The AAPD Political Action Committee (PAC) was formed in 2001 for the express purpose of providing financial support to candidates for federal office who have demonstrated a serious commitment to improving oral health for children. AAPD PAC uses an objective ranking process to evaluate potential recipients of AAPD PAC support to assure that only those candidates who have shown measurably demonstrated actions to improve children's oral health through the federal legislative or regulatory process will receive support. For more information, please check out our FAQ page.

Please note that under federal election law, AAPD PAC contributions may be received only from AAPD members and staff.

Contribute to AAPD PAC

As an AAPD member, you can contribute to the PAC with your annual dues renewal. We also accept contributions throughout the year. Click here to contribute online. If you would prefer to contribute by check, please download and complete the contribution form. You may also contribute by phone; just call Margaret Bjerklie at the AAPD headquarters office (1-888-261-2350, ext. 11).

Contributions to the AAPD PAC are not tax deductible. Federal guidelines require that PAC contributions to be utilized for candidate support come from personal funds. Contributions from corporate entities must be used for administrative purposes. All PAC contributions will be screened and any from persons outside of the restricted class (i.e., non-U.S. citizens, or individuals who are not members or staff of AAPD) will be returned.


AAPD PAC Annual Report

We are pleased to present the 2017 Annual Report of the AAPD Political Action Committee.

AAPD PAC Contributors

We are grateful to the many AAPD members who support the AAPD PAC. Your contributions help us to fulfill our mission to elect candidates for federal office who will support integrity in government and will advance the oral health of children, adolescents, and those with special health care needs. Thank you!

Click here to download the 2017 AAPD PAC Donor List, as published in the May 2018 PDT