Top 6 Reasons to Attend

AAO’s Annual Session 2023 is the most empowering event for orthodontists and their teams. This year’s Annual Session has been redesigned to give you a completely customizable experience. Enjoy the Annual Session your way! Join thousands of orthodontic professionals for the most reliable education from leading experts in the field.

1. Engage in the world’s greatest celebration of orthodontics 

Connect with thousands of professionals from the orthodontic industry 

Our attendees represent the largest and most actively engaged community of orthodontists and ortho teams from around the world. Connect with thousands of  orthodontic professionals who understand your challenges and triumphs. Build your network by engaging with the top minds in the field who can help you to grow and innovate your business. 

2. 15.5 CE Credits 

Exclusive access to the most trusted and reliable orthodontic education

Our top-notch education covers a broad range of topics. Customizable paths allow you to choose what you want to learn. With the most reliable orthodontic education and content, you and your team can earn up to 15.5 CE credit hours and stay up-to-date on your continuing education requirements.  

3. Over 350 exhibiting companies

Experience the latest in orthodontics from 350+ exhibiting companies

See the latest orthodontic services and technologies from hundreds of leading companies. With our live Exhibit Hall map, you can easily navigate the hall and find experts who can help you manage daily operations and grow your practice. Experience the latest innovations straight from the companies who developed them and understand their potential. 

4. Create your own experience

Seven customizable tracks help you experience Annual Session your way 

AAO Annual Session can sometimes feel enormous. We’ve made it easy for you to choose your path by selecting the learning and engagement opportunities that meet your needs.

5. Attend in-person or virtually 

Can’t travel? We’ve got a virtual option so you can still take part 

Our virtual content allows you to experience the Annual Session from anywhere in the world. The livestreamed content will be available, for virtual attendees, during the live experience. Additionally, the livestreamed content will be available on-demand for 30 days after the Annual Session for all registered attendees.

6. The Windy City offers something for everyone 

Join us in the 2022 Best Big City in the U.S – Chicago, Illinois 

Chicago, IL was just named the 2022 Best Big City in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler. Centrally located, Chicago is home to an international airport making travel to and from the Annual Session easy. Home to world-renowned entertainment, attractions, food, music, and more, you can enjoy all that Chicago has to offer on your visit.