Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Fall 2013 - (Page 33)

In MeMory Vincent G. KoKich, Sr., ddS, mSd September 17, 1944 – July 24, 2013 d r. Vincent Kokich served as teacher and mentor to an entire specialty. His touch was felt throughout the dental profession. Most readers have already been reminded of his many accomplishments, but if you haven’t, I can suggest the following tributes: Vince was a most important mentor to me. When I began as editor of the PCSO Bulletin in 1992, one of my major responsibilities was to recruit contributors for the PCSO Case Report and assist in bringing these pieces to publication. The previous editor, Dr. Dave Turpin, had left me detailed information on this process; however, you can imagine my concern and worry about doing it properly. I was fortunate to have Managing Editor Chris Burke to guide me through the logistics of publication. As I strove for quality in this endeavor, my gold standard was Dr. Kokich. At that time, he was Case Report Editor for the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO). My first call to Vince started a wonderful exchange of information and guidance. He showed remarkable interest in our publication and in the Case Report. He helped me to develop the protocols that are still used by our excellent current Case Report Editor, Dr. Andrew Harner. A few years ago, Vince came to UCSF to deliver the commencement address for our graduates at the Wendell Wylie Memorial Lecture. This lecture attracts a local interdisciplinary audience, and the place was packed. As was typical, he engaged the audience. He learned who was present from each specialty or primary care practice, and then focused on the five graduates, asking questions about their hopes and dreams. He closed his lecture with inspiring thoughts about the future of the specialty. When Dr. Kokich became Editor-in-Chief of AJODO, I had been part of the Journal’s Editorial Board for many years. The previous editor, Dr. Turpin, had completed a remarkable journey that had brought widely increased relevance to the publication. When Vince took the reins, he continued on that path. Many excellent innovations came with him, such as Point-Counterpoint, Case of the Month, and the Resident’s Journal Review. At the Editorial Board meetings, he went to great lengths to recognize the volunteer service of the Reviewers and the Associate Editors who participate. I cherish the brief time I had with Vince at the AAO meeting in Philadelphia this year. Our specialty has lost a great leader, and Vince’s passing is a personal loss to so many friends, family and colleagues. —Gerald Nelson, DDS, PCSO Bulletin Editor-in-Chief In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Kokich Family Endowment for Faculty Development, Bellarmine Preparatory School, 2300 S. Washington St., Tacoma, WA 98405, and to the Kokich-Shapiro Endowed Scholar Fund, UW Department of Orthodontics, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Health Sciences Center D-569, Box 357446, Seattle, WA 98195-7446. Please leave online condolences at www.gaffneycares. com. Dr. KoKich anD Dr.nelson FALL 2013 • PCSO Bulletin 33

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
PCSO Business
PCSO at a Glance
Case Report Pre-Treatment
Case Report Post-Treatment

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Fall 2013