Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2015 - (Page 2)

president ' s message The Whole is Greater Than Its Parts By Dr. Frank Beglin, PCSO President, 2014 - 2015 Dr. Beglin PCSO may seem like just one organization - a selfcontained entity that conducts business on behalf of its members, operates under the direction of a cohesive board, and aims to enhance the environment for the orthodontic specialists in our region. PCSO is all of these things - but it is also so much more than that. Like most of my colleagues in PCSO leadership, my first experiences in organized dentistry began as a resident and grew when I became involved in the work of the component organizations where I practiced - first California, and then Nevada. My commitment to the Nevada component continues today, and I anticipate it will be lifelong. As PCSO President and someone who has long been a part of PCSO leadership, I clearly see that my experience at the component level prepared me for my roles in PCSO. I also see how critical my connection to the activities of the Nevada society is to my success in my role in PCSO. It is in networking with PCSO members in my own community that I learn the most about the challenges facing our specialty. Through our conversations, we form the seeds of solutions that may one day become PSCO programs or services. Through the Nevada society, I get involved with the Nevada legislature. And the maxim that "all politics are local" is true. Interfacing with state legislation in Nevada gives me the clearest perspective on how our associations can best work with legislators there and throughout the country to shape the environment in which we work. 2 PCSO has much to offer our component organizations as well. Each state and province has its own culture, networks, and challenges. When they all come together as part of PCSO, these various perspectives on issues and ideas combine to create a more cohesive and achievable strategy for advancing our profession. This has been proven many times over within PCSO, most recently in the efforts of our Critical Issues Task Force. These groups of PCSO board members come from all across the region to address issues that affect all PCSO members, but perhaps in different ways depending upon their geographic locations, practice modalities, or other factors. The goal is to develop solutions that help all members address these issues effectively and successfully. To develop solutions, the members of the task force share the successes and failures of their personal efforts and those of local colleagues. As they learn from each other and build on one another's ideas and experiences, the eventual solutions become more robust and complex - and have a great chance of helping PCSO members face the challenges and issues present in today's environment. PCSO also brings its component leaders and members resources that might otherwise be difficult for them to secure. These ideas come from other leadership groups-those within PCSO and elsewhere. As part of the Delegation to the AAO, PCSO leaders interact with the AAO Board of Trustees and leadership from other regions in North America. PCSO leaders also attend national training such as the AAO Professional Advocacy Conference, and they populate AAO Councils, Committees, and Task Forces. This puts them in a unique position to learn from and share ideas with a diverse group of orthodontists. PCSO BULLETIN * SPRING 2015

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