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Jan 28, 2020, 07:00 ET AAO Reports Congressmen Write Letter to the FDA and FTC Regarding SmileDirectClub, While California Board of Dentistry Moves to Dismiss SmileDirectClub's Lawsuit

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) - in the interests of the health, safety, and well-being of patients seeking orthodontic care -...


Oct 17, 2019, 15:48 ET California Passes Dental Law Regarding Self-Applied Orthodontic Treatments

On October 13, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 1519 into law, granting the California Dental Board continued authority to ...


Jul 02, 2019, 07:45 ET American Association of Orthodontists Discusses Patient Health And Safety Information Regarding Direct-To-Consumer Orthodontics

The American Association of Orthodontists ("AAO") has serious concerns about direct-to-consumer orthodontics when it sees over 935 "Customer...


May 15, 2019, 06:02 ET Federal Court Dismisses a Majority of SmileDirectClub's Claims, and Finds that SmileDirectClub's Digital Scans Constitute the "Practice of Dentistry"

On May 21, 2018, SmileDirectClub filed a lawsuit against the Georgia Board of Dentistry (the "Board") in federal court. See SmileDirectClub, LLC v....


Apr 18, 2019, 12:22 ET Federal Court Throws Out Six of SmileDirectClub's Eleven Counts Against the Alabama Dental Board

In late 2018, SmileDirectClub and Dr. D. Blaine Leeds (collectively "SmileDirectClub") filed a lawsuit against the Board of Dental Examiners of...


Oct 05, 2017, 10:17 ET Myths Begone! American Association of Orthodontists Debunks Seven Myths about Orthodontic Treatment for National Orthodontic Health Month

October is National Orthodontic Health Month, the perfect time of year for the American Association of Orthodontists to set the record straight on...


Oct 20, 2014, 11:02 ET Treat Yourself to a Healthy Smile This Halloween

Candy corn, caramel apples, popcorn balls…Halloween goodies like these may bring a smile to the faces of kids of any age, but for people in...


Oct 16, 2014, 11:38 ET What Makes YOU Smile? Orthodontists Invite You to Post a Smiling Selfie @ mylifemysmile.org

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) wants to know What Makes You Smile? Maybe it's your family, the Texas Two-Step, a walk in the woods,...


Oct 01, 2014, 03:00 ET Delicious, Orthodontic-Friendly Recipes from Renowned Chef John Besh

World-renowned chef John Besh is joining forces with the American Association of Orthodontists in October to remind kids and adults alike that that...


Apr 08, 2014, 11:13 ET Adult Hall of Fame Celebrates Professionals Getting Orthodontic Treatment

A private jet pilot who works coast to coast; an ophthalmologist at a leading Midwestern teaching hospital; a family dentist with a thriving practice ...


Mar 27, 2014, 01:12 ET How Arizona's starting pitcher is setting an example with a well-protected smile

This April, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is partnering with Arizona's starting pitcher, Patrick Corbin, to promote National Facial ...


Apr 25, 2012, 09:00 ET American Association of Orthodontists to Showcase Latest Patient Trends, Treatments, and Technologies at 112th Annual Session in Honolulu May 4 - May 8

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), a professional organization that has more than 17,000 member orthodontists in the U.S., Canada and...


Apr 02, 2012, 01:02 ET Play it Safe: Prevent Childhood Injuries on the Field With Simple Sports Safety Precautions

April is National Facial Protection Month, and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial...


Feb 14, 2012, 10:59 ET American Association of Orthodontists Launches New "My Life, My Smile, My Orthodontist(SM)" Campaign

Adults have never been more interested in improving their smiles, and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), a professional organization...


Apr 12, 2011, 10:15 ET Soccer Expert Mia Hamm Teaches Lesson in Sport Safety, Emphasizes the Importance of Protecting Kids' Smiles

Hall of Fame soccer star and mother of two, Mia Hamm is teaming up with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) to spread the word that when...


Feb 01, 2011, 08:00 ET Orthodontists to Offer Consumers Free Expert Consultations

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) and many of its member orthodontists are making it easier for those who are contemplating orthodontic ...


Sep 28, 2010, 09:00 ET Braces-Wearers Beware: Certain Sweet Treats Can Bite Back

Halloween is a time when the vampire fangs come out in full force. However, for orthodontic patients – certain sweet treats can bite back. The...


Aug 04, 2010, 08:00 ET Jennie Garth and the American Association of Orthodontists Showcase Back-To-School Fashion with a Bite

The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is teaming up with celebrity mom and 90210-star Jennie Garth to highlight the latest in...


Apr 01, 2010, 08:30 ET Pat Smith, Wife of Class of 2010 Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith, Encourages Moms, Coaches and Young Athletes to Make Mouth Guards Part of the Game Plan

According to a recent survey by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), 67 percent of parents admitted that their child does NOT wear a...


Jan 26, 2010, 08:30 ET Tackling Kids' Sport Safety With Football Great Emmitt Smith

According to the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), children are putting themselves at risk on the playing field while coaches and parents...