Registration Information - 2020 Annual Meeting
Registration Type and Fees
Register through February 24 (midnight Central Standard Time, U.S. Chicago) to qualify for the advance registration fee.
The General Registration Fee includes most scientific sessions (including the TEAM and Laboratory Technician programs on Saturday), admission to the Corporate Forums and Exhibit Hall, Thursday’s Welcome Reception, Friday’s President’s Reception, continental breakfasts, complimentary lunches and e-posters in the Exhibit Hall.
Premier Member Registration – NEW FOR 2020 – Through January 13 Only
Annual Meeting Premier Member Registration – $695
The premier Member Registration package (nearly a $900 value) includes the following items to help maximize your experience at the meeting:
- General Registration
- Preferred seating at the Plenary Sessions
- One (1) Morning with the Masters Session on Friday (a $125 value)
- A 3-year online subscription to the 2020 Annual Meeting Conference Recordings (a $225 value)
- Voucher for free AO hat or polo shirt – while supplies last
- Priority badge pick-up to avoid any lines
- Special ribbon to easily identify your premier registration
- Guaranteed housing at the meeting headquarters hotel (through January 13)
Spouse/Guest Registration for Social Events
Spouse and Guest Registration is for the social events only and not for any scientific sessions. It includes admission to the Welcome Reception, President’s Reception, and Exhibit Hall. Register and pay for your Spouse/Guest(s) with your registration; limit 2 guests per registrant (other than your spouse).
Please note: ADA CERP, or other educational credit, is not available for a Spouse/Guest registration. If your Spouse/Guest wants educational credit, or wants to attend the scientific sessions, please register them separately as a regular attendee.
Onsite Registration Hours
The Meeting Registration Desk will be located in (place new 2020 Seattle information here)
Wednesday, March 18 7:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 19 6:30 am – 6:00 pm
Friday, March 20 6:30 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 21 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
Non-member Student Letter Requirements
Students must be in good standing, currently enrolled full-time in an AO-approved dental training program from an educational institution, and not be in practice, in order to register for the Annual Meeting at reduced registration fees.
Non-member students, please submit a verification/reference letter from your Program Director / Chief of Service of the Institution verifying your current full-time educational status.
The letter should:
- Come from your Program Director / Chief of Service of the Institution
- Have the name and department information of your Program Director / Chief of Service
- State the dental training program you are in
- State that you are currently enrolled full-time and are in good standing
- Show the start and end dates of your training period
- Be printed (in English) on official Institution letterhead with the name and address of the Institution
Please email the letter to KellyBurns@osseo.org or fax to our office at (847) 427-9656, Attention Meeting Registration Dept.
Once we have your letter, we will update your category in the database and send you an email notice for you to return to the website and register at the reduced rates. If you do not receive a notice within 1-2 business days, send an email to email@example.com so someone can assist.
Your student letter and registration must be received before rate deadlines in order to receive early rates.
Membership applications must be received in the AO office at least two weeks prior to registration deadlines to be eligible for the member discount.
Military Personnel Discount
Actively serving military personnel from any country may receive the early bird registration rate, but are encouraged to pre-register early online. After the early registration deadline of January 13, 2020, please contact the AO Registration office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 847-439-1919 for instructions.
NOTE: Military personnel must be in uniform and present a valid military ID in order to register for the early rate onsite.
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NPI Number Requested at the Annual Meeting
To help exhibitors and sponsors comply with new federal healthcare laws, AO is asking U.S. health care provider attendees to supply their 10-digit NPI (National Provider Identifier) number.
Beginning August 1, 2013, medical device and pharmaceutical companies are required by the Sunshine Act terms of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to use this number to report any payment or other transfer of value (TOV) given to healthcare providers with a minimum value of $10/payment or $100/year to the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS). The Sunshine Act classifies TOV as, but not limited to, gifts, entertainment, certain meals, consulting fees, and honoraria.
If you have already provided your NPI number to the AO, it will automatically appear in your registration information. If you have not supplied this number, you can add it when you register.
This number will be part of the information embedded in your badge’s barcode but will not be printed on the badge.
NPI numbers are public information. If you do not know your NPI number, you can search for it by CLICKING HERE.
For more information about NPI numbers, CLICK HERE.
Confirmations, Cancellations and Changes
Please bring your confirmation to the meeting pre-registration desk as proof that you are registered.
You may receive a refund if your cancellation is received in writing (mail, fax or email) before February 24, 2020, minus a $75 administration charge. No refunds of $5.00 or less will be made.
To add workshops or spouse/guest registrations after you have registered, please visit the Attendee Service Center. Instructions and the link will be in your email confirmation. A new meeting confirmation will be sent with your additions. For other changes to your meeting registration, please contact the AO meeting registration department at 847-439-1919, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax 847-427-9656, attention: AO Meeting Registration.
Changes cannot be taken over the phone.
Please note, registrations are not transferable.
Questions? Contact the AO Meeting Registration staff: