Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2015 - (Page 17)

New and Younger Members RESIDENT SPOTLIGHT Dr. Mona Afrand Orthodontic Resident, University of Alberta Department of Orthodontics FrOM leFt tO right: Dr. Darren Isfeld (first-year resident), Dr. Mohammed Al-Saleh (orthodontic PhD resident), Dr. David Lee (second-year resident), Dr. Mona Afrand (third-year resident), Dr. Saeed Ghorashi (DASTP resident). Why did you apply to the orthodontic program? My passion for orthodontics started when I got my braces as a kid. I believe that orthodontic treatments can have a huge positive impact on a child's development, not only in terms of functional development, but also in confidence-building and social development. I wanted to make a difference in people's lives and help them feel better about themselves. What are some highlights of your residency? What are your plans for after graduation? The Master of Science in Orthodontics program at the University of Alberta is very strong in both clinical and research aspects. We are privileged to learn from many great instructors who are faculty members or orthodontists from private practices in Edmonton, Calgary, and Ottawa. This exposes us to different philosophies in treatment planning. The program also gives us the opportunity to treat patients with Invisalign® and lingual appliances. We start our training in research from the first year of the residency with the Systematic Review course. Most of the residents are successful in publishing a couple of articles in peer-reviewed journals during their time in the program. I have a young family; therefore, I want to start practicing part-time as an associate. In the long term, I would like to join a practice that gives me the opportunity to partner or buy in. I am very excited about the prospect of starting a new chapter in my life after graduation. Are you involved in any activities in the PCSO/AAO? I presented my research at both the AAO and PCSO in 2014. I really enjoy attending these conferences. It is a great opportunity to learn and meet new people. Dr. Afrand Tell me about your orthodontic residency program. My residency program has been a great experience so far. It has given me the opportunity to meet incredible people and learn and grow as a person and a future orthodontist. I had the privilege to start practicing in a stateof-the-art clinic in Edmonton. The staff is amazing and very helpful. The clinic is running very smoothly. Overall it has been a very positive experience. SPRING 2015 * PCSO BULLETIN Edmonton clinic. The orthodontic clinic is on the 8th (top) floor. 17

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2015

The Whole is Greater Than Its Parts
The Land of Opportunity
Donated Orthodontic Services Program — AAO-DOS
Trustee Report
AAO Council on Scientific Affairs (COSA) Report
Component Reports
AAOF Report
AAO Leaders Complete Terms in San Francisco: The End of an Era for PCSO
Preparing for the Unexpected: Your Emotional SOS Plan Part I
Resident Spotlight: Dr. Mona Afrand, Orthodontic Resident, University of Alberta Department of Orthodontics; Younger Member Spotlight: Dr. Mostafa Altalibi, Calgary, Canada
PCSO At A Glance
The AEODO Research Data Portal: Restructuring Workflow
The Aveolar Bone Housing — The Orthodontist’s World
Case Report Pre-Treatment
Smile and Appliance Esthetics — New Understandings
How to Remember Names and Places: A Dale Carnegie Program
The Latest Trends in Orthodontic Treatment: Part I
Training and Giving Feedback to The Clinical Staff to Ensure a Well-Tuned Team
Treatment Possibilities with Invisalign®
Class III Treatment: Timing and Protocol
Orthodontics: The Key to Successful Interdisciplinary Treatment
CBCT: Assessment of Anatomical Boundary Conditions Important to Orthodontists
Case Report Post-Treatment
Sectional Mechanics for Class II Correction
Dr. Donald Poulton

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2015

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