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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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Latest News

October JADA finds oral health care workers less able, willing to work during COVID-19 pandemic

On September 24, 2021

The pandemic decreased oral health care workers' ability and willingness to work, but dentists were more able and willing to work than their team members.Read more

HRSA updates Provider Relief Fund Phase 4 information

On September 24, 2021

The Health Resources and Services Administration has released additional information regarding the fourth and final phase of the Provider Relief Fund that opens on Sept. 29.Read more

House of Delegates livestream broadcast registration begins

On September 23, 2021

Delegates must be present to participate and vote in the House of Delegates, but for non-HOD members, the livestream broadcast option is available for those who wish to watch the proceedings of the House of Delegates online.Read more

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The ASOA is again excited to announce the election of Alyssa Levin, DDS, MS, as Arizona’s PCSO director. We would like to thank Michael Feinberg, DDS, MS, for his years of commitment to the PCSO in this position and congratulate Alyssa Levin as she assumes the roll this fall. The Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Postgraduate Orthodontic Program is excited to announce that seven alumni completed their American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) certification this spring. To read up on Arizona’s latest Component Report, visit: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/pcso/93-3/index.php#/p/20
PCSO would like to congratulate Dr. Dean Heinrichs for receiving the PCSO Rising Stars Award! “I have greatly enjoyed my time with the PCSO. When I first started on the PCSO board, I really did not know what to expect. However, I found a talented group of people, tied together with their strong work ethic and love of the profession. I feel that their hard work and dedication will make our profession stronger for years to come. I have made many friends on the board during my six- year term, and I am grateful to each of them for their commitment to helping make our profession better. I look forward to continuing working with the PCSO and to working together with the amazing group of people in leadership.” To see all the PCSO Honorees, visit: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/pcso/93-3/index.php#/p/35
Get the latest insights and ideas as these 17 up-and-coming guest speakers share their perspectives while you reconnect with your peers, together all in one place for one fantastic Annual Session this October 22-24 in Portland, OR. Don’t miss out! For more information on speakers and event details visit visit pcsortho.org. #WOCON2021