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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. 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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Latest News

Current data on COVID-19

On January 26, 2021

Check this page regularly for the latest COVID-19 data available from the CDC, WHO and Johns Hopkins University.Read more

New ADA technical report offers guidance on developing cleaning instructions for reusable dental instruments

On December 30, 2020

Manufacturers of reusable dental instruments now have a guide to help them develop and validate reprocessing instructions that follow guidelines from the Food and Drug Administration.Read more

White House signs $900 billion coronavirus relief package

On December 28, 2020

Congress passed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill late Dec. 21 aimed at helping the people and businesses nationwide devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.Read more

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In the world of solo practitioners, navigating maternity leave isn't always smooth sailing. There's always one lingering question for a practicing mother-to-be: "How will my practice survive without me?" Dr. Caroline Laurent experienced the hurdles herself this past year, and is sharing her tips for pre-planning (and battling the unexpected, too!). Read the entire bulletin here: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/pcso/92-3/index.php#/p/66
Remember, always have a dream. Thank you, Dr. King, for reminding us to do the right thing.
It's no secret that creating a patient-centric atmosphere is the magic key to any healthcare organization. So, the question becomes... "How do I persuade my patients into engaging more with us?" Have no fear, Mr. Bill Capodagli is here to chat with us about 24 Ways To Engage Your Patients. We're talking setting, personal connection and employee connection. Are you ready to implement a patient-centric culture in your office (or just want some extra tips & tricks)? Read the bulletin here: http://www.brightcopy.net/allen/pcso/92-3/index.php