AO invites all members to represent the Academy and introduce its benefits to dentists and dental societies in their communities by becoming an AO Local Ambassador. This is an excellent opportunity to become involved in the Academy while enjoying the benefits of collaborating with local professional peer groups.
“Throughout North America, hundreds of local dental societies meet at the city, county and state levels. All we ask of our Ambassadors is simply to attend local society programs and distribute AO member materials that will be provided by AO,” said Dr. Jeffrey S. Ackerman, Alexandria, VA, Chair of the AO Membership Committee. The Academy has prepared promotional materials, slide presentations and talking points that can be used to briefly introduce the benefits of membership and educational programming resources.”
This program is part of a Membership Committee initiative to create awareness of AO at a grass roots level, understanding that a personal testimonial often delivers more meaningful impact. The committee has designed the program to be an easy process of distributing information and fielding questions from colleagues who are interested in furthering their knowledge base in implant dentistry.
“The Ambassador program was developed to spread the good word about AO to local dental professionals who are looking for ways to increase their knowledge of implant dentistry and improve their clinical skills set. We know there are many out there who are simply unaware of AO, or who aren’t well-informed about what we are about. Our new AO Ambassadors will give a familiar face and voice to the benefits that AO offers to implant dentists across the country,” Dr. Ackerman says.
“It was very heart-warming to me personally to see such widespread enthusiasm among our members to sign up and become Ambassadors in their own communities,” he adds. “We are preparing this program to make it easy and enjoyable to represent AO to local dental colleagues, and I encourage all members to join our team!” urges Dr. Ackerman.
To volunteer, go to osseo.org and complete the online form. 2017 Annual Meeting attendees will find more information about joining the AO Local Ambassador team in their registration bags.