University at Buffalo - The State University of New York
Skip to Content
Awards | AAO Members

The Distinguished Service Award was established by the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthodontists in 1963 and was renamed the James E. Brophy AAO Distinguished Service Award by the House of Delegates in 1986. The award is presented to those who, in the judgment of the Award Committee, have made contributions to orthodontics in addition to other valuable and devoted services to the Association and to its membership.

The Humanitarian Award was established by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in 2011. The award recognizes significant contributions to improve the quality of human life that extend beyond the usual scope of private practice, academic functions or organized dentistry.  

The Milo Hellman Research Award was established by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in 1958. Prior to 1958, the award was referred to as the Research Essay Contest. The Milo Hellman Research Award is open to any United States AAO member, Canadian AAO member or any person affiliated with an ADA or CDA accredited orthodontic program serving as a teacher, researcher or graduate student/resident. The award is for an original investigation that gives some new and significant material of value to the art and science of orthodontics.

The Harry Sicher Research Award was established by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in 1976. The Harry Sicher Research Award is open to any graduate student/resident affiliated with an ADA or CDA accredited orthodontic program. These awards are for research efforts performed during graduate orthodontic education at the Certificate, Masters or PhD levels. The award is for an original investigation of significance and value to the art and science of orthodontics.
 

The Lifetime Achievement Award in Orthodontic Research was established by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in 2015.  The award recognizes those individuals who have made significant contributions to the science related to the specialty of orthodontics over the course of their lifetime.

 

The Thomas M. Graber Awards of Special Merit was established by the AAO in 2002.  Applicants for the Harry Sicher Research Award will be considered for the Thomas M. Graber Awards of Special Merit.
 

The Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award program is sponsored by Dentsply GAC and was established by the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) in 2004. The Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award offers an opportunity to graduate students/residents to present clinical science and basic science research using narrative material and a Posterboard.

The AAO and the AAOF have collaborated to support fellowship awards and grant programs for orthodontic residents, students and junior faculty at accredited graduate orthodontic residency programs.