Official AAP Spokesperson Information
Steven R. Daniel, DDS, is the president of the American Academy of Periodontology. Dr. Daniel has been a practicing periodontist for more than 34 years, and he currently maintains a private practice in Murfreesboro, Tenn., with his wife and partner Dr. Joanne Gaydos-Daniel. He completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and certificate in periodontics from the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry. He earned his board certification and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology in 2005. A lifelong learner, Dr. Daniel has continued extensive studies in advanced periodontics, including on recent technologies such as laser-assisted surgery and cone beam computed tomography. He also completed an externship in the surgical management of dental implants at the Misch Implant Institute. In addition to many years of service at the AAP, Dr. Daniel has served as a trustee for the Tennessee Society of Periodontists and the Southern Academy of Periodontology.
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