International Association of Orthodontics (IAO)

ASCDE is recognized sector from The International Association for Orthodontics (IAO) representing the middle east 
ASCDE courses credit hours are accepted for IAO Tier Advancement
IAO  Tier  Advancement  membership  categories  have  been  designed  to  encourage  members  to  participate  in orthodontic  continuing  education  (CE)  programs  and  therefore to  improve  their  clinical  skills.
In just one year ASCDE has grown the International Association of Orthodontics Egyptian study club from 4 dentists to 4 study clubs joined by 300 dentists. Currently ASCDE is preparing a program for Egyptian doctors to enter the IAO fellowship exam in Egypt and the international board of orthodontics exams in USA.


The International Association for Orthodontics (IAO) was established in the United States in 1961 to promote international cooperation in the orthodontic field of dentistry. The IAO is a progressive and dynamic organization of general dentists, pediatric dentists and other dentists that provide orthodontic care to patients.

The International Association for Orthodontics is the oldest and largest of the national and international non-specialty orthodontic groups. The association has a wide variety of programs in orthodontics training, education, professional support, clinical experience and literature. Today the IAO has approximately 4,200 member dentists in over 50 different countries.

The headquarters office is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin U.S.A.

Read more on IAO Website

The Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in
identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or
endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards
of dentistry.  
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