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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.

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Breaking News Alert for AAO Members:

The AAO supports the recommendation from White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah L. Birx to postpone any elective dentistry for the next two weeks – through the end of March.

The AAO office will be working remotely in response to this announcement as well.

There is a resource center now available on the AAO website where members can view answers to frequently asked questions, find resources for your practice and access office closure guidelines.

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The Facts

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

$13.8 Million Amount of Funding Provided Since 1994
255 Fellowship Awards Supported
279 Research Awards Supported
100+ Published Articles & Abstracts

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

2019 Year In Review

Because of your support, 2019 was a big year for AAOF. We've published our Year in Review.

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AAOF Joins #GivingTuesday Movement

Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference. AAOF has funded over $13 million in orthodontic research projects and education opportunities that have helped shape the future of the specialty. Be a part of the global giving movement on December 3.

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Summer 2019 Newsletter

See what we've been up to this summer!

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2020 Awards Application Materials Available

2020 Awards Materials are now available online. Deadline is November 15, 2019 by 5:00 pm CST.

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AAOF Award Recipient and Planning and Awards Review Committee (PARC) Member Takes Leadership Role with National Dental Practice-Based Research Network

Dr. Veerasathpurush "Sath" Allareddy has been named National Director of Specialty Engagement by the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network (PBRN).

 "I am very thankful to you, the AAO, and AAOF for your continued support to the National Dental PBRN. The pilot study funded by AAOF was pivotal for me to make engagement with the National Dental PBRN and this paved the way for me to be selected to serve as the National Director of Specialty Engagement." - Dr. Veerasathpurush "Sath" Allareddy

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AAOF Provides Over $330,000 in Support of Residents

AAOF is in the process of sending $400 checks to 826 qualifying residents who attended AAO Annual Session in Los Angeles. See what they had to say about the impact of this gift, and find out how to support this program in the future!

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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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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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