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SAO Annual Meeting Registration is Open!

The Centennial Celebration of the Southern Association of Orthodontists is fast approaching. We are excited to launch our meeting, which takes place at the chic and sophisticated Le Meridien Hotel in Charlotte, NC from October 7-9, 2021.

Together Again

Get ready for the party of the century! We’ve given extra attention to special details to enhance learning and networking, including refreshment breaks and extended happy hours to give us more time to catch up and socialize, now that we can meet in person!

100th Anniversary Opening Ceremony

New for this year, we invite EVERYONE ... members, team, exhibitors and sponsors ... to gather in the ballroom for an exciting and inspirational 100th Anniversary Opening Ceremony. We’ll recognize and celebrate our peers who have served our association, and hear from best-selling author Thomas Dismukes — a motivational storyteller, humorist and adventurer. Audiences roll with laughter at this man who is an expert in the inexplicable pursuit of a life in balance.

Fun in The Queen City

No celebration is complete without plenty of opportunities for fun! Charlotte is home to the NASCAR Hall of Fame – a not-to-miss destination featuring interactive exhibits and racing opportunities. Bring your whole team for a night to remember when we take over the museum for our party of the century! On Saturday, join us at Craft City Social in your game day colors and relax with us for a fun afternoon.


Our 100th Meeting is our chance to toast our rich history and the many qualities that characterize the Southern Association of Orthodontists – education, advocacy, relationships, charity, governance and team-building. Celebrating 100 years wouldn’t be the same without you. Follow the links below for more information and to register. It’s going to be a great meeting and we hope to see you there!

Questions? Contact or call (404) 261-5528.

College of Diplomates (CDABO) Prep Course for the ABO Clinical Exam (Charlotte Course) - October 9th 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM

The College (CDABO) is pleased to offer a preparatory course for individuals interested in taking the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) Scenario-based Clinical Examination to achieve board certification. The course outline will consist of an overview of the ABO virtual examination format and how to prepare. This is a three hour course (with a break) to assist attendees in preparing for the new exam format.  Participants will receive 3 CE credits for their participation.

Space is limited, assigned on a first-come basis.  ACT NOW to reserve your spot in the class. Register here.

We will not divulge your information to outside parties, and all transactions should be considered non-refundable