Thursday, July 20

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Registration/Room Check-in at the 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

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 and future colleagues.

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 20-minute walk from the hotel, or use your favorite ridesharing app.


Friday, July 21

7:00 am – 4:00 PM
Registration/Check-in for GORP

Union Station Hotel – Foyer A


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

Foyer C and Grand Ballroom EF



Note: Bus Departures from the Union Station Hotel

All buses will depart the hotel from the Outdoor Courtyard on the S. 20th Street side of the hotel.



8:15 AM
Board buses for Golf at Forest Park

Breakfast and lunch will be provided at the golf course.

About Golf

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”. 

A limited number of sets of clubs will be available for residents to rent when you register.

Carts are provided at no charge, After you complete your round, buses will be available to take those attending the AAO BBQ directly to the AAO Headquarters. (There will be club storage at the AAO, but you may want to bring a change of clothes.) For those not attending the BBQ, buses will take you back to the Union Station Hotel.


8:15 and 9:00 AM
Board buses for Gateway Arch & Anheuser-Busch Brewery

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.

Another great St. Louis claim to fame is the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Experience the historic brewing method, their famous Clydesdale horses, and, of course, free beer!

This activitiy will be in 2 separate groups, both groups will visit both locations. Group 1 buses will load at 8:15 to visit the brewery then the arch. Group 2 buses will load at 9:00 and visit the arch then the brewery. Space is limited. No switching groups once you register.

Note: For the brewery tour, you need to bring a government issed ID. Also, flat, closed-toe walking shoes, such as tennis or running shoes, are required.




9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Aquarium Tour, the St. Louis Wheel, and Miniature Golf

All 3 activities are located next to the hotel. The St. Louis Aquarium offers an immersive and engaging experience of both local and global aquatic species. You’ll get a chance to meet over 13,000 aquatic animals, including sharks and rays!

No visit to St. Louis is complete without a spin on the St. Louis Wheel. The St. Louis Wheel is a 200-foot high observation wheel with fully enclosed climate controlled gondolas. Wheel passengers will take 3 to 4 rotations high over the St. Louis skyline. 

 Complete the morning with a round of Mini Golf at Union Station. The beautifully landscaped 18-hole course features a variety of interactive elements. Fun, yet challenging!




9:15 AM
Board buses for Forest Park (Zoo, Art Museum, and History Museum)

Take a stroll through one of America’s greatest urban public parks. The 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 access to the St. Louis Zoo, Art Museum, and History Museum!

The Saint Louis Art Museum was founded in 1879. It contains a varied collection of original works of art spanning five millennia and six continents. Today the quality and breadth of the Museum’s collection secure for it a place among the very best institutions of its kind. The Museum opens at 10:00 AM and is a 6-minute walk from the Zoo.

The Missouri History Museum has been recognized nationally and contains many significant collections, including artifacts from the Lewis and Clark expedition, the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Exposition—better known as the 1904 World’s Fair, and memorabilia belonging to aviator Charles Lindbergh. The History Museum also opens at 10:00 AM and is about a 20-minute walk through the park from the Art Museum and Zoo.

Buses will depart from Union Station and drop you off at the North Zoo Parking lot. The buses will pick you up at 12:30 where they dropped you off to return you to Union Station.’11.0%22N+90%C2%B017’37.4%22W/@38.6363892,-90.2937167,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m4!3m3!8m2!3d38.6363892!4d-90.2937167


12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch (except those playing golf)

Boxed lunches may be picked up in the Outdoor Courtyard.


3:30 PM – 3:45 PM
Board buses for the AAO Headquaters

Buses depart from the Union Station Hotel Outdoor Courtyard on S. 20th Street to the AAO for our BBQ party! Be sure to wear your school t-shirt for the Annual GORP T-shirt Contest!

4:30 PM – 8:00 PM
GORP BBQ Party at the AAO Headquarters 

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

Remember to wear your school t-shirt  for the t-shirt contest! The school with the most clever orthodontic-related t-shirt design will be declared the winner at the meeting on Saturday!

(Note: T-shirt designs, front and back, must be submitted to by July 1 to be eligible.) 


5:00 PM
2023 GORP Group Photo

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

7:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Buses return to Union Station Hotel


Saturday, July 22

7:00 AM – Noon
Registration/Check-in for GORP

Union Station Hotel – Foyer A


7:00 AM – 8:00 AM
Continental Breakfast

Foyer C 


8:15 AM – 8:25 AM
Welcome to GORP – Drs. Jessica Suhardjo, Raven Douglas, and Stephanie Wiseman

Grand Ballrooms D, E, and F 


8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
Dr. Gerry Samson

Title: Getting Through to People

Gerry Samson is a 1975 Marquette Dental School graduate. He completed pediatric dental residency in 1979 at Emory Dental school and completed orthodontic residency in 1981 Northwestern Dental School. Currently, Gerry holds formal university appointments at 7 postgraduate programs, is a reviewer for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, and The Angle Orthodontist. He lectures extensively at both domestic and international meetings. Gerry offers meaty clinical presentations spiced with a blend of biting wit, edgy humor, and substantially sauced with evidenced based literature.  Gerry’s zany, brainy and engaging methods have made him one of today’s most popular educators.  Participants are certain to enjoy a unique educational, clinical experience that is both informative and motivating.

9:20 AM – 9:30 am
AAOF Presentation

Drs. Jennifer Shahar and John Lorenz


9:30 AM – 10:10 Am
Vendor Fair/Break

Ballrooms A, B, and C


10:10 AM – 11:00 AM
Dr. Graham Jones

Title: Ten Things I Had to Learn the Hard Way 

Graham Jones completed his dental school training at University
of California at San Francisco and his orthodontic training at St
Louis University in 2006. He was involved in research
investigating laser treatments of enamel, imaging of
demineralization, and his Masters thesis on Class II appliances
was published in the Angle Orthodontist. Dr. Jones lives and
practices in the greater Seattle area. He is a past president of the
Washington State Society of Orthodontists. Dr. Jones is also
involved in orthodontic product design and manufacturing and has
worked with American Orthodontics and G&H Orthodontics
clinical advisory boards. He has lectured domestically and
internationally about interdisciplinary treatment, Class II
correction, and practical mechanics.

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
AAO President

Dr. Myron Guymon


11:15 AM – 1:30 PM
Lunch and Vendor Fair

Lunch will be located in the Outdoor Courtyard. Vendor Fair in Ballrooms A, B, and C.


1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
ABO President

Dr. Timothy Trulove


1:45 PM – 2:35 PM
Dr. Jay Bowman

Title: Weird Tales about Teeth or Orthodontics in Daily Practice 

S. Jay Bowman DMD, MSD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. He developed and teaches the Straightwire course at The University of Michigan, is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Louis University, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Visiting Clinical Lecturer at Seton Hill University, and Milton Sims Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide. He maintains a private specialty practice of orthodontics in Portage, MI.


2:35 PM – 3:05 PM
Vendor Fair/Break

Ballrooms A, B, and C


3:05 PM – 3:55 PM
Dr. Maz Moshiri

Title: Class III Treatment with TADs and Aligners

Dr. Maz Moshiri has been a faculty member for Align Technology since 2013. He is the co-founder of the Aligner Intensive Fellowship, an online residency that has educated nearly five thousand orthodontists worldwide on the proper treatment planning and use of clear aligners. Currently, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the orthodontic residency program at the Center for Advanced Dental Education at Saint Louis University, with a focus on clear aligners. He serves on the clinical advisory boards of Orthodontic Partners, and is an Associate Editor for the Voice of an Expert column for the AJODO Clinical Companion. Dr. Moshiri is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics as well as a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the International College of Dentists, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

3:55 PM – 4:10 PM
AAO Council for New and Younger Members

Dr. Darshit Shah, San Antonio, TX

4:10 PM – 4:40 PM
Raffle and announcement of the t-shirt contest winner!

Must be present to win the raffle! Lots of great prizes donated by our sponsors!

6:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday Evening GORP Banquet

Midway West

Join us for a night of celebration at Saint Louis Union Station. Get your best 007 attire ready for this Casino Royale themed event!

This event will feature a buffet-style dinner, a DJ and dance floor, blackjack and roulette tables, a photobooth and much more! A memorable event not to be missed!

Saturday night’s banquet culminates the GORP experience. Held in Midway of the historic Union Station. (Appropriate attire: jacket and tie for the gentlemen, dresses for the ladies.)

6:30 – 7:00 Cocktails

7:00 – 9:00 Dinner

 7:30 – 10:30 Casino games

Sunday, July 23

8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Checkout of rooms and travel safely!