The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) announced the recipients of its first-ever “Supplier of the Year” awards. American Orthodontics received the Gold Sponsor Award, followed by 3M Oral Care with the Silver Sponsor Award, and Allure Ortho with the Bronze Sponsor Award.

“The Supplier of the Year program is intended to recognize and thank companies and organizations that support the AAO through activities such as exhibiting at our meetings and advertising in our publications,” said Lynne Thomas Gordon, AAO CEO. “We are delighted to have so much interest from the corporate community that provides our members with products and services. Our staff and advertising sales representatives are eager to help suppliers identify ways to reach AAO members that will best meet their needs.”

The Gold Sponsor supplier award goes to the company that earned 11 or more Supplier of the Year priority points during the last fiscal year and has the highest overall point balance. Supplier of the Year priority points are assigned for AAO meeting exhibits, event sponsorships at meetings, AAO publication advertising, and sponsorships of on-campus and online learning opportunities. The company must have exhibited at the AAO Annual Session every year for the last five years.

“American Orthodontics focuses on being the best at taking care of our customer and believes strongly in supporting the AAO and its membership. Being named as a Gold Sponsor Award winner validates our efforts and we look forward to continuing and strengthening our partnership with the AAO,” says  Randy Benz, CEO of American Orthodontics, which is also a Platinum Corporate Partner of the AAO Foundation.