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.

$15 Million Amount of Funding Provided Since 1994
271 Fellowship Awards Supported
322 Research Awards Supported
100+ Published Articles & Abstracts
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Your contribution can be designated to the area of your choice to impact the future of the specialty.

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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

The Wite Newsletter - Fall 2022
The Wire Newsletter - Fall 2022
10/05/2022
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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
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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AAOF Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collection Project Webinar
09/13/2022
Get a behind-the-scenes tour of the collection website hosted by the team behind the creation and maintenance of the site.
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AAOF Commits Additional Funding 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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The Wire Newsletter - 2021 Year in Review
The Wire Newsletter - 2021 Year in Review
08/22/2022
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The Wire Newsletter
The Wire Newsletter
02/25/2022

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2022 Awards Program Application
12/31/2021
NEW for 2022, all applications for the Awards Program must be submitted online. The deadline is Friday, November 12, 2021.
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 New AAO Foundation Named Award Honors Dr. James Vaden
New AAO Foundation Named 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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Align Tech Pledges $1 Million to Support the AAOF
Align Tech Pledges $1 Million to Support the AAOF
12/20/2021
Align Technology Pledges $1 Million Over 5 Years to Support the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation
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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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American Association Of Orthodontists Foundation

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