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

president ' s message A CLEAR MESSAGE AND A CLEAR PLAN By Dr. Frank Beglin, PCSO President, 2014 - 2015 I Dr. Beglin Dr. Beglin am honored and humbled - and a little out of my comfort zone - to be writing my first President's column for the PCSO Bulletin. Like most of you, I spend my days talking to patients, determining treatment plans, and organizing staff for efficiency. As a director and board officer, I participate in many team conversations and strategy discussions. Writing an article is new to me, but communicating with members is an important element of leading the PCSO. Luckily, talking about the benefits of PCSO membership and how fortunate I feel to be a leader in this society comes easily for me, so putting it in print is just the next step in the evolution of something I've been doing for a long time. INVOLVEMENT = ENRICHMENT My involvement in PCSO governance began in 1999, when I was part of the New and Younger Member Committee; in 2001, I became the chair of that committee. I continued as a director, a delegate, and an officer. I am a past president of the Nevada State Orthodontic Society. I have been active in local dental societies in California (where I used to practice) and Nevada (where I currently practice), working on state legislation and other issues important to our profession and specialty. I've attended national legislative meetings, met with targeted task forces to determine how to best meet the changing needs of orthodontists in a changing environment, and chaired committees on everything from budgets to marketing. This involvement in organized dentistry has dramatically enriched my life, both professionally 2 and personally. I feel confident that my fellow board and committee members would say the same - but each of our paths to involvement has been different. My first presidential message to the PCSO membership is to get involved. Find a way to work for issues of which you have knowledge and for which you have passion. LEADING = ENHANCING I am really looking forward to my year as president and I know it will be made infinitely easier by the work of the many PCSO presidents who have served before me. Each one contributed to the success and structure of our society. To list them all here would take more space than even the president is allowed! However, I would like to mention a few who have served as mentors and role models for me: Dr. Robert Varner, current AAO President; Dr. Norman Nagel, current AAO Trustee; and Dr. Gary Baughman, current AAO Speaker of the House. PCSO is certainly well represented at the national level this year. Over the past few years, PCSO has had visionary presidents who drew the map, built the road, engineered the car, and have now put me in the sweet position of simply having to stay the course: Drs. Ronald Jawor, Bryan Williams, Rob Merrill, Lesley Williams, Lili Horton, and Ron Wolk, and many more who served in this role in the past several years. These past presidents hail from various states and provinces, and each brought a unique perspective when they served, but all of them have one thing in common; they improved an already strong society in a lasting way. My second presidential message to you: my goal this year is to enhance member benefits, the scope of programming, and the efficient operation of PCSO in a lasting way. PCSO BULLETIN * WINTER 2014

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