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Click here to see PCSO's Dr. Ken Fischer discuss "Braces Options for Special Needs Children".

Special Issue on TADs

In the Summer issue of the PCSO Bulletin, there's a special section focusing on temporary anchorage devices (TADs). Included are clinical columns and a new column entitled “PCSO Program Talk,” which features a series of questions on a single topic posed to a group of respondents, such as PCSO Orthodontic Program Directors, Chairmen, or other participants.

Download the 30-page TADs Special Issue here. 

Fall Case Report Video Now Available:

See Case N.N./Drs. Chandhoke, Posada; Dr. Nanda, supervisor here


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 Annual Session
2014 PCSO/WIOC Annual Session Information - Read More
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Podcasts and Webinars

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2012 Strategies for Challenging Times

Dr. Gerry Samson, (Macon, GA) and Dr. Jerry Nelson, (San Francisco, CA), hold  a conversation that will definitely interest residents and orthodontists in their first decade of practice. How can you sustain patient family and dental colleague loyalty, a key to a successful practice life?  This, and many other questions,  submitted by residents, practitioners, and PCSO leaders, stimulate the discussion. As always, this podcast is free and available for download 24/7 so members can listen whenever and wherever they like.

Download now our latest installment in our Podcast series as Dr. Gerry Samson answers questions from some of our residents and practitioners.

ADA kit supports HIPAA, OSHA compliance

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:46:25 -0700

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The ADA HIPAA and OSHA Compliance Kit can help a dental practice address regulatory rules.

The best-selling kit is updated and revised regularly, which can help avoid messy missteps related to Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and with Occupational Safety and Health Administration laws and regulations.

The kit includes:

  • The ADA Practical Guide to OSHA Compliance with CD-ROM and three years of updates.
  • The ADA Practical Guide to OSHA Training DVD and workbook.
  • The ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Compliance with CD-ROM and three years of updates.
  • The ADA Practical Guide to HIPAA Training CD-ROM.

The ADA HIPAA and OSHA Compliance Kit (K017) is $575 for ADA members and $862.50 retail. Buyers can save $85 using promo code 14134 by Oct. 31. To order The ADA HIPAA and OSHA Compliance Kit (K017) or additional ADA Catalog products, visit or call 1-800-947-4746.

Early Childhood Caries conference planned

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:46:25 -0700

Baltimore — The University of Maryland School of Dentistry is inviting dentists to its Early Childhood Caries conference Oct. 23-24.

With the theme, "Innovations in the Prevention and Treatment of Early Childhood Caries," the conference will convene at the Turf Valley Resort and Convention Center in Ellicott City, Maryland.

Presenters will discuss evidence-based reviews that assess the potential of current and emerging approaches regarding early childhood caries prevalence, prevention, treatment and guidelines. Participants will receive 11 hours of continuing education credit.

Conference partners include the DentaQuest Foundation, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research and the Health Resources and Services Administration.

Register for the conference and hotel accommodations by Sept. 23 here.

The Review covers endo rotary instruments, bisphenol A

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:46:25 -0700

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The latest issue of ADA Professional Product Review features the outcome of an ADA Laboratory examination of endodontic rotary instruments for cyclic fatigue failure and the results of an ADA Laboratory study on the concentration of bisphenol A in composite restoratives.

Check out the July/Summer issue for the articles "A Laboratory evaluation of Endodontic Rotary Instruments" and "Determination of Bisphenol A Released from Resin-Based Dental Composite Restoratives," along with other articles that reflect unbiased scientific assessment of dental products and materials that dentists use clinically.

Other featured topics include "A Laboratory Evaluation of Root Canal Preparation Reagents" and "Chairside Screenings at the 2013 Product Forum." A new column, "Mailbox," looks at some of the most common questions the ADA's Division of Science receives each month from ADA members and their staff.

Attending ADA 2014 — America's Dental Meeting in San Antonio, Oct. 9-11?  Don't miss the ADA Professional Product Review's Product Forum, "How Effective Is Your Curing Light Technique?" Participants receive one free continuing education credit.

The Review is a publication of the ADA Council on Scientific Affairs. To suggest a product or product category for the Review to explore in future issues, email

To access the Review, visit