The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) anticipates that when the current COVID-19 pandemic begins to subside, regulatory agencies like the Occupational Health and Safety Administration, the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Health and Human Services, or analogous state agencies may seek to impose new restrictions. These will likely be applicable to medical practices, including orthodontic practices, and specifically, related to such topics as infection control, office configuration (open versus closed bays, etc.), and other similar matters. The AAO intends to play an active role in such discussions, advocating for the interests of its members, as well as serving as a leader in taking steps to protect patients, staff and orthodontists in a post-COVID-19 world. Read more.