Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Fall 2013 - (Page 3)
ExEcuTIvE DIREcTOR ’ s REpORT
A Sense of Belonging
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.
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
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
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
PCSO at a Glance
Case Report Pre-Treatment
Case Report Post-Treatment
Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Fall 2013