Thursday, July 29

1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Registration/Room Check-in at Union Station Hotel

1820 Market Street, St. Louis, MO
Check in at the USO Registration area



6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Thursday Welcome Reception – Ballpark Village Sports and Social

601 S Clark Street St. Louis, MO 63101

After arriving in St. Louis, relax and get to know your fellow residents. Reunite with dental school classmates, the people you met at interviews, and meet new friends.

Located next to Busch Memorial Stadium, just a mile from the hotel, Ballpark Village is the place in downtown St. Louis to meet your fellow residents for food, drinks and games. You will not want to miss this event!

To get there, Ballpark Village is just a short 15 minute walk away from the hotel, or use your favorite ridesharing app.

7:00 SLU Welcome: Dr. Ki Beom Kim


Friday, July 30

7:00 am – 3:00 PM
Registration/Check-in for GORP

Union Station Hotel

Foyer A


7:00 am – 9:00 AM
Breakfast for all activities except Golf

Coffee and Donuts at Grand EF


8:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Buses leave for Golf at Forest Park

Play golf in beautiful Forest Park! Built after the 1904 World’s Fair, the Norman K. Probstein Golf Course offers three nine-hole layouts that can be played in a variety of configurations offering golfers of all ages and skill levels an enjoyable and unique challenge every time they play. Distinguished as the “Best City Golf Course in Mid-America”. 

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Carts are provided at no charge, Clubs will be available to rent at the course for $20. Buses will return to Union Station around 2:00 PM.


8:45 AM – 12:00 PM
Buses leave for St. Louis Arch

Come visit our city’s greatest claims to fame–The Gateway Arch! The Gateway Arch is the tallest manmade monument in the United States and provides a great view of St. Louis. Take a tram ride to the top of the arch and explore the museum below to get the full experience.




9:00 AM – 12:00 PM AM
Buses leave for Forest Park Excursion

Site of the 1904 World’s Fair and the 1904 Summer Olympics, Forest Park is an urban oasis that offers great walking trails along with free access to the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, History Museum and the boathouse, where you will be able to canoe, kayak, and use paddle boats.  In 2016, Forest Park was voted the #1 City Park in the country by readers of USA Today.


10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Buses leave for City Museum

Not your typical museum! Housed in the 10-story, 600,000 square-foot warehouse of the International Shoe Company, the interactive City Museum is a mixture of a playground, funhouse, surrealistic pavilion, and architectural marvel made out of found and repurposed objects. Explore the exhibits, climb the sculptures, and head to the rooftop to enjoy a drink and view of St. Louis!



12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch (except those golfing)

Buses will take you back from your activities to the Union Station Hotel.  Boxed lunches from St. Louis favorite, Gioia’s Deli, will be distributed outside of the Midway West section of the hotel, off of 20th street!


4:00 PM
Buses leave for the AAO Headquarters
4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
BBQ at the AAO Headquarters 

Food, drinks, games and more. Tour the home of the AAO since 1992.

Remember the school t-shirt contest! The school with the most clever orthodontic-related t-shirt design will be declared the winner!



5:00 PM
2021 GORP Group Photo

An annual GORP tradition. A group photo will be taken outside the AAO Headquarters.


Saturday, July 31

7:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Registration/Check-in at Union Station Hotel

 Foyer A


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

Grand EF


8:00 AM – 8:10 AM
Welcome to GORP – Drs. Helen Hau, Nathan Hansen, and Karan Patel

Grand EF 


8:15 AM – 9:15 AM
Speaker 1 – Dr. David Sarver

“Contemporary Concepts in Esthetic Treatment Design in Orthodontics” 

Dr. Sarver received his DMD from The University of Alabama School of Dentistry and M.S. in Orthodontics from the University of North Carolina in 1979. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, a Fellow in both the International and American Colleges of Dentists and is a Fellow in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry. He has had the honor of presenting the Salzmann, Mershon and Angle lectures at the AAO annual meeting. He has published 80 scientific articles and 20 book chapters.

In addition to his private practice, Dr. Sarver’s book, “Esthetics in Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery” was published in September 1998. He is also co-author (with Dr. Proffit and White) of the surgical text “Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity), and is co-author the 4th, 5th editions and 6th edition of Proffit’s classic textbook “Contemporary Orthodontics”. Publication of his book “Dentofacial Esthetics-from Macro-to Mini” was published in May 2020. He has given more than 400 professional presentations in the United States, Europe, Australia and the Middle and Far East.

9:15 AM – 9:30 am
AAOF Presentation

Dr. Samim Taraji from UIC and Dr. Benjamin Anders from Rutgers


9:30 AM – 10:00 Am
Vendor Fair/Break

Grand ABCD


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Speaker 2 – Dr. Stuart Frost

“Gummy Smile Correction and Hard/soft Tissue Contouring” 

Considered a thought-leader in the field of orthodontics, Dr. Stuart L. Frost is a lecturer, consultant, and practitioner with over two decades of experience creating truly beautiful smiles using emerging technologies and progressive techniques. He is widely known as the “artist orthodontist,” a reputation he has gained by creating wide, aesthetically pleasing smiles for each of his patients, no matter how challenging the case.

Dentistry is a tradition in the Frost Family, and Dr. Frost’s passion for dentistry and orthodontics started at a young age while watching his father work. As a teenager, he experienced braces himself and fell in love with the idea of creating beautiful smiles for others as his father had done for him. After years of schooling, fellowship, and real-world experience, Dr. Frost is now one of the industry’s leading experts in innovative and artistic orthodontics.

Dr. Frost is highly involved in the industry, giving him a front-row seat to innovation, technology, and change in the global orthodontic community. He’s passionate about furthering his field and travels all over the world to share what he’s learned with other orthodontists. He acts as a global facilitator observing other practitioners and their techniques, incorporating and improving those techniques within his own practice, and then sharing the outcomes to produce the best results for patients worldwide.


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
AAO President

Dr. Ken Dillehay


11:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Lunch and Vendor Fair

Food trucks and Grand ABCD. Experience some of St. Louis’ best and most beloved food trucks. Line up for favorites like Go Gyro Go, Cha Cha Tacos, and Blues Fired Pizza.


1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
ABO President

Dr. David Sabott


1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Speaker 3 – Dr. Anil Idiculla

“Growing your Dream Practice while still being involved with the AAO”

Dr. Anil Idiculla is an Invisalign® Diamond Plus provider at his five Colorado orthodontic practices. He is honored to be the only doctor in Colorado to be elected as an Invisalign Faculty Member. He received his undergraduate degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, his dental degree from Nova Southeastern University Dental School in Florida, and his orthodontic degree from the prestigious University of Pennsylvania where he taught diagnosis and treatment planning, growth and development, adult orthodontic treatment, and clinical efficiency.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, and the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, and sat on the board for the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, the Colorado Orthodontic Association, the Colorado Summer Meeting, the Colorado Orthodontic Foundation, and Kids In Need of Dentistry. Most recently, his peers and patients have selected him as their Top Orthodontist in Colorado, as seen in 5280 Magazine every year since opening in 2008. Dr. Idiculla has a huge heart, a fierce passion for philanthropy, and lives by his mission to Live Life Smiling.


2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Vendor Fair/Break

Grand ABCD


3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Speaker 4 – Dr. Tom Pitts

“Mission Impossible – Disruptive Innovations to have our Specialty Thrive”

Dr. Thomas R. Pitts is a world-renowned lecturer and clinician. He is highly recognized for his continued teaching of orthodontic finishing and clinical excellence. He is the creator of the Pitts Progressive Group and the Pitts Master’s in Finishing Continuum. He is the inventor of the Pitts 21 System and Bracket Slot as well as the Pitts 21 Arch Forms. 

Dr. Pitts earned his dental degree from UOP and Master of Science in Orthodontics degree from the University of Washington in 1970. Since graduating, he has been in private practice in Reno, NV. 

He was an associate clinical professor at the University of the Pacific from 1998 to 2017 and is now an adjunct clinical professor for UNLV’s orthodontic program. Dr. Pitts was the Vice president of Clinical Affairs for Ormco Corp from 2009 to 2012 and is now the current Head of Clinical Affairs for OC Orthodontics.

6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday evening GORP Banquet: “The Roaring 20’s”

Midway West

Welcome to the Roaring 20’s, Old Sport!

Celebrate the final night of GORP by stepping back into the 1920’s for a roaring good time! We are Puttin’ on the Ritz with food, music, dancing and a casino night! Dress the 1920s: From Flapper Chic to The Great Gatsby.

The Saturday banquet and entertainment afterwards will be a highlight of GORP. This is an event you will not want to miss. (Appropriate attire: jacket and tie for the gentlemen, dresses for the ladies.)

6:00 – 7:00 Cocktail hour

7:00 – 9:00 Dinner

 8:00 – 11:00 Music by RELAPSE and Dancing and Casino Royale!


Sunday, August 1

7:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Checkout of Hotel Rooms 


8:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

 Grand EF


9:00 AM – 9:15 AM
Council for New and Younger Members

 Dr. David White


9:15 AM – 10:45 AM
Speaker 5 – Ms. Rosemary Bray

“Some Things Never Change”

Rosemary Bray spent 30 years employed as a Team Member in the dental profession, both in clinical and administrative roles, working in general dentistry, periodontics, and her last 17 years in Orthodontics – all in San Diego.

She left her quality, fun Orthodontic practice in late 1998 to begin her self-employment as a speaker and consultant in Orthodontics. Recently, she proudly celebrated her 52nd anniversary in teeth!  Yes, that was 52 years!

You are learning the latest in software, wires, brackets, aligners, 3D, scanning; all of it vital for the advancement of the ever-changing orthodontic profession you are entering. Yet what will remain as in the past and what will evolve with the addition of many new techniques and products?

Let’s review what has made Orthodontics the profession and career that you are choosing and why you need to be sure that “Some Things Will Never Change”.

From an oldie but goodie who’s “been there, done that”, when strips of metal were used to make bands chairside, what are some of the timeless essentials to ensure your success as an entrepreneur, a boss, and a business person as well as an excellent clinician?


10:45 AM – 11:15 am

Must be present to win!


11:15 AM – 11:30 am
Conclusion of GORP 2021