To bring you the type of education you count on from the AAO, we are making plans for both an in-person conference, with attendance limited to 300 registrants, as well as a virtual experience.  However, we are monitoring the COVID-19 closely and will adjust our plans as needed. Learn how we’re meeting safely.

Winter Conference 2021

An In-Depth Look at Clear Aligner Treatment


Premier CE opportunity

Participants will be able to choose from two options, both of which will provide the same amount of ADA CERP CE credit:

  • The in-person meeting is eligible for up to 14.25 credits and will be hosted at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Attendees will be able to visit the exhibit hall and network with suppliers in person. Attendance will be limited in order to comply with physical distancing (aka social distancing) protocols.
  • The virtual Winter Conference is eligible for up to 14.25 and will include a live feed of all lectures from the AAO mainstage in Palm Desert. Exhibitor lectures and a virtual exhibit hall will also be featured.


Learn more about travel, registration, exhibit hall, and more.


View speaker line-up, exhibit hall and hospitality schedule.


Find registration rates for groups and pricing tiers.


Fill out your 2021 Winter Conference Visa Invitation Letter.


Connect with over 300 well-qualified buyers at Winter Conference 2021.

Top-notch speakers

Our speakers’ line-up brings a wealth of expertise on clinical applications for complex cases, work flow for in-house fabrication, miniscrews combined with aligners, and more of today’s high-interest aligner topics.

Plan to join us and learn from Drs. Bella Shen Garnett , Tim Dumore, Ken Fischer, Mario Chorak, Sean Holliday, Ed Lin, Diego Peydro and Nick Salome. Panel discussions on Saturday and Sunday will enable in-person and virtual participants to ask questions of the speakers.

Risk-free registration

We get it, sometimes things happen and plans change. That’s why we are offering risk-free registration, which allows you to receive a refund even up to 30 days after the event. 

Additionally, in-person registrants will be able to transfer their registration to the virtual event, which will include live feed of all lectures from the AAO mainstage in Palm Desert.

Thank you to our sponsors.

For your support and contributions to the AAO’s 2021 Winter Conference.