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Explore the many benefits of being an AAO member.

AAO international membership delivers a solid return on your investment with access to a wide array of programs and resources available only to members, substantial savings on AAO events and publications, and more.

AAO International Member Benefits

Click the headings below to learn more about any of the resources listed. Download the 2024-25 Member Benefits Guide here.

AAO Annual Session (in-person + virtual) – Receive discounted member registration rates for orthodontics’ premier event, featuring the world’s largest orthodontic exhibit hall, countless networking opportunities and amenities for international attendees.FREE registration when meeting the early bird deadline
AAO Winter Conference (in-person + virtual) – Receive discounted member registration rates to learn from leading experts on a focused scientific or practice management theme.
Online Education (live and on-demand) – Take advantage of monthly live webinars with evidence-based clinical, staff and practice management content, as well as the on-demand education catalog with 500+ hours of content. Available anytime, anywhere and from any device.Included with CE Passport, Doctor ($120 annually) and CE Passport, Doctor + Staff ($170 annually; includes Orthodontic Staff Club membership). Also available a la carte.CE Passport subscription included with international student membership
Business of Orthodontics series – Receive complimentary access to all live and recorded webinars to learn practice management and business fundamentals.
Member Interest Groups – Collaborate with peers on shared interests, including craniofacial and special care orthodontics, human resource management, leadership development and practice-based research.
 The Practice Management Bulletin – Learn the latest practice trends and industry news with an online subscription (published four times per year).
Practice forms and materials – Access and download 30+ forms and resources to manage your practice and patients. Some forms are available in Spanish and French.
Patient education materials – Access and download a variety of patient brochures and flyers to educate patients.
AAO Store – Purchase professionally-printed forms, brochures, flyers and more from our online store – with free shipping worldwide!
AAO TechSelect – An unbiased, comprehensive resource for digital solutions and tech with educational content, product comparisons and more.
Wharton-AAO Mastering the Business of Orthodontics (MBO) online certificate program – Master the business of orthodontics through an eight-week online program from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.$995 registration for eight-week program – includes eight modules featuring Wharton faculty and orthodontic expert AAO instructors and guest speakers$995 registration for eight-week program – includes eight modules featuring Wharton faculty and orthodontic expert AAO instructors and guest speakers
“Find an Orthodontist” locator – Make your practice information available to patients seeking orthodontic treatment in your area via the AAO consumer website.Receive a listing upon graduation
AAO International Member logo – Distinguish yourself as a qualified specialist on your website, practice materials and in your practice.International Student Member logo also available
Digital marketing assets – Download and use professionally-developed social media content, blog posts, videos and more.
AAO Orthodontic Staff Club – Enhance your team’s performance with access to the on-demand, online education catalog of 500+ recorded lectures (with topics for staff), plus Annual Session discounts and more.$50 per practice, per year for unlimited staff. Also included with CE Passport, Doctor + Staff subscription.N/A
Trapezio staff training programs – Receive a heavily discounted rate on your membership to access online-based staff training on subjects essential to the orthodontic team.N/A
Legal Resource Center – Access sample contracts, legal summaries, answers to frequently asked questions and more.
Risk management resources – Avoid malpractice claims through a variety of informative articles.
Ethics resources – Maintain the highest standard of professional conduct through informative articles and the AAO’s Principles of Ethics.
American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO) – Receive a subscription to the world’s leading orthodontic clinical journal with peer-reviewed, evidence-based articles; online access includes issues dating back to 1915.Print subscription + online accessOnline access only (purchase a print subscription for only $56 per year)
AJO-DO Clinical Companion – Receive online-only access to this supplemental journal focusing on applied science and featuring original, peer-reviewed case reports and other clinical articles (published six times per year).
Charles R. Baker Memorial Library – The Librarian can provide journal articles and literature searches to meet your information needs. Use the online catalog to access theses and books from the world’s largest dental specialty library.
Career path resources – Access information to help you evaluate your career options, compare practice modalities and develop a plan for your chosen path.
Practice Transition Portal – Access information and guidance from industry experts on orthodontic practice transitions for new, established and retiring orthodontists.
AAO Connections – Schedule one-on-one sessions with a network of experienced advisors who can support your career objectives in all areas of orthodontics. Or be an advisor!
Black Talon cybersecurity – Receive member discounts on cybersecurity solutions to protect your practice.
Dental Trauma Guide – Receive world-leading, web-based treatment guidelines for evidence-based dental traumatology for $10 annually (discounted from $30).
Merchant Cost Consulting – Receive a 5% discount to lower your practice’s credit card processing fees WITHOUT switching processors or software.
OrthoPayment – Get a complimentary analysis, savings analysis plan and flexible rate discount on customized merchant solutions for the most efficient and cost effective method for processing payment cards, ACH, Check-21 and more.
Travel discounts – Save an average of 10-20% below market price on all hotels and car rental suppliers worldwide.