Exhibit Hall

Stop by the 2018 Exhibit Hall to check out more than 350 booths showcasing the latest periodontal products, services, and technologies. The 2018 Annual Meeting Exhibition will take place at the Vancouver Convention Centre, West Building inside Exhibit Halls ABC.

Exhibit Hall hours:

Sunday, Oct. 28 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 29 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Daily Coffee Breaks

Sunday, Oct. 28 – Tuesday, Oct. 30
10 – 10:45 a.m.

Daily Lunch Concessions
Lunch vouchers will be valid:.

Sunday, Oct. 28 and Monday, Oct. 29
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 30
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Professional registrants will receive complimentary grab-and-go lunch tickets with their registration materials that may be redeemed in the Exhibit Hall on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Each daily voucher is valid for one grab-and-go lunch with three options to choose from. The grab-and-go lunch will include one bottle of water per person. Meals for spouses, guests, and exhibitors may be purchased at the Bistro in the Exhibit Hall as well as additional beverages. 

Extended Welcome Reception

Kick off the 2018 Annual Meeting at this year’s extended Welcome Reception on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 5-6:30 p.m.! This festive, fun-filled event will feature hors d’oeuvres and time with exhibitors. Professional attendees will receive two drink tickets in their registration packets. This is a great opportunity to network and show support to the exhibitors.

Member Resource Center

Visit the Member Resource Center (booth #927) in the Exhibit Hall to:

  • Learn about exclusive members-only benefits.
  • Purchase AAP scrubs and other branded merchandise.
  • Hear about the AAP’s strategic priorities and initiatives.
  • Visit with representatives from AAP Perio Perks partners Treloar & Heisel, Inc. and MedPro.
  • Take a professional headshot for your AAP Connect profile and/or practice website.
  • Network with members from around the globe in the International Lounge.

CE Pavilion

Participants will be able to log continuing education (CE) credits at the CE Pavilion in the Exhibit Hall. The CE Pavilion will be designated to print certificates of attendance and/or presentation. The terminals will be located directly in front of the 1600 aisle. CE verification forms for Hands-On Workshops will be provided at the sessions only and will not be available online. CE verification forms for the Dental Hygiene Symposium will be issued to all participants via email and post-meeting.

Research Forum Poster Session

Two poster sessions will be featured this year:

The AAP’s Research Forum Poster Session provides a platform for clinical and basic research to be presented by those in the field of periodontics. Finalists and authors will present their research on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 10 a.m.

Posters from the Japanese Society of Periodontology and the Japanese Academy of Clinical Periodontology will also be on display.

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Join fellow attendees at Perio Park and relax, continue conversations with colleagues, charge your electronic devices, view the job information exchange board, and purchase food and beverages.

Periodontal Career Fair

Are you a new practitioner or recent graduate looking for that perfect job, or an established periodontist looking for a partner or an associate? If so, the Periodontal Career Fair is the place to be. It is a great opportunity for employers and recent graduates to meet, network, and get the leads you have been looking for. To register for a booth, fill out the online application.

Career Fair dates and hours:

Sunday, Oct. 28 1 - 3 p.m. and 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 29 10 - 11 a.m. and noon - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 Noon - 2 p.m.

Speaker Studio

Visit the Speaker Studio at booth #533 for an opportunity to interact with some of the Academy’s expert speakers. Participate in a Q&A session or a group discussion with invited speakers in an intimate setting.


Contact the AAP at 312-787-5518 or email meetings@perio.org.