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.

The Facts

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

$13.1 Million Amount of Funding Provided Since 1994
249 Fellowship Awards Supported
258 Research Awards Supported
100+ Published Articles & Abstracts
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Continued Commitment to the Specialty®

With our Continued Commitment to the Specialty® program, you can donate to the AAOF and designate exactly how your funds will be spent, from research to administration.

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AAOF Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collection Project

The AAOF Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collection Project joins together nine of the eleven known collections of longitudinal craniofacial growth records in the United States and Canada.

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In the News

Spring 2019 Newsletter

AAOF has published our first Newsletter of 2019! If you want to receive these directly to your inbox and be the first to know what we are up to,
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Resident Gift Program

The AAO Foundation recognizes the importance of residents having an opportunity to attend an AAO Annual Session. Learn more about how to help a resident experience the personal and professional growth that annual sessions offer.

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Rapid Assessment of Evidence

The American Association of Orthodontists Foundation will be providing a new service in response to requests from AAO members. This will be your opportunity to ask a panel of orthodontic researchers questions regarding the validity of manufacturers’ claims about their products.

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Awards Program

AAOF has provided $13.1 million in grant funding, primarily in support of Junior Faculty. View our Award Funding History here. Deadline for the 2020 Awards Cycle is November 15, 2019.

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AAOF By the Numbers

The mission of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation is to advance the orthodontic specialty by supporting quality education and research that leads to excellence in patient care.

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American Association Of Orthodontists Foundation

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