The AAO encourages each member to review the newly updated version of the AAO Principles of Ethics, Code of Professional Conduct and Advisory Opinions.

The document was re-structured and substantially updated following a recent review focusing on changes in laws or their interpretations by courts and enforcement agencies, compliance with Federal Trade Commission statutes, and effectiveness in protecting both the orthodontic specialty and the public.

The House of Delegates accepted the revised guide at its 2017 meeting in San Diego in April. The update process was spearheaded by the AAO Council on Membership, Ethics and Judicial Concerns (COMEJC).
Access the Updated Ethics Document
(Click on Principles of Ethics)