The world’s greatest celebration of orthodontics

The definitive event for orthodontists and their ortho teams is back with a reimagined format that lets you take the lead. Whether you want to master a new clinical technique, tap into the power of 3D printing technology or overcome your current labor shortages, you can design an experience that delivers exactly what you’re looking for at AAO’s Annual Session. Personalize a program targeting your most pressing goals with seven curated paths featuring the profession’s best education, innovation, and high-caliber networking with a dynamic community of peers. 

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Bring your team together with the entire orthodontics community.  

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Because Your Goals are Unique

Build a customized experience with seven new paths that ensure your time at Annual Session is productive and focused on your top goals:

  • Innovations & Tech Talk
    Discover how our orthodontic specialty is evolving through the lens of technology and innovation through topics on 3D printing, digital workflow, customized appliances, and more.
  • Clinical Techniques
    Nurture existing concepts, applications and techniques, while keeping abreast of advances in clinical subject matter on topics such as Class II, Class III, open bite and interdisciplinary treatment.
  • Scientific Advances
    Actively explore the science and research that is advancing our orthodontic specialty forward in the areas of airway management, early treatment, vertical control, and more.
  • Business Success
    Implement efficient and effective practice management essentials to advance your long-term practice success and stability through topics on marketing, human resource management, financial health, and more.
  • Inspiration & Wellbeing
    Cultivate talent and proactively seek out opportunities to advance your professional and interpersonal relationships through topics such as communication, office culture and leadership.
  • Exhibit Hall
    See the latest orthodontic services and technologies from hundreds of leading companies. Learn about current innovations straight from the companies who developed them.
  • Engage & Connect
    Connect and unite with your peers, colleagues and industry professionals from around the world during engaging parties, receptions, and events, as well as serendipitous moments.

“Personally, it is important for me to attend the Annual Session every year. I haven’t missed a meeting since residency! It is time for me to relax, learn, catch up with old friends and support our organization. The Annual Session is our meeting! I hope you will join me in Chicago.”

Neal D. Kravitz DMD, MS
Editor-in-Chief, JCO
Associate Editor, AJO/DO
Diplomate, ABO (re-certified)
North Atlantic Component, Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists