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Bullying Bites

Each year, we partner with Stand For The Silent, a prominent anti-bullying organization that aims to bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes

Take a Bite Out of Bullying

Every October, the AAO acknowledges National Orthodontic Health Month. Over the past few years, our members have united during these four weeks to take a stand against bullying. The AAO challenges you and its 19,000 orthodontist members to come together in the fight against bullying. Orthodontists worldwide are taking a stand and encouraging their patients to do the same because we can all agree, #BullyingBites.

Ways to Get Involved

Spread the Word

Amplify the anti-bullying message by downloading and sharing the pledge card, flyers, posters or social media posts during the month of October.

Take the Pledge

Inspire your patients to do the same. Encourage them to sign a poster saying they will help put a stop to bullying or ask them to ‘take the pledge.’

Go Orange

On Wednesday, October 19, wear orange with your team. Get creative and order a custom shirt or download the t-shirt template here.  Share your designs by using #bullyingbites2022!

Give Back

Those who may be interested in related charitable efforts may wish to consider donating to Stand for the Silent or serving as a volunteer with the AAO Foundation Donated Orthodontic Services program.

Bring Laughter and Smiles to Your Community

Over the last 10 years, members of the AAO have provided free or discounted orthodontic care to almost 1,000 families. DOS orthodontists have provided more than five million dollars in treatment for 914 patients. Join your colleagues and donate your services.