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The AAO Distinguished Service Awards Committee is requesting nominations for the James E. Brophy AAO Distinguished Service Award for 2025. The Committee is composed of the eight most recent past presidents, each representing one of the eight constituent organizations. Nominations may come from the following sources:

Please follow these guidelines during your selection and nomination process:

All nominations must remain confidential.  Any announcement, disclosure or campaign on behalf of a nominee may disqualify that candidate for the year in which he or she is nominated.

The person may be an orthodontist, come from an allied health field, from the corporate environment or be a private individual.

A monetary award of $1,500 will be given to the recipient. In addition, recipients receive Round trip economy airfare for two plus basic ground transportation (i.e. taxi, UBERX, Lyft, etc.) between home/hotel/airports; Three nights for one hotel room at an AAO designated leadership hotel (direct billed to AAO); A total of $75 per diem (per individual) for three days to cover meals and incidental expenses and an invitation to the Leadership Appreciation Reception for you and up to 5 guests. 

Should the award recipient be deceased or disabled at the time of the Annual Session at which the award is to be presented, his/her spouse or next-of-kin will be entitled to and offered full remuneration as outlined above. The spouse or next-of-kin will also be offered the opportunity to accept the award on the recipient’s behalf. 

An AAO committee of past presidents will select the recipient in 2024 for recognition at the 2025 Annual Session. The 2025 Annual Session will be held in Philadelphia, PA.
Nominations should be submitted online. If you have questions, please contact
Lisa Chandler, [email protected] — verification of submissions

Type of Nominator(Required)
This letter must be signed by an AAO member
Max. file size: 200 MB.
Max. file size: 200 MB.