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About ASO

The Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) is the peak specialist body for orthodontists in Australia and represents around 90% of registered orthodontists across every state and territory. The ASO is committed to advancing orthodontic knowledge, educating the public and supporting the profession.

The ASO’s strategic priorities are:

  • Advocacy, and maintaining strong, collaborative relationships within the dental sector
  • Public education about evidence based orthodontic treatment and the specialist practitioners providing orthodontic care
  • Providing members with ongoing support, tools and resources so they can thrive throughout their careers
  • Supporting research and continuing education in orthodontics
  • Maintaining a strong cohesive organisation, with best practice governance.

Join the ASO

Our Structure

Meet our Federal Council and learn about how the ASO is governed at a Federal and State level.

State Branches

We have members in every state and territory. Meet the current state executives.


The ASO has 15 Committees working on numerous projects and initiatives to advance the profession around Australia.

Strategic Plan

Learn about the ASO’s strategic priority areas.

ASO Awards

Every year the ASO recognises those whose achievements and contributions have had a profound impact on the Society and profession.

ASO History

Originally formed in 1927, members of the ASO have been creating better smiles, for all ages, for more than 90 years.

Our Affiliations

The ASO has a strong and collaborative relationship with affiliated societies and associations around the world.