Dr. Lauren Wiese represented the AAO in testimony to a Congressional committee on the causes of rapid growth in student loan debt and high debt levels among young health professionals.
Free archived Business of Orthodontics lectures and low-cost archived lectures for doctors and orthodontic staff address topics of high interest to many in the specialty.
An international member now must have completed an accredited U.S. or Canadian orthodontic program OR must maintain membership in the World Federation of Orthodontists on an ongoing basis.
The 2019 AAO House of Delegates acted on numerous items. View a highlights summary and access the complete Actions Taken Chart.
During the 2019 House of Delegates meeting, the HOD adopted an updated AAO definition of Medically Necessary Orthodontic Care .
Within the AAO, leaders and other volunteers have continued working closely with our staff to provide benefits, programs and services that have value for you as a practicing orthodontist.
Online payment offers a convenient way to renew your AAO membership.
The AAO goes to bat for our members in countless ways. For example, just this past year, we have been involved in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico on issues regarding dental specialty advertising and teledentistry.
With a new schedule for lectures and selected events and a host city designated as a National Geographic “Place of a Lifetime,” the 2020 Annual Session is a meeting that you won’t want to miss.
In October of 2018, the Ohio State Dental Board referred amendments to its “Dental Specialties Recognition and Advertising Rules” to the Ohio Common Sense Initiative Office (CSI).
Dr. Brandon Owen, developer of a custom digital bracket system, received the 2019 AAO Ortho Innovator Award during the recent Annual Session in Los Angeles.
Federal Court Dismisses a Majority of SmileDirectClub’s Claims, and Finds that SmileDirectClub’s Digital Scans Constitute the “Practice of Dentistry”
On May 8, 2019, the Court entered an Order dismissing a majority of SmileDirectClub’s claims in the lawsuit. The Court dismissed all of the claims against the Board as an entity, as well as any claims against the Board’s individual members seeking monetary damages.
Upon arrival in Los Angeles for the 2019 Annual Session, you will have a variety of options for transportation to your hotel and the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Use the member app to personalize your Annual Session schedule and manage CE credits., or access the CE Manager via this website. Certificates of Attendance will be available at the Convention Center.
AAO Works to Defeat Washington State Measure Permitting Hygienists to Perform Orthodontic Procedures under General Supervision
CAP: By The Numbers CAP: Strategy Member Perspectives Get Involved The AAO, in cooperation with the Washington State Society of Orthodontists and AAO/WSSO members in Washington, has successfully defeated a proposal that would have permitted Washington dental...
We are pleased to share an important update out of the State of New Mexico, thanks to the quick work of AAO staff and members.
Sponsored by the AAO and the AAOIC, Annual Session risk management seminars are open to all attendees. Seminars are free with no ticket required.
Parents of infants and young children will have a new amenity starting at the 2019 Annual Session, as the AAO introduces a “Mothers and Family Room” at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Plan to attend the 2019 Excellence in Orthodontics Awards Ceremony featuring Ron Howard as the keynote speaker, Sunday, May 5, at 12 pm at the JW Marriott in Los Angeles.
Four half-day lecture series of the 2019 Annual Session will be available via a livestream. The Sleep Apnea and Evidence/Advances series and the two different Pre-adolescent Treatment series will be included.
From free business portraits to the new FRED Talks (Free, Relevant Exhibitor Driven lectures), find out about opportunities and new options at the 2019 Annual Session.
The 2019 Annual Session Planning Committee took note of the many changes and quickly growing trends in the specialty as they planned continuing education programs for the meeting.
The House of Delegates (HOD) will meet on May 3, 2019 and May 6, 2019 at the JW Marriott Los Angeles concurrent with the AAO Annual Session.
The World Federation of Orthodontists provides benefits to its individual members but also to the global support of “orthodontic treatment by orthodontists.” All AAO members are eligible to join for less than $50/year for a five year period.
The 2019 Professional Advocacy Conference took place in Washington, D.C. with 118 members advocating for the specialty on Capitol Hill and a Washington insiders’ publication, Politico Influence, reporting on the conference.