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May 21-24, 2022

The World’s Greatest Celebration of Orthodontics​

After more than fifty years, the American Association of Orthodontists’ Annual Session is heading to Miami Beach, Florida May 21-24, 2022. Having celebrated Annual Session virtually the past two years, the AAO is looking forward to bringing the orthodontic community together again, both in-person and virtually.

As usual, attendees will enjoy three and a half days of the best orthodontic education available. Attendees will also get to experience the conference as they never have before! 

Every Attendee receives the 30-Day Replay

All virtual and in-person registered attendees will receive complimentary access to the 30-Day Replay. Following Annual Session and through June 23, attendees can watch recordings, download handouts and complete CE certificates for lectures that were live-streamed from the Miami Beach Convention Center – all at no additional charge!

In-Person Schedule

Check out the lecture schedule here. The AAO offers the most reliable evidence-based education. Whether attending in-person or virtually, earn up to 17 hours of live CE. 



Special Events

Click here to view the schedule of special events. The AAO is bringing the richness of Miami, one of the world’s most iconic destinations, to Annual Session attendees in new and exciting ways! Check out all of the ways you can experience Miami Beach with friends and colleagues while attending the Annual Session.

Virtual Program

Can’t make it to Miami? We’ll bring the beach to you! Register today to learn from the most respected industry speakers and earn 17 hours of CE. Plus, you can take advantage of exclusive content curated especially for virtually attendees only! More information coming soon.

Connect with suppliers

Click here to view the live floor plan and 2022 exhibitor list. Nothing can replace the energy of the AAO Exhibit Hall. Catch up with suppliers that keep your practice running.



FAQ & Event Info

Questions? This is a great place to start! Get answers to the most commonly asked inquiries regarding AAO Annual Session 2022.

Registration Fees

Registration opens November 1, 2021.


Hotel Listing

View hotel options and rates.  Hotel reservations can be made once the registration process is completed. View hotel map.



Exhibit at AAO 2022

 Showcase your company to nearly 10,000 orthodontists, orthodontic staff and dental-related guests at AAO Annual Session 2022.

Visa Invitation

For additional information on Visa regulations for travelers please visit the United States Department of State website at

Oral Research, Table Clinic, E-Poster Information

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Oral Research, Table Clinic and E-Poster programs was 6:00pm EDT on October 15, 2021.

Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Hellman, Sicher, Graber Awards was 6:00pm EDT on October 1, 2021.

Dr. William R. Proffit Resident Scholar Award

The deadline to apply for the 2022 Dr. William R. Proffit Resident Scholar Award is 6:00pm Eastern Time on February 1, 2022.

Innovation Pavilion

Keep abreast of the specialty’s latest developments! The AAO is committed to supporting innovation and 2022 Annual Session attendees will want to be sure to check out the Innovation Pavilion. This new feature will be located inside the Exhibit Hall of the Miami Beach Convention Center and content will also broadcast to the virtual audience.

All Annual Session attendees can:

  • speak with representatives from start-up companies
  • check out the New Product Showcase
  • hear from suppliers presenting their latest innovations
  • learn about in-house aligner fabrication at the AAO TechSelect booth and TechSelect Live

The new Innovation Pavilion is one more reason you can’t miss the 2022 Annual Session!



Meeting Safely

The AAO is committed to providing a safe and healthy gathering during Annual Session 2022 for all attendees, guests, staff, and exhibitors. The AAO COVID-19 protocols followed at Annual Session will comply with all state and local guidelines in effect at the time of the conference. Learn more


For your support and contributions to the AAO’s 2022 Annual Session.