At the AAO, we have long held the position that orthodontic treatment is a complex medical process and that it is in the best, and safest, interest of the public to have that treatment conducted under the direct and ongoing supervision of a licensed orthodontist.
Representatives of Arnold & Porter, the AAO’s legislative counsel, attended recent fund-raising events on behalf the AAO Political Action Committee, networking and asking questions to highlight AAO legislative priorities.
On May 8, 2019, the Court entered an Order dismissing a majority of SmileDirectClub's claims in the lawsuit. The Court dismissed all of the claims against the Board as an entity, as well as any claims against the Board's individual members seeking monetary damages.
The AAO's involvement as an amicus party, in the interests of the health, safety, and well-being of patients seeking orthodontic care, did not go unnoticed by the Court, which specifically referenced the American Association of Orthodontists in its Memorandum Opinion.