Recent News


New AAOF Named Award for the Graber Family

The AAOF is pleased to announce its newest named award, the Graber Family Biomedical Research and Teaching Award to encourage orthodontic department faculty to stay within academia as both teachers and research contributors.

For more information, please contact Robert Hazel at 1-800-424-2842, ext 546 or

AAO video from Council on Communications

AAO Strategic Planning Planning Committee

AAO-Startegic-PlanningMSO members who served on the AAO Strategic Planning Committee for 2017 are (L to R): Spencer Pope (IL), Mike Durban (IL), Daniel Keith (ND), Brent Larson (MN), Deb Lien (MN), and Buzz Behrents (MO).

Thank the AAOPAC for What You Did Not Get

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Dr. Dan Keith is the newest MSO Director

dkeithDr. Daniel Keith is the newest Director from Bismarck, North Dakota. Read more.





Top 10 items from the MSO Annual Session, New Orleans, LA

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MSO 2017 Shepard Award Presented to Dr. Dennis Sommers

SommersMSO’s 2017 Earl E. Shepard Distinguished Service Award was presented at the MSO Annual Member Business Meeting September 16 to Dr. Dennis Sommers of Minot, North Dakota. Read more here.


MSO 2017-2018 Board of Directors

2017-2018-Board-of-DirectorsShown left to right in photo are: 

Front Row  -  Drs. Mike Durbin, Kevin Denis, Ryan VanLaecken, Ali Fallgatter
Second Row - Drs. Spencer Pope, Scott Arbit, Daniel Keith, Nellie Kim-Weroha, David Gehring,
Back Row - Drs. Mark Dake, John Kharouf, Kim Stafford, Conny Athanasopoulos

Top 10 MSO items from the AAO Annual Session in San Diego in 2017

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Top 10 items from the MSO Ad Interim in St Louis, March 10, 2017

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Klarsch on DIY orthodontic treatment

See Jim Klarsch interviewed on TV about DIY orthodontic treatment. Click here

AAO 2017 Professional Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. in February


MSO representatives at the AAO Professional Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. include (L to R) Allison Schubert, Todd Thayer, Eloisa Garcia, Brent Larson, Deb Lien, Kevin Horner, Ara Goshgarian and Mike Durbin. Thanks for your efforts to represent all orthodontists to Congress.