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For Students and Residents

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Imagine knowing that wherever you go in your orthodontic career, you could have a supportive community right there with you. That community is the AAO. As you progress throughout your education and your career, we’ll give you the support, tools, and resources you need to succeed.

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Upcoming Events

Did you know AAO Student Members can receive free registration to the AAO Annual Session? With dedicated programs and special events for residents and new orthodontists – including an Orthodontic Career Fair and Residents’ Reception – you can join hundreds of your peers at the largest orthodontic meeting in the world.

April 25 – 27, 2025
Annual Session 2025
Philadelphia, PA
May 1 – 3, 2026
Annual Session 2026
Orlando, FL

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Need an extra push to join the only association for orthodontists, by orthodontists? Student members receive $100,000 in term life insurance paid by AAO. Eligibility continues through May 31 after you graduate.

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