AAOF Year in Review 2021

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Our Mission

The mission of the AAO Foundation is to advance the orthodontic specialty by supporting quality education and research that leads to excellence in patient care, and by promoting orthodontic charitable giving.



I am delighted to report the AAOF had a remarkably creative and constructive year in 2021. Among many other priorities, the focus remained fundraising. Our frequently circulated communications and messages made a difference. Many donors were inspired to donate.

Most notably, we were pleased by Align Technology’s commitment to better the future of orthodontics with a $1 million pledge. It will affect the potential for AAOF for several years to come.

Also significant is the generosity of the Graber Family Foundation. They are steadfast in their giving contributions. We were proud to present them with the 2021 Eugene and Pauline Blair Distinguished Service Award. The Foundation hopes all orthodontists, one day, will want to be the like the Graber family, and help to secure their future in comfort and abundance.

Our Awards Program continues to support quality education and research and this year alone granted over $750,000 to worthy applicants to support their projects. Also, a new Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship Award (OFDFA) was established and named in honor of Dr. James Vaden in 2021. Over the years, many scientists will benefit from it to advance the science and technology of orthodontics.

The Foundation continued its support for the GORP meeting, which was held in person for residents, in St. Louis, Missouri. The residents were able to physically visit and explore the Association that serves them. The Foundation will also continue to sponsor residents to attend the AAO Annual Session in Miami in 2022 through the Dr. Fred A. Garrett Resident Education Program.

Throughout the year, the AAO was intimately involved with the Foundation with their wisdom, support, eagerness, and help. Those who are in leadership for AAO deserve our gratitude.

As gratitude goes, the Foundation now houses two very important entities: Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) and the Disaster Relief program. Hurricane “IDA” created much havoc in the practices of several orthodontists, to which the Foundation provided funds to help repair the damages.

A significant leader in orthodontics and former Chair of PARC, Dr. Laura Iwasaki, received the 2021 Louise and Joseph Jarabak Award for her distinguished contributions to education and science in orthodontics. On her watch, the quality of science and clinical orthodontic research has risen to make a difference. We congratulate her, as we are very grateful to her.

If you want to further your commitment to the AAOF, join me and the AAOF Board of Directors by joining the century club. A monthly contribution is the easiest and least burdensome means to make a donation: https://www.aaofoundation.net/ways-to-give/join-century-club--monthly-giving

Chris Bentson President-Elect Public Director #2

Lynne Thomas Gordon Secretary-Treasurer

AAO Ex-Officio

Benjamin Anders, DDS Resident Director

David J. Angus, DMD NESO Director

Mark E. Berkman, DDS, MS GLAO Director

Robert James Bray, DDS, MS

National Planned Giving Chair

Wanda I. Claro, DDS, MS SAO Director, PARC Liaison

Michael G. Durbin, DDS, MS

AAO Ex-Officio

Jeffrey S. Genecov, DDS, MSD SWSO Director

Lili Horton, DMD, MS PCSO Director

James G. Klarsch, DDS, MSD MSO Director

National Vanguard Society Chair

Kristen Lowe, DDS, MS RMSO Director

Ryan Moynihan Public Director #1

Eric R. Nease, DDS, MSD National Endowment Campaign Chair

Frank Quinn Public Director #3

Samim Taraji, DMD Resident Director



Jackie Bode (staff), Mindy Copp (staff), Wanda Claro, Saran Huja (PARC Chair), Benjamin Anders, Samim Taraji, Ryan Moynihan, Orhan Tuncay, David Angus, Mark Berkman, Michael Durbin, Lili Horton, Lynne Thomas Gordon, Christine Nguyen (incoming resident director 2022), James Klarsch, Chris Bentson Not Pictured: Robert Bray, Jeffrey Genecov, Kristen Lowe, Eric Nease and Frank Quinn






Align Technology

American Orthodontics Corporation



3M Oral Care

Ortho2 - Ortho Computer Systems, Inc. O.S.E. Co., Inc. Philips Sonicare Specialty Appliances Tru-Tain Orthodontics Charlene White Roth Williams Center for Functional Occlusion, Inc.

-- Align Technology, Inc. (“Align”) (Nasdaq: ALGN) a leading global medical device company that designs, manufactures, and sells the Invisalign system of clear aligners, iTero intraoral scanners, and exocad CAD/CAM software for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry today announced a $1 million donation to the American Association of Orthodontics Foundation (AAOF), the charitable arm of the American Association of Orthodontists. The donation will be delivered in installments over five years beginning in December 2021.

Dentsply GAC Ormco Corporation

TP Orthodontics, Inc.



Great Lakes Dental Technologies OCA Ortho Technology, Inc.



AAO Services, Inc.


Reliance Orthodontic Products, Inc.



Carestream Dental


Dolphin Imaging & Management Solutions Forestadent USA

G & H Wire Company

Henry Schein Cares Foundation Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company, Inc. Intrado Interactive Services Corporation

Ziegler Practice Transitions, Ltd Zuelke & Associates, Inc.

MENTOR $20,000

Boyd Industries, Inc.



Allesee Ortho Appliances/AOA Lab Lancer Orthodontics, Inc. Matlack/Van Every Design Inc.



Class One Orthodontics Inc. Dexta Corporation DOME, Inc.

Joan Garbo Consulting MASEL

Ortho Organizers, Inc. Ross Orthodontic Venture Six, Inc. TEMPE, Ariz., December 21, 2021





Acuscape International, Inc.

Beck Instrument - E.A. Beck & Co.

Bentson Clark & Copple,LLC

Debbie Best, Consulting Network

Byrne Consulting

GC America, Inc.

Hummingbird Associates

Interplak By Conair

Lang Dental Mfg. Co., Inc.

Lending Club Patient Solutions

LeoneAmerica Dental Products, Inc.

Neon Canvas

Ortho Arch Company OrthoVOICE


PAR Orthodontic Laboratory, Inc.

Quick Ceph Systems

Quintessence Publishing Co., Inc.

Rosen & Associates, LLP

Sesame Communications


Summit Orthodontic Services, Inc.


UBS Financial Services

US Orthodontic Products

The Wehmer Corporation

WildSmiles Braces

We are proud to be a long-time partner of the AAOF and support orthodontic education and research programs that will benefit orthodontic treatment and support orthodontists across all stages of their careers.”


Executive Vice President and Managing Director, Americas, Align Technology



2021 Eugene and Pauline Blair, American Association of Orthodontists Foundation Distinguished Service Award recipient The Graber Family Foundation


This award is presented to a person, group or organization who has made exceptional contributions to the furtherance of the mission and goals of the Foundation. We proudly present the 2021 Blair Award to: The Graber Family Foundation for their dedication and commitment to the AAOF.

THE GRABER FAMILY FOUNDATION has made exceptional contributions to the furtherance of the mission and goals of the Foundation. An excerpt from the nomination, “Dr. Lee Graber, his father Tom and his daughter Katie, three generations of orthodontists that live the mission of the AAOF by their generous support of quality education and years of personal research and textbook publications and articles for the AJO-DO that have led to advancing excellence in patient care and orthodontic treatments.”

Dr. Lee Graber has received many awards and honors. To name a few, the Albert H. Ketcham Memorial Award (Highest Award of the American Board of Orthodontics for contributions to orthodontics) 2012, the Illinois Society of Orthodontists Merit Award

2014, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Academic Honorary and the AAO Award of Special Merit. He has contributed to multiple scientific journal articles, textbook chapters and is co-author and editor of Orthodontics: Current Principles and Techniques, a widely used graduate orthodontic textbook. Having been originally authored by his father, the text is now in its 6th edition.

Dr. Katie Graber was featured in “What Dentists Tell Their Friends” Redbook, January 2015 and “People Keep Telling Me Braces Are Awful. Are They Right?” Girls’ Life, June 2013. We are honored to extend The Eugene and Pauline Blair Distinguished Service Award to The Graber Family Foundation for their support of the AAO Foundation’s mission.

Awards PROGRAM • 16 Biomedical Research Awards • 9 Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship Awards (OFDFA) • 8 Research Aid Awards • Maintenance of Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collection Project Website $50,000 • Awarded Amount total $771,171 8 | YEAR IN REVIEW 2021



• Carlos Flores-Mir, University of Alberta – B.F. Dewel Memorial Biomedical Research Award

• Thikriat Al-Jewair, University of Buffalo

• Phimon Atsawasuwan, University of Illinois, Chicago

• Carlos Flores-Mir, University of Alberta

• Sylvia Frazier-Bowers and Laura Jacox, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Robert L. Boyd Biomedical Research Award

• Christine Hong, University of California, San Francisco – Robert James Bray Biomedical Research Award

• Saran Huja, Medical University of South Carolina – Fred F. Schudy Memorial Research Award

• F. Kurtis Kasper, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

• Negin Katebi, Harvard School of Dental Medicine

• Chung How Kau, University of Alabama

• Jae Hyun Park, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health

• Rishma Shah, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill – Graber Family Biomedical Research and Teaching Award

• Kyungsup Shin, University of Iowa – Burstone-Indiana Biomechanics Award

• Karthikeyan Subramani, Roseman University

• Shankar Rengasamy Venugopalan, University of Iowa – The Fred and Dianne Garrett Biomedical Research Award

• Sumit Yadav, University of Connecticut


• Soyhon Kim, Oregon Health & Science University – Willie and Earl Shepard Fellowship Award

• Isil Aras, Jacksonville University – Michael Matlof Memorial Teaching Fellowship Award

• Mohammed Elnagar, University of Illinois, Chicago – Albert P. Westfall Memorial Teaching Fellowship Award

• Tarek ElShebiny, Case Western Reserve University – James A. McNamara Orthodontic Faculty Fellowship Award

• Chenshuang Li, University of Pennsylvania – Orhan C. Tuncay Teaching Fellowship Award

• Kathryn Preston, University of California, Los Angeles – Eugene E. West Memorial Fellowship Award

• Flavio Sanchez, University of Illinois – Chicago – Robert E. Gaylord Teaching Fellowship Award

• Meenakshi Vishwanath, University of Nebraska Medical Center –T.M. Graber Teaching Fellowship Award

• Bingshuang Zou, University of British Columbia – Robert E. Binder Teaching Fellowship Award


• Pheba Abraham, University of Illinois, Chicago – Charles J. Burstone Research Aid Award

• Katelyn Cass & Allen Rapolla, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill



Since 1994, the AAOF Awards Program has contributed the following to orthodontic education and research.



1994 - $108,945

1995 - $221,208

1996 - $275,695


1997 - $396,785

1998 - $396,460 1999-2003 $2,502,607

1999 - $562,578

2000 - $624,950

2001 - $723,660

2002 - $469,419

2003 - $122,000

2004-2008 $2,593,267

2004 - $295,347

2005 - $337,231

2006 - $652,978

2007 - $712,800

2008 - $594,911



2009 - $120,000

2010 - $150,000 2011 - $980,000

2012 - $540,000 2013 - $605,000

2014-2021 $3,421,316

2014 - $470,000

2015 - $687,000

2016 - $800,830

2017 - $676,774

2018 - $786,712

2019-2021 $2,267,538

2019 - $774,738

2020 - $721,629

2021 - $771,171

TOTAL $14,578,821


“It is our duty as professionals to give back, and I can think of no better charity than the AAOF, which supports orthodontic education programs and orthodontic research. It is with greatest pride that our office has committed to donating $50,000 to the AAOF. I encourage every orthodontist to make a donation no matter the amount. Our success as orthodontists is dependent on the success of the AAOF.”


Waldorf Orthodontics

White Plains, MD

$14.6 million
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Members of the Planning and Awards Review Committee (PARC) and staff at the January 2020 meeting are shown L/R Front Row: Jackie Bode (Executive Director, AAOF); Sunil Wadhwa (NESO/NY); Sarandeep Huja (SAO/SC – Chair); Laura Iwasaki (PCSO/OR) – Former Chair; Veerasathpurush Allareddy (MSO/IL); Sylvia Frazier-Bowers (SAO/NC – Vice Chair); Cheryl Young (AAOF Staff – Secretary) and L/R Back Row: Wanda Claro (SAO/TN – AAOF Board Liaison); Peter Buschang (SWSO/TX); Martin Palomo (GLAO/OH); Eric Ting (PCSO/CA); Wellington Rody (NESO/NY); James Klarsch (MSO/MO – AAOF Board); Mindy Copp (AAOF Staff); Lili Horton (PCSO/HI)

*2021 meeting was held virtually, no photo available.

While keeping the ultimate fiduciary responsibility of the Awards Program, the Foundation Board has delegated to the Planning and Awards Review Committee (PARC) the responsibility of reviewing the various applications and recommending which are to be funded. In addition, the committee is responsible for making recommendations about any alterations in the Foundation’s Awards Program. PARC is composed of nine voting members and one nonvoting member: Voting members of PARC are selected by the AAOF Board of Directors from recommendations originating from the AAO Board of Trustees; through the AAO Council on Education (COE) and AAO Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA), PARC and from the AAOF Board itself. Individuals recommended by either council and nominated by the AAO BOT need not be members of either council. Typically, PARC members serve a maximum of two three-year terms. The Chair and Vice Chair of PARC are both determined by the AAOF BOD. The member of PARC, who is designated the AAOF Board Liaison to PARC, is selected by the AAOF BOD from among Foundation Directors.

PARC membership for 2020–2021

Sarandeep S. Huja DDS, Chair (SAO/SC)

Sylvia Frazier-Bowers, DDS, PhD, Vice Chair (SAO/NC)

Peter Buschang PhD (SWSO/TX)

Christine Hong, DMD, MS (PCSO/CA)

J. Martin Palomo DDS, MSD (GLAO/OH)

Wellington Rody DDS (NESO/NY)

Eric Kang Ting DMD (PCSO/CA)

Sunil Wadhwa DDS, PhD (NESO/NY)

Wanda Claro DDS, MS, Board Liaison (SAO/TN)

Veerasathpurush Allareddy BDS, MBA, MHA, MMSc, PhD (MSO/IL)

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2021 Graber Family Biomedical Research and Teaching Award

The Application of Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound (LIPUS) in Dentofacial Deformity In the United States, it is estimated that 5% of the population (16.5 million) present with moderate-severe dentofacial deformities that require surgical intervention of the hard and, occasionally, the soft tissues to restore dentofacial balance and function. The estimated cost of combined orthodontic treatment and orthognathic surgery ranges from $20,000-$40,000 per case. Possible complications of surgery include nerve damage, infection, relapse, and poor aesthetic and functional outcomes; the associated financial burden amounts to millions of dollars. There is a need to develop therapies for the prevention of dentofacial deformity and, in the case of corrective procedures, improve outcomes in all cases. Our long-term goal is to develop innovative therapies for dentofacial deformities.

The evidence suggests a role of the masticatory muscles in dentofacial deformity. There is an urgent need to better understand this role in order to identify potential preventative interventions. In addition, understanding factors that promote muscle adaptation and regeneration are of relevance to stability and faster recovery following surgical correction.

“I am grateful to the Foundation for the award of this funding. The generation of preliminary data from this project funded by the Foundation will support future funding applications to the NIH/NIDCR. As a tenuretrack Assistant Professor, the award of research funding from institutions, such as the NIH/NIDCR, will be important for advancing my career as a clinician scientisteducator in the field of orthodontics.”

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) has been demonstrated as a noninvasive physical stimulus for numerous therapeutic applications. An extensive literature search has revealed the absence of studies on the effects of LIPUS on the craniofacial skeletal musculature. We propose to study the role of LIPUS in skeletal muscle regeneration and adaptation in vitro, and understand its potential as a therapeutic agent in dentofacial deformity. Our hypothesis is that successful and faster skeletal muscle regeneration and adaptation is dependent on the application of LIPUS. The following specific aims will answer our hypothesis: Aim 1 - Modification of our current tissue bioreactors and optimization of LIPUS parameters; Aim 2 - Investigation into the in vitro effects of LIPUS on skeletal muscle regeneration and adaptation.

To read the complete summary, visit https://www.aaofoundation.net/awards-program/about-the-aaof-awards-program


Benefit to Orthodontic Education

Orthodontists have in-depth knowledge of growth and development of the dentofacial complex. Studies have demonstrated the role of the muscles of mastication in dentofacial deformity. Our proposal to investigate the effects of LIPUS on craniofacial skeletal muscle is timely, novel and innovative. There is the potential to generate new knowledge on the effects of LIPUS on the soft tissues of the dentofacial region, and how this may be utilized in the development of future therapies for our patients.

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“ The funding provided by the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation is essential for the recruitment of subjects for the follow-up survey. Support by the AAOF will also be crucial in the development and further exploration of my research interests. My quest for knowledge, understanding, and answers will be applicable to a future career in academic and clinical practice.”

2021 Charles J. Burstone Research Aid Award

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to major increase in unemployment and has downstream effects on poverty, food insecurity and poor health outcomes. The objective of the proposed study is to conduct a survey to comprehend how COVID-19 and the related economic recession are impacting people’s diets and oral health.

The survey consists of three parts. The first part address questions about themselves. The second part questions about experience from pre- and post- the initiation of the pandemic in the US. A follow up questionnaire will be given to orthodontic patients. The follow up survey will focus on accessibility of orthodontic care, economic barriers to proceed with the already started orthodontic treatment and also the ability to maintain oral hygiene and healthy diet while during orthodontic care in the midst of this pandemic.

The result from the proposed study will shed a light on the drastic increase in food insecurity and economic instability in the United States as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

To read the complete summary, visit https://www.aaofoundation.net/awards-program/about-the-aaof-awards-program


Benefit to Orthodontic Education

Dr. Abraham seeks to gain a better understanding of how this crisis is affecting orthodontic patients. It is important to collect data on both access to care and changes in diet, as declines in quality of either or both are likely to portend future increased oral health and

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Biomedical Research Award (BRA)

• B.F. Dewel Memorial Biomedical Research Award*

• Robert L. Boyd Biomedical Research Award

• Robert James Bray Biomedical Research Award

• Burstone-Indiana Biomechanics Award**

• Graber Family Biomedical Research and Teaching Award***

• Fred F. Schudy Memorial Research Award

• The Fred and Dianne Garrett Biomedical Research Award

Corporate Center Award

• GAC International Corporate Center Award

• Ormco/”A” Company Corporate Center Award

• 3M Unitek Corporate Center Award

• Align Technology, Inc. Corporate Center Award

• American Orthodontics Corporate Center Award

• T.P. Orthodontics Corporate Center Award

Orthodontic Faculty Development Fellowship Award (OFDFA)

• Willie and Earl Shepard Fellowship Award*

• Robert E. Binder Teaching Fellowship Award

• Robert E. Gaylord Teaching Fellowship Award

• Anthony A. Gianelly Teaching Fellowship Award

• T.M. Graber Teaching Fellowship Award

• Michael Matlof Memorial Teaching Fellowship Award

• Robert M. Ricketts Sunflower Orthodontics Fellowship Award

• Subtelny, Baker, Eastman Teaching Fellowship Award

• Orhan C. Tuncay Teaching Fellowship Award

• Eugene E. West Memorial Fellowship Award

• Albert P. Westfall Memorial Teaching Fellowship Award

• James A. McNamara Orthodontic Faculty Fellowship Award

• James L. Vaden Teaching Fellowship Award

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award (PFA)

• Martin “Bud” Schulman Postdoctoral Fellowship Award

Research Aid Award

• Charles J. Burstone Research Aid Award

Designation given to the most meritorious proposal within each

Successful applicant of the award each year designated as a Burstone Fellow in

***A preference for Junior Faculty

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“I give to the AAOF because I think it’s the best profession on the planet and I want to be sure that it continues into the future long after I’m gone.”



Auxiliary Donations for Orthodontic Research and Education (ADORE) was created to offer opportunities to orthodontic team members to join the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation in their mission to advance the specialty by supporting quality education and research that leads to excellence in patient care. Members of ADORE receive special benefits, communication, and recognition from American Association of Orthodontists Foundation for their commitment.


Joan Garbo Brenda Ashwell Kim Barker Debbie Best Rosemary Bray Shannon Brockway Tina Byrne Amy Demas Carol Eaton Joan Garbo Barb Herzog Beth Leach Charlene White Edwina Wood
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Individuals who have made a commitment in advance to leave a lasting legacy by including AAOF as a beneficiary in his/her final wishes (will, life insurance, estate, etc.) are considered members of the Foundation’s Keystone Society.

https://www.aaofoundation.net/news/keystone-society KEYSTONE SOCIETY LEARN MORE 18 | YEAR IN REVIEW 2021


“Every morning I wake up and say to myself ‘Cool, I get to be an orthodontist!’ No other profession comes even close to the rewards that we receive every day. I feel a tremendous sense of gratitude for the blessings I have received, and in turn I feel a deep sense of responsibility to give back to ensure our beloved orthodontic profession stays strong for the next generation…which includes my son Mikey, a first-year resident in the Texas A&M/ Baylor orthodontic department! Please join me in adding the Keystone Society to your estate plans. It is the right thing to do!”


Stark Smiles University of Iowa

“I decided to become a Keystone member as I believe in the AAOF and its mission. I can never repay the researchers and leaders that have gone before me who laid the groundwork for this great orthodontic profession. Donating to the foundation is a small way to give back and to help the orthodontists of the future.”


Chief Clinical Officer

Rock Dental Brands

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The AAO Foundation Craniofacial Growth Legacy Collections Project is available on a complimentary basis to whomever would wish access to this valuable resource of untreated cases. However, this costs and the AAO Foundation, the owners of the collection, $50,000 annually to maintain this site. Consequently, we are asking you to help fund its continued existence. Please donate now to help preserve this important legacy of orthodontics. We thank you in advance for your support.



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With support from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF), nine of the eleven known collections of longitudinal craniofacial growth records in the United States and Canada have joined together to create this web site and its underlying numerical database. Our purpose is to make representative materials from the participating collections available for viewing and further investigation by clinicians, craniofacial investigators, students of human growth, and interested members of the public. These collections represent the work of hundreds of investigators. They have been gathered, cataloged, and studied over a period of more than seventy-five years. The contributing collections have produced most of the information that is available in the contemporary orthodontic literature on longitudinal craniofacial growth in untreated children. Now, by merging data

from the several collections, we hope to make possible further collaborative studies that will enrich and refine our knowledge of craniofacial growth in untreated children and adolescents.

Presently available on the site are more than 13,000 digital images including 8,700 lateral cephalograms and over 3,000 frontal (PA) cephalograms generated at different ages from 704 cases, gathered from 9 different collections. Summary statistics on case distribution by sex/ gender, age and Angle Class may be found by clicking on “ Statistics” in the About menu.

This entire site is a continually developing resource for orthodontic teaching and research. Its primary role is to serve as a repository for longitudinal records of all types with sufficient numerical documentation to facilitate useful search and querying.


VISIT OUR WEBSITE: https://www.aaoflegacycollection.org/ aaof_home.html

• Year 4 of the Five Year Ongoing Support is complete - thank you AAOF!

• The collection now has a total of 842 subjects

• Additional website usage statistical analysis has been added

• Website and database are stable, and software is being updated as new versions become available

• Requests are being filled on a routine basis

• New 3D Study Casts are being added

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The Century Club option is an open-ended, ongoing commitment of a minimum of $100 per month, either by bank authorization or credit card.

Dr. Brian Amy

Dr. Mariela Anderson

Dr. Rolf G. Behrents

Dr. Breck S. Brewer

Dr. Kevin Michael Cassidy

Dr. Allen Chance

Dr. David T. Copus

Dr. Jacob E. DaBell

Dr. Joseph Y. de Jesus

Dr. J. Kendall Dillehay

Dr. Tim Donald Dumore

Dr. Alison Fallgatter

Dr. Michael J. Foy

Dr. Fred A. Garrett

Dr. David C. Gehring

Dr. Maggie Kerper Grissom

Dr. Zane K. Haider

Dr. Nathan R. Hamman

Dr. Heesoo Oh

Dr. Lili Horton

Dr. Dean Johnson

Dr. Charles A. Lindsey

Dr. Liliana Mejia

Mr. Ryan Moynihan

Dr. Eric R. Nease

Dr. Randall P. Rigsby

Dr. Richard J. Risinger

Dr. Thomas M. Stark

Dr. Charles M. Taylor

Dr. Luis A. Toro, Jr.

Dr. Orhan C. Tuncay

Dr. Charles K. Wear

Dr. Richard A. Williams


The AAO Foundation Board of Directors wishes to express appreciation and gratitude to those who have completed contributions at the $25,000 level or higher. For a full list of pledges, please visit the AAO Foundation website page www.aaofoundation.net/ways-to-give/cont-commto-specialty.

$1,000,000 and above

Align Technology, Inc.

$500,000 - $1,000,000

American Orthodontics

GAC International

3M $100,000 - $499,999

American Association of Orthodontists

Dr. Eugene S. Blair

Dr. Charles J. Burstone Foundation

Dr. W. Kelley Carr

Dr. Patrick M. Dreiling

Dr. Earl Shepard Estate

Dr. Joseph W. Gray

Dr. Gregg G. Hipple

Estate of Dr. Eugene Blair

Estate of Jane Kirkland Bedell

Graber Family Foundation

Great Lakes Dental Technologies

Mr. Leo A. Dohn

Northeastern Society Of Orthodontists

OCA ORMCO Schulman Group

Thomas M. Prescott

TP Orthodontics, Inc.


AAO Services, Inc.

California Assn of Orthodontists

Donated Orthodontic Services

Dr. Kevin Horner

Dr. Ron Redmond

Dr. Kolman P. Apt

Dr. Richard L. Bridgham

Dr. Jeffrey A. Bunkers

Dr. Robert P. Campbell

Dr. C. Lynn Davis

Dr. Harry L. Dougherty, Jr.

Dr. Terry L. Duncan

Dr. Randy K. Ellis

Dr. Robert W. Fry

Dr. Fred A. Garrett

Dr. Philip F.M. Gilley, Jr.

Dr. James E. Gjerset

Dr. T. M. Graber

Dr. Lee W. Graber

Dr. Stephen R. Haught

Dr. Lili K. Horton

Dr. Brent E. Larson

Dr. L. Donald Mayer

Dr. Steven J. Moravec

Dr. Robert T. Morrison

Dr. Robert S. Olson, Jr.

Dr. John K. Pershing, Jr.

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Dr. Robert N. Pickron

Dr. J. Anthony Quinn

Dr. John N. Reichheld

Dr. Stephen C. Roehm

Dr. David M. Sarver

Dr. Robert P. Scholz

Dr. Frederic C. Sterritt

Dr. Donald J. Thompson

Estate of Dante DeAngelo

Estate of Dr. Paul Jorgensen

Great Lakes Association Of Orthodontists

Middle Atlantic Society Of Orthodontists

Mr. Scott Huge

Mr. Arlen J. Hurt

Ortho Technology

Pacific Coast Society Of Orthodontists

Reliance Orthodontic Products, Inc.

Southwestern Society Of Orthodontists


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Ortho Alumni

Carestream Dental


Dolphin Imaging/Patterson Dental

Dr. Michael Bernard

Dr. Paul Bonham

Dr. Normand Boucher

Dr. Paul Carpinello

Dr. Clark Colville

Dr. Paul Damon

Dr. Henry DiLorenzo

Dr. Michael Ellis

Dr. Gregg Frey

Dr. Gayle Glenn

Dr. Monica Goldenberg

Dr. Tucker Haltom

Dr. Chester Hurst

Dr. James Karpac

Dr. Robert Kennemer

Dr. Lisa King

Dr. Michael Klepacki

Dr. Idalia Lastra

Dr. Stephen Litton

Dr. Barkley Low Dr. Nahid Maleki

Dr. Joel Martinez

Dr. Liliana Mejia

Dr. Carolyn Melita

Dr. Norman Nagel

Dr. Hilary Nieberg-Baskin

Dr. Reagon Noble

Dr. Juliana Panchura

Dr. Rebecca Poling Dr. Mario Polo Dr. Anthony Puntillo

Dr. Richard Resler

Dr. Kristine West Dr. Terrie Yoshikane

Dr. Emeline B. Abay

Dr. David O. Adame

Dr. Thomas L. Ahman

Dr. Robert (Tito) Alan Norris

Dr. Richard H. Albright, Jr.

Dr. R.G. (Wick) Alexander

Dr. C. Moody Alexander

Dr. Timothy J. Alford

Dr. Michael C. Alpern

Dr. Lisa A. Alvetro

Dr. David J. Angus

Dr. Damon De Arment

Dr. James J. Awbrey, IV Dr. Dean W. Baesel

Dr. Kathleen M. Bales

Dr. Thomas R. Bales

Dr. Mary K. Barkley

Dr. Nicholas D. Barone

Dr. Jeffrey A. Bassin

Dr. Paul J. Batastini

Dr. Peter F. Bayer

Dr. Mark F. Bellard

Dr. Stephen J. Belli

Dr. Ronald M. Bellohusen

Dr. Greg R. Bennett

Dr. Allen N. Benning

Dr. Brian H. Bergh

Dr. Samuel S. Berro

Dr. Karl L. Bierdeman

Dr. Keith Allan Blalock

Dr. Michael A. Blau

Dr. Jimmy C. Boley

Dr. Barry E. Booth

Dr. Jason R. Bourne

Dr. Steven Jay Bowman

Dr. Robert L. Boyd

Dr. Richard W. Boyd, Jr.

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24 | YEAR IN REVIEW 2021


Dr. Eugene C. Brown, Jr.

Dr. Clark C. Browne

Dr. William A. Buhner

Dr. Donald R. Burkhardt

Dr. Harry I. Bussa, Jr.

Dr. John F. Buzzatto

Dr. John D. Callahan

Dr. Robert B. Campbell

Dr. R. Paul Campbell

Dr. Sean K. Carlson

Dr. Guthrie P. Carr

Dr. Stephen L. Carter

Dr. Jerry F. Cash

Dr. Kevin Michael Cassidy

Dr. Gerald D. Cavanaugh

Dr. Jeffrey Thomas Cavanaugh

Dr. Milton D. Chan

Dr. Lewis P. Chapman, Jr.

Dr. Thomas J. Chin

Dr. Stephen B. Clark

Dr. Theresa Lenise Clifton

Dr. Charles Y. Coghlan

Dr. John A. Coombs

Dr. Jason B. Cope

Dr. John X. Cordoba

Dr. R. Glen Cowan, Jr.

Dr. Sidney M. Craft

Dr. John R. Crawford

Dr. Ross L. Crist

Dr. John M. Damas

Dr. John A. Daniel

Dr. Dale J. Davis

Dr. Lisa M. Davis

Dr. Daniel M. DeAngelo

Dr. William H. DeKock

Dr. Eugene L. Dellinger

Dr. Thomas H. Dembinski, II

Dr. B. Melvin DeSoto

Dr. J. Kendall Dillehay

Dr. Frederick W. Distelhorst

Dr. David E. Drake

Dr. Oles Basil Drobocky

Dr. Steven A. Dugoni

Dr. S. Kendall Dunn

Dr. Michael G. Durbin

Dr. Dean P. Dyer

Dr. Donna L. Ebert

Dr. Jeffrey J. Eberting

Dr. Jerald E. Elrod

Dr. Kevin W. Ensley

Dr. Duane C. Erickson

Dr. James M. Faulkner

Dr. Guy A. Favaloro

Dr. Edward Thomas Ferry

Dr. Thomas J. Fischer

Dr. John J. Flowers, Jr.

Dr. Kim K. Forrest

Dr. Devek Kent Frech

Dr. James F. Fruge, Jr.

Dr. Jeremy R. Fry

Dr. Michael A. Fuchs

Dr. Rick W. Fuchs

Dr. David S. Fuller

Dr. James H. Gallagher

Dr. Wayne H. Garrett

Dr. Paul A. Gates

Dr. Mark S. Geller

Dr. Jeffrey S. Genecov

Dr. John A. Gerling

Dr. Robert F. Girgis

Dr. James R. Glauser

Dr. J. Courtney Gorman

Dr. G. Bradley Gottsegen

Dr. Katherine Rene Graber

Dr. Michael J. Graham

Dr. Charles Ray Graham

Dr. Mervin W. Graham

Dr. John C. Griffiths

Dr. Ronald B. Gross

Dr. Jeffrey E. Gust

Dr. Maria C. Haas

Dr. David G. Haas

Dr. David G. Hall

Dr. David C. Hamilton

Dr. R. Cree Hamilton

Dr. Scott D. Hamilton

Dr. David C. Hamilton, Jr.

Dr. Timothy A. Hanigan

Dr. J. Joseph Hannah

Dr. Heidi Anne Harman

Dr. Lawrence S. Harte

Dr. Anthony L. Harwell

Dr. Jeffrey W. Haskins

Dr. Harry H. Hatasaka

Dr. Michael D. Hayward

Dr. David J. Henderson

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26 | YEAR IN REVIEW 2021


Dr. Steven John Henseler

Dr. James S. Henson, Jr.

Dr. James I. Heslop

Dr. Joseph T. Hicken

Dr. Jerry R. Hickman

Dr. Arnold J. Hill

Dr. Dennis C. Hiller

Dr. Brian N. Hockenberger

Dr. Michael C. Hollen

Dr. Thomas M. Horrigan

Dr. Michael H. Hoxie

Dr. James D. Hudson

Dr. Jon G. Hullings

Dr. Bruce W. Hultgren

Dr. J. Todd Hunt

Dr. Bloyce Britton, III

Dr. Antonio Cucalon, III

Dr. Curtis R. Imel

Dr. Gary O. Inman

Dr. Joseph Carastro, IV

Dr. William W. Iversen

Dr. R. D. Jackson, Jr.

Dr. Amy E. James

Dr. J. Dean Jensen

Dr. Brian R. Jesperson

Dr. David A. Jones

Dr. Richard T. Jones

Dr. Raymond George, Jr.

Dr. Henry Udouj, Jr.

Dr. Robert B. Julius

Dr. Thomas P. Kadar

Dr. John S. Kanyusik

Dr. Marvin C. Kastrop

Dr. Jeff G. Keeling

Dr. Larson R. Keso

Dr. Edward Stan Key

Dr. Michael S. Klein

Dr. Herbert A. Klontz

Dr. James W. Kohl

Dr. Vincent G. Kokich

Dr. George J. Kottemann

Dr. William J. Kottemann

Dr. Neal D. Kravitz

Dr. Michael R. LaFerla

Dr. Samuel L. Lake

Dr. Dennis K. Langwith

Dr. James A. Leithead, Jr.

Dr. Dean P. Leonard

Dr. John T. Lindquist

Dr. Arthur N. Litowitz

Dr. Rodney D. Littlejohn

Dr. Mark David Lively

Dr. Elizabeth A. Long

Dr. John W. M. Carter

Dr. W. Bonham Magness

Dr. Lee A. Mahlmann

Dr. Michael R. Marcotte

Dr. William J. Mardaga

Dr. John R. Mariotti

Dr. Steven D. Marshall

Dr. John D. Marx

Dr. James W. May

Dr. Joe H. Mayes

Dr. Stephen J. McAuliff

Dr. DeWayne B. McCamish

Dr. Joseph A. McCormick

Dr. James W. McCulley

Dr. Fred T. McDonald

Dr. Richard A. McFarland

Dr. Stephen W. McKenna

Dr. Paul J. McKenna, Jr.

Dr. Raymond A. McLendon

Dr. James A. McNamara

Dr. Wendell J. Mettman

Dr. Jeffrey Carl Miller

Dr. Ronald L. Miller

Dr. Michael L. Mizell

Dr. Donald Ray Montano

Dr. John F. Monticello

Dr. Michael H. Moore

Dr. Alton W. Moore

Dr. Darrel G. Moreland

Dr. Vanessa A. Morenzi

Dr. Gary Dean Mundy

Dr. John J. Murray

Dr. David R. Musich

Dr. Richard B. Myers

Dr. Eric R. Nease

Dr. Gerald D. Nelson

Dr. David R. Nelson

Dr. Raymond (Reggie) Noble

Dr. William M. Northway

Dr. Kathleen J. Nuckles

Dr. James M. O’Leary

Dr. Mark C. Oberheim

Dr. Jay M. Oltjen

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Dr. Perry M. Opin

Dr. Jeremy D. Orchin

Dr. Robert L. Orr

Dr. Albert H. Owen, III

Dr. Natalie M. Parisi

Dr. Daniel E. Pearcy

Dr. Daniel C. Peavy, Jr.

Dr. William D. Petty

Dr. Joseph E. Pezza

Dr. E. Gregg Pfund

Dr. Hugh R. Phillis

Dr. Gina B. Pinamonti

Dr. Morris N. Poole

Dr. Robert S. Portenga

Dr. Terry R. Pracht

Dr. Frederick G. Preis

Dr. Grady L. Price, Jr.

Dr. John C. Pryse, Jr.

Dr. Robert S. Quinn

Dr. Todd H. Rankin

Dr. Melisa Anne Rathburn

Dr. Craig D. Ratzlaff

Dr. Richard R. Reed

Dr. Michael L. Reznik

Dr. Richard J. Risinger

Dr. Chris A. Roberts

Dr. W. Eugene Roberts

Dr. William W. Roberts, III

Dr. Roxanne G. Robertson

Dr. W. Scott Robinson

Dr. Michael B. Rogers

Dr. Loring L. Ross

Dr. Barry F. Rouch

Dr. Todd K. Rowe

Dr. Richard J. Rozehnal

Dr. Charles J. Ruff

Dr. Harry L. Ryburn

Dr. David G. Sabott

Dr. Anna Maria Salas

Dr. Richard A. Savage

Dr. Bruce W. Scarola

Dr. Alan B. Schafer

Dr. Jeffrey L. Schauder

Dr. L. William Schmohl, III

Dr. Stephen A. Scott

Dr. Robert T. Scott

Dr. George W. Scott

Dr. Stephen E. Searcy

Dr. Robert N. Seebold

Dr. Terry A. Sellke

Dr. David T. Shen

Dr. Even Diane Shieh

Dr. James E. Shuffield

Dr. Steven M. Siegel

Dr. Kirt Edward Simmons

Dr. Leo C. Sinna

Dr. Aimee S. Skelton

Dr. Larry C. Smedley

Dr. Robert D. Smith

Dr. Gilbert H. Snow

Dr. Edward Philip Snyder

Dr. David M. Solomon

Dr. Dennis D. Sommers

Dr. Elizabeth B. Spannhake

Dr. Raymond George, Sr.

Dr. John R. St Clair

Dr. J. Michael Steffen

Dr. Corbett K. Stephens

Dr. Marvin G. Stephens, Jr.

Dr. Claude R. Stephens, Jr.

Dr. Michael B. Stewart

Dr. Lamon A. Stewart, Jr.

Dr. Kurt D. Stormberg

Dr. Jeri Lynnette Stull

Dr. Wendell R. Stuntz

Dr. Joseph A. Sweet

Dr. Charles M. Taylor, III

Dr. R. Wayne Thompson

Dr. Philip J. Tighe

Dr. Patricia Bucken Timmeny

Dr. Kimberly H. Travers

Dr. Orhan C. Tuncay

Dr. David L. Turpin

Dr. James L. Vaden

Dr. Robert E. Varner

Dr. Jeffrey W. Vecere

Dr. William A. Viechnicki

Dr. John H. Warford, Sr.

Dr. Robert M. Waxler

Dr. David L. Way

Dr. Charles K. Wear

Dr. Karen L. Wedde

Dr. Adam J. Weiss

Dr. Terrence L. Wenger

Dr. Ryan Terrence Wenger

Dr. Robert G. Wertz, Sr.

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Dr. Dorothy E. Whalen

Dr. Cassy B. Wiggins

Dr. Henry S. Zaytoun, Jr.

Dr. John T. Ziegler


Estate of George and Norma Kotteman

Estate of J. Daniel Subtelny

Estate of Donald J. Thompson

G & H Orthodontics

Hu-Friedy Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Illinois Society of Orthodontists

Massachusetts Assn of Orthodontists

Midwestern Society Of Orthodontists

Mr. Brandon Collier

Mr. Dan Even

Mr. John McGill

Mr. Floyd Pickrell

Mr. Richard A. Collier

Mr. Ronald S. Moen

Mrs. Dianne Garrett

Nebraska Soc of Orthodontists

New York State Soc Of Ortho

New-Conn Orthodontic Foundation

North Carolina Assn of Orthodontists

O.S.E. Co., Inc.


Pennsylvania Assn of Orthodontists

Philips Sonicare & Zoom Whitening

Robert Hazel

Roth Williams Center

Southern Association Of Orthodontists

Specialty Appliances

Texas Association Of Orthodontists

The Friends of Dr. J. Daniel Subtelny & Eastman

Orthodontic Alumni

The Bray Family Foundation

“It is essential that we all support the future of our orthodontic specialty. Please join me in making a donation or joining the Century Club today.”


AAOF Board of Directors

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MAKE A Difference

Did you know, when you have a patient whose life is made better because of your commitment to their orthodontic health, you can encourage them to give to AAOF in your honor through our Grateful Patient Program? Not only do they receive the tax deduction for their donation, but you receive the credit with AAOF for that donation, which will advance you in our giving level benefits and recognition. With donations like these, AAOF can continue funding research and education that will lead to increased excellence in patient care in the future.

For more information about this program, and a printable form to offer your patients, visit www.aaofoundation.net/ways-to-give and select Grateful Patient Form.

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Together we are making an impact on the future of orthodontics. We offer our gratitude to those who have made contributions in 2021.

Dr. Yumi Abei

Dr. Samantha Abod

Dr. Bethsy N. Acevedo

Dr. Lori Anderson Aiosa

Dr. Patricia Akram

Dr. Sercan Akyalcin

Alabama Assn of Orthodontists

Dr. Richard H. Albright

Dr. Steven P. Alexander

Align Technology, Inc.

Dr. Veerasathpurush Allareddy

Dr. Lisa A. Alvetro

Dr. Brett C. Alvey

AmazonSmile Foundation

American Association of Orthodontists

American Orthodontics

Dr. Brian D. Amy

Dr. Benjamin Thomas Anders

Dr. Amy F. Anderson

Dr. Mariela Anderson

Dr. David J. Angus

Dr. Richard J. Anthony

Dr. Scott P. Arbit

Dr. Stanley A. Ault

Dr. Steven M. Austin

Dr. Luke Stephen Bailey

Dr. J. Newsom Baker

Dr. Donald B. Balhoff

Dr. Richard A. Ballard

Ms. Chelsey Banaskavich

Dr. Dan D. Banh

Dr. Damon M. Barbieri

Dr. Philip G. Barer

Dr. Aubrey AF Barrett

Dr. Gary R. Baughman

Dr. Alan Baum

Dr. Rolf G. Behrents

Dr. Dr. Ronald M. Bellohusen

Dr. Edwin W. (Ted) Bennion

Ms. Debbie Best

Dr. Michael A. Blau

Dr. Jacquelyn Bode

Dr. Sarah Boecklen

Dr. Brian Bolerjack

Dr. George H. Bouldien

Dr. Ryan G. Bowles

Dr. Steven Jay Bowman

Boyd Industries Inc.

Dr. Richard W. Boyd

Dr. Robert James Bray

Dr. Breck S. Brewer

Dr. Richard L. Bridgham

Dr. Melinda Brothers

Dr. Evan William Brown

Jourdan Buchler

Dr. Timothy F. Buckley

Dr. Charles J. Burstone Foundation

Dr. Lopez Carlos Manuel Camelo

Mark Caplan

Dr. Anthony Martin Carbonella

Dr. Lauren Ohlenforst Carney

Dr. David Carpinello

Dr. Lauren Carr

Dr. John W. M. Carter

Dr. William R. Caryl

Dr. Kevin Michael Cassidy

Dr. Joseph C. Cerniglia

Dr. Joseph B. Chadwell

Dr. Sylvain Chamberland Allen Chance

Dr. Chris H. Chang

Dr. Kwang Kyun Chang

Dr. Rose Chen

Dr. Kyle Ray Childers

Dr. Chongthanavanit

Dr. Jean-Marc Edouard Choufani

Dr. Allison Clark

Dr. Andrew M. Clark

Dr. Maxine V. Clark

Dr. Wanda Irene Claro

This chart displays the origination of contributions in 2021.

Lisa Chandler
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Dr. William J. Cline

Dr. Devin S. Cochran

Dr. Brett Coleman

Dr. Taylor Collazo

Mr. Brandon Collier

Jana Collmar

Dr. Todd J. Connell

Dr. Devon R. Cook

Dr. R. Bryn Cooper

Dr. Melinda Copp

Dr. David T. Copus

Dr. David A. Covell

Dr. Thomas Richmond Covington

Dr. Chris L. Cramer

Dr. Spencer B. Crouch

Robert Cunningham

Dr. Leigh Bayer Curtis

Dr. Jacob DaBell

Dr. Mark L. Dake

Dr. Jeremiah K. Danel

Dr. Julian E. Davila

Dr. Edward C. Davis

Davis Research

Dr. Joseph Y. de Jesus

Dr. Toru Deguchi

Dr. Christopher Eladio DeLeon

Dr. J. Seph Anthony DeMeo

Dr. Daniel Diaz-Rubayo

Dr. James Kendall Dillehay Katherine Diprimo

Elizabeth Dischert

Dr. James B. Donaghey

Dr. Michael J. Donato

Dr. Carl T. Drake

Dr. Michael W. Duers

Dr. Tim Donald Dumore

Dr. Curtis Roy Dunn

Dr. S. Kendall Dunn

Dr. James R. Durham

Dr. Mark Dusek

Dr. Amy Dustoor Sarah Dvorak DynaFlex

Dr. Elizabeth Eakes

Dr. S. Grayson Eddy

Dr. John J. Eisinger

Dr. Ousama El-Hillal

Dr. Tarek Maher Hasson Mohamed Elshebiny Carla Erickson

Dr. Alison Fallgatter

Dr. Anthony L. Farrow

Dr. Dale Anne Featheringham

Dr. Travis Fiegle

Dr. Gerald L. Finkelstein

Dr. Brittany Hazard Fischer

Dr. Dennis Joseph Flanagan

Mr. Jared Jamal Fletcher

Florida Assn Of Orthodontists

Dr. John Foley

Dr. Michael J. Foy

Dr. Anishka Frankenberry

Dr. Kenneth F. Freer

Dr. Brent J. Frey Martha S. Fry

Dr. Rick W. Fuchs

Dr. Brent Alan Fulks

Dr. Sara A. Gaalaas Gaidge

Dr. Caroline Martins Gambardela-Tkacz

Dr. Mary Angelic Gangoy

Gail E. Gardner

Dr. Fred A. Garrett

Dr. David C. Gehring Dr. Danielle Geshay

Dr. Ali Y. Ghatri

Dr. Robert F. Girgis

Dr. Brenton Glassell

Dr. Jonathan Gluck

Dr. Mahesh Babu Gondi

Sarah Goode

Lynne Thomas Gordon

Graber Family Foundation

Dr. Lee W. Graber

Dr. Elizabeth M. Graham

Dr. Joseph W. Gray

Great Lakes Assn Of Orthodontists

Dr. Maggie Kerper Grissom

Dr. Karolina Anna Grochowska

Dr. Camille Guez

Dr. James E. Haack

Dr. Maria C. Haas

Dr. Brandon Hackworth

Dr. Zane K. Haider

Dr. Brian Halton

Dr. Nathan R. Hamman

Dr. Christine Colton Hammer

Dr. Stephanie Hannon

Dr. Pamela R. Hanson

Dr. Jianjun Hao

Dr. David E. Harmon

Dr. Sastri Edward Harnarayan

Dr. James A. Hart

Katherine A. Hart

Douglas S. Harte

Nan E. Hatch

Hawaii Society of Orthodontists

Dr. Alan R. Heller

Dr. Chris H. Henry

Henry Schein Cares Foundation

Ramona Hermes

Dr. Timothy J. Hession

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Dr. J. Shaun Hicken

Danielle High

Dr. Krista Hirasuna

Katherine Hobler

Dr. John J. Hodge

Pamela Hoffmann

Dr. Bryan J. Hollis

Dr. Mihee Hong

Dr. Corwyn Hopke

Dr. Heather Horton

Dr. Richard J. Hoskinson

Dr. Timothy W Howarth

Dr. Bryan Hsu

Dr. Joseph Hudgins

Dr. Ross Hunter

Dr. Ali S. Husain

Dr. Chi Kim Huynh

Dr. Curtis R. Imel

Dr. Thomas H. Inglis

Dr. Karla Isaacs

Kurtis Isaacs

Dr. Afousi Payam Ishani

Dr. Kyra Iwen

Dr. Idia N. Ize-Iyamu

Dr. Brian B. Jacobus

Dr. Holly Jafarzade

Dr. Aieman Jazaierly

Dr. John Marshall Jewett

Dr. Elizabeth Johnson Dr. Rex A. Johnson

Elizabeth Jones

Dr. Matthew Joosse

Dr. Glenwood B. Jordan

Dr. Daniel I. Joseph

Dr. G. Michael Kabot

Dr. Thomas P. Kadar

Jessica Kaesberg

Prof. Fred Kurtis Kasper Robert Kent Holly Kiel Devin King Dr. Lisa King

Dr. James G. Klarsch

Dr. Jacob E. Koch

Dr. Neal D. Kravitz Larisa Krekmanova

Dr. William L. Krieg Dr. Chad Evans Larson

Dr. Donald F. Larson

Dr. Matthew E. Larson Dr. John P. Lawrence

Dr. Nancy Le Dr. Chia-Jung Lee Rose Leifeld

Dr. James Dunlap Leitner Dr. Vladimir Leon-Salazar Dr. Charles A. Lindsey Dr. Matthew Lineberger Angelina Little

Dr. Larry S. Luke

Dr. Alexis D. Lyons Dr. Matthew MacGinnis Dr. Tina Mahmoudi Dr. Kimberly Mahood Dr. Amal Maizar Mindee Malloy

Dr. Salvatore J. Manente

Dr. Robert M. Mann Dr. Thomas J. Marcel Dr. Michael R. Marcotte

Dr. Richard C. Mariani

Dr. John R. Mariotti Dr. Ceceilia M. Markham Dr. James P. Martin

Dr. Rick L. Martin

Dr. Valerie D. Martone

Dr. Amin Mason

Dr. Scott S. Masunaga Caitlin Matsche

Dr. Brian L. Mattiacio

Nicole Maune

Dr. G. Gibson McCall

Dr. Stephen Jon McCown

Dr. Andrew McDonald

Dr. Jesse Robert McGuire

Dr. Jeffrey McMillan

Dr. Pimentel Isabel Cristina McQuattie

Dr. Jana Tumpkin McQueen

Dr. Timothy M. McSweeney

Dr. Robert E. Meister

Dr. Liliana Mejia

Dr. Zachary J. Mellion

Dr. Elizabeth Melvin Priscilla Mercedes Middle Atlantic Soc Of Ortho Midwestern Soc Of Orthodontists

Dr. Lathe E. Miller

Nicole Miller

Dr. Preston D. Miller

Dr. Lara D. Minahan

Dr. Martha Miqueo

Dr. Kunihiko Miyashita

Dr. Michael L. Mizell

Dr. Katie Evans Moffit

Dr. Babikir Babikir Mohamed

Dr. Audrey Moon

Dr. Larry J. Moray

Dr. Shelly Morris

Dr. Vanessa A. Morenzi

Dr. David Mouritsen

Dr. Padma Mukherjee

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Dr. Monica Muller

Dr. Christopher A. Murphy

Dr. Gianna Nawrocki

Dr. Eric R. Nease

Network for Good North Carolina Assn of Orthodontists

Dr. Larry A. Okmin

Dr. Kamrin Olfert

Dr. Elzbieta Olszewska

Dr. John N. Ordahl

Ortho Technology

Pacific Coast Soc Of Ortho Pacific, U of The, Ortho Alumni Carlos Otero

Dr. Philip Pan

Dr. Patricia J. Panucci

Dr. Chong Ook Park

Dr. Eric P. Park

Dr. Michael Parker

Dr. Pranav Patel

Dr. James Pelletier

Dr. Christina S. Pepper Kay Pinner

Dr. Raul Antonio Gil Pistorello

Dr. Jessica Pongetti

Dr. D. Spencer Pope

Dr. Robert S. Portenga

Dr. P. Justin Power

Dr. Janis P. Preston

Dr. Grady L. Price

Dr. Anthony Puntillo

Frank Quinn

Dr. Maria Ransjo

Dr. Barry D. Raphael

Dr. Mark M. Rashidi

Dr. Cameron J. Rasool

Dr. Ron Redmond

Dr. Erica W. Reed Dr. Ann Reopelle

Dr. Jeff L. Rickabaugh Dr. Paige Riddle

Dr. Randall P. Rigsby Michelle Ritterskamp

Dr. W. Eugene Roberts Agneta Robertson

Dr. Stephen D. Robirds

Dr. Wellington Jose Rody

Dr. Michael B. Rogers Dr. Bertrand A. Rouleau Dr. Wilbert Saavedra Dr. Jamie G. Sage Dr. Rashelle Salaita Dr. Marlin S. Salmon

Dr. Hiroshi Samoto Dr. Lew B. Sample

Dr. Daniel E. San Martin

Dr. Kristen Marie Wellemeyer Sander Dr. Lyndsey Camille Sandifer

Dr. David M. Sarver

Dr. Anthony Savage Dr. Ross Savage Timothy Scanlan Casandra Scales

Dr. Jeremy Scarpate

Dr. Dylan Schneider

Dr. Sydney Schneider

Dr. Ute Schneider-Moser Schulman Group Almira Schult

Dr. Scott O. Schulz Katarina Sedlacek-Rees Joseph Selby

Dr. Deborah A. Sema Dr. Seth Senestraro

Dr. Shah Dr. Shalin Raj Shah

Dr. Thomas Shannon Dr. Kyra Y. Shea Dr. Nic Shirey

Dr. Sung S. Shyn

Dr. Kirt Edward Simmons

Dr. Charles E. Smaha

Dr. Kara Estelle Smith

Dr. Gilbert H. Snow

Aimee Snyder-Jackson

Dr. Edward Philip Snyder Southern Assn Of Orthodontists

Dr. Stephen Andrew Sperry Sandra Stahlberg

Dr. Sable Brianne Staller

Dr. Thomas M. Stark

Dr. Lesley O. Starnes

Dr. David Joseph Stevens Dr. Laura Streit

Dr. Stephen Leonard Strickland Dr. Meagan C. Struby

Dr. Robert A. Studebaker

Dr. Jeri Lynnette Stull

Dr. Sam Suliman

Dr. Elizabeth Blake Swearingen

Dr. Leslie Talbert

Dr. Dana Thi Tang

Dr. Kianoush Tari

Dr. Charles M. Taylor

Dr. Penny L. Taylor

Texas Association Of Orthodontists

Dr. Hani Thariani

The College of Diplomates

Dr. Ian Thomas

Dr. James W. Tinnemeyer Dr. Luis A. Toro

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Dr. Lydia Jameson Toso

Dr. Floyd Trammell

Dr. Timothy J. Tremont

Dr. Yves Trin

Dr. Janine Trindade

Agnes K Tuncay

Dr. Orhan C. Tuncay

Dr. Patrick K. Turley

Dr. Beau Ulrich

Dr. James L. Vaden

Dr. Nate VanLaecken

Dr. Robert S. VanLaecken

Dr. Ryan K. VanLaecken

Dr. Rodrigo F. Viecilli

Virginia Assn Of Orthodontists

Anne Van Pelt

Dr. Mark E. Vukovich

Dr. Alexander B. Waldman

Dr. Brian Ward

Dr. Darin J. Ward

Dr. Donihue Waters

Dr. Charles K. Wear

Julie Webb

Dr. Kenneth R. Webb

Dr. Peter Weber

Dr. Adam Welmerink

Dr. Anna Westerlund

Dr. Julian C. White

Dr. D. James Whitney

Dr. Elaine F. Whitney

Dr. Cynthia S. Wiley

Dr. Richard A. Williams

Dr. Lauren Ashley Windhorst

Dr. Bryan Wirtz

Dr. Marian Schmitt Wolford

Dr. Maureen Wood

James Wortham

Dr. Catherine Campbell Worthington

Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk

Dr. Laurene Yen

Dr. Yeong-Charng Yen

Dr. Jun Yoshizumi

Cheryl Young

Dr. Brandon Zipper


Dr. Thomas Stark

Dr. Rebecca Metzger

Dr. James Klarsch

Mindee Malloy

Danielle High

Dr. Spencer Crouch

Dr. Bob Portenga

Dr. Tim Trulove

Dr. Lew Sample

Dr. Lysle E. Johnston, Jr.

Dr. Zachary Mellion


Dr. Lewis Nieberg

Angle Midwest

Dr. Eugene Delinger

Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists (GLAO)

Dr. Alexander Jacobson Angle Midwest

Dr. Arthur Dugoni

Bert Rouleau

Dr. Alexander Lee Rickabaugh

Jeff Rickabaugh

Robert Hazel

Dr. Veerasathpurush “Sath”


Dr. Sewall Glenn Chason

Dr. Jourdan Buchler

Dr. James Vaden is being honored by the AAO Foundation with the newly establish James L. Vaden Teaching Fellowship Award. This named award recognizes Dr. Vaden’s exceptional contributions to orthodontic education over the course of his career.

Dr. Vaden has been in orthodontic practice in Cookesville, Tennessee since graduating from the University of Tennessee orthodontic residency program in 1972. He joined the UT faculty as a clinical professor in 1980 and, from 1999 until 2010, was the chairman of the orthodontic program, successfully raising funds for many of the program’s needs.

The AAO Foundation has made it possible to dedicate contributions in support of specific named awards. The following gifts were made in honor of Dr. James L. Vaden as of December 31, 2021.

Gifts in Honor of Dr. James Vaden

Donald B. Balhoff

Ryan G. Bowles

Joseph B. Chadwell

Wanda Irene Claro

Edward C. Davis

James B. Donaghey

S. Kendall Dunn

S. Grayson Eddy

Gerald L. Finkelstein Florida Assn Of Orthodontists

Lynne Thomas Gordon

Brian B. Jacobus

Daniel I. Joseph

Lisa King

Jana Tumpkin McQueen

Eric P. Park

Michael B. Rogers

Edward Philip Snyder

Jeri Lynnette Stull

Virginia Assn Of Orthodontists

James Wortham

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The AAO Foundation Board of Directors wishes to express appreciation and gratitude to those who have completed the pledges they committed as orthodontic residents to become members of the Vanguard Society. For a full list of pledges to the Vanguard Society, by name and school, and the list of schools with 100% participation, please click the icon below.

https://www.aaofoundation.net/ways-to-give/ become-a-vanguard-member



“I decided to make a pledge to AAOF as a resident and become a member of the Vanguard Society because I want to show my fellow residents that I care about the future of our specialty. It may seem daunting, making a pledge for the future, however this is my way of showing that I have hope for the future, I believe in our specialty, and I want it to stay strong for not only my own benefit, but for my peers and all future orthodontists.”

Incoming Resident Director 2022, AAOF Board of Directors

UTHealth Houston

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Any AAO member who is the victim of a natural disaster may apply to the AAO Disaster Relief Fund for a grant (up to $5,000) to assist in restoring, repairing, or reconstructing a practice facility owned by the applicant, or the dental equipment and supplies therein.


Damages from a natural disaster can create a serious financial hardship and sometimes other sources of adequate funding are not available. Replacement of lost income from practice interruption is not an eligible reason for assistance.


Applicants must meet the requirements prescribed in the Rules for the Disaster Assistance Program and applicants should read the Rules prior to completing this application. Find the rules here: https://www.aaoinfo.org/node/6553

“I donate to AAOF so when disaster strikes there is a relief fund to help orthodontists out.”


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Volunteering YOUR SPECIALTY Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) is a program of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) that provides the conduit to connect children lacking access to care with orthodontic treatment. Our goal is to match American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) members with children in need right in their community. 37 CASES COMPLETED IN 2021 $191,536 COMPLETED SERVICES IN 2021 $5,585,129.00 TOTAL IN-KIND DOLLAR AMOUNT PROVIDED SINCE INCEPTION DOS 2021 STATS YEAR IN REVIEW 2021 | 39


Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) is proud to announce that we now have another way to honor and celebrate our amazing volunteers, the Raymond George, Sr. Award for Outstanding DOS Service. The Raymond George, Sr. Award for Outstanding DOS Service is a tribute to Dr. Raymond George, Sr. who is remembered fondly not only for his kindness, but his initiative and drive for implementing the Donated Orthodontic Services program to serve children that lack access to care. The Raymond George, Sr. Award for Outstanding DOS Service was created to honor individuals who have contributed significantly to the expansion of the DOS program and have contributed to the program’s success by treating DOS patients.

The DOS committee is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Durbin was chosen as the first-ever honoree. Dr. Durbin was instrumental in launching the DOS program in the state of Illinois and continues to be a strong champion for Donated Orthodontic Services. Dr. Durbin’s ongoing leadership and support is inspiring. He will be awarded the Raymond George, Sr. Award for Outstanding DOS Service at the 2022 Annual Session in Miami.


Dr. D. Spencer Pope

Dr. Daniel Keith

Dr. R. Bryn Cooper

Mr. Ted Dreifuss

Dr. Greg Oppenhuizen

Dr. Barry Raphael

Dr. Jeff Rickabaugh

Dr. Michael Sherman


Henry Schein Cares Foundation


Dr. Michael Durbin
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Dr. Azita Abbasi-Hafshejani

Dr. Michael Adkins

Dr. Jason Aleman

Dr. Paul Anders

Dr. Eric Anderson

Dr. Efi Andrianopoulos

Dr. Scott Arbit

Dr. Jess Arbon

Dr. Steven Asanza

Dr. Anas Athar

Dr. L’Tanya Bailey

Dr. Kenneth Banasiak

Dr. Rana Barakat

Dr. J. Andrew Baxter

Dr. Scott Behnan

Dr. Allison Bergdoll

Dr. Frank Besson

Dr. Kathryn Bielik

Dr. Barry Booth

Dr. Thomas Borgula

Dr. Stephen Bosonac

Dr. Kurt Bowers

Dr. Steven Jay Bowman

Dr. Marybeth Brandt

Dr. Eric Brust

Dr. Robert Bruzzichesi

Dr. James Buckthal

Dr. Chad Bulleigh

Dr. Bruce Burns

Dr. Thomas Burns

Dr. Matt Busch

Dr. David Caggiano

Dr. Mark Caplan

Dr. Stephen Carter

Dr. Emily Carter

Dr. Paul Caruso

Dr. Jerry Cash

Dr. Kevin Cassidy

Dr. Ileana Cavanagh

Dr. Robert Cavanaugh

Dr. Greg Paul Christensen

Dr. Christopher Chung

Dr. Kyint Chwa

Dr. Ronald Clark

Dr. David Clark

Clemente Orthodontics

Dr. William Cline

Dr. J Kevin Coghlan

Dr. Gwen Cohen

Dr. Robert Colter

Dr. Michael Connolly

Dr. Brian Cook

Dr. Charles Cooley

Dr. Bryn Cooper

Dr. Karen Cottingham

Dr. Christopher Crane

Dr. Matthew Croco

Dr. Patrick Cuozzo

Dr. Marcus Dager

Dr. Marie Dang Dr. Julian Davila

Dr. Steven Davis

Dr. Laura Davis

Dr. Damon De Arment

Dr. Jeffrey Dean

Dr. D Andrew Dehaan

Dr. Aron Dellinger

Dr. Eric Dellinger

Dr. Peter Demarest

Dr. Melvin Dillard

Dr. Ken Dillehay

Dr. Bryan Dixon

Dr. Mary Ellen Dobbs

Dr. Jean Driscoll

Dr. Michael Durbin

Dr. Sharon Durfee

Dr. Paul Ellis

Dr. Lynae Ellis

Dr. Michael Erhart

Dr. Christopher Escott

Dr. Michael Ferry

Dr. Alvaro Figueroa

Dr. Alexander Figueroa

Dr. Dennis Flanagan

Dr. Marshall Fleer

Dr. C. Matthew Forster

Dr. Kristen Fritz

Dr. Thomas Gebeck

Dr. David Gehring

Dr. Mark Geller

Dr. Jeffrey Genecov

Dr. James Gill

Dr. Karl Glander

Dr. Timothy Glupker

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberg

Dr. Jon Golub

Dr. Ernest Goodson

Dr. Barry Gorkowitz

Dr. Tara Gostovich

Dr. Joshua Gotlib

Dr. Libby Graham

Dr. Lisa Grant

Dr. Mark Greco

Dr. Jessica Greenberg

Dr. Thomas Grisius

Dr. Susie Guest

Dr. Baron Hall

Dr. Nathan Hall

Dr. Leonard Haltiwanger

Dr. Nathan Hamman

Dr. Joseph Hannah

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Dr. James Harris

Dr. Douglas Harte

Dr. Aaron Haskett

Dr Curtis Hayden

Dr. Lana Helms

Dr. Stanton Henry

Dr. Jason Herring

Dr. David Hertzberg

Dr. Todd Hickman

Dr. Elizabeth Hite

Dr. Andrew Hoch

Dr. Kurt Hoffman

Dr. Robert Hoffman

Dr. Callista Holwegner

Dr. Michael Hoxie

Dr. Joe Hudgins

Dr. Gerard Huerter

Dr. David Hughes

Dr. Gregory Hummon

Dr. Syed Hussaini

Dr. Curtis Imel

Dr. Darin Iverson

Dr. Ron Jacobson

Dr. Jordan Jaffe

Dr. Amy James

Dr. Jeff Jamieson

Dr. Marita Janzen

Dr. Kevin Jarrell

Dr. Bruce Jiorle

Dr. Rene Johe

Dr. Brandon Johnson

Dr. Jeremy Johnson

Dr. Thomas Kadar

Dr. Wael Kanaan

Dr. Paul Kattner

Dr. Robert Kazmierski

Dr. Jeffrey Kemp

Dr. Christopher Kesling

Dr. Michael Klein

Dr. William Kochenour

Dr. Michael Koufos

Dr. Charles Krowicki

Dr. Valmy Kulbersh

Dr. Edwin Kwon

Dr. Andre Laprade

Dr. Neal LaRoia

Dr. Robert Larson

Dr. Susan Leiva

Dr. Ilya Lipkin

Dr. Bryan Lockhart

Dr. Allison Loeb

Dr. Trent Lofgren

Dr. Shawn Long

Dr. Natalie Luce

Dr. John Lupini

Dr. Steven Mack Dr. Randall Macon

Dr. Joel Martinez

Dr. Robert Mattioli

Dr. Mart McClellan Dr. Shelly McColm

Dr. Andrew McDaniel

Dr. Mark McDonough

Dr. Frederick McMillen

Dr. Mark Mele

Dr. John Meschke

Dr. John Metz

Dr. David Meyer

Dr. Christine Michaels

Dr. Ronald Mizrahi

Dr. Jared Moffett

Dr. Julie Huh Mol

Dr. John Monticello

Dr. Heather Moylan

Dr. S. Russell Mullen

Dr. John Murphy

Dr. Dean Murphy

Dr. Satyan Nayak

Dr. Denise Nguyen

Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis

Dr. Robert Nudera

Dr. Christine O’Hea

Dr. Gabriel Ollins

Dr. Jay Oltjen

Dr. Gregory Oppenhuizen

Dr. Edward Orenstein

Barone Orthodontics

Nth Degree Orthodontics

Battistoni, Beam, Polivka Orthodontics

Chelsea Orthodontics

Dr. Nick Palmer

Dr. Pranav Patel

Dr. Michael Perillo

Dr. Joseph Pezza

Dr. S.Warren Phillips

Dr. Carlyn Phucas

Dr. Gina Pinamonti

Dr. Joseph Pittman

Dr. Renee Pompei

Dr. Spencer Pope

Dr. Stephen Powell

Dr. Scott Prose

Dr. William Quest

Dr. Corina Radu

Dr. Barry Raphael

Dr. Eileen Raywood

Dr. Clarence Red

Dr. Karen Reese

Dr. Joseph Restic

Dr. Anne Richards


“Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) provides an opportunity to give someone in need one of the greatest gifts we can and that is the gift of a beautiful smile. DOS allows you, the practitioner, a streamlined way to bring back a smile that otherwise may go untreated. We invite you to join us in helping spread smiles across the country!”


DOS Committee

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Dr. Gregory Richardson

Dr. Jeffery Rickabaugh

Dr. Susan Rider

Dr. Ernest Rider

Dr. O.H. Rigsbee

Dr. Kirk Ripley

Dr. Richard Risinger

Dr. Ronald Risinger

Dr. Alexander Ritchey

Dr. Luke Roberts

Dr. Stephen Robirds

Dr. Kirsten Romani

Dr. Robert Rosen

Dr. Mark Rosenthall

Dr. Kenneth Rowan

Dr. Hadley Rubino

Dr. Paul Rudnicke

Dr. George Sabol

Dr. Steven Sack

Dr. Charles Sadler

Dr. Ronald Saffar

Dr. Stephen Saks

Dr. Vincent Santucci

Dr. George Sargiss

Dr. David Sarver

Dr. Daniel Sarya

Dr. Adam Saylor

Dr. Gregory Schardt

Dr. Angela Scheele

Dr. GP Schmidtke

Dr. Adam Schulhof

Dr. Karen Seder

Dr. Robert Selden

Dr. Gary Sexson

Dr. Tushar Shah

Dr. Nicole Siara Olds

Dr. Ian Silversmith

Dr. Kara Smith

Dr. Brian Smith

Dr. Scott Smoron

Dr. Edward Snyder

Dr. Melanie Spears

Dr. Howard Spector

Dr. Brenda Stenftenagel

Dr. Frederic Sterritt

Dr. Melissa Stigall

Dr. Gary Taylor

Dr. Jesse Teng

Dr. Alexis Tessler

Dr. Carrie Thangamani

Dr. Michael Thompson

Dr. Mark Tindall

Dr. Patricia Tran

Dr. Gary Tucker

Dr. Brad Turchetta

Dr. Brad Twaddle

Dr. John Underhill

Dr. Mark Underwood

AT Still University

Dr. James Vaden

Dr. Algirdas Vaitas

Valente & Jarosz Orthodontics

Dr. Jason Vassar

Dr. Russell Verbic

Dr. Massimo Verduci

Dr. Nancy Villa

Dr. Britt Visser

Dr. Virgil Vives

Dr. Mark Vorhies

Dr. Brandon Wainwright

Dr. Marisa Walker

Dr. Bruce Wardell

Dr. Neil Warshawsky

Dr. Emily Watson

Dr. Colin Webb

Dr. Randall Welser

Dr. Lisa Wendling

Dr. Gerald Wesley

Dr. Kelsey White

Dr. Cassy Wiggins

Dr. Donald Wilcoxon

Dr. Donald Wilson

Dr. Douglass Wilson

Dr. John Wise

Dr. Michelle Wittler

Dr. Brent Wood

Dr. Ben Youel

Dr. Isaac Yue

Dr. Sal Zammitti

Dr. Evan Zeh

Dr. Jacqueline Zimmer

Dr. Cassie Zirbel

Fox & Abraham Orthodontics

Trimmell, Anders & White


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Along with a new mission, the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation is now offering more opportunities for AAO members to get involved. The AAOF recently welcomed the Donated Orthodontic Services (DOS) program and the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) to its philanthropic umbrella so members can engage on multiple levels, all in one place.


The mission of the AAO Foundation is to advance the orthodontic specialty by supporting quality education and research that leads to excellence in patient care, and by promoting orthodontic charitable giving.

The AAOF’s passion for education and research, will always be at the forefront of what it does. Expanding the mission statement and gaining two dynamic programs truly gives the Foundation new ways to move the specialty forward. Both programs, DOS and the Disaster Relief Fund will bring diversification to the Foundation by adding volunteerism and a way to directly support our members, especially after a natural disaster.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.aaofoundation.net/charitable-giving



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