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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. Ronald Wolk
Dr. Ronald Wolk Delegation Chair
Ms. Callie Castro
Ms. Callie CastroExecutive Director

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Latest News

Institute for Diversity in Leadership welcomes largest cohort in 16 years

On December 12, 2019

The Association welcomed in December the 25 dentists who make up the 2019-20 class of the Institute for Diversity in Leadership — the largest class since the program’s inception in 2003.Read more

Senate passes drug monograph legislation

On December 12, 2019

The Senate Dec. 10 voted 91-2 in favor of the Over-the-Counter Monograph Safety, Innovation and Reform Act — legislation that would reform the Food and Drug Administration's system for regulating over-the-counter drugs.Read more

Dentists come together in east Florida to defend community water fluoridation

On December 12, 2019

A councilman who missed an earlier city council vote meeting cast the deciding, tie-breaking vote in a 4-3 decision that will continue community fluoridation for 181,000 Brevard County residents on the east coast of Florida.Read more

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Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Today we are celebrating Dr. Robert Merrill, PCSO's 2019 recipient of the Annual Session Honoree Award. This award is given to a member that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and professionalism and has given unselfishly of his time to promote the association and specialty. Dr. Merrill has given 20+ years to the orthodontic specialty, and is fully deserving of this award. Congratulations, Dr. Merrill!

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Meet Dr. Thomas Merrill, an outdoor enthusiast and father of four daughters. Dr. Merrill's journey with PCSO began as a recent grad when he would tag along as his brother's "date" to leadership events to score some free food (we've all been there). After a few visits, Dr. Merrill decided he should put his volunteerism nature to use and the rest is history!
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We asked Dr. Merrill to tell us his favorite part about being a part of PCSO and he said: "The best thing about my job in the PCSO is getting to interact with other great orthodontists. I have learned from them leadership skills to take back into my practice. I feel like I get more out of my service than I give."
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Thanks for all you do, Dr. Merrill!

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

"CYD: Can you demonstrate how to do this?" As Dr. Cole Johnson highlights, incorporating ortho talk into your office can help immensely when trying to "get around" delicate situations with patients.
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Does your office use its own ortho talk? Tell us in the comments below!

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Today we are celebrating Dr. Robert Merrill, PCSO's 2019 recipient of the Annual Session Honoree Award. This award is given to a member that has demonstrated outstanding leadership and professionalism and has given unselfishly of his time to promote the association and specialty. Dr. Merrill has given 20+ years to the orthodontic specialty, and is fully deserving of this award. Congratulations, Dr. Merrill!
Meet Dr. Thomas Merrill, an outdoor enthusiast and father of four daughters. Dr. Merrill's journey with PCSO began as a recent grad when he would tag along as his brother's "date" to leadership events to score some free food (we've all been there). After a few visits, Dr. Merrill decided he should put his volunteerism nature to use and the rest is history! . We asked Dr. Merrill to tell us his favorite part about being a part of PCSO and he said: "The best thing about my job in the PCSO is getting to interact with other great orthodontists. I have learned from them leadership skills to take back into my practice. I feel like I get more out of my service than I give." . Thanks for all you do, Dr. Merrill!
"CYD: Can you demonstrate how to do this?" As Dr. Cole Johnson highlights, incorporating ortho talk into your office can help immensely when trying to "get around" delicate situations with patients. . Does your office use its own ortho talk? Tell us in the comments below!