A Message from the President-Dr. Edgar Mendieta

​​​​​​​Friday, October 6, 2023
Annual Business Meeting

at the Signature of Solon Country Club

We will hold our Annual Business Meeting in conjunction with the Cleveland Society of Orthodontists' Full Day Fall Seminar.  The CSO welcomes all OAO members to attend:

Brandon Collier, J.D., LL.M.
"Taking Charge of Financial Planning, Practice Management and Insurance"

Click here for more information.


Welcome to the OAO

The Ohio Association of Orthodontists is the state level component of

The American Association of Orthodontists

Dear Members and Colleagues,

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website! I am honored to have been elected President of the Ohio Association of Orthodontists. As president, it will be my mission to collaborate with our members to further the cause of our organization. It is my objective to put Orthodontists and the Orthodontic community first when it comes to policy and ongoing development to support Orthodontic practices, clinical support, and collegiality within the organization.

Our profession is at a time where there are many different directions it can take to evolve. Let us choose pathways which will allow Orthodontists to have autonomy and 

have the private practice model thrive into perpetuity for the benefit of the public and Orthodontists alike.

We will continue to support the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists as the liaison between various dental organizations, corporations, legislators, agencies, and insurance companies and our parent organizations.

As a member of the AAO, please take the opportunity to browse the AAO website for a wealth of information and resources that serve our members. These services range from Advocacy, Education, Practice Management, News, and Career Opportunities.

A special thank-you goes out to our past Board of Directors and Officers for their service. We are here to serve your needs and concerns. We encourage members to be involved. Please feel free to contact any board member or the Executive Director, Lori Mollohan, with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

Kindest regards,

Dr. Edgar Mendieta
OAO President