The Great Lakes Society of Orthodontists, have engaged in a consumer awareness campaign to inform consumers on issues such as the risks associated with minimally supervised orthodontic treatment, what sets orthodontists apart as specialists, how to know when orthodontic treatment is indicated and how to find a licensed AAO orthodontist.

We are honored to be your advocates.  Please let us know how we can better serve you.​​  You can give input or become involved by contacting Lorraine Mollohan, our Executive Director, or any of our board members.  I look forward seeing you at our annual session in September!

Dr. Bethany Crawford
President, OAO​

​​OAO 2021 Annual Session:  9/24/2021

A Message from the President - Dr. Sharon Schmahl

 Cleveland Marriott-East

  • The OAO Annual Business Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Cleveland Society of Orthodontists' fall meeting.  The business meeting will begin at 1:30PM.  Lunch will be served from 12:30PM-2:00PM.   
  • The CSO meeting with Drs. Kevin Boyd and Darius Loghmanee, "Optimal Pediatric Airway: The Case for Collaboration", will begin at 9:00AM and conclude at 4:00PM. OAO members are invited to attend by registering online by September 10, 2021.  A meeting synopsis and tuition details are found under the Meetings tab above.  

Welcome to the OAO

The Ohio Association Of Orthodontists Is The State Level Component Of The American Association Of Orthodontists.

Hello and welcome to the website for the Ohio Association of Orthodontists.

As a constituent organization of the American Association of Orthodontists, our mission is to provide service, guidance, support, and representation for all AAO member orthodontists in the state of Ohio and to educate patients and potential patients in Ohio on how to find an orthodontist and on how our members can help them address their orthodontic concerns.  

Most recently, we have been active in working with the Ohio Dental Association and the Ohio State Dental Board to maintain reasonable standards in relation to specialty advertising as well as in defining and shaping the guidelines that will be enforced when it comes to new methods of treatment delivery (such as "do-it-yourself" aligner treatment) as we enter the next decade.  In addition, we, along with the AAO and our regional component,