Membership requirements appear on Page 2 of the AAO membership application.  After printing the form from your computer and filling it out completely, mail or fax to:

American Association of Orthodontists
Attn: Membership
401 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO, USA, 63141-7816
FAX to: (314) 993-6992

Student, International Student, and Orthodontic Staff Club applications are processed upon receipt.  All other applications are approved by the AAO Board of Trustees four times a year in February, May, August, and November. Upon election to active membership, you will be also become a member of your constituent (regional) organization. For more information, send an email to or call (800) 424-2841, Ext. 518.


The members of this Association shall be classified as follows:

1.     Active
2.     Affiliate 
3.     Academic (non-United States/Canada graduates)
4.     Student
5.     Service
6.     Retired
7.     International
8.     Honorary
9.     International Student

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