The Wisconsin Society of Orthodontists (WSO) consists of dues paying members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), Midwestern Society of Orthodontists (MSO) and WSO who live in Wisconsin. We represent and serve the needs of our membership of approximately 200 specialty trained orthodontists. An orthodontist is a graduate of an accredited dental school, with at least two additional years of post graduate university training in the specialty of orthodontics, usually graduating with a master’s degree in orthodontics (DDS, MS).
The purpose of the WSO is consistent with the MSO and AAO and is meant to be the component (state) organizational connection to Wisconsin orthodontists with the following goals:
- To advance the art and science of orthodontics.
- To encourage continued education by planning bi-annual scientific programs with nationally recognized educators.
- To support Marquette University’s dental school and orthodontic resident program, both financially and intellectually. (Marquette is the only Wisconsin dental school and has the only graduate orthodontic program).
- To make significant contributions to the oral health of the public through our members.
- To promote goodwill among our members and with our communities.
- To aid in the emergency continuation of a member’s orthodontic practice as needed in the event of unexpected death or disability.
- To mentor younger members into the specialty of orthodontics.