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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. Tom Merrill
Dr. Tom MerrillPresident
John Wachtel
John WachtelPresident-Elect
Mary Cooke
Mary CookeSecretary-Treasurer
Dr. Trista Felty
Dr. Trista Felty PCSO Trustee to the AAO
Dr. Marie Lathrop
Dr. Marie LathropImmediate Past President
Dr. Paul Kasrovi
Dr. Paul Kasrovi Delegation Chair
Ms. Callie Castro
Ms. Callie CastroExecutive Director

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Latest News

Coalition supports legislation to bolster workforce for future public health emergencies

On October 26, 2021

The ADA and a coalition of stakeholders are supporting HR 5602, the Bolstering Infectious Outbreaks Preparedness Workforce Act of 2021.Read more

HIPAA does not prohibit health care providers from requesting COVID-19 vaccination status of patients, employees

On October 26, 2021

HIPAA does not prohibit any businesses and individuals, including covered entities such as certain health care providers, from asking if someone is vaccinated against COVID-19.Read more

November JADA finds mouth rinses reduce SARS-CoV-2 in saliva

On October 25, 2021

Mouth rinses can reduce the SARS-CoV-2 viral load in saliva, according to a study published in the November issue of JADA.Read more

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Help us in congratulating Dr. Jae Hyun Park! “I am deeply humbled to have been selected to receive this year’s Award of Merit and extend my gratitude and appreciation to the nominating and awards committee and our Board of Directors. When I consider the contributions of the former awardees, I am struck by the magnitude of this honor. I hope that my example will be an inspiration to those who come after me.” Catch up on Dr. Jae Hyun Park’s accomplishments here: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/pcso/93-3/index.php#/p/38
I am honored to be the PCSO 2021 Annual Session Honoree. The list of prior honorees is filled with impressive PCSO leaders, and I am humbled to be included with such a prestigious cadre of professionals. My involvement in PCSO began early in my career. However, I must give credit to Dr. Dale Wade, one of my mentors during residency, for motivating me to get involved in organized dentistry. He taught me the value of giving back to our wonderful profession and helping preserve it for future orthodontists." Help us in congratulating Dr. Frank Beglin! Read more on Dr. Frank Beglin here: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/pcso/93-3/index.php#/p/37
Mark your calendars for WOCON | SPRING SESSION 2022: March 4-5 – featuring The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center. This is an event and experience for your entire team. Be on the lookout for more details and updates in the coming weeks. Registration starts in November so make your plans now. Vegas here we come!