General Information

Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC)
415 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
Westin Boston Waterfront
(Headquarters hotel)
425 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210

AAP Foundation Events
Contact Dana Camacho at or 312-573-3257.

AAP Foundation Booth and Silent Auction
Join the AAP Foundation in the North Lobby area as they pay homage to the last 27 years. Learn more about the Foundation’s work, receive fun giveaways, win special raffle prizes, browse the Silent Auction, and more!

AAP Information
Call toll-free at 800-282-4867 (U.S. and Canada), 312-787-5518 (outside U.S. and Canada), or email

Air Travel
Direct Travel, the Academy’s official travel partner, can assist you with your travel needs at 800-853-0972 or via email at

United Airlines is the AAP’s official airline carrier offering discounts on coach fares. Visit and enter code ZXZ7896663 in the offer code box. If booking by phone, call 800-426-1122 (for calls outside of the U.S. please call local United Airlines reservation office) or through a travel professional, provide the agent with AAP’s "Z code" (ZXZ7) and agreement code (896663). Please note that United charges a $25 fee for phone reservations.

American Board of Periodontology Events
Contact Kent Palcanis at or 410-647-1324.

Americans with Disabilities Act
The Academy recognizes the need to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Please indicate any special requests you may have on the Housing and Registration Form and an Experient staff member will contact you.

Attendance Requirement
As stated in Chapter 1, Section 6 of the Academy Bylaws, member attendance requirements must be met unless a petition for extension of your respective time period has been filed with the Board of Trustees. Contact AAP Member Services at to request a waiver.

Recipients of AAP awards will be honored at a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the Westin Boston Waterfront, Concourse Level, Grand Ballroom B. Recipients of AAP Foundation awards will be honored at the Foundation’s Signature Recognition Event (ticketed event) on Sunday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.

CE Credits
CE is offered on an hour-for-hour basis for every hour of programming which earns CE credit.

A course completion code for each CE course will be provided via an announcement made by the course moderator and displayed on the final slide at the completion of each CE session. Please be sure to mark down the course completion code to log your CE credits appropriately. Ticketed Hands-On Workshops will issue course completion codes on printed CE certificates at the completion of each ticketed workshop. The assigned CE room monitors will also be available to assist you.

Note: CE certificates will be issued via email for the Dental Hygiene Symposium two to three weeks post-conference.

Terminals, located in the Exhibit Hall, are designated to print certificates of attendance. Stop by the CE Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall (located behind the 100 aisle booths) to record credits using the QR code on your badge. As a reminder, the AAP does not send CE credit information to state boards or licensing/regulatory agencies. Attendees can also record their credits online or through the mobile app.

Coat and Baggage Check
There will be a coat and baggage check on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, at the BCEC in the North Lobby, from 7 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The cost is $3 per item.

Dress Code and Temperature
Attendees are encouraged to wear business casual attire. In September, high temperatures in Boston average around 72⁰F/22⁰C, with lows around 57⁰F/14⁰C. Lightweight clothing with a jacket for evenings is recommended.

Exhibit Hall
Visit the Exhibit Hall page for information about exhibits, the Member Resource Center, and events occurring in the Exhibit Hall.

Ground Transportation
Car rental discounts are available through Hertz at 800-654-2240 or Use discount code CV#020V0015.

Public transportation is available between Boston Logan International Airport and the BCEC. Additional Silver Line trains will run for AAP attendees between 1 and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Regular rates apply. Learn more at

Taxis from the Boston Logan International Airport are available at each terminal on the Arrivals Level (curbside).

Visit the Housing page for more information.

Most programs and events, registration, and exhibits will be held at the BCEC.

Boston Area

Media Credentials
Members of the media are encouraged to attend this year’s Annual Meeting to cover the wide array of periodontal health topics that will be presented. Media representatives must be currently employed by an established news outlet and must provide identification before being issued a press pass. Valid forms of identification include a business card, letter of assignment on publication letterhead, or published samples of previous editorial/news work. Registration fees for members of the press will be waived and credentialed media will be allowed to attend non-ticketed sessions and seminars, space permitting.

The Academy reserves the right to limit the number of press passes issued. For more information or to obtain an application for press credentials, contact Mame Kwayie, public relations manager, at

Annual Meeting Mobile App
Please check the Annual Meeting Mobile App for the most up-to-date information.

To self-park at the BCEC from Summer Street, turn onto East Side Drive, drive past the valet area, and continue straight along the side of the building. At the end of the building, make a right and go down the ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left and you will see the entrance to the South Parking lot in front of you. The cost is $17* per vehicle per day ($34* per vehicle per day for oversized vehicles).

Valet parking is available during most events for $30* per vehicle per day. To access from Summer Street, turn onto East Side Drive and the valet area will be immediately on your right. They accept cash and all major credit cards. *Prices for parking are subject to change.

Parking fees for the Westin Boston Waterfront are listed below and are subject to change:
• One hour or less - $12.00
• Over one hour, up to two hours - $21.00
• Over two hours, up to three hours - $26.00
• Over three hours, up to 24 hours - $36.00
• Overnight guest - $36.00
• Valet - $46.00

Visit the Registration page for more information on pricing, deadlines, how to register and more.

Shuttle Service
Shuttle service will be offered to and from the Omni Parker House, Wyndham Beacon Hill, and Courtyard Boston Downtown to the BCEC. All other official hotels are within walking distance of the BCEC. Hotel Shuttle Schedule

Video Recording
Recordings are on sale in the BCEC North Lobby at the Online Library Desk next to the Vancouver Desk. Visit Mobiltape to purchase recordings online.


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