Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2015 - (Page 6)

pcso business DONATED ORTHODONTIC SERVICES PROGRAM - AAO-DOS M y name is Dr. Maria Orellana. I'm an associate professor of orthodontics at the University of California San Francisco, and I am also proud to be PCSO's representative to the AAO Council on Orthodontic Health Care (COHC). The Council takes responsibility for many aspects of the practice lives of AAO members. For the Dr. Orellana past few years, COHC has been working to kick off AAO's newest charitable endeavor: the Donated Orthodontic Services program, better known as AAO-DOS. The DOS access to care program is supported through individual and corporate financial contributions, but the most valuable contributions come from member orthodontists who agree to treat up to two patients each year at no charge. More than 400 orthodontists across the country have signed on to be part of AAO-DOS. Currently, the program operates in 10 states, and it continues to grow. 6 AAO-DOS is administered by Donated Dental Services, through its Dental Lifeline Network (DLN) program. This relationship provides several advantages: * DLN handles patient solicitation, screening, and referral to participating orthodontists. DLN also coordinates any necessary adjunctive care by other dental professionals. * DLN handles all financial arrangements with the patient or patient's family. AAO-DOS is meant to serve families with financial need. DLN verifies the financial status of participating families and collects from them a nominal fee. * DLN is established throughout the country, providing a broad base on which to grow the program and help more children receive the orthodontic care they need. The AAO-DOS program, like the Dental Lifeline Network, is operated on a state-organized model. I would like to encourage PCSO component organizations to consider whether DOS chapters would be beneficial to your communities. If you'd like to learn more, please contact Ann Sebaugh (asebaugh@, who can provide you with the information you S need to fully evaluate the program. 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