Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Fall 2013 - (Page 3)

ExEcuTIvE DIREcTOR ’ s REpORT A Sense of Belonging M y spring and summer were spent visiting college campuses. Because my family is committed to finding the perfect fit for our daughter (or because we are just plain crazy!), we have visited 15 college campuses over the past several months. After a while, it is hard for one admissions officer to distinguish his institution from another’s—although we did see some tremendous efforts to do so. Across this wide variety of universities, I noticed that every tour emphasized the “more than [insert large number here]” clubs to which their students might belong. Most schools boast over 500 such clubs. And while I’m sure there are students out there who do not belong to any club, the vast majority participate in at least one—even if it’s the obscure “Tater Tot® Eating Club” one admissions officer touted. Jill nowak Belonging to a group of people with whom you have something in common adds richness to life. Being able to enjoy the same activity, discuss the same topics and care about the same ideals connects people to one another and to the events of the time. These commonalities anchor a person and give context and opportunity for celebrating a shared interest, thinking more deeply about that interest, and being part of its evolution. I may not be able to add value to a discussion about the finer points of Tater Tots, but put me in a room with others in my field and I believe I can add value to any discussion. Better yet, through these gatherings I gain valuable insights into my own work and life. Recently, I attended the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Not every lecture blew me away with new ideas, and not every exhibitor was of interest to me—a PCSO meeting in Bloomington, Illinois, anyone? But the time I spent with people who enjoy their profession, lecturers who focus on improving the state of association management, and vendors who serve hundreds of associations worldwide gave me plenty to think about. And the time I spent celebrating with colleagues enhanced my connection to this group of people, who will be my professional sounding board for years to come. Whether it is at the upcoming PCSO Annual Session in San Diego (http://tinyurl.com/ kntvg5c) or at a future PCSO meeting, I hope to see you. As a PCSO member, you are part of an exclusive “club” celebrating the specialty of orthodontics. No one can do that better than you can, and we can’t do it without you! PCSO Executive Director jnowak@aaortho.org S FALL 2013 • PCSO BuLLetin 3 http://www.tinyurl.com/kntvg5c

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Fall 2013

An Editor's Journey
A Sense of Belonging
To Meet Member Needs, You Have to Know Members
Stronger, More Efficient, More Focused
Service Behavior
Class II, Division 2 Malocclusions, Part II
Dr. Terry McDonald Interviews Dr. Douglas Klein
Mark Douglas, DDS
Vincent G. Kokich, Sr., DDS, MSD
Elastic Wear Tips
AAOF
PCSO Business
Component
PCSO at a Glance
Case Report Pre-Treatment
Case Report Post-Treatment

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Fall 2013

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