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On October 12, 2018, SmileDirectClub (“SDC”) and Dr. D. Blaine Leeds filed a lawsuit against the Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama (the “Board”) in federal court for the Northern District of Alabama.  See D. Blaine Leeds and SmileDirectClub v. Board of Dental Examiners of Alabama et al., Case No...
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The newly launched AAO Career Center is an online portal for orthodontists seeking practice opportunities and employers wishing to recruit AAO orthodontists, as well as those seeking to sell their practices. Formerly known as Practice Opportunities and Careers, the new portal offers several new and...
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Printed versions of “Problems to Watch for in Adults,” “Problems to Watch for in 7-Year-Olds” and “Problems to Watch for in Growing Children” are available from the AAO Online Store at the member cost of $13.50 for a pack of 50. The latter two consumer education flyers are also available in Spanish...
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Due to the popularity of the 2019 Winter Conference, rooms at the headquarters hotel, the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, have sold out.  Registration remains open for the meeting, “Sleep Apnea and Orthodontics: Consensus and Guidance,” which will be January 25-27 in Marco Island, Florida...
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The Associated Press (November 7, 2018) reported that five dentists were elected or re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Election Day (November 6). The successful candidates included: ● Dr. Brian Babin, a Republican from Texas’ 36th District; ● Dr. Drew Ferguson, a Republican from...
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The feeling that a beautiful, healthy smile brings is not always easy to describe in words, so a new AAO social media series is presenting it as an experience.
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Dr. John T. Lindquist, orthodontist, inventor, entrepreneur and past AAO president died on October 27 at age 93. An U.S. Navy inductee during World War II, Dr. Lindquist studied at Tufts University and then was sent by the Navy to the Indiana University School of Dentistry. He also completed the IU...
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The 2019 Annual Session, May 3-7 in Los Angeles, will bring AAO members and other meeting attendees to sunny California and the center of the U.S. film and television industry.
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Register now for the 2019 Annual Session and look forward to an intensive learning experience with renowned lecturers addressing traditional topics such as Class II and Class III treatment, biomechanics, anchorage/TADs and esthetics. * Other half-day lecture series will cover newer and diverse...
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