AAP launches dental hygiene initiative

Dental Assistant 2

The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) has launched an initiative to educate dental hygienists on periodontal topics.

As part of the initiative, the AAP hosted a dental hygiene symposium at its 109th annual meeting in Austin, TX, that included an overview of several topics related to the successful management of periodontal patients.

The initiative also includes the following components:

  • AAP member-led dental hygiene study clubs
  • A recognition program
  • A learning library
  • Collaborative efforts that may include conferences, webinars, article series, and social media activities
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