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Orthodontic Career Fair

Sunday, April 25, 2021
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Boston, Massachusetts
Boston Convention & Exhibit Center

Employer InformationJob Seeker Information

About the Event

The Orthodontic Career Fair brings together organizations with available practice opportunities, such as associateships or practices for sale, with individuals who are actively seeking opportunities. Employers can showcase their opportunities and potentially engage with hundreds of AAO members, ranging from current residents and recent graduates ready to begin their careers to seasoned practitioners seeking new opportunities.

Who Should Attend

  • Employers from all practice types with available orthodontic opportunities who wish to enhance their brand, fill their candidate pipeline, and hire top talent
  • Orthodontists seeking new career opportunities or exploring career options
  • Recent or expected orthodontic residency graduates who are ready to begin their careers
  • Orthodontists seeking to learn more about various nationwide opportunities

Featured Employers

Employer Information

Practices and organizations with available orthodontic opportunities (e.g., associateships, practices for sale, etc.) are encouraged to register. Your registration will include a booth reservation to represent your practice/organization and interact with prospective candidates during an open networking period between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. Exhibitors are also encouraged to post available opportunities on the AAO Career Center prior to the event.

Employer Registration Options

Spaces are limited and the placement of your booth is contingent upon the order in which you register.
Registration closes on Friday, March 26, 2021.

AAO-Member Employer
(practices owned by an AAO-member orthodontist)

Basic Registration: Complimentary
  • Booth with 6’ skirted table and 3 chairs
  • Sign with company name
  • Wireless internet
  • Electricity
  • Logo on AAO Career Fair website
  • Organization/practice profile and available opportunities shared with prospective attendees prior to event
Non-Member Employer
(practices not owned by an AAO-member orthodontist, as well as dental support organizations and consulting firms)
Basic Registration: $500.00
  • Booth with 6’ skirted table and 3 chairs
  • Sign with company name
  • Wireless internet
  • Electricity
  • Logo on AAO Career Fair website
  • Organization/practice profile and available opportunities shared with prospective attendees prior to event
  • 20% discount to post opportunity on AAO Career Center
+ Gold Upgrade: $500.00 (fee applies to both member and non-member employers)
  • Choice of booth location in first row (on first come, first serve basis)
  • Featured logo on AAO Career Fair website with link to practice website
  • Featured logo included in email announcements to residents and prospective attendees
  • Preferred upgrade for job posting on AAO Career Center (preferred posts are shown at the top of the listings)
  • Featured employer profile on AAO Career Center homepage

Logistical Details

Event Logistics

  • The event is located at the Boston Convention & Exhibit Center in East Registration near the Exhibit Hall. Directions and parking information can be found here.
  • You can arrive and begin preparing your booth space at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 25.
  • Event maps will be placed at the front to help you locate your booth. Each booth will also have a sign with the organization’s name.
  • The event will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m. Please have your booth ready prior to this time.
  • You are welcome to bring portable electronic devices such as a laptop or tablet, as well as fliers and other materials. Displays are permitted as long as they are within the confines of your booth space.

Floorplan

What to Bring

  • Name tags
  • Business cards
  • Laptop or tablet
  • Signup sheet or other check-in method (for follow-up calls or emails)
  • Promotional materials with information about your organization/practice and available opportunities (e.g., fliers, brochures, photos, videos)

Shipping

If you choose to send your booth items ahead of time, labels will be provided soon to include with your package(s). This is to inform Freeman (event logistics company) where the items should go and will be available to you in the event space during set-up. Please stay tuned for more information…

Hotel Reservations

Stay tuned…

Directions & Parking

Click here for directions and parking information.

Questions

Should you have any questions, please contact Lauren Carr at lcarr@aaortho.org or (800) 424-2841 (ext. 587).

Job Seeker Information

Residents and orthodontists at Annual Session are welcome to attend this open-networking event to engage face-to-face with employer representatives and discuss available opportunities (tickets are not required for job seekers).

Preparation Tips

  1. Ensure your curriculum vitae/résumé is accurate and up-to-date.The American Student Dental Association offers a great resource with CV/résumé tips. Don’t forget to bring plenty of copies with you as well as business cards if you have them. It is easiest to store these items in a portfolio briefcase.
  2. Learn about participating practices/organizations and their available opportunities. This will help you identify and prioritize which booths to visit and how to plan your conversations with representatives.
  3. After learning about each practice/organization, prepare a list of specific and focused questions you would like to ask.You may want to reference this list before visiting each booth. For example, are you interested in learning about their hiring process, continuing education opportunities, or the community in which they practice? Did you learn something interesting about their practice that you would like to know more about?
  4. Develop and practice an elevator pitch. This is a brief introduction (about 30 seconds) that summarizes who you are, your career interests, and what you have to offer prospective employers such as relevant skills, accomplishments, and experiences. Always greet representatives with a firm handshake, smile, and positive attitude!
  5. Dress professionally and appropriately to deliver a positive first impression.
  6. Allow yourself enough time to visit as many booths as you can. Again, you may want to prioritize the practices/organizations you want to visit the most; however, keep an open mind and visit booths that aren’t on your list as well. You might be surprised!
  7. Bring something with you to take notes. You may want to make note of contact information, conversations you had with representatives, and information you want to remember about each practice/organization.
  8. Ask representatives for their business cards/contact information and follow up with them after the event. This is an opportunity to thank representatives for taking the time to speak with you and to reference your conversation, express interest in an opportunity, and remind them of your qualifications. This will foster communication beyond the event.

What to Bring

  • Padfolio or portfolio briefcase
  • Copies of CV/résumé
  • Business cards
  • List of organizations/questions
  • Elevator speech
  • Professional attire
  • Notepad or other device

Directions & Parking

Click here for directions and parking information.

Questions

Should you have any questions, please contact Lauren Carr at lcarr@aaortho.org or (800) 424-2841 (ext. 587).

Participating Practices & Organizations