Request for AAO Retired Status

Eligibility requirements: Orthodontists who have retired from orthodontic practice, teaching and research, are AAO members in good standing at the time of retirement, and have been members for at least 15 cumulative years (excluding student membership), may transition to retired status, and enjoy the privileges of membership at no cost. AAO understands that there are scenarios where a member may still be involved in orthodontics in some capacity and therefore are providing the following exceptions: Members who work at any CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) or CDAC (Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada) accredited dental school or orthodontic residency program in the United States or Canada and/or provide locum tenens coverage for up to a cumulative total of 416 hours per year.

Please complete the form below to apply for AAO retired membership status. Once the form is submitted and eligibility is verified, the application will be forwarded to your constituent organization for approval. For questions, please contact [email protected].

    As a retired US or Canada member, one may remain in the same constituency and component regardless of where you reside. By choosing 'no', AAO will update your component and constituency based on the provided primary address.
    As a retired US or Canada member, one may work at any CODA (Commission on Dental Accreditation) or CDAC (Commission on Dental Accreditation of Canada) accredited dental school or orthodontic residency program in the United States or Canada and/or provide locum tenens coverage for up to a cumulative total of 416 hours per year.
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    By completing the signature line below, I affirm that I have completed this form to the best of my knowledge and request AAO retired membership status. I will notify the AAO or my constituent organization immediately if I return to practice.

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