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The American Board of Orthodontics is the only certifying board recognized by the American Dental Association for the specialty of orthodontics. Certification, which is a voluntary process, provides an extensive review of the orthodontist's basic education, as well as an intensive assessment of the orthodontist's clinical expertise.
The American Association of Orthodontists is a professional association of educationally qualified orthodontic specialists dedicated to advancing the art and science of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, improving the health of the public by promoting quality orthodontic care, and supporting the successful practice of orthodontics.
The Mission of the AAOF (American Association of Orthodontics Foundation)
is to advance the orthodontic specialty by supporting education and research. Foundation funding ensures the future viability of the specialty by investing in the next generation of educators and researchers. Since 1994, the AAO Foundation Awards Program has provided $8.0 million in funding, primarily in support of Junior Faculty.
The American Dental Association (ADA) is the professional association of dentists dedicated to serving both the public and the profession of dentistry. The ADA promotes the public's health through commitment of member dentists to provide quality oral health care, accessible to everyone.
The Elite Lingual Orthodontic Study Club (ELOS) is a group of orthodontists who are experts in lingual braces. By visiting an ELOS member for your orthodontic care, you are guaranteed to be offered a truly invisible Orthodontic solution no matter how complex your case may be.
Align Technology's breakthrough Invisalign® System™ is a state-of-the-art computer-aided treatment that combines orthodontic expertise and computer technology. The Invisalign® System™ consists of a series of custom-made devices called "aligners" that are worn sequentially by a patient over the course of treatment. The clear, plastic aligners are removable and nearly invisible to the naked eye - a preferred alternative for adults and teens who want straighter teeth.
Harmony braces are innovative sell-ligating braces. They offer efficient treatment in less time. Harmony braces are digitally designed using state-of-the-art technology. Best of all, they are attached to the lingual (interior) side of teeth, so no one will know you’re wearing braces.
AcceleDent® is a simple to use, hands free device designed for faster orthodontic treatment with only 20 minutes daily use. Its SoftPulse Technology releases a safe and effective light force pulse that transmits through the roots of your teeth to the surrounding bone socket. This helps accelerate the cellular response and speeds the rate with which your teeth can move. When used in conjunction with orthodontics, AcceleDent® has been clinically proven to move teeth up to 50% faster.
The Academy for Sports Dentistry was founded in 1983 in San Antonio, Texas, as a forum for dentists, physicians, trainers, coaches, dental technicians, and educators interested in exchanging ideas related to Sports Dentistry and the dental needs of athletes at risk to sports injuries.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry is the national membership organization representing the primary care specialty of pediatric dentistry. The AAPD's 3,700 members are dedicated to improving the oral health of infants, children, adolescents, and patients with special health care needs.
The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) is a national professional organization representing more than 7,000 dental professionals, the majority of whom are periodontists. A periodontist is a dental specialist who is an expert in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the gums and supporting structures of the teeth and in the placement and maintenance of dental implants.
The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS) - Oral and maxillofacial surgeons are surgical specialists of dentistry who treat conditions, defects, injuries, and esthetic aspects of the mouth, teeth, jaws, and face. They care for patients who have problem wisdom teeth, facial pain, and misaligned jaws. Oral and maxillofacial surgeons also treat accident victims suffering facial injuries, offer reconstructive and dental implant surgery, and care for patients with tumors and cysts of the jaws.
The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is the not-for-profit organization of endodontists and other professionals worldwide with an interest in endodontics.
The word "endodontic" comes from two Greek words meaning "inside" and "tooth." Endodontics is the science of treating problems that involve the tissue inside the tooth. This internal tissue, which consists of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue, is called the "pulp." Endodontic treatment saves teeth with pulpal problems or related problems in the tissues surrounding the tooth root.