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Begin each day among your colleagues supporting the success of your specialty.

These keynotes will leave you personally and professionally inspired to challenge yourself, refocus your energy, embrace our life experiences, and embrace your mind. All attendees are welcome.

Christopher A. Roberts, DDS, MS

Saturday, April 24 | 8:00am-8:45am

Join AAO’s 2020-21 President as he welcomes you to the beautifully dynamic city of Boston! He’ll share his personal story as an 18-time participant in the Boston Marathon. You can also expect to be enlightened by the history of this event which draws thousands of runners to the city annually on the third Monday of April.

Cole R. Johnson, DMD, MSD

Sunday, April 25 | 8:00am-8:45am

In a world where politeness is at a premium and cynicism is at an all-time high, a little perspective goes a long way. Join AAO Member, Dr. Cole Johnson as he delves into his personal obstacles to happiness and satisfaction while discussing important techniques to refocus your limited supply of energy into being a better boss, better team member and better human being.

Steve Pemberton, Best Selling Author, Philanthropist

Monday, April 26 | 8:00am-8:45am

After growing up in foster care, Steve Pemberton has never cared for labels. Pemberton discusses how the conversation on diversity should move away from a sole emphasis on classifying people by their visible characteristics to focusing on who they are and the life experience they bring. Pemberton will outline how this approach brought increased shareholder value to Monster and Walgreens and how any company can shift their paradigm by getting the most out of their employees, which in turn increases customer engagement, company morale, focused company strategy and top-line revenue.

Chris H. Chang, DDS, PhD

Tuesday, April 27 | 8:00am-8:45am

“We’re students for life. Learn ambitiously.” Join AAO Member, Dr. Chris Chang as he shares words of wisdom and his personal experience as a lifelong learner. You can expect to conclude AAO 2021 with key takeaways to successfully absorb, memorize and execute the plethora of knowledge you’ll gain while in Boston.

Concurrent Breakout Sessions begin at 9:00am