International Student Member Benefits

  • To apply for International Student Membership complete an online application.
    • International student applications are processed monthly.
    • International students may join AAO for FREE for the first year. Renewals are $30 per year.
    • Applicants must be members in good standing of the World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO). To apply for WFO student membership, complete an online application. A combined AAO-WFO application is also available in PDF format;  (PDF Spanish version) however the online application is preferred.
  • The membership period runs June 1 through May 31.
  • AAO International Student Members are eligible to continue their International Student Memberships through May 31 of the year following their orthodontic training program graduation.
  • Send your completed application and requested materials to any of the following:
    • Email:
    • Fax: 314-993-6992
    • Mail: American Association of Orthodontists, 401 North Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141-7816
For more information contact AAO Member Services at or 800-424-2841.
  • American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJO-DO) – free online subscription is included (a one-year print subscription is available for $56)
  • Charles R. Baker Memorial Library – online catalog for literature searches, including a free scanning/emailing service, and full-time librarian for member assistance
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines – assistance with practitioner and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances
  • Ethics Resources – resources to maintain the highest standard of professional conduct
  • Online Learning Program – complimentary subscription to 400+ archived presentations via Online Lectures, as well as low-cost live webinars, on clinical and practice management topics
  • AAO Annual Session – free registration when meeting the early deadline
  • AAO Winter Conference – discounted registration