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Mission Statement

The Tennessee Association of Orthodontists is a group of recognized orthodontic specialists in the state of Tennessee. As an association, we promote an environment of learning and discussion among our members about treatments. All our members are in good standing with the American Association of Orthodontists, as well as the Southern Association of Orthodontists. Members are dedicated to expanding clinical knowledge and providing quality orthodontic treatment. Our goal is to promote oral health and advocate for competent orthodontic treatment by all our members to their patients.

TAO 2015 Meeting

Our annual meeting will take place at the Embassy Suites Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee.
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News headlines

  • Orthodontists Market to Adults
    The New York Times article titled Orthodontists Market to Adults Seeking Prettier Smiles
    2-2-2012   read more>

  • Healthcare Identification Law!
    All dentists are required to have photo ID badges or present patients with printed material about your name and occupation in certain wording. See legislative updates for more details.
    12-01-2012  read more>

  • Background Checks Required
    Anyone being hired who has direct patient contact must have a background check
    10-01-2010  read more>

What we do

We are an organization that collectively advocates for good oral health and the citizens of Tennessee.

What are benefits

Here are a few of the benefits for being a member of the TAO.

  • Annual meetings for CE
  • Lively communication between members
  • Forum of members to learn
  • Commradery

For information about how to join, see here.

Get in touch

Tennessee Association of Orthodontists
James L. Vaden
308 E. First St., Cookeville, TN 38501