The Vanguard Society is open to current orthodontic residents only.
Your pledge to the AAO Foundation as a resident inducts you into the Vanguard Society. This lifetime distinction can only be realized by supporters who made their initial pledges as a resident and communicate the special commitment that you have for insuring the future of our specialty. Your Vanguard Pledge may be fulfilled over a five-year period, with the initial payment postponed until five years after graduation. Essentially you will have ten years to meet your pledge. If you pledge at the Regent level, you will have 15 years!