Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists Bulletin Spring 2015 - (Page 7)

pcso business TRUSTEE REPORT By Dr. Norman Nagel, AAO Trustee T he months between January and May are the most active for AAO leaders. In five months, there are three AAO board meetings. I will also attend the PCSO interim meeting and devote many hours to working with the PCSO Delegation to the AAO. Though it is an intense time, it is one I look forward to each year. During these months, I know the discussions we have Dr. Nagel and the decisions we make will affect all of our members, all the year through. I'd like to share a bit about a few of the issues facing AAO leaders this year. Clearly defining medically necessary orthodontic healthcare continues to be a pressing issue. A special AAO task force has been working on many levels to ensure progress is made and our members are well-positioned to successfully treat their patients and correctly request insurance reimbursement when appropriate. To this end, the AAO Board of Trustees has appointed a committee to conduct in-depth reviews on cases that might qualify for reimbursement as medically necessary in order to develop data that supports the final AAO definition of medically necessary care. The Consumer Awareness Campaign continues to be a primary focus of AAO programming, and research shows that the campaign is effective. The Council on Communications and the board are working hard to extend the reach of the campaign and identify new outlets for advancing the important message that orthodontic care should be provided by a trained orthodontist. Recent initiatives to improve the campaign include website translations, so that the message can be leveraged outside the U.S. AAO also continues to improve communication with its members. AAO staff continually receives high scores for responsiveness and member service. Members often call, e-mail, or post questions online, and now members are able to text the AAO to request information. Our goal is to ensure that our members have the information they need when and where they need it, so that they can take advantage of AAO benefits and more effectively manage their practices. As board members prepare for the February meeting as well as the many governance activities occurring in the Spring - culminating with Annual Session - there are many issues to be addressed: * After achieving many of the goals and addressing the critical issues developed in the past, AAO will be adopting new goals as part of its strategic planning process. AAO will also consider updated critical issues to focus the work of the board and the resources of AAO over the next few years. * The board anticipates a number of recommendations from the Governance Task Force, which has been working for the past few years to carefully examine ways to streamline the AAO board, council, and committee structure while simultaneously increasing the scope of member input and involvement in all AAO programs. * Discussions regarding the necessity of continuing WFO membership for all AAO members have been underway for some time. This discussion will culminate at the AAO Annual Session, with guidance regarding this issue determined by the AAO House of Delegates. * The House of Delegates will also review and approve the operating plans and budget for the fiscal year beginning June 1, 2016. As we enter the final months of AAO's fiscal year, member input regarding the issues facing our specialty is valuable and appreciated. It is an honor to represent PCSO within the board and to work with our delegates in setting priorities for your association. I can be most effective when I feel directly connected to the issues and perspectives within our specialty. Please share your thoughts with me at nnagel@aaortho.org. I am committed to ensuring that all voices are heard and all viewpoints considered. S SPRING 2015 * PCSO BULLETIN 7

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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