October 9, 2013
by American Academy of Periodontology
Dr. Stuart J. Froum Assumes Board Leadership at 99th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia
Stuart J. Froum, DDS, of New York City was named President of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) Board of Trustees during its 99th Annual Meeting held September 28 through October 1, 2013 in Philadelphia.
“Dr. Froum’s contribution as a leader in the practice and study of periodontics has played a vital role in the evolution of our profession. Now, as the President of the AAP, Dr. Froum will use his expertise to lead the AAP while we celebrate the 100th year of the profession and embark on many exciting initiatives,” said Dr. Nancy L. Newhouse, DDS, MS, Immediate Past President of the AAP.
A member of the AAP since 1971, Dr. Stuart Froum has previously served on many committees including the Finance Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Scientific Oversight Committee, Continuing Education Oversight Committee, as well as the Task Force on Peri-implantitis. He’s been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2005 and the AAP Foundation Board of Directors since 2012. Dr. Froum has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology since 2004.
In addition to operating a private periodontal practice in New York City, Dr. Stuart Froum is a clinical professor of periodontics and implant dentistry and the Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at New York University Dental Center. He is also a clinical assistant professor in periodontics at the Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
Dr. Stuart Froum received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry after obtaining his Bachelors of Arts at Brooklyn College. He interned at Brooklyn Veterans Administration and did his periodontal residency at New York Veterans Administration Hospital.
“I am extremely honored to serve as AAP President. I look forward to leading the Academy during this pivotal year – our 100th anniversary – and to continue to advance the science and practice of periodontics,” states Dr. Stuart Froum.
About the American Academy of Periodontology
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is an 8,400-member professional organization for periodontists – specialists in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth, and in the placement of dental implants. Periodontists are also dentistry’s experts in the treatment of oral inflammation and receive three additional years of specialized training following dental school. Periodontics is one of the nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association. For more information, visit perio.org.