Welcome to the website of the Midwestern Society of Orthodontists!

The Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (MSO) is a constituent of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). We are comprised of approximately 1,380 members across the component states of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, as well as the Canadian province of Manitoba. Since 1939, the MSO has continuously strived to support the AAO mission by providing helpful resources, clear communication and strong leadership to component societies and individual members.



President Ara Goshgarian
President's Letter



Looking for Volunteers

MSO has a tremendous history of sending strong representatives to AAO councils. We have five council positions that will become available next May and are looking for interested members to fill those positions. These openings include:

• Council on Communications
• Council on Orthodontic Education
• Council on Orthodontic Healthcare
• Council on Membership, Ethics, and Judicial Concerns
• Council on Scientific Affairs
To find out more about these councils and what they do, look at https://www.aaoinfo.org/node/6399. If you have an interest in any of these positions, or just want more information, contact MSO Trustee, Brent Larson, at blarson@aaortho.org. The MSO Board will be considering all interested members at its meeting in Chicago at the Annual Session.


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MSO 2016 Annual Session
November 4-5 - Chicago, IL

MSO 2017 Ad Interim
March 10 - St. Louis, MO

MSO 2017 Annual Session
with SWSO and GLAO

Sept. 14-17- New Orleans, LA

MSO 2018 Annual Session
Sept. 21-22 - Bloomington, MN

MSO 2019 Annual Session
October 25-26 - Branson, MO