​​OAO 2022 Annual Session
October 21, 2022

A Message from the President - Dr. Charles Fenell

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

Dear Members and Colleagues,

          Hello and welcome to the website of the Ohio Association of Orthodontists. Thank you for your continued support of our parent organization, the AAO.  It is a distinct privilege to serve you and our organization for the 2021-2022 year.

​          The purpose of the OAO is to support the mission and objectives of our constituent, the GLAO, and the AAO by serving as a liaison to dental associations in all matters affecting orthodontics, dental service corporations, legislatures and other government agencies, public health agencies, and insurance companies and industries.

          There are currently legislative issues that will impact dentistry in Ohio. These are the attempts at legalization of dental therapists, dental insurance plans dictating fees for non-covered services, and dental Medicaid reimbursements. These issues will be monitored, and we will advocate for orthodontic practices.

          Please check the AAO website as there is a wealth of information and resources to serve our members. There is the new State Advocacy Toolkit featuring DTC (direct to consumer) resources, the improved Consumer Awareness Program (CAP) has materials that can be used to promote your practice, the new AAO Select Tech containing information on in-house fabrication of aligners, and the Wharton AAO-MBO (Marketing the Business of Orthodontics) program which is an 8-week on-line program.

​          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. Please feel free to contact any board member or the Executive Director, Lori Mollohan, with any issues.

We hope to see you at the GLAO 2022 Annual Session at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown, September 16-17, 2022.


Dr. Charles P. Fenell
2021-2022 OAO President

 Embassy Suites by Hilton
​Cleveland Rockside

  • OAO Annual Business Meeting & Luncheon 12:30-2. 
  • Held in conjunction with the CSO Fall CE Meeting, all
    OAO members are welcome to attend.

  • Dr. Dan Bills
    ​     Innovative Orthodontic Solutions: Work Smarter. Live Better.

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