Attention applicants: To apply for AAO Student Membership, you must be enrolled or accepted in an ADA/CDA-accredited orthodontic program in the U.S. or Canada. You may also be eligible for Student Membership if you completed your orthodontic education and are enrolled in a postgraduate program at an ADA/CDA-accredited university or are engaged in formal fellowship training. In this case, please download the application and return it by email, fax or mail with a letter from your program verifying your enrollment in the program and your expected date of completion.
Student Members will automatically receive $100,000 of term life insurance, paid by AAO (U.S. residents only).
AAO Student Members are eligible to continue their Student Memberships through May 31 of the year following their orthodontic residency program graduation.
Note: Members who maintain their Student Membership after completing their orthodontic program will transition to either first-year Active Member (August-December graduates) or second-year Active Member (January-July graduates) once Student Membership eligibility expires.
Following your transition to Active Member status, your member dues and assessments are discounted in each of the first four years after completing your orthodontic program:
90% discount during the first year after completing your orthodontic program
Component Legal Support Fund – financial support provided to component organizations to assist with state or province-level legal and legislative issues that impact orthodontic practice
Professional Advocacy Conference – annual meeting with legislators in Washington, DC (invitation only)
CONSUMER AWARENESS PROGRAM (CAP)
National Advertising and Public Relations Initiatives – promotion of the orthodontic specialty to grow the market for orthodontic services and educate the public about treatment provided by orthodontic specialists
AAO Consumer Website – information about orthodontics, orthodontic specialists, treatment options and other interactive features at www.aaoinfo.org