The AOSF was established as an annual meeting in 1995. The purpose of the Forum is to improve patient care and treatment by providing advanced education in reconstructive dentistry, orthodontics, and orthognathic surgery. Up to date information is given in multiple topic presentations by leaders in their fields of expertise.
In 2013 the South American Arnett Orthognathic Surgery Forum was established along with the first SAAF congress in Brazil. The European AOSF was formed in 2015.