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It is a professional association of orthodontists in Pakistan, committed to promoting the art and science of orthodontics through continuing education and research, maintaining a high standard of ethics and professional conduct, improving the health of the public by providing quality orthodontic care, and enhancing orthodontic awareness to the public through health education programs.
The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) is the world’s oldest and largest dental specialty organization. It represents more than 17,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada and abroad.
The International Association for Orthodontics (IAO) was established in the United States in 1961 to promote international cooperation in the orthodontic field of dentistry. The IAO is a progressive and dynamic organization of general dentists, pediatric dentists and other dentists that provide orthodontic care to patients.
The International Association for Orthodontics is the oldest and largest of the national and international non-specialty orthodontic groups. The association has a wide variety of programs in orthodontics training, education, professional support, clinical experience and literature. Today the IAO has approximately 4,200 member dentists in over 50 different countries.
The headquarters office is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin U.S.A.
The purpose of the WFO is to advance the art and science of orthodontics throughout the world.
1. Encourage high standards in orthodontics throughout the world.
2. Encourage and assist in the formation of national associations and societies of orthodontists when requested.
3. Encourage and assist in the formation of national and regional certifying boards in the field of orthodontics when requested.
4. Promote orthodontic research.
5. Disseminate scientific information.
6. Promote desirable standards of training and certification for orthodontists.
7. Organize the International Orthodontic Congress to be held at least once every five years.
The British Orthodontic Society is a registered charity, and a company limited by guarantee, not having share capital.
BOS originally came into existence on 1 July 1994 by the unification of the five existing national orthodontic societies. The founding societies were:
1. The British Society for the Study of Orthodontics, founded in 1907, and the oldest national orthodontic society.
2. The Consultant Orthodontists Group, formed in 1964 to represent Orthodontic Consultants in the hospital service.
3. The Community Orthodontists Section of the British Association of Orthodontists, to represent community orthodontists.
4. The British Association of Orthodontists (“BAO”), established in 1965 to represent specialist orthodontic practitioners. The Community Orthodontists Section was founded in 1974 as the Association of Community Orthodontists, which then evolved into the Community Orthodontists Group and became affiliated to BAO in 1987, and changed its name in 1988.
5. The Association of University Teachers of Orthodontics, to represent orthodontic teachers.
American Orthodontic Society is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.