What is the ASO?

The Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) is the professional association for orthodontists in Australia.

The Objects of the Society are:

  • To encourage and maintain the study and clinical advancement of orthodontics;
  • To promote and maintain high ethical and professional standards among orthodontists for the benefit of the dental health of the nation;
  • To support, protect and advance the character and interest of orthodontics generally and of the profession of dentistry insofar as it relates to orthodontics;
  • To pursue and advance the recognition and acceptance of the practice of orthodontics as a specialist branch of dentistry and to promote its formal recognition as such and to establish high professional and clinical standards for the specialist practice of orthodontics;
  • To provide guidance to members regarding their activities, duties and conduct in relation to the practice of orthodontics and the practice of dentistry in the field of orthodontics;
  • To maintain or grant affiliation with any body or association upon such terms and conditions as shall best further the Objects of the Society;
  • To keep the State Branches informed of all relevant and significant orthodontic issues of which the Society is or becomes aware; and
  • To do all such other lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above Objects.



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