Mr. Kevin Dillard BA, JD

Kevin J. Dillard is General Counsel for the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). Kevin has been with the AAO since 2001, serving first in governmental affairs before becoming legal counsel in 2007. He currently oversees all of the AAO’s legal affairs and federal legislative activities. The legal department he oversees also creates legislative strategies in selected states, administers the AAO’s federal political action committee, and, among other things, handles patient and peer complaints concerning the ethics of AAO members. Kevin contributes to the AAO’s various publications, both in print and online, concerning legal risk management for orthodontists. He, along with associate general counsel Sean Murphy, conduct legal mini-courses at orthodontic residency courses nationwide. Kevin also co-hosts “The Business of Orthodontics” podcast, the industry’s only orthodontic-specific podcast. He received his undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University (Carbondale) before obtaining his law degree from Saint Louis University School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Missouri.