Who We Are

SWSP exists to promote excellence in education and the science of periodontology. Our society consists of periodontists from Arkansas, Texas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Colorado, and Louisiana.

The Mission of the Southwest Society of Periodontists is to serve its members in their specialty for quality health care and professional development.

SWSP has establish the following goals to guide our activities:

  • To be a premier resource for quality professional information and continuing education.
  • To facilitate membership growth, involvement and professional interaction.
  • To be a financially secure and efficiently managed and stable organization.
  • To be an advocate for the profession.

Nominate someone for the SWSP Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award is presented to a SWSP member who has willingly and unselfishly served to promote the mission of the SWSP and Periodontics over a period of not less than 20 years. The Mission of the Southwest Society of Periodontists is to serve its members in their specialty for quality health care and professional development.

The deadline for award nominations is May 15, 2024. 

To nominate and for more information, please visit this page: SWSP Distinguished Service Award


 SWSP Members Sharing Their Knowledge

SWSP members are frequently called on to share their expertise at conferences and other events. Please see the following SWSP members speaking soon:

  • Dr. Takanari Miyamoto is part of a group presenting at Harvard School of Dental Medicine's Global Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry, November 3-4, 2023. Please see more about this event here: Global Symposium on Artificial Intelligence in Dentistry

  •  Dr. Todd Scheyer will be presenting at the 109th American Academy of Periodontology Annual Meeting in Austin Texas on November 10, 2023. The AAP Annual Meeting takes place from November 9-12, 2023. Please see more about this event here: AAP 109th Annual Meeting

The Benefits of Membership

Southwest Society of Periodontists members stand together as a profession to:

  • Represent Periodontics, periodontists, and their patients in improving oral, periodontal, and dental implant health.
  • Be the premier regional organization promoting excellence in periodontal and dental implant continuing education for our component states’ periodontists.

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Prichard Award Winners

The 2022 John F. Prichard Graduate Research Competition was an outstanding success once again. Fourteen abstracts were submitted from the Air Force Postgraduate Dental School, Louisiana State University, Texas A & M College of Dentistry, University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, and UT Health San Antonio School of Dentistry.


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