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Provincial Updates


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In January, 2018, the ADA&C introduced a Specialty Fee Guide which included a complete listing of codes to which, historically, the CAO has strongly opposed. The CAO / ASO executives have worked together to open lines of communication with the ADA&C.

The ASO has been lobbying to have all Dental Regulatory Authorities step up with an official policy statement on Direct-to-Consumer orthodontic services. The CAO and its component societies are pressing the DRAs to take a stance on such activity.

The Alberta Society of Orthodontists will be holding its Annual Scientific Session and Meeting in beautiful Banff on Friday April 5th and Saturday April 6th, 2019. The themes this year are especially applicable to the younger Orthodontists in the crowd – but also to the seasoned practitioner who has been waiting to transition into the digital world of practice. Speakers include Dr. Jason Cope and Dr. Cole Johnson.



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The annual meeting of the Atlantic Orthodontists Association was held in Halifax on April 13, 2018.

The tentative date for the next annual meeting is April 5, 2019. Details are being worked out but the focus will be on digital technology and the integration of 3D printers into the orthodontic office. 

British Columbia

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The BCSO has created an online scholarship contest as part of the CAP program.

Dr Laurene Yen and Dr. Derek Hou offered to welcome new orthodontists to BC and to encourage them to join the BCSO.

Upcoming meetings:

  • March 7, 2019 (with the PDC)
  • June 14, 2019 – AGM – Speaker Dr. Greg Huang from the University of Washington.



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Dr. Ines Guedes has joined the CAO board as the Manitoba representative. Thank you to Dr. Susan Tsang for her past ten years of service.

The Manitoba Chapter for the Smiles For A Lifetime Program met on May 23rd, 2018. During this meeting, agreement was reached to move forward under the Smiles 4 Canada Program.  


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Membership revenue is on pace with the previous year, even with changes to the dues structure.

Annual OAO Scientific Meeting was held in Niagara-On-The Lake from June 8th to the 10th. There were about 100 doctors in attendance with 29 exhibitors and was a tremendous success.

Dr. Michael Sherman was elected as GLAO Trustee to the AAO in July 2018.

The most recent AGM for the OAO was held during the GLAO meeting, Sept 14, 2018, at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto.



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Le tout nouveau site internet est enfin accessible!

Le 28 mai dernier, dans le cadre des Journées dentaires internationales du Québec, une conférence-cocktail fut tenue en présence des spécialistes de chirurgie maxillo-faciale. 


The new website has been released.

On May 28, 2018, there was a joint conference and cocktail with the maxillo-facial surgeons, as part of the Journées dentaires internationales du Québec



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The Saskatchewan Society of Orthodontists held its annual general meeting on June 1st in Regina. The meeting was sponsored by Invisalign/Itero. Dr David Walt provided the lecture for doctors and his Treatment Coordinator addressed staff.