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AAO Announces First Supplier of the Year Award Recipients

The AAO congratulates the recently named recipients of its first-ever “Supplier of the Year” awards:  American Orthodontics (Gold Sponsor Award), 3M Oral Care (Silver Sponsor Award) and Allure Ortho (Bronze Sponsor Award).

“The Supplier of the Year program is intended to recognize and thank companies and organizations that support the AAO through activities such as exhibiting at our meetings and advertising in our publications,” said AAO Chief Executive Officer Lynne Thomas Gordon. “We are delighted to have so much interest from the corporate community that provides our members with products and services.  Our staff and advertising sales representatives are eager to help suppliers identify ways to reach AAO members that will best meet their needs.”

2020 AAO Gold Sponsor:  American Orthodontics
The Gold Sponsor supplier award goes to the company that earned 11 or more priority points during the last fiscal year and has the highest overall point balance (see below). The company must have exhibited at the AAO Annual Session every year for the last five years.

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of brackets, wire, instruments and other orthodontic treatment supplies, American Orthodontics is also a Platinum Corporate Partner of the AAO Foundation.

2020 AAO Silver Sponsor:  3M Oral Care
The Silver Sponsor supplier award goes to the company that earned between 6 and 10 priority points during the last fiscal year and has the highest overall point balance among suppliers in that group. The company must have exhibited at the AAO Annual Session every year for the last five years.

3M Oral Care promotes lifelong oral health by developing innovative dental and orthodontic products, offering orthodontists a selection of wires, brackets adhesives and other items needed for treatment.  3M Oral Care is a Gold Corporate Partner of the AAO Foundation.

2020 AAO Bronze Sponsor:  Allure Ortho
The Bronze Sponsor supplier award goes to a company that has joined the AAO exhibiting community within the last three years; has exhibited at Annual Session all three years; and has the highest priority point balance of all companies that have come on board as AAO exhibitors during the last three years.

Allure Ortho provides Taglus aligner and retainer material for in-office production, as well as brackets, pliers, curing lights, wire and other products.

Earn AAO Supplier of the Year Priority Points 
Supplier of the Year priority points are assigned for AAO meeting exhibits, event sponsorships at meetings, AAO publication advertising and sponsorships of our on-campus and online learning opportunities. 

Updated information on all AAO sponsorship opportunities and corresponding priority points will be available this fall. Watch your in-box for more information and a link to the AAO 2019-20 Sponsorship Prospectus. Advertising information for 2019-20 is available now (see below).

Supplier Resources 
● Interested in advertising with the AAO?  Click here for information.

● Interested in exhibiting at the 2020 Winter Conference (February 7-9 in Austin, Texas)? Click here to access the Invitation to Exhibit.

New Annual Session Schedule Will Impact the 2020 Exhibit Hall
Due to the new Friday – Monday (May 1 – 4) lecture schedule that is being tested at the 2020 Annual Session, the 2020 Exhibit Hall will open Friday, May 1 at 9 am at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Closing time will be 5 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 1:30 pm on Monday.

Additional information will be available upon Annual Session exhibitor registration opening this fall.