Being an orthodontic professional can be an overwhelming job. Between the need to grow your practice, handle the business side of things, and provide the best care for your patients, finding time to search for conferences can seem impossible. To help ease this stress, we’ve compiled a list of the best orthodontic conferences scheduled for 2023.

Women in Orthodontics: January 13-14, Phoenix, AZ

The only orthodontics conference focused on women, this event hosts more than 300 women orthodontists each year. Learn how to juggle all the different parts of owning your own practice, including building a healthy team and finding new clients. Earn up to 12 continuing education credits while soaking up the sun and speakers in Arizona.  

Envista Summit: February 23-25, Las Vegas, NV

The Envista Summit is one of the best orthodontics conferences in the US and consists of hands-on sessions and keynote speakers that cover new innovations in orthodontics, implantology, and general dentistry. The conference promises “to help you take your career to the next level” and provides three different tracks – ortho, endo, and implant, so you can pick which track best fits your needs. You can attend the summit in person at the Bellagio, or virtually.

AAO’s Annual Session: April 21-24, Chicago, IL

This is the largest orthodontic conference in the United States. Held yearly, this event helps you connect with other orthodontists from around the country, and you can visit over 350 company booths showcasing the latest in orthodontic technology. You can attend virtually or in person, and there are seven separate tracks so you can choose the best conference experience for you.

GORP (For residents): July 20-23, St. Louis, MO

Registration for GORP (Graduate Orthodontics Residents Program) 2023 opens on April 1—be one of the first to secure a spot at this free conference! GORP is designed for orthodontic residents from the US or Canada and provides a place for them to get to know their future colleagues. Have fun while building your professional network!

Orthoprenuers: September 6-10, Orlando, FL

This conference focuses on the business side of running your own orthodontics practice. Need help managing a team, handling finances, or dealing with HR issues? Join business leaders and fellow doctors as they discuss action steps and best practices to make your orthodontic office the best it can be. 

Mother of Pearls: October 12-14, San Diego, CA 

Next year’s conference is the 5th anniversary of the MOP Conference! Orthodontists can earn continuing education credits while listening to over 20 different speakers and touring over 50 exhibits. This conference also provides team breakout sessions, so consider bringing your whole team with you. You will all get to enjoy free food and drinks, while listening to the world’s only all-orthodontist band, RELAPSE!

Ortho Evolution: 2023 dates and location TBD 

This conference was first held last summer and boasted being the first “consultant-driven” orthodontics conference. While news about 2023’s conference hasn’t been shared yet, last year’s conference focused on team building and implementing practices designed to help ortho practices thrive.

Continuing education should be a fun and enriching experience – and all these conferences are prepared to provide this. With a wide variety of seminars to choose from, you can find the one that best fits your schedule and professional goals.