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Greetings to KAO members and friends:

It is my honor to serve as the President of KAO from April 1st 2016 for two years. The Korean Association of Orthodontists (KAO), established in 1959, is now celebrating the 55th anniversary this year, 2016. Nowadays, KAO is one of the world's largest associations holding 6 branches and 3250 active members.

One of the biggest event of KAO would be the Annual Scientific Congress. In 2016, because of the limited number of convention centers and recent reservation traffics, the 49th Annual Scientific Congress to be held on Oct 8th (Saturday) – 9th (Sunday) at COEX, Seoul, instead of the 1st week of November as usual. Also we are planning a challenging change for the Annual Scientific Congress, reflecting opinions of local dental clinic practitioners. In 2017, the Annual Scientific Congress will ...



History

The Korean Association of Orthodontists (KAO) was established on May 28, 1959. The inaugural meeting was held by 10 founder members at the Severance Hospital and elected Dr. Gwi-Sun Kim the President and Dr. Han-Soo Lee the Secretary General. KAO was the first branch academy of dentistry in Korea. This reflected that Orthodontics had a higher demand and need for a specialty field in dentistry. Thereafter, seven other branch academies of dentistry were founded. October 30~31, 1959, the semi-annual scientific congress of Korean Dental Association took place at the School of Dentistry in Seoul National University. The Korean Dental Association amended the constitution...

Meetings
The 52nd Annual Scientific Congress
Date : October 2-4, 2019
Venue : COEX, Seoul, Korea
The 51st Annual Scientific Congress
Date : November 21-23
Venue : COEX, SEOUL

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