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Let us make your life a little easier.

As you practice, we support you and your team with helpful resources and promote the orthodontic specialty through targeted advocacy and data-driven consumer awareness.

FAQ

Read our membership FAQs to get answers to all your membership-related questions!

JOIN THE AAO

Review the membership requirements and access the application to start reaping the benefits of membership today.

LOG IN

Log in to your AAO account to update your member profile, access the member directory and CE manager and more.

ADVOCACY + LEGAL

We fight for you.

The AAO advocates on your behalf to lawmakers throughout North America. Through the Council on Governmental Affairs and AAO Political Action Committee, we lead the dialogue and promote issues that are important to you and your patients, such as patient health and safety, student debt, small business policy and tax reform.

To date, we have taken action in more than 40 states and provinces in the United States and Canada on a range of issues, including dental specialty advertising and teledentistry. The AAO’s efforts in regards to direct-to-consumer orthodontics have taken a wide-ranging approach, as we strive to protect the health and safety of orthodontic patients, both current and prospective.

LATEST NEWS IN ADVOCACY

 

CONSUMER AWARENESS

We promote you to the public.

The AAO’s Consumer Awareness Program is the ONLY mass awareness campaign working to raise awareness among consumers about the benefits of orthodontic treatment provided by orthodontists, and promote orthodontists as specialists.

In an effort to better reach potential patients and/or parents of potential patients in the modern age, the program was retooled to focus on digital marketing, which can reach as broad or as niche an audience as desired. Digital marketing platforms currently being utilized include paid search, website ads, social media outlets, email marketing, online video, and much more.

CAP RESULTS + STRATEGY

 

AAO INSURANCE

We’ve got you covered. AAOIC provides the only coverage Created by Orthodontists, for Orthodontists® and the only malpractice insurance endorsed by the AAO.

MEMBER DISCOUNTS

AAO endorsed program discounts provide members not only discounted rates but also the assurance that companies are reliable and pricing is competitive.

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.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

We help enhance your expertise.

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

With our online education portal, complete with an integrated CE manager, you can access live and recorded education anytime, anyplace, and on any device. Our recorded lecture archives give you access to over 500 doctor and team clinical lectures, as well as the complimentary Business of Orthodontics series. AAO is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.

AAO CONTINUING EDUCATION

 

ANNUAL SESSION 2020 | WEB ACCESS

View any lectures you missed or to revisit favorites as often as you like.

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ONLINE LECTURES

Access more than 500 recorded lectures from AAO webinars and conferences.

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MEETINGS + EVENTS

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.

Each year, the AAO brings together thousands of professionals from the orthodontic community for two annual meetings: Annual Session and Winter Conference. Combined, these meetings offer over 30 hours of CE with over 250 speakers and lectures covering the newest trends in orthodontics. Save on registration fees with your AAO membership.

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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, the AAO Career Center, we can help you find or promote practices for sale, partnership and employment opportunities, orthodontic staff positions and more.

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!