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editoriAL NEW COLUMNS B By Dr. Jae Park, PCSO Bulletin Editor-in-Chief eginning with this issue, the Bulletin will feature two new columns: the "Healing" column and the "New and Younger Member Files." The "Healing" column will be where practitioners and staff alike can turn for engaging, upDr. Park to-date health information that they can apply to everyday life. Topics will include reducing team stress, the importance of healing, ergonomics in the orthodontic office, alternative medicines and naturopathic dentistry, how to spend your leisure time, and the importance of teambuilding. Topics will always be open for discussion, and the column will be dedicated to providing tips and advice to our members to help them lead healthy professional lives. Hippocrates said, "Healing is a matter of time, but it is also sometimes a matter of opportunity." Healing, whether it be physical, mental, or spiritual, affects the person and those around him or her. I am adding this new column because I want PCSO members to share methods for reducing work-related stress, thereby helping their colleagues improve their own lives. I hope this column will motivate not only practitioners but also their staffs to contribute manuscripts to the Bulletin so that there is broader, more active participation in our organization. If you, as a practitioner or team member, would like to write an article for an upcoming edition of the Bulletin, please contact Jenifer Vetter at The second new addition is the "New and Younger Member Files." This column will feature 12 orthodontic program residents or recent graduates who are practicing in PCSO. Starting alphabetically, this issue's contributor is a resident and graduate from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. Because there are 12 programs within PCSO, each program will return every third year. PCSO residents or new/younger members are encouraged to submit manuscripts about their residencies, or personal or professional lives. I hope this column will instill loyalty to organized orthodontics in our residents and newer members, and that they will join PCSO or another constituent society. SPRING 2014 * PCSO BULLETIN Dr. Vanessa Browne ( will be the contact for this column. We will continue publishing "Earl's Pearls," but under a different title: "Pearls of the Pacific." Contributors need only provide us with a few photos, along with the essence of the "pearl," and we will assist in the writing of the article. Your participation is appreciated. Dr. Earl Johnson has graciously agreed to continue reviewing manuscripts for the newly named column. PCSO members have enjoyed and benefited from "Earl's Pearls" for years. Recently, Dr. Heesoo Oh, program director at the University of the Pacific, agreed to serve as editor of this column. Dr. Aaron Rouleau will be helping Dr. Oh to gather more pearls from the practitioners. We have a profound appreciation for Dr. Johnson and all the support and wisdom he has provided over the years. For now, if you are interested in writing an article for an upcoming Bulletin, please contact Dr. Johnson at earljohnsondds@ Dr. Ib Leth Nielsen has announced that he is stepping down from his position as editor of "Faculty Files." In the past, he gathered information from almost every orthodontic program on the West Coast, but when he was short on contributions, he sometimes submitted articles of his own. I have really enjoyed reading his column and wish to express my heartfelt appreciation for his dedication to and support of the Bulletin. I feel it has been quite valuable. I am pleased that Dr. Jaleh Pourhamidi, dean of the College of Dental Medicine at Roseman University of Health Sciences, has agreed to become the column's new editor. If you are interested in contributing, please contact her at Also, starting with this issue, we will post video presentations of our Case Reports on the PCSO website. Once your case has been accepted, we will provide you with guidelines and help you produce your case report video. If you have an interesting case report to share with our members, please contact Dr. Andrew Harner, Your participation is very important in making the PCSO Bulletin stronger. I look forward to being able to share valuable and informative contributions from our members. Enjoy the new columns! - Dr. Jae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, Diplomate, American Board of Orthodontics; Associate Professor and Chair, Postgraduate Orthodontic Program, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (Mesa, AZ) 3 S

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2014

A Magical, Spooky, International, Educational Time in Anaheim
New Columns
View From The Top: President’s Perspective
AAO Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA) Report
AAO Trustee Report
ABO Update
How To Save a PCSO Bulletin Article as a .PDF File
The Importance of Healing
Incoming and Outgoing Radiographs
Resident Spotlight: A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
Use of the XBOW™ Appliance Vs. the FORSUS™ Appliance for Class II Correction
Advanced Research Avenues at the Roseman University of Health Sciences Orthodontic Program
Dr. Gerald Nelson
The Interdisciplinary Team: Managing Patients with Impacted or Ectopically Positioned Teeth
Miniplate Anchorage for Midface Protraction in Class III Patients and Molar Distalization in Class II Malocclusions
Achieving Financial Independence: A New and Younger Members Featured Lecture
The Role of Orthodontics in Trauma Management
Converting a Tube

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2014