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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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Fall 2016 Case Report Video Now Available:

See Case E.B. (Drs. Sung and Pair)

PCSO Resident Research Review Video.
Loma Linda University School of Dentistry

Dr. Payam Owtad, the new 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 Issue on Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)
In the Summer issue of the PCSO Bulletin, there's a special section focusing on CBCT. Included are clinical columns and “PCSO Program Talk,” which features a series of questions about CBCT posed to a group of respondents, such as PCSO Orthodontic Program Directors, Chairmen, or other participants.

Download the CBCT Special Issue here. 

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PCSO Annual Session 2016 Seattle, Washington - click here for more information on registration, hotels, exhibitors and sponsorships.

You will find that the PCSO 365 Mobile App is the perfect meeting companion!

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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79th Annual Session - Palm Springs, CA
Annual Session Lectures - Podcasts - Webinars   
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No CE credit is available for on-line lectures.

HPI: Unmet dental needs falling for children, rising for low-income adults, seniors

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Unmet dental needs are falling among children, but rising among low-income adults and seniors, according to the ADA Health Policy Institute.

Prophylactic antibiotic use topic of ADA 2016 course

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0700

Dentists interested in prophylactic antibiotic use can still register for a previously sold out continuing education course at ADA 2016 – America's Dental Meeting.

After votes, water fluoridation forges ahead in two communities

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0700

About 15,000 people in Duxbury, Mass., will continue receiving fluoridated water.