio.org for more information. 1914 Dr. Austin F. James is elected the first president of the American Academy of Oral Prophylaxis and Periodontology. Membership is by invitation only. The first Annual Meeting is held on November 5-7, 1914 in Washington, DC, and 17 members attend. 1916 Dr. Gillette Hayden serves as the first female AAP President. 1919 The organization becomes known as the American Academy of Periodontology. The cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. A loaf of bread cost $0.05. A quart of milk cost $0.09. The average employee worked 49 hours a week and the average wage per hour was $0.22. First self-service grocery store opens in the U.S. World War I ends. AAP Perio spectives | 6

Time To Celebrate The AAP's 100th Year

On May 23, 1914, the American Academy of Oral Prophylaxis and Periodontology was established thanks to two innovative and visionary women: Drs. Gillette Hayden and Grace Rogers Spaulding. A century later, the organization – now known as the American Academy of Periodontology – has grown to over 8,200 members in over 76 countries and represents the premier dental specialists in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, along with the placement of dental implants and hard and soft tissue management.

The AAP will begin its 100th anniversary celebration in January 2014. Plans are underway to commemorate this milestone throughout the next year, so stay tuned to Periospectives and perio.org for more information.

Starting in January, watch for special commentaries in the Journal of Periodontology by perio luminaries looking back on influential papers and key themes from the past 100 years.

The anniversary celebration will culminate at the 100th Annual Meeting to be held September 19-22 in meeting offers an exceptional scientific program, expanded exhibits, a wide variety of social events, and an ideal setting.

Mark your calendars to join your fellow members at the anniversary festivities!

The First 25 Years: 1914 – 1939

1914

Dr. Austin F. James is elected the first president of the American Academy of Oral Prophylaxis and Periodontology. Membership is by invitation only. The first Annual Meeting is held on November 5-7, 1914 in Washington, DC, and 17 members attend.

The cost of a first-class stamp was $0.02. A loaf of bread cost $0.05. A quart of milk cost $0.09. The average employee worked 49 hours a week and the average wage per hour was $0.22.

1916

Dr. Gillette Hayden serves as the first female AAP President.

First self-service grocery store opens in the U.S.

1919

The organization becomes known as the American Academy of Periodontology.

World War I ends.

1930

The Journal of Periodontology is published twice a year, with a subscription price of $2. The first issue, dated January 1930, contains 26 pages.

Hostess Twinkies are invented by bakery executive James Dewar.

1933

Dr. Grace Rogers Spalding is appointed the first formal editor of the Journal of Periodontology.

Construction begins on the Golden Gate Bridge.

1939

The American Board of Periodontology is formed.

The big-screen adaptation of Gone With the Wind premieres, and will go on to gross $192 million, making it one of the most profitable films of all time. It’s also one of the longest, clocking in at 231 minutes.

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