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Who We Are

The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists was founded in 1912 and has grown to nearly 3,000 members. PCSO is comprised of component organizations and is the largest constituent organization of the American Association of Orthodontists.

Our Mission

The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists is a professional organization of orthodontic specialists whose mission is to help its members provide the highest level of care to the public by providing quality continuing education, providing a framework for a strong political voice, facilitating two-way communications between the organization and its members, and supporting the successful practice of orthodontics.

Our Leadership

Dr. Robert Meister
Dr. Robert MeisterPresident
Dr. Marie Lathrop
Dr. Marie LathropPresident-Elect
Dr. Tom Merrill
Dr. Tom MerrillSecretary-Treasurer
Dr. Norman Nagel
Dr. Norman Nagel PCSO Trustee to the AAO
Dr. Kurt Stormberg
Dr. Kurt StormbergImmediate Past President
Dr. Ronald Wolk
Dr. Ronald Wolk Delegation Chair
Ms. Callie Castro
Ms. Callie CastroExecutive Director

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Scholarship applicants sought for 2020 Institute for Teaching and Learning

On January 28, 2020

This year’s Institute for Teaching Learning program is scheduled for Aug. 23-26 in Atlanta. Now in its 14th year, with over 700 alumni, the program combines presentations, discussions, small group activities and peer-to-peer learnings to give participants new teaching skills. The onsite program is fRead more

‘It’s very rewarding when dentists can treat veterans’

On January 27, 2020

“Our nation’s veterans deserve the best.” Those were the words of ADA President Chad P. Gehani following his Jan. 7 visit to the Orlando VA Healthcare System’s dental clinic.Read more

ADA House rescinds The Dentist’s Prayer, amends recognition of religious diversity policy to be more inclusive

On January 27, 2020

In an effort to advance the Association’s diversity and inclusion efforts, the ADA House of Delegates voted at its meeting in September to rescind the policy titled “The Dentist’s Prayer,” used by some state and local dental societies during their meetings, and amend its policy on recognition of relRead more

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Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Who else is ramping up for the 1st annual Western Orthodontic Conference - a joint meeting of the PCSO (84th annual session) and RMSO? We can't wait to see you all in Disneyland in 2020!

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

As you might know, the AAO Foundation recognizes the importance of residents having the opportunity to experience an AAO Annual Session, and we support them in their efforts. Through this program, the AAOF offers a one-time $400 gift to offset resident expenses for attending the AAO meeting!🎁
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In order to qualify for the Resident Gift candidates must meet the following qualifications:
1. Be a student member of AAO with a graduation date within 6 months of Annual Session.
2. Study in a program in the U.S. or Canada.
3. Attend Annual Session and visit the AAOF Booth during Exhibit Hall Hours to complete requirements that confirm attendance.
4. Have not received this gift in previous years.
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Don't let the fees scare you away from enjoying the PCSO Annual Sessions! Find out more at https://www.aaofoundation.net/residents

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO)

Today we'd like to introduce you to Dr. Norman Nagel, a longtime friend and member of PCSO. Norm's career began following his graduation from dental school, when he signed up for the U.S. Navy’s early commissioning program and became an Ensign in the U.S. Naval Reserve. After receiving his M.S. and Certificate in Orthodontics from CWRU, Dr. Nagel headed back to California, where he began his practice in Thousand Oaks and Simi Valley, CA. He has had offices in both communities for over 45 years.
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When asked to speak about his time with PCSO, Dr. Nagel writes, "The Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists has and continues to be a nurturing organization for those that want to take the time to contribute and provide a vision for the future. For those visionaries that wish to contribute, the door is always open. I know…I have knocked many times and the door has always been open and the reception inviting."
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Thanks for all you do, Norm! 👏👏

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Another #tbt of our #PCSO2019 event. All of the photos from the annual session can be found on our website!
Who else is ramping up for the 1st annual Western Orthodontic Conference - a joint meeting of the PCSO (84th annual session) and RMSO? We can't wait to see you all in Disneyland in 2020!
Today we take a moment to thank Dr. King for reminding us that "the time is always right to do what's right". #MartinLutherKingDay