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Orthodontic programs incentivize board exam as the ‘gold standard’ - Dr. Jae Park, PCSO Bulletin Editor, was interviewed by the Dental Tribune.  Read more here.

PCSO Board of Directors Update -
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Summer 2017 Case Report Video Now Available:

See Case D.M./Drs. Vahidinia, Guirguis, and Oh

PCSO Resident Research Review Video.
Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine

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 2017 - click here for more information on registration and hotel.


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).


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FTC bans business from selling OSHA regulatory posters

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0700

Washington, D.C. — The Federal Trade Commission announced July 14 that a court order has banned a Florida operation from selling the posters of or misrepresenting itself as an affiliate of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The company was accused of deceiving small businesses into paying for government-required regulatory posters, which are available at no cost.

To combat opioid crisis, Missouri governor creates prescription drug monitoring program

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0700

Through an executive order Gov. Eric Greitens of Missouri directed the state’s Department of Health and Senior Services to create a prescription drug monitoring program.

ADA asks FDA to expand opioids efforts to include managing dental pain

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:00:00 -0700

Silver Spring, Md. — The ADA is asking the Food and Drug Administration to better address the nuances of managing dental pain in its opioid prescriber education and training programs.