Welcome Orthodontic Residents, Exhibitors, and AAO Entities

We are pleased to inform you that the 28th Annual Graduate Orthodontic Residents Program (GORP) will be held Thursday, August 4 – Sunday, August 7, 2016. Once again, we are inviting all orthodontic residents from the United States and Canada to attend. The meeting will be held in Ann Arbor on the University of Michigan campus.

GORP began in 1989 as a means of bringing the orthodontists of the future together for a summer meeting, creating an environment to foster professional growth and interpersonal relationships among colleagues and representatives of the orthodontic industry. Over the past 27 years, the meeting has grown to an event that involves nearly 500 orthodontic residents from the United States and Canada. The meeting is held every other year at the University of Michigan, with the alternate years at other institutions. 2016 will be the 15th year the University of Michigan has hosted the event, and past meetings also have been held at St. Louis University, the University of North Carolina, Harvard University, University of Texas at Houston, University of Illinois at Chicago, The Ohio State University, University of Toronto, University of Kentucky, University of Washington and the University of Minnesota.

This program is unique in that it is the first annual conference to bring together residents in a dental or medical specialty program. The meeting is sponsored by donations from orthodontic exhibitors, the American Board of Orthodontics and its constituent associations, and the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation.

We are excited to be hosting the annual GORP picnic once again at the Big House, the University of Michigan’s football stadium.

The orthodontic residents of the University of Michigan look forward to hosting another excellent GORP meeting, and we hope to welcome as many individuals as possible to this year’s event. If you have any questions, please see the contacts link below for more information; please to do not hesitate to contact us.

On behalf of the residents of University of Michigan Orthodontics, we look forward to seeing you in Ann Arbor.


Sarah Syklawer & Scott Sakowitz
2016 GORP Chairs
Department of Orthodontics
School of Dentistry
University of Michigan