AAOF Seeks Next Resident Director(s) to Serve on Our Board

Some perks include:

  • Attend a board meeting in St. Louis, MO and two virtual meetings during your 1 year term.
  • Represent AAOF at GORP
  • Meet & Greets with your peers at AAO Annual Session in Chicago 2023 in the AAOF Booth.

Your graduation date must be after May 2024 in order to complete your term while still a resident.

Application must be received by September 23 and accompanying materials must be submitted by October 14, 2022



The Vanguard Society is open to current orthodontic residents only.

Your pledge to the AAO Foundation as a resident inducts you into the Vanguard Society. This lifetime distinction can only be realized by supporters who made their initial pledge of $5,000 as a resident and communicate the special commitment that you have for insuring the future of our specialty. Your Vanguard pledge payment can begin during residency with a graduated payment plan starting as little as $5.00 per month.

Vanguiard Society Donation Information

2022 Dr. Fred A. Garrett Resident Education Program

The AAO Foundation recognizes the importance of residents having the opportunity to experience an AAO Annual Session, and we support them through this program by offering a one-time $400 incentive to offset expenses to attend the conference.

To qualify for the Dr. Fred A. Garrett Resident Education Program incentive of $400, residents must register for and attend AAO Annual Session IN PERSON, and meet the following qualifications:

1. Be a member of AAO
2. Have a graduation date AFTER October 1, 2022
3. Orthodontic Residency Program must be located the U.S. or Canada
4. Visit the AAOF Booth in the AAO Member Services Pavilion, during Exhibit Hall hours and complete a confirmation of attendance survey.
5. Have not received this incentive in previous years (2019 in Los Angeles or 2022 in Miami).

*Please note, we do NOT require an application prior to AAO Annual Session. Checks will be mailed directly to residents AFTER Annual Session concludes.

If you'd like to support this program so that it continues in the future, click the Donate Now button above.

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American Association Of Orthodontists Foundation

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