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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. Click HERE to view the Program Grid of concurrent lectures.

Looking for a lecture handout or resource? Click HERE to review the documents submitted by speakers that have elected to provide one.



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 Event Site

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! Click HERE to view the Virtual Event Program Grid.

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 & NEW Mobile App

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

Stay connected using the best resource for in-person attendees and download our NEW meeting mobile app. The NEW meeting mobile app features the most up-to-date schedule of our Continuing Education Program and Special Events along with our Exhibit Hall floor plan and so much more! Click HERE to review instructions for downloading and accessing our NEW meeting mobile app.

Registration Fees

Early registration discount through April 30, 2022. 


Hotel Listing

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

Hotel map.                                         

Shuttle Schedule



Exhibit at AAO 2022

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


Confirmed exhibitors can access their Exhibitor Consoles HERE.

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 Award

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

VIP Experience Giveaway

Click here for details on how you can win a VIP package for Annual Session 2023 in Chicago.

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!




Michelle Gielan

Opening Keynote  |  Saturday, May 21  |  8:00am-9:00am EDT

Broadcasting Happiness: Creating Success through Positive Engagement


Dan Marino

Awards Luncheon  |  Sunday, May 22  |  12:00pm-2:15pm EDT

Discussion with Former NFL Quarterback & CBS Sports Analyst


Phyllis Brock

Mimosas Brunch  |  Sunday, May 22  |  9:00am-12:00pm EDT

Harness Your Power as a Female Leader

Tanya Monsef

 Mimosas Brunch  |  Sunday, May 22  |  9:00am-12:00pm EDT

Harness Your Power as a Female Leader

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.

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