Mission and Bylaws


Founded in 1926, the Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists (GLAO) is one of eight constituent organizations that comprise the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). GLAO has more than 1,300 members in four states and one Canadian province.

GLAO Mission Statement

The Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, a constituent of the American Association of Orthodontists, shall advocate on behalf of its members and promote the advancement of the Specialty of Orthodontics.

The GLAO geographic area includes the component orthodontic associations of Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania (west of the Alleghenies) and the Canadian province of Ontario.

For more specific information on the GLAO, please see the following: