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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. Marie Lathrop
Dr. Marie LathropPresident
Dr. Tom Merrill
Dr. Tom MerrillPresident-Elect
John Wachtel
John WachtelSecretary-Treasurer
Dr. Trista Felty
Dr. Trista Felty PCSO Trustee to the AAO
Dr. Robert Meister
Dr. Robert MeisterImmediate Past President
Dr. Paul Kasrovi
Dr. Paul Kasrovi Delegation Chair
Ms. Callie Castro
Ms. Callie CastroExecutive Director

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HHS: People with ‘long COVID’ protected from discrimination

On August 3, 2021

People experiencing “long COVID” — a condition when COVID-19 symptoms last months after being infected, or when new or recurring symptoms occur at a later time — may be protected from discrimination under federal laws, according to a new guidance issued by the Office for Civil Rights of the DepartmeRead more

Increasing diversity in dentistry

On August 2, 2021

Aptly called Destination Dental School, or DDS, it was a new initiative by the dental school that aims to remove barriers to careers in dentistry for underrepresented students.As a Latina interested in pursuing a career in dentistry, Ms. Flores said this piqued her interest.Read more

Bento provides dental insurance solutions for all dentists

On July 30, 2021

When the Texas Dental Association's TDA Perks Program was investigating dental insurance solutions for its members, it did its due diligence and heard presentations from several vendors hoping to earn the program’s endorsement.Read more

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Take a look at Dr. Trista Felty’s Address as the new incoming AAO Trustee “The PCSO gave me a warm welcome right out of school as I learned to navigate my new profession and my newly formed West Coast status. I have had the opportunity to be involved with the PCSO in various capacities thus far in my career, and I am excited to work on your behalf at the AAO level now. I am inspired by where the AAO is heading and the progress it is making.” Read more about it here: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/pcso/93-2/index.php#/p/12
Rich in history, culture, and with a creative vibe all its own, Portland offers much to see and do. From fine art, history, and science museums to architectural and engineering marvels (all those magnificent bridges!), and from famous landmarks like the iconic White Stag Sign to Pittock Mansion and Powell’s City of Books, you’ll find something new and exciting around every corner. Be sure to take some time and explore all Portland has to offer. You never know what you might discover! Here are helpful links with more information – Enjoy! https://www.travelportland.com/attractions/museums-history/ https://www.travelportland.com/culture/weird/
Prices go up Sunday, Aug. 1. Take advantage of our early bird discount if you haven’t already, and don't miss out on a 1/2 day workshop with The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center (included in your registration fee)! Click here for registration and event details: http://www.pcsortho.org/2021-annual-session/ Join us October 22-24 at the 1st Annual Western Orthodontic Conference (WOCON), a joint meeting of the PCSO and RMSO. Enjoy three days of engaging speakers, insights and innovation, and a safe and secure venue. If you can’t join us in person, join us virtually. Either way, we grow stronger when we join together.