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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

March JADA finds past incarceration associated with oral health issues

On February 24, 2020

Formerly incarcerated people in the U.S. have worse oral health outcomes than those who have never been in prison, according to a study published in the March issue of The Journal of the American Dental Association.Read more

Study investigates cellular mechanism behind dental fluorosis

On February 21, 2020

Results from a NYU College of Dentistry study suggest how excess fluoride exposure affects the cells forming tooth enamel — possibly explaining how dental fluorosis arises.Read more

ADA seeks appointee to Joint Commission board

On February 21, 2020

The Association is calling for nominations of qualified individuals to serve as the ADA appointee to the Joint Commission Board of Commissioners.Read more

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Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

"Brand your clear aligners," says Dr. Nichelini of @americancanyonorthodontics. While there are various aligner manufacturers out there, Dr. Nichelini reminds us that treatment is where our art shines. ✨ Here are a few "clinical pearls" that he expands on within our Winter bulletin.
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1. Invisalign terms: spread your lab fee over several months to lower down payment for your patients.
2. Hakko 851B Thermoaire Machine: adjusts thermoplastic aligners via an isolated heat stream.
3. Expansion: Widen an overlay arch and insert into head gear tubes for expansion.
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Thanks, Dr. Nichelini for your words of wisdom! What are some of your "clinical pearls"?

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Did You Know: In 2018, the AAO consumer awareness ads appeared online over 1.4 billion times and helped direct thousands of patients to AAO-member orthodontist offices through their "Find an Orthodontist" service. The AAO's Consumer Awareness Program prides itself on being the ONLY marketing campaign that focuses on spreading awareness about the benefits of orthodontics and the specialty. The AAO is there as a resource to help YOU and YOUR office grow!

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Today we're making a special birthday shout out to PCSO's former president, Dr. Kurt Stormberg! We hope your day is spent surrounded by lots of love and laughs. Thanks for all you've done for our organization and for all of the smiles you've brought into this specialty! 🥳

Latest Instagram Posts

"Brand your clear aligners," says Dr. Nichelini of @amcanorthodontics . While there are various aligner manufacturers out there, Dr. Nichelini reminds us that treatment is where our art shines. ✨ Here are a few "clinical pearls" that he expands on within our Winter bulletin. . 1. Invisalign terms: spread your lab fee over several months to lower down payment for your patients. 2. Hakko 851B Thermoaire Machine: adjusts thermoplastic aligners via an isolated heat stream. 3. Expansion: Widen an overlay arch and insert into head gear tubes for expansion. . Thanks, Dr. Nichelini for your words of wisdom! What are some of your "clinical pearls"?
As a professional organization, the @aao.info is dedicated to advancing the orthodontic specialty, improving the health of the public by promoting quality orthodontic care, and educating the public about the benefits of orthodontic treatment and the educational qualifications of orthodontic specialists. . 👇👇This Washington State Bill: . 1. Requires that dentists prior to providing orthodontic treatment perform an in-person examination of the patient and review the patient’s recent x-rays. . 2. Provides patients with basic information about their treating dentist, including the treating dentist’s full name and Washington state license number, prior to the provision of services and whenever requested by the patient. . 3. Preserves the patient’s ability to submit complaints about dentists to the Dental Quality Assurance Commission. . For more information check out the link in our bio, we have to start talking to our own state legislators if we want to make change! 🙌
Happy #PresidentsDay everyone! What originally started as a celebration of George Washington's birthday has turned into a recognition of all the great presidents that have had an influence on America. 🇺🇸