Message from the President

Welcome to the website of the CAO, the voice of all Canadian Certified Orthodontists.

Our goal is to represent all Canadian orthodontists, and we are actively involved with national regulatory agencies to ensure that patients get the best orthodontic care.

The CAO is also very involved in promoting its members as being best equipped to deliver orthodontic care to patients and others contemplating such care. The CAO’s Consumer Awareness Program, operated in collaboration with the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), informs patients of the benefits of seeking a certified specialist for all their orthodontic needs.  We are also very excited that the CAO is actively working on the Canadian component of a consumer communication program. 

To further increase the visibility of dental specialists in Canada, the CAO is a supporter and very active member of the Canadian Dental Specialists Association (CDSA). 

To help our members stay current in their knowledge, we hold continuing education webinars, and present a national scientific session in a different venue every year.

The orthodontic profession is in constant evolution. Our role at the CAO is to stay ahead of these changes and ensure that patients get the most up-to-date and highest quality orthodontic care. We are proud of our members for their professionalism and constant search for excellence. 

Feel free to browse our website to get additional information about our association.



Robert D. Kinniburgh
Canadian Association of Orthodontists


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