January 12, 2023

New Year, New Beginnings

Dear SWSO Friends and Colleagues,

Happy New Year! Much work has been completed to facilitate the merger of the SWSO and SAO constituents:

  • At our combined SWSO-SAO-MSO annual session in November 2022, the provisional bylaws were passed.
  • Currently work is being done on the policy manual and our upcoming strategic planning session is scheduled in January 2023.

Monthly updates will be sent to the SWSO and SAO membership to keep you informed along the way. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact me at shannonortho@mac.com




Kyle Shannon

New Year, New Site

Be sure to check out our new website!


AAO Reminders

AAO Trustee At Large Applications

Due: January 15, 2023

The AAO Board of Trustees is looking to fill one opening with a member who will bring diverse viewpoints and strengthen the volunteer leadership team. This position has a three-year term.

Trustee At-Large Application

How to Apply to Become an AAO Trustee-at-Large

  1. Please download the online application (see "Trustee At-Large Application" button on the left).
  2. Complete application
  3. Scan your completed version and return it to lchandler@aaortho.org with your CV by January 15, 2023. 

Click below for additional information about the position and to review application instructions and access to the online application form.

Learn More

Stay on the Cutting Edge of Orthodontics and Take a Deep Dive into 3D Printing at Winter Conference

January 27-29, 2023

Whether you’re seeking basic information or more advanced knowledge, skill sets and pearls, this conference will guide you and your team through the most innovative touchpoints of in-house 3D printing implementation. This is your opportunity to dive even deeper into 3D printing and get hands-on experience using the most cutting-edge 3D printing tools available. 

Attendees can earn up to 14.25 CE credits.

Register for Winter Conference Now

Any AAO PAC donor of $250 or more is invited to attend.

If you have any questions about these dates or would like to receive more information about event registration, please reach out to AAO Grassroots and Digital Advocacy Specialist Kim VanVeen, at kvanveen@aaortho.org.

Professional Advocacy Conference:

February 28- March 1, 2023

In 2023, we are offering a hybrid conference with a variety of substantive meetings at the Hamilton Hotel followed by taking our grassroots advocacy directly to Capitol Hill.  We will maximize our time together to make a difference for our advocacy priorities.

Contribute to AAOPAC

Save the Date!

We look forward to seeing you next year at the Omni Amelia Island Resort in Fernandina Beach, Florida, October 26-28, 2023.