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Proposed Bylaws Changes

The PCSO Board of Directors proposed the following bylaws changes and board slate at the recent Ad Interim meeting:

1.) The PCSO Board of Directors puts forward bylaws changes for consideration by the PCSO membership at the 2018 Annual Session. According to the PCSO bylaws, article XVI – amendments, proposed amendments shall be approved by the board of directors and then presented to the membership at least 30 days prior to the next Annual Session, where it may be adopted by a two-thirds vote of the active members present and voting at the regularly scheduled business meeting.

These edits will be voted on at the second business meeting of the Annual Session in Monterey, CA on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Any questions or concerns with the bylaws should be emailed to PCSO Executive Director Callie Castro,

2.) The PCSO Board of Directors puts forward the following as the slate for 2018-2019 officers: Dr. Kurt Stormberg (CA) – President, Dr. Robert Meister (CA) – President-Elect, and Dr. Marie Lathrop (OR) – Secretary-Treasurer. According to PCSO bylaws, article VI – officers, the president-elect, and secretary-treasurer will be elected at the Annual Session by the active members present and voting at the regularly scheduled business meeting. This election will take place at the second business meeting of the Annual Session in Monterey, CA, on Saturday, October 13, 2018.

Winter 2017 Case Report Video Now Available:

Case M.S../Drs. Rabizadeh, Papademetriou, Santucci

PCSO Resident Research Review: 
University of Alberta    video

Dr. Payam Owtad, the editor of the PCSO Bulletin Case Report column, invites you to send your cases to be featured in the upcoming issues of the Bulletin. He is looking for cases that exhibit unique skeletal, dental, or occlusal problems, and allow for more than one treatment option. If you have a case that you think would be a good fit, or you have any questions about submitting a case, please contact Dr. Owtad at

Do you think braces or other orthodontic treatment may be in your child’s future? PCSO’s own Dr. Paul Kasrovi answers questions for those just getting started. click here to access article

Special PCSO Bulletin Issue on "Impacted Maxillary Canines!  It includes a survey of program directors of all PCSO postgraduate orthodontic programs regarding methods of management, diagnosis, and treatment planning of impacted maxillary canines. The article explores the various modalities of treatment that residents encounter. 

View the Special Issue here. 

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PCSO Annual Session 2018 - click here for more information on registration and hotel.

Registration is now open!!

2018 PCSO On-Site Program

PCSO 365 Mobile App Offers Convenient, Year-Round Access to Resources and Information. Our new, easy-to-use mobile app allows you to stay connected with the news and information that matter most to you.

Here’s a quick breakdown of just a few things you will be able to accomplish with the new mobile app:
  •  Access the latest news and information from the PCSO;
  • Customize and view your Annual Session schedule details;
  • Create a personalized meeting agenda;
  • Manage and view your CE Credits;
  • View sponsor information;
  • Interactive exhibit hall map;
  • Review the PCSO Bulletin, Newswire and Facebook;
  • Connect with colleagues through activity fee
It’s easy to download available in iTunes Store and Googleplay search PCSO. (If you installed the PCSO app prior to August 2015, please delete and install the updated version).


Highlight slide show from the Annual Session Lectures - Podcasts - Webinars   
Click here to view our free library of  lectures series:   

No CE credit is available for on-line lectures.

2017 Annual Session
2016 Annual Session
2015 Annual Session Podcasts   
2014 Annual Session  
2009 - 2012 Webinars


Mini Joint Civilian Orientation Conference now open for nominations

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:00 -0700

Nominations for the 2019 Mini Joint Civilian Orientation Conference are now open until Nov. 30.

Providing dental care in the Appalachian Mountain region

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:00 -0700

When Dr. William Collins was serving as Kentucky Dental Association president in 2016, his friend Dr. Lee Mayer at the University of Louisville asked him to stop by the Red Bird Dental Clinic to see if he could help.

Oct. 11 webinar to focus on smoothing the move to electronic payments

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:00:00 -0700

A free Oct. 11 webinar, "ERA/EFT Implementation: How To For Your Practice," will address the benefits of, and steps to implement, electronic alternatives to paper explanation of benefits and reimbursement checks.