TAO Member´s

Who is a member of TAO?

TAO is one of five components (Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, and west Louisiana) of the Southwest Society of Orthodontists (SWSO), which is a constituent of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).

To become a TAO member, an orthodontist has to complete an AAO membership application.

You can review your membership status with AAO by calling AAO Member Service Center at 314-993-1700 (option 0) or [email protected].

For questions, please contact the AAO Member Service Center at [email protected].

If you are a new practicing orthodontist, you can apply for membership to AAO here: https://www2.aaoinfo.org/membership/aao-membership-request/



Membership Benefits

Active involvement in the Texas Association of Orthodontists (TAO) can benefit you personally and professionally.

  • Networking Opportunities: By actively participating in TAO events, committees, and discussions, you expand your professional network significantly. Networking with other orthodontists opens doors to potential collaborations, referrals, and mentorship opportunities. Building relationships with colleagues across Texas can also provide valuable insights and perspectives that can enrich your practice.
  • Access to Expertise and Resources: Engaging with fellow orthodontists within TAO gives you access to a diverse pool of expertise and resources. Whether you have clinical questions, need guidance on practice management, or seek advice on professional development, you’ll find a supportive community ready to assist you. Through shared knowledge and experiences, you can overcome challenges more effectively and continue to grow as a practitioner.
  • Staying Updated on Industry Trends: TAO is a hub for staying informed about the latest industry trends, research findings, and technological advancements in orthodontics. By actively participating in association activities, you’ll have firsthand access to cutting-edge information and insights to help you stay ahead of the curve. This knowledge empowers you to adopt new techniques, incorporate innovative technologies, and deliver your patients the highest standard of care.
  • Leadership Development Opportunities: Taking on leadership roles within TAO offers numerous benefits for your professional growth. Serving on committees, task forces, or even the board of directors not only allows you to contribute to the direction of the association but also helps you develop essential leadership skills such as communication, strategic thinking, and collaboration. These leadership experiences can be invaluable for advancing your career, enhancing your credibility, and expanding your influence within the orthodontic community.

Personal Fulfillment and Satisfaction: Beyond the tangible benefits, active TAO involvement can bring personal fulfillment and satisfaction. By contributing to the collective advancement of the orthodontic profession, you become part of something larger than yourself. Making meaningful connections, sharing knowledge, and making a positive impact on the profession can be incredibly rewarding and fulfilling.

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