Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Summer 2014 - (Page 2)

president ' s message By Dr. Ronald Jawor, PCSO President 2013 - 2014 The Big Easy: Not Always So Easy I Dr. Jawor have just returned home from New Orleans, A.K.A. the "Big Easy," where I attended the AAO Annual Session. If you did not attend, well - you snooze, you lose! Each year, the event presents an opportunity to interact with other AAO members, and many PCSO members. This year's meeting was attended by more than 15,000 members, staff, exhibitors and guests. New Orleans and its people are so welcoming, and the Cajun and Creole dining is to die for. From the feedback I received, every single attendee thoroughly enjoyed the event. I think most would have just one complaint: that the meeting was too short. Some people are surprised to learn that spring is a very busy time for PCSO volunteer leadership. Fall is the time most members would guess to be busiest, considering the October PCSO Annual Session. Activity levels really tick up during the winter: planning for the Annual Session is in its final, critical stages; planning for the next year's Session is well underway, and the 2016 Planning Committee has already been formed and is in the process of selecting the speakers and theme; and the work of the board of directors and PCSO delegation to the AAO House of Delegates (HOD) begins in earnest. The AAO House of Delegates is a large group - 64 members plus a number of alternates, all of the AAO Trustees and officers, and several staff members are fully engaged in the "business of the House." Every constituent group has an important presence at the HOD. Each delegation represents the interests of our AAO members. I am proud to say that PCSO leadership is evident in every aspect of the HOD. PCSO has the largest delegation, with 12 representatives, our trustee, and two alternates. PCSO is also represented by those on the podium, with Dr. Robert Varner serving as 2014-15 AAO President and Dr. Gary Baughman as Speaker of the House. These two gentlemen serve all AAO Delegates and members, but do not get directly involved with PCSO delegation discussions or programs. It inspires great pride to see these PCSO Past Presidents in such important leadership positions with the AAO. Another PCSO Past President, Dr. Norman Nagel, is now the PCSO Trustee; his duties extend from the AAO board and councils to the PCSO board and delegation. 2 His insight and leadership is invaluable to PCSO's leaders as they navigate both national and regional issues. The PCSO delegation consists of leaders from throughout the western states and provinces of the U.S. and Canada, some of whom have served on the delegation for some time, some of whom are new to the group. This year, our delegation members were: Dr. Ronald Wolk-Alberta, Delegation Chair Dr. Frank Beglin-Nevada Dr. Ken Fischer-California Dr. Bryan Hicks-British Columbia Dr. Lili Horton-Hawaii Dr. Ron Jawor-California Dr. Paul Kasrovi-California Dr. Bob Meister-California Dr. Rob Merrill-Washington Dr. Tom Merrill-Washington Dr. Michael Pickard-Idaho Dr. Kurt Stormberg-California Dr. Erik TinHan-Hawaii Dr. Bryan Williams-Washington Every delegate devotes a great deal of time each year to studying and keeping on top of the issues facing AAO members, resolutions brought forward by other constituents or by the AAO board and councils, and understanding the guidelines for House business. In their efforts, the delegates are supported by the Delegation Chair (DC). Our DC is the very masterful and energetic Dr. Ron Wolk from Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Not only does the DC help delegates understand the process, he takes a lead role in diplomatic discussions with other constituents through their Delegation Chairs. While every delegation has an obligation to act in the best interest of all AAO members as they see fit, understanding the climate and learning the viewpoints of the delegates from the seven other constituent territories, through the DC, adds depth and perspective to decisions. Providing such depth is the duty and heavy responsibility of the DC. PCSO BULLETIN * SUMMER 2014

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

The Big Easy: Not Always So Easy
About the PCSO Mission Statement
AAO Trustee Report
PCSO Business
AAO Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA) Report
Component Reports
PCSO at a Glance
AAOF Report
Decrease Stress and Increase Volume
Resident Spotlight: Loma Linda School of Dentistry Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
Younger Member Spotlight: Dr. Melissa Bailey
Third Molar Protocols
Editorial: Special Section
PCSO Program Talk: Orthodontic Residency Programs and the Use of TADs
Case Report: Pre-Treatment
Faculty Files: TADs in Orthodontics: A Review
Seasoned Practitioner's Corner: Dr. Terry McDonald Interviews Dr. Michael Chaffee on TADs
Case Report: Post-Treatment
Pearls of the Pacific: Instant Edentulous Anchorage
Portrait of a Professional: Dr. Earl S. Johnson
Sweet Farewell: Retainers and Retention
In Memory: Dr. Burton Littleton Fletcher

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