General Information

General Information

Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC)
1901 Convention Center Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139

AAP Foundation Events
Contact Dana Camacho at [email protected] or 312-573-3257.

AAP Foundation Booth and Silent Auction
Visit the Foundation Booth for fun giveaways, photo ops, and to learn about your AAP Foundation. The AAP Foundation silent auction will once again be online! Bid on a wide array of items from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Click here for more information.

AAP Information
Call toll-free at 800-282-4867 (U.S. and Canada), +1-312-787-5518 (outside U.S. and Canada), or email [email protected].

Air Travel
Direct Travel, the Academy’s official travel management company, is available to assist with your air travel needs to attend the 2021 Annual Meeting. Call the Direct Travel Desk toll-free at 800-853-0972, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT, or email [email protected]. A service fee of US$25 for domestic, US$35 for international, applies for agent assistance. American, Delta, and United Airlines are the AAP’s official airline carriers offering discounts on all airfares.

Visit, select your flights, enter 84H1DK in the promotion code box. You may also call the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk at 1-800-433-1790 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. CT and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. – 10 p.m. CT and refer to code 84H1DK. A service charge, which is subject to change, may apply when ticketing through American Airlines.

Visit, select “Book Your Flight” and enter Meeting Code NMUPE in the meeting event code box. You may also call Delta Meeting Network at 800-328-1111* Monday through Friday 7 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. CT and refer to Meeting Event Code NMUPE. *Please note there is no service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via Delta’s reservation 800 number.

Visit, enter ZJXG623616 in the offer code box. You may also call the United Meeting Reservation Desk at 800-426-1122 Monday through Friday 7 a.m.–9 p.m. CT and Saturday and Sunday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT. Booking fees are waived for Meeting reservations. International customers may contact their local United Reservation Desk.

(Z Code: ZJXG + Agreement Code: 623616)

Airport Transportation

Miami International Airport
Taxi, Shuttle and Ride App information
Public transit information
Car Rental Information

American Board of Periodontology Events
Contact Eileen Loranger at [email protected] or 312-682-0919.

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 a Maritz Global Events 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 [email protected] to request a waiver.

Recipients of AAP and AAP Foundation awards will be honored at a ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at Miami Beach Convention Center, Ballrooms A-C.

Continuing Education Information
The American Academy of Periodontology is an ADA CERP® Recognized Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

The American Academy of Periodontology designates this activity for 22.0 continuing education (CE) credits. These CE credits will not automatically be submitted to any state board. It is your responsibility to submit earned contact hours to the appropriate regulatory agency. Courses, designated as CE activities, meet the Dental Board of California’s (DBC) requirements for CE. However, CE credits issued for participation in the CE activities may not apply towards license renewal in all jurisdictions. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the CE requirements of his/her licensing regulatory agency. Attendees should retain a copy of this document for their records.

The educational methods to be used for this meeting include live lecture sessions involving case studies, innovations or advances in clinical concepts and techniques, or interactive, hands-on workshops.

The AAP cautions participants in CE courses about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating new techniques and procedures in their practice, especially when the course has not provided supervised clinical experience.

Daylight Savings Time
Please be aware that Daylight Savings Time will end on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021.

Dress Code and Temperature
Attendees are encouraged to wear business casual attire. In November, high temperatures in Miami Beach average around 26°C/79°F, with lows around 21°C/70°F.

Exhibit Hall
Miami Beach Convention Center – Exhibit Halls A & B

Friday, Nov. 5                    10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 6               10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7                  10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Visit the Housing page for more information.

Most programs and events, registration, and exhibits will be held at Miami Beach Convention Center.

Miami Beach area map.

Media Credentials
Members of the media are encouraged to attend the 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 in an editorial capacity only 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 [email protected].

Mobile App
The AAP’s 2021 Annual Meeting mobile app can be found in Google Play or app store by searching “AAP Annual Meeting 2021” or by clicking here.

Parking, maps and directions to the Miami Beach Convention Center are located at

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

Shuttle Service
Limited shuttle service will be provided between the official hotels and the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), that are not within walking distance to MBCC, during the meeting dates. Additional details will be provided as the meeting approaches.

Make the most out of your stay in Miami Beach and take advantage of all the city of Miami Beach has to offer. From tours to shopping to world-class museums to Michelin-star restaurants, Miami Beach promises to offer something to everyone. Coming soon: A complete tourism guide and transportation directions.

Visa Information
For U.S. visa information, visit or contact the National Visa Center (NVC) at 603-334-0700. If you require a visa, please reach out to Maritz Global Services for a letter confirming your registration, which you can take to your visa interview. To request a letter, contact Maritz Global Services at [email protected].

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