WELCOME TO THE AAO FOUNDATION!

The mission of the AAO Foundation is to advance the orthodontic specialty by supporting quality education and research that leads to excellence in patient care, and by promoting orthodontic charitable giving.

 

THE FACTS

The AAO Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Association of Orthodontists, provides support to orthodontic education programs and orthodontic research.

$16.1 Million Amount of Funding Provided Since 1994
284 Fellowship Awards Supported
360 Research Awards Supported
500+ Published Articles & Abstracts

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Gifted Smiles

Gifted Smiles serves as a conduit to orthodontic treatment for children who lack access to care by matching AAO Member volunteers with approved applicants.

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In the News

Donated Orthodontic Services Recognized by ASAE
Donated Orthodontic Services Recognized by ASAE
09/28/2022
The AAO Foundation's Donated Orthodontic Services Program (DOS) is honored to be recognized as an ASAE 2022 Power of Associations Silver Award recipient. These awards are to celebrate and promote the invaluable contributions that associations make to America and the world.
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AAOSI Supports the AAOF Craniofacial Growth Legacy Project Through Matching Campaign
AAOSI Supports the AAOF Craniofacial Growth Legacy Project Through Matching Campaign
09/21/2022
AAO Services Inc. (AAOSI), and entity of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), recently announced a dollar-to-dollar matching campaign in support of the Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collection Project.
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Additional Funding Committed to Craniofacial Growth Legacy Project
Additional Funding Committed to Craniofacial Growth Legacy Project
08/23/2022
The AAOF has committed an additional $540,000 to the Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collection Project over the next 5 years.
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Award Honors Dr. James Vaden
Award Honors Dr. James Vaden
12/21/2021
Dr. James Vaden learned that the AAO Foundation has honored him by establishing the James L. Vaden Teaching Fellowship Award. The new AAOF named award recognizes Dr. Vaden's exceptional contributions to orthodontic education over the course of his career.
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the Angle Orthodontist
the Angle Orthodontist
12/20/2021

Rapid Assessment of Evidence Article Published in Angle Orthodontist

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