Research, Education & Charity

The ASO is committed towards continuing research and education in orthodontics and public health goodwill initiatives.

The Australian Society of Orthodontists' charitable arms include:

Australian Foundation for Research and Education – The peak body for orthodontic research and education in Australia, giving financial support to universities, students and researchers contributing to the future of orthodontics.

ASO (NSW Branch) Orthodontic Trust Fund – A charitable trust with the purpose of funding a Chair in Orthodontics at The University of Sydney and supporting the funding of academic staff in NSW and the ACT. 

Give a Smile™ – A public health goodwill concept that allows ASO members to receive at least one patient annually from public dental waiting lists and treat them for free in private practice.


The Australian Society of Orthodontists' educational arms include:

Australasian Orthodontic Board and Continuing Education – A unique certification program for ASO members.

Australian Orthodontic Congress – Showcases high-profile national and international speakers at the cutting edge of research, clinical practice and technological developments in orthodontics.

Australian Orthodontic Journal – A highly-regarded, peer reviewed journal  of original research papers, clinical reports, book reviews, abstracts from journals and other material of interest to orthodontists worldwide.