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The AAO continues to be the only association for orthodontists, by orthodontists. As a member-driven association, you can rest assured that your best interests are at the heart of everything we do.

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Serving members through all stages.

The AAO provides countless tools – marketing tips, legal and advocacy resources, online lectures and more – all to advance the success of our members and drive excellence in patient care. Explore membership types below.

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Strength in numbers.

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By being an AAO member, you can play a part in presenting a unified voice that advocates for the profession and preserves the orthodontic specialty. And the larger our organization gets, the stronger we are in our ability to support orthodontists and advocate for the health and safety of orthodontic patients.

We’ve got your back.

The AAO provides exclusive member benefits to elevate your success and push the orthodontic specialty forward.

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Advocacy + Legal

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Consumer Awareness

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Continuing Education

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Meetings + Events

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Insurance

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Career Center

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Discounts

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Practice Resources

We fight for you.

The AAO advocates on your behalf to lawmakers throughout North America, including at the federal and state/provincial level. We lead the dialogue and promote issues that are important to you.

ADVOCACY + LEGAL

We help enhance your expertise.

Stay at the top of your profession and maintain your continuing education (CE) requirements with our custom, curated clinical and business content designed for doctors and orthodontic team members.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

We've got you covered.

Coverage from the AAO Insurance Company is created specifically for the orthodontist’s needs. From professional liability to business and individual needs, we can help give you peace of mind with a customized policy only available to members of the AAO.

ENDORSED INSURANCE

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We promote you.

The Consumer Awareness Program (CAP) is your digital voice; a voice that is working to raise awareness among consumers about the benefits of orthodontic treatment provided by you, the specialists.

CONSUMER AWARENESS

We bring you together.

We bring the global orthodontic community together to celebrate the art and science of orthodontics. Connect with peers, learn from diverse speakers, and view the latest in clinical and practice innovations.

MEETINGS + EVENTS

We help you save.

Through our endorsements and discounts we help members save on office resources, staff development, student loan refinancing and more. Our endorsed programs provide not only discounted rates but also the assurance that companies are reliable.

ENDORSED PROGRAM DISCOUNTS

AJO-DO

Receive full access to original peer-reviewed articles from the world’s foremost orthodontist resource, the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

CAREER CENTER

We support your practice transition needs. Led by our online job portal, we can help you find or promote practices for sale, partnership and employment opportunities, orthodontic staff positions and more.

PRACTICE RESOURCES

We can connect you with marketing tools, commonly requested forms and releases, and information on how to set up and successfully maintain your small business.

“Our association is only as strong as its membership. That is the core of our future.”

DR. BLAIR STRUBLE

Bend, Oregon

“I don’t see orthodontics as having borders…we need to be unified as a specialty.”

DR. JAMES NOBLE

Toronto, Canada

“The biggest reason to become a member is because we need to hear our voice…”

DR. ANIL IDICULLA

Denver, Colorado

Have questions? We’ve got answers.

From joining/renewing to reinstating or transitioning to another member type, read our membership FAQs to get answers to all your membership-related questions!