Align Technology has donated $1 million to the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) in support of quality education and research that leads to excellence in patient care.
The AAOF is the charitable arm of the American Association of Orthodontists. Since 1994, the AAO Foundation Awards Program has awarded $14.6 million in funding in support of 264 fellowship awards, 303 research awards, and publication of more than 100 articles and abstracts supporting ongoing professional advancement opportunities in the orthodontics field, the foundation said.
Align Technology designs, manufactures, and sells the Invisalign system of clear aligners, iTero intraoral scanners, and exocad CAD/CAM software for digital orthodontics and restorative dentistry.
The donation will be delivered in installments over five years, beginning in December 2021.