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For members. By members.

Across the AAO, members have stepped up to take a leadership role in our efforts to move the practice of orthodontics forward. They are serving regionally and nationally, to educate the public, fight for you, and stand up for patient health. 

Meet our leaders – and learn how your voice matters in the AAO.

Here’s what moves us forward.

Everything we do is measured based on core values. As a member, you’ll feel these values at work every day, in the programs we offer, the activities we invite you to join and the growth opportunities we create.

Our Mission

The mission of the American Association of Orthodontists is to advance the art and science of orthodontics through education, advocacy and research.

Our primary goals are to:

Promote and defend our specialty.
Engage and delight our members.
Drive transformation and innovation

Our Core Values

Our members come first.

We are inclusive.

We are data-driven.

We seek active engagement.

We are ethical.

“I don’t see orthodontics as having borders…we need to be unified as a specialty.”
Dr. James Noble
Toronto, Canada
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