At the AAO, we believe that diversity is our strength. We are pleased to announce that the AAO has approved the addition of two new At-Large Trustees who will bring diverse viewpoints and strengthen the team. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Anil Idiculla and Dr. Lauren Pass to the AAO Board of Trustees!
A diverse Board will improve the AAO’s ability to respond to external influences that are changing the environment in which our members practice. Dr. Idiculla and Dr. Pass were carefully selected from a field of highly-qualified applicants due to their proven leadership skills, vision for the Association of the future, and extensive and relevant expertise in the field of orthodontics and nonprofit management.
“We are so excited to welcome Dr. Idiculla and Dr. Pass to the AAO Board of Trustees following 2022 Annual Session, and I am sure they will each hit the ground running to help us promote the orthodontic specialty and serve our members,” said AAO President, Dr. Ken Dillehay.
Learn more about AAO governance and leadership here. View more on these new AAO Trustees below.
Anil Idiculla, DDS, MS
After completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Idiculla earned a full academic scholarship to dental school in Florida, where he graduated first in his class. He then returned to the University of Pennsylvania to complete a two-year orthodontic residency.
Dr. Idiculla then moved to Colorado and opened multiple practices with the premise of creating a new orthodontic patient journey and redefining how orthodontists serve their communities.
Dr. Idiculla is passionate about inspiring others to lead a more intentional life, and leading a path for his peers to become diverse and inclusive leaders in the profession.
Lauren Pass, DDS, MS
Dr. Lauren Pass is a summa cum laude graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, VA. She went on to complete her Master of Science degree in Orthodontics at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in New York City, where she served as Chief Resident.
In addition to serving on the AAO’s Inclusion and Engagement Task Force, Dr. Pass is a member of the American Dental Association, where she was selected as an Institute for Diversity and Leadership participant. Although most of her training was completed on the east coast, she is happy to return back to the Midwest and make Chicago her home.