Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Winter 2014 - (Page 19)

New and Younger Members RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT- ROSEMAN UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF DENTAL MEDICINE, POSTGRADUATE ORTHODONTIC PROGRAM By Dr. Vanessa Browne I asked Drs. Artin and Melineh Meserkhani, PCSO and AAO student members at Roseman University College of Dental Medicine's postgraduate orthodontic program, to share some highlights of their residency life. last year's graduating class by renting a two-story boat on Lake Mead for a day of sunshine away from the clinic. What are your plans after graduation? After graduation, we would like to return to southern California and become associates in established orthodontic practices. Our long-term goal is to build a practice together. Working alongside each other in our residency program has been a dream come true, and we would love to work together again someday in the future. Why did you apply to the orthodontic program? Orthodontics has given us the ability to have a lifetime impact not only on patients' self-confidence by improving smiles, but also by being a positive influence on the younger generations. We both like getting to know our patients and encouraging them to achieve their fullest potential in school, sports, or in their personal lives. Furthermore, we like the challenge that orthodontics presents to us. We enjoy designing custom treatment plans for each patient to meet their specific chief complaints and orthodontic/orthopedic needs. Drs. Meserkhani us for starting careers in orthodontics, giving us the tools to manage our own practice. Roseman University of Health Sciences brings faculty from all over the country to educate residents. We get exposed to many different philosophies within orthodontics and craniofacial orthopedics and are able to learn different perspectives and approaches to treatments. Tell me about your orthodontic residency program. The program at Roseman University of Health Sciences is relatively new; it was established about seven years ago. Residents benefit from state-of-theart educational and clinical facilities which feature the latest in technology, including a CBCT machine. Also, being a small university campus, Roseman gives us the opportunity to get a feel for running our own private practice. Along with an education in orthodontics, we will be graduating with MBAs. This will further prepare WINTER 2014 * PCSO BULLETIN What are some highlights of your residency? Living in Las Vegas has granted us the opportunity to hear a variety of talented pillars of the profession who have come to town for orthodontic conferences. Also, being part of the local community has allowed us to venture away from the main Las Vegas strip and explore some other great attractions that Nevada has to offer us and our co-residents who have become like family. For example, we celebrated Are you involved in any activities within the PCSO/AAO? We have both attended annual PCSO and AAO conferences. We are grateful to the organizations for allowing residents to attend and broaden their orthodontic horizons. We also appreciate the opportunity for networking with others in the field and have learned a great deal by interacting with seasoned professionals who are always willing to provide valuable insight. We have heard many wonderful speakers and met brilliant people. How do you think the profession of orthodontics will be different 10 years from now? We believe that patients prefer quality service in less time and in fewer office visits. We can envision more customized orthodontic appliances on the horizon, which will meet these popular requests from patients. 19

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

A Clear Message and a Clear Plan
So Much to Share and Celebrate!
Facebook and Orthodontic Practice Marketing
Component Reports
AAOF Report
PCSO At a Glance
Poor Posture = Back and Neck Pain
Resident Spotlight: Roseman University College of Dental Medicine, Postgraduate Orthodontic Program
Younger Member Spotlight: Dr. Mahbod Rashidi
The University of the Pacific’s Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry
Dr. Terry McDonald Interviews Dr. Glenn Sameshima
New Technology for a New Office: Cost-Effective and Space-Saving
Case Report Pre-Treatment
Dr. Frank Beglin, PCSO President 2014-2015
Helping Autistic and Special Needs Children
Organization and Innovation are Intertwined
Patient Service: Thinking Outside the Box
Clinical Applications of TADs and Outcome Evaluations with 3-D CBCT Superimposition
Root Resorption
Tips and Tricks from the Trenches
Case Report Post-Treatment
Diastema-Closing Appliance
Dr. David Thomas Lawless

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Winter 2014