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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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ADA standards committees invite interested parties to upcoming meetings

On January 16, 2020

Those interested in developing dental standards that ensure product safety and efficacy and offer useful information on new and emerging technologies can attend upcoming meetings of the American Dental Association's standards committees.Read more

Dr. Loree Bolin is ADA’s 2020 Humanitarian Award recipient

On January 16, 2020

Dr. Loree Bolin’s humanitarian work has drawn accolades from the dental community in her home state of Washington, and now Dr. Bolin is being recognized nationally by being named the recipient of the ADA’s 2020 Humanitarian Award, bestowed by the ADA Board of Trustees.Read more

ADA Publishing unveils new websites

On January 15, 2020

The ADA Publishing unveiled in December new webpages for four award-winning and well-respected publications — ADA News, The Journal of the American Dental Association, Dental Practice Success and the New Dentist News, giving the journal and magazines a greater presence online.Read more

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Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

As you might know, the AAO Foundation recognizes the importance of residents having the opportunity to experience an AAO Annual Session, and we support them in their efforts. Through this program, the AAOF offers a one-time $400 gift to offset resident expenses for attending the AAO meeting!🎁
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In order to qualify for the Resident Gift candidates must meet the following qualifications:
1. Be a student member of AAO with a graduation date within 6 months of Annual Session.
2. Study in a program in the U.S. or Canada.
3. Attend Annual Session and visit the AAOF Booth during Exhibit Hall Hours to complete requirements that confirm attendance.
4. Have not received this gift in previous years.
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Don't let the fees scare you away from enjoying the PCSO Annual Sessions! Find out more at https://www.aaofoundation.net/residents

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Today we'd like to introduce you to Dr. Norman Nagel, a longtime friend and member of PCSO. Norm's career began following his graduation from dental school, when he signed up for the U.S. Navy’s early commissioning program and became an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After receiving his M.S. and Certificate in Orthodontics from CWRU, Dr. Nagel headed back to California, where he began his practice in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley, CA. He has had offices in both communities for over 45 years.
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When asked to speak about his time with PCSO, Dr. Nagel writes, "The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists has and continues to be a nurturing organization for those that want to take the time to contribute and provide a vision for the future. For those visionaries that wish to contribute, the door is always open. I know…I have knocked many times and the door has always been open and the reception inviting."
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Thanks for all you do, Norm! 👏👏

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

From our family to yours, we'd like to wish a Happy Kwanzaa to everyone celebrating today. Cheers, friends!

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For the month of January, we've committed to #tbt by reminiscing on our 2019 Annual Session in Hawaii. Here's a pic of @michelleshimmin of @shimminconsulting and @dino_watt speaking at last year's session! . Tell us your favorite part of the conference in the comments below!
As you might know, the AAO Foundation recognizes the importance of residents having the opportunity to experience an AAO Annual Session, and we support them in their efforts. Through this program, the AAOF offers a one-time $400 gift to offset resident expenses for attending the AAO meeting!🎁 . In order to qualify for the Resident Gift candidates must meet the following qualifications: 1. Be a student member of AAO with a graduation date within 6 months of Annual Session. 2. Study in a program in the U.S. or Canada. 3. Attend Annual Session and visit the AAOF Booth during Exhibit Hall Hours to complete requirements that confirm attendance. 4. Have not received this gift in previous years. . Don't let the fees scare you away from enjoying the PCSO Annual Sessions!
As we kick off the new year, we can't help but reflect on what made 2019 so amazing. We say mahalo 🌺, or thank you, to everyone that was able to join us for our 2019 Annual Session! . BTW, we've recently uploaded all of the #pcso2019 photos onto our site!