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Who We Are

The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists was founded in 1912 and has grown to nearly 3,000 members. PCSO is comprised of component organizations and is the largest constituent organization of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Our Mission

The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists is a professional organization of orthodontic specialists whose mission is to help its members provide the highest level of care to the public by providing quality continuing education, providing a framework for a strong political voice, facilitating two-way communications between the organization and its members, and supporting the successful practice of orthodontics.

Our Leadership

Dr. Robert Meister
Dr. Robert MeisterPresident
Dr. Marie Lathrop
Dr. Marie LathropPresident-Elect
Dr. Tom Merrill
Dr. Tom MerrillSecretary-Treasurer
Dr. Norman Nagel
Dr. Norman Nagel PCSO Trustee to the AAO
Dr. Kurt Stormberg
Dr. Kurt StormbergImmediate Past President
Dr. Paul Kasrovi
Dr. Paul Kasrovi Delegation Chair
Ms. Callie Castro
Ms. Callie CastroExecutive Director

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Latest News

HHS Provider Relief Fund open for Phase 3 applications

On October 22, 2020

The Phase 3 General Distribution Funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Provider Relief Fund is accepting applications from now until Nov. 6.Read more

Central Appalachia to benefit from new oral health center in Kentucky

On October 21, 2020

The community dental health coordinator program at Big Sandy Community & Technical College — as well as patients throughout central Appalachia — will benefit from a grant funding the school’s new East Kentucky Oral Health Training Center.Read more

Research paper outlines recommendations for increasing access to care for underserved children

On October 21, 2020

A child’s oral health can have a lifelong impact on their overall well-being, with access to value-based preventative care just one approach to ensure state budgets remain committed to Medicaid, according to a new research paper from a national provider of dental, vision and orthodontic services toRead more

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Friends of PCSO, we need you! Are you looking to get more involved with our organization? Now is your chance! 😎 We are looking for volunteers to help us out with social media, communications, advocacy, event planning, policies, investments... and the list goes on! Everyone has their niche, and we want to totally tap into it! All you have to do is fill out a quick survey about your interests, experience and other background information and we'll be in touch! Just head to this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/pcsovolunteer @Callie Castro
As we recap on this year's annual conference, we can't help but feel SUPER grateful for our community. It's safe to say that 2020 has not been easy to navigate, so we wanted to extend a special thanks to all of our members and presenters for adapting to this unique event. This year we were lucky enough to have so many great guest speakers at the conference. Their topics ranged from sleep disorder breathing and orthodontics to elevating your customer experience. There was a presentation for every person in the office, which is why we look forward to our annual conference every year! So, friends, tell us.... What was your #1 takeaway from this year's virtual event?
Meet Dr. Angie Loo, a practicing orthodontist in Vancouver, BC for 20+ years. When not lecturing on facial clefting or focusing on childhood treatment of cleft and craniofacial differences, Dr. Loo can probably be found sea kayaking with her friends and family or soapstone carving. We asked Dr. Loo what her favorite professional memory has been thus far and her response touched our hearts! "I made an obturator for a cleft baby with Aperts syndrome years ago and had to insert the plate in the Special Care Nursery because the baby had breathing issues. Mom was very tearful throughout the procedure. In my attempt to help mom realize that this time will pass … I said “before you know it, all her surgeries will be done, she’ll be all grown up and moving out of the house.” Mom started to cry even more because she said “my baby is just 10 days old and you’re telling me she’s moving out of the house already?”. "Fast forward 18 years….my patient was in my office for her retention appointment, post-orthodontic treatment, post-jaw surgery, and mom – teary-eyed, reminded me of what I said 18 years ago….and that her daughter just moved out of the house into her apartment and was starting college! We both became quite emotional at the thought that “our little girl has grown up”! Thank you, Dr. Loo, for all that you've done (and will continue doing) for our specialty! - Your friends at PCSO