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Dear respected members and colleagues of the Korean Association of Orthodontists

I am humbled, honored and privileged to assume the role of President of the Korean Association of Orthodontists (2020-2022). KAO has just celebrated 60 years as an organization (1959-2019) and the growth has been propelled collectively by the individuals, past presidents and members of the Board and Executive Committee. I am deeply grateful to my past predecessors for their leadership and outstanding contributions and I look forward to continuing this important work towards fulfilling the mission of KAO.

Through the dedicated commitment of our colleagues of KAO, our vision remains "Leading society with excellence in Orthodontics." I would hope that each of you will embrace this mission and become involved in your association. Support its programs; volunteer to serve on a committee; participate in initiatives that are important to you and your patients...


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...

The 54th Annual Scientific Congress of the Korean Association of Orthodo...
Date : Oct 14th - 17th , 2021
Venue : COEX, Seoul, Korea (It is subject to change due to the pandemic)
The 53rd Annual Scientific Congress
Date : Nov 1(Sun), 5(Thu)-6(Fri)
Venue : Online

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Room 603, Seocho-trapalace II, 23, Seocho-daero 74-gil, Seocho-gu, Seoul, 06621, Korea
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