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.
The AAO-supported RAISE Act, increasing the annual Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) contribution cap, has been re-introduced in the House of Representatives and the Senate, with a sponsoring congressman’s press release quoting Dr. Brent Larson.
On Friday, February 1, 2019, SmileDirectClub appeared before the Arizona State Board of Dental Examiners (Dental Board) to discuss its business model and Arizona SmileShops…
Sharon Hunt, Former Executive Director of the Southern Association of Orthodontists, Has Passed Away
“On February 16, Sharon Hunt transitioned to her eternal rest. This remarkable lady touched the lives of countless friends, family, and colleagues,” wrote Dr. Jim Vaden.
During the 2019 Annual Session, the AAO, the AAO Foundation and the American Board of Orthodontics will recognize honorees at the Excellence in Orthodontics Luncheon and Awards Ceremony…
Make contacts and gain insights helpful to your career planning process at the 2019 Annual Session, May 3-7 in Los Angeles…
Attendees at the 2019 Annual Session will enjoy a wealth of amenities conveniently located in the L.A. LIVE indoor/outdoor entertainment complex…
All AAO members are urged to read the newly available white paper, “Obstructive Sleep Apnea and…