The Innovation Pavilion – located at the center of the Exhibit Hall – is the interactive and collaborative environment where you not only learn about – but contribute to – the industry’s most exciting new solutions.


If you’re considering a new technology for your practice, look no further than AAO TechSelect. It’s the one-stop-shop for AAO members to research and learn about new technologies, and a remarkable cost-saving resource too. Discover the future of in-house retainers, aligners, digital indirect bonding, remote monitoring, and automation. Join us at the TechSelect booth in the Innovation Pavilion.

Ortho Innovator Award Showcase

Learn about the breakthrough solutions that advance our specialty, as selected by AAO Committee on Technology for uniqueness, originality, functionality or feasibility, and add value to the orthodontic practice. This year’s winner and honorable mentions will be featured in the Ortho Innovator Award Showcase and the award  presented by CTECH Chair, Dr. Neal Kravitz, on Saturday, May 4 in the Rivergate Room.

Learn more about the Ortho Innovator Award and past recipients.

OrthoTank Pitch Event

Inspired by Shark Tank and hosted by Dr. Trista Felty, promising orthodontic start-ups pitch to a panel of judges for a possible investment from the AAO Innovation & Transformation Fund. Join the audience to watch live and share your thoughts.

Date: Sunday, May 5

Time: 3:00pm

Location: Rivergate Room

New Products Showcase Award

Orthodontists, you be the judge of what is the best new product on the show floor. Start at the Innovation Pavilion to see the entries, go visit the booths of the entries to learn more and then cast your vote. The winner will be announced on Monday, May 6 in the afternoon and on AAO social media.

Learn more about the New Products Showcase and the 2023 winner, Dental Monitoring.

TechSelect Live

Tech Select Live returns for 2024 featuring a panel discussion with members of the AAO Committee on Technology and other experts. They will tackle a variety of technology and mass customization in orthodontics topics including 3D printing, digital indirect bonding/custom brackets, aligners, remote monitoring, automation and more.

Date: Saturday, May 4

Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Location: Rivergate Room

TechSelect Partners

Visit the TechSelect exhibiting partners located adjacent to the Innovation Pavilion to see and experience the latest and greatest orthodontic technologies. From remote monitoring to digital workflows, TechSelect partners have the solutions you need to improve your practice and patient care.