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Periospectives October-December 2015 : Page 16

ACADEMY NEWS & NOTES AAP’s 101 st Annual Meeting a success! From November 14 to 17, over 4,400 dental professionals convened at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, for the 101 st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology. This year’s Annual Meeting offered something for everyone – from seasoned clinician to first time attendee. Several new events were presented this this year, including the AAP/ AAP Foundation and Osteology Foundation Symposium: Current Technologies for Hard and Soft Tissue Oral Regeneration. This innovative session featured thought leaders in periodontal regeneration discussing the latest concepts and trends in this cutting edge area. Also new this year was the Special Young Professionals Event: Transitioning to a Powerful Practice. Targeted at those just embarking on a career in periodontics, this interactive program aimed to help residents smoothly transition from student to practitioner. Dr. Joan Otomo-Corgel hands the gavel to 2015-2016 AAP president Dr. Wayne Aldredge. The always popular Welcome Reception helped kick off the meeting by giving attendees a place to relax and unwind while enjoying the Florida sunset. In addition, the International Attendee Reception and Student Member Reception allowed the AAP’s International and Student members the chance to get to know their fellow periodontal colleagues. The Dental Hygiene Symposium was back this year, focusing on hot topics such as the perio-systemic link, regenerative periodontics, peri-implant diseases, and soft tissue augmentation. Over 120 hygienists were in attendance. The Opening General Session was one of the most talked about events of the meeting. 2014-2015 AAP President Joan Otomo-Corgel began the session with her presidential address where she recapped her time leading the AAP during The Welcome Reception kicked off the 2015 Annual Meeting. AAP Perio spectives | 16

AAP’s 101st Annual Meeting A Success!

The always popular Welcome Reception helped kick off the meeting by giving attendees a place to relax and unwind while enjoying the Florida sunset.In addition, the International Attendee Reception and Student Member Reception allowed the AAP’s International and Student members the chance to get to know their fellow periodontal colleagues.

The Dental Hygiene Symposium was back this year, focusing on hot topics such as the perio-systemic link, regenerative periodontics, peri-implant diseases, and soft tissue augmentation. Over 120 hygienists were in attendance.

The Opening General Session was one of the most talked about events of the meeting. 2014- 2015 AAP President Joan Otomo-Corgel began the session with her presidential address where she recapped her time leading the AAP during From November 14 to 17, over 4,400 dental professionals convened at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, for the 101st Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology.

This year’s Annual Meeting offered something for everyone – from seasoned clinician to first time attendee. Several new events were presented this this year, including the AAP/ AAP Foundation and Osteology Foundation Symposium: Current Technologies for Hard and Soft Tissue Oral Regeneration. This innovative session featured thought leaders in periodontal regeneration discussing the latest concepts and trends in this cutting edge area. Also new this year was the Special Young Professionals Event: Transitioning to a Powerful Practice. Targeted at those just embarking on a career in periodontics, this interactive program aimed to help residents smoothly transition from student to practitioner. what she referred to as a year of “new beginnings.” Following Dr. Otomo-Corgel’s address, Drs. Lawrence Brecht and Eduardo Rodriguez presented “Facial Reconstruction and Facial Transplantation: Achieving Success Through a Team Effort.” Drs. Brecht and Rodriguez shared their experiences as world-renowned experts in facial reconstruction and transplantation and discussed how dental and medical professionals can work together to treat patients with complex congenital and acquired facial deformities.

The 2015 Exhibit Hall contained over 170 companies showcasing the latest periodontal products and services. This year, the Member Resource Center (MRC) moved to the Exhibit Hall and saw steady traffic of members interested in learning how to get the most out of AAP membership. The MRC featured a Job Information Exchange for members to browse or post ads for practices for sale or positions available; a Learning Center which offered presentations on relevant Academy issues; the Perio Store where attendees could purchase AAP-branded merchandise; and the Love Your Gums Lounge where members could learn about Love The Gums You’re With, the AAP’s consumer awareness program.The Exhibit Hall was also home to the first-ever International Lounge where members from around the globe could convene.

Read the full article at http://onlinedigeditions.com/article/AAP%E2%80%99s+101st+Annual+Meeting+A+Success%21/2364762/286894/article.html.

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