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Important Information Regarding Booking your Hotel Room for Annual Session 2021: 
Please note: The PCSO, RMSO, and Hyatt Regency Portland will never contact exhibitors or attendees by phone or email to offer assistance in booking your hotel room. Should the Hyatt Regency Portland or the PCSO/RMSO have a question about your reservation, someone from the hotel will contact you directly.
 
PCSO & RMSO have worked diligently with the hotel to establish a room block and negotiate an optimum room rate for its attendees and exhibitors where all PCSO & RMSO associated functions will be held. In the past, unauthorized companies/housing providers (commonly known as hotel pirates) have been known to solicit PCSO & RMSO exhibitors and attendees in an attempt to secure them lower room rates. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company or housing providers is not approved by PCSO or RMSO. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to be for lower rates; however, they may be illegitimate, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable.
 
Please be aware of and report any unauthorized solicitation to the PCSO Executive Office. Attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to stay at the host hotel so that PCSO & RMSO and its members can benefit from the hotel’s reduced costs that in turn, lead to keeping registration costs and exhibit fees down for the participants.

Hotel links will go out with your registration confirmation and registration is scheduled to open May 1, 2021.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Marie Lathrop
Dr. Marie LathropPresident
Dr. Tom Merrill
Dr. Tom MerrillPresident-Elect
John Wachtel
John WachtelSecretary-Treasurer
Dr. Norman Nagel
Dr. Norman Nagel 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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Coalition urges Surgeon General to release 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health

On May 6, 2021

The ADA and other stakeholders are asking the Office of the Surgeon General’s office to release the 2020 Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health.Read more

Healthy equity and dentistry

On May 6, 2021

Health equity means everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. But before a patient ever gets to the dental chair, there are many factors to consider that may be going on behind the scenes.Read more

Webinar explores health literacy as it applies to vaccination

On May 6, 2021

A May 19 webinar will discuss how health literacy can be an instrumental tool when discussing and providing vaccinations.Read more

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Alaska Component Report: The Alaska State Society of Orthodontists (ASSO) cancelled their annual continuing education course and business meeting scheduled to be held March 27, 2020. The officers of the ASSO held a business meeting via phone on May 9, 2020, during which the decision was made for the officers to continue in their current roles through 2020. At this time, no final decisions have been made regarding an annual education course and business meeting in the spring of 2021. As with orthodontists across the nation and around the globe, Alaskan orthodontists are adapting to changes in state and federal mandates to keep their practices open and serving our patients safely and effectively. To see other state updates find them on our latest Bulletin: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/pcso/93-1/index.php#/p/16
FINAL CALL FOR ALL ORTHODONTISTS AND TEAM MEMBERS!! We're inviting YOU to be a speaker at the 2021 Western Orthodontic Conference (WOCon) this October. This is your time to shine. With a 30-minute lecture slot, this is a prime opportunity to talk about your greatest tips & tricks to the specialty. The best news? These slots can be everything from clinical knowledge, scientific research, practice management or business administration ideas. Our only requirement: make it something of interest to orthodontists.
Want the inside scoop of what’s happening in our bulletin’s Advocacy and Legislative Update? Here’s an excerpt from Dr. Michelle Fogg Neal: “One of the biggest and most pressing issues in our state has been the scope of practice permitted for dental hygienists. When our legislative team took over, proposals were under consideration to allow dental hygienists to perform a number of orthodontic procedures under “general” supervision with no licensed dentist or orthodontist on the premises. The proposal was quite permissive and would, in essence, have allowed them to perform every orthodontic procedure, except bond appliances and place brackets, without the presence of a licensed dentist.” More on Dr. Michelle Fogg Neal’s Washington State Advocacy here: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/pcso/93-1/index.php#/p/14