Welcome to The Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists!

The Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists (GLAO) is a constituent of the American Association of Orthodontists. The GLAO advocates on behalf of its members and promotes the value and advancement of the Specialty of Orthodontics. Component organizations of the GLAO include: Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Ontario (Canada), and Pennsylvania (west of the Alleghenies).

A Message from The GLAO President...

Greetings to all GLAO members.

Now is the time to start planning to attend the GLAO Annual Meeting taking place in Cleveland this September and “Rock Your Smile.” The GLAO Annual Session planning committee has planned for a diverse group of speakers who will appeal to both doctors and staff with 10 hours of continuing education on Friday and Saturday. The Resident’s Forum has been a great success and will be held again this year. Let’s try to have all of the GLAO residents attend, learn and be inspired by GLAO members.

Call a friend of yours and ask them to come to the meeting and reconnect with one another. Have fun at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame party. Get your staff involved in planning the trip to Cleveland so they have something to look forward to over the next months. Pick a Rock and Roll Theme song for the office trip. Create your office band name and get everyone t-shirts. Staff retention is so important now so use this meeting to create fun for the office and to show appreciation for staff members. Your staff thinks you all deserve some fun.

September 16-17, 2022 is the time to Rock Your Smile. I am looking forward to seeing you in Cleveland!

Dr. Valerie Martone ([email protected])
2021-2022 GLAO President 


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GLAO 2022 Annual Session
September 16-17, 2022
Hilton Cleveland Downtown
Cleveland, Ohio

GLAO 2023 Ad Interim Board Meeting
March 10-11, 2023
Kimpton Schofield Hotel
Cleveland, Ohio

GLAO/MASO 2023 Annual Session
September 21-24, 2023
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland

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GLAO 2022 Annual Session

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