Become a Member

Benefits of GLAO Membership:

  • The GLAO E-News is sent to the membership, quarterly, providing updates and information to the membership.
  • E-blasts are sent to the membership, providing timely information.
  • The GLAO Facebook Members-Only Page provides an opportunity for networking and information sharing.
  • Continuing education is available to doctors and staff at the GLAO Annual Session.
  • Speaking opportunities are available at the GLAO Annual Session.
  • Networking opportunities are provided to doctors at the GLAO Annual Session.
  • Doctors and staff can meet with vendors in a personal environment at the GLAO Annual Session exhibit hall to learn the latest in products and resources.
  • Residents at universities in the GLAO region can receive registration reimbursement to the GLAO Annual Session in addition to a travel grant.
  • Graduate Program Directors are invited annually to participate in an Educators Forum, to meet to share ideas and discuss important issues and receive a travel grant.
  • The GLAO Awards Program provides an opportunity for members to nominate colleagues to be recognized for their contributions to the orthodontic profession and their community.
  • Leadership opportunities at the regional and national level are available to members interested in serving the GLAO.
  • Opportunities for advocacy at the national level is available through participation in the AAO Professional Advocacy Conference as a representative of the GLAO.
  • The GLAO membership is represented by GLAO leadership at the AAO House of Delegates and on AAO Councils and Committees.
  • GLAO Component organizations are represented on the GLAO Board of Directors and at the AAO House of Delegates.
  • The GLAO membership votes to select Delegates and Alternate Delegates to the AAO House of Delegates, and any interested members are welcome to be on the ballot.
  • The GLAO website provides information and resources to members in a user-friendly format.
  • The GLAO / TP Orthodontic Scholarship program provides annual scholarships to residents at universities in the GLAO region.
  • The AAO Annual Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for training of GLAO and GLAO Component leaders.
  • There are many opportunities to get involved!  Contact [email protected] for more information!

GLAO membership is coordinated by the AAO.
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