North American Society of Periodontists, – NASP – a group of ten periodontal practices, together for more than twenty years, is a professional organization whose focus is primarily non-clinical.
The Core Group represents some of the most successful and highly productive periodontal practices in the US. The doctors, if not always "visible" in the conventional "lecture circuit" sense, as defined by the American Academy of Periodontology, are nontheless extraordinary models of excellence.
This formidable group of clinicians comes together often to explore how to distinguish their practices in the areas of marketing, management, practice development, growth of referrals, and staff issues.
Once a year at their Annual Meeting, the "membership" is opened, by invitation only, to approximately thirty additional practices. These Periodontists, most of whom have become perennial participants, share the belief that real success in practice is only partly about who has the best clinical training and technical expertise.
The group is diverse, with some members having less than ten years of practice experience to several soon approaching retirement. The varied perspectives of this wide continuum of successful practitioners are what make this group unique. Additionally, key office staff members in managerial positions are also invited to participate.