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The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is accepting submissions for the 2022 Ortho Innovator Award.
Now in its fourth year, the Ortho Innovator Award is part of an ongoing effort to support innovation among orthodontists and industry suppliers. Businesses considered eligible to enter the competition are companies offering new products or services for orthodontic treatment or orthodontic practice management.
“The Ortho Innovator award is just one way the AAO is committed to supporting entrepreneurial orthodontists and partners in our industry,” said Ken Dillehay, DDS, MS, AAO president. “The AAO Committee on Technology (CTECH) is looking for that bright idea that helps advance our specialty. If you have an idea that can help manage a practice better, a unique marketing approach or even a product that revolutionizes orthodontic treatment, I encourage you to apply
All participants must submit an “elevator pitch” video featuring the innovating AAO member/orthodontist(s). Entries should be addressed to the AAO's Committee on Technology and received by Jan. 15.
C-Tech will evaluate all entries by uniqueness, originality, functionality or feasibility, and value for an orthodontic practice. One winner will be selected by the committee to receive the 2022 AAO Ortho Innovator award. Grand Prize winner will receive travel to 2022’s annual session and exhibition space during the 2023 annual session in Chicago, IL.
The Ortho Innovator Award application is also the entry form for AAO Ortho Tank Pitch Event that will take place at AAO Annual Session 2022 live on the exhibit hall floor.
For how to enter information, visit https://www2.aaoinfo.org/orthoinnovators.
At-large trustee application now open
Bring your strength to help the AAO by applying for the 2022 AAO At-Large Trustee position. The AAO Board of Trustees is looking for one to two new members who will bring diverse viewpoints and strengthen their team.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Jan. 15. Finalists will be selected and interviewed by the Board of Trustees in late March via Zoom. At-large trustees will be appointed for up to a three-year term.
Visit www2.aaoinfo.org/calling-all-members-at-large-trustee-application-now-open for more information.