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November 2020 Issue 

PCSO Leadership Opportunities 
Call for PCSO Bulletin Editor-in-Chief Candidates 
The PCSO Bulletin has been a valuable member benefit since 1922. PCSO currently seeks a Bulletin Editor-in-Chief to take office in October 2021, with a transition to occur over several months after the election. If necessary, phone interviews will take place in January 2021. In-person interviews will occur at the end of February with the full PCSO board of directors. 

Are you interested in and engaged in many aspects of the orthodontic specialty — clinical, educational, or administrative? Are you active in organized orthodontics and dentistry? 

Would you enjoy leading a team of professionals who are excited about telling the story of orthodontics, of the PCSO, and its members?
Are you intrigued by new techniques and seek solutions for difficult problems? Do you learn from case studies and professional networking? 

Is reading professional journals something you value? Do you see these journals as an integral part of your profession and the orthodontic specialty? 

Can you imagine yourself working with PCSO leaders and sharing knowledge about the profession’s clinical and historical aspects to assist with their planning and decision-making? 

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, the position of PCSO Editor-in-Chief might be right for you.  

To learn more about this opportunity, contact Callie Castro at or current Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Jae Hyun Park at

If you are interested, please send a letter of interest documenting relevant experience and current CV no later than December 15, 2020 to Callie Castro, CAE Executive Director.
Call for PCSO New & Younger Member Director-at-Large Applicants
PCSO has an opening on the Board of Directors for a voting New and Younger Member Director-at-Large. The position is a two-year, non-renewable term that would begin at the 2021 Annual Session in Portland, OR (October 21-24) and conclude at the 2022 Annual Session in San Diego, CA (October 27-30). Telephone screening interviews for the position will occur in January 2021 with the top two candidates chosen to interview in-person with the Board of Directors on February 27, 2021.  

The New and Younger Member Director-at-Large shall be an active member of the PCSO in good standing of their respective component organization and within 10 years of graduation from an accredited orthodontic residency program for the entirety of their two-year term. 

If you are interested, please send a current CV along with a letter of interest, documenting relevant expertise, no later than December 15, 2020 to: 

Callie Castro, CAE
Executive Director

If you have any questions, you may call Ms. Castro at 833-621-7276.
Interested in learning more about leadership opportunities within PCSO? Visit
Dr. Park elected as a Central Body Director of the National E. H. Angle Society of Orthodontists representing the Northern California Component of the E. H. Angle Society of Orthodontists
Jae Hyun Park, DMD, MSD, MS, PhD, chair of the postgraduate orthodontic program at A.T. Still University's Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, was recently elected to replace Immediate Past President of the National E. H. Angle Society of Orthodontists (EHASO), Dr. Ronald Champion from Edward H. Angle Northern California Orthodontic Society (NCASO).
Historically, the first-ever EHASO meeting was held in the first freestanding orthodontic college located in Dr. Angle's home. The alumni met there three months after Dr. Angle's death in November 1930, giving birth to The Angle Orthodontist and the current Angle Society. Meetings of the entire study club include all seven components (Angle East, Angle MidwestAngle North Atlantic, Angle Northern California, Angle Northwest, Angle Southern California, and Angle Southwest) and are held every two years to provide education, learning tools, and fellowship to members, thus honoring the humble spirit of Dr. Angle.

Presently, roughly 13% of Angle Society members come from outside of the United States, joining the seven regional components here in this country. Since opening its doors to the world in 2003, there has been a 10% growth in membership. People must travel great distances and make significant sacrifices to participate in this prestigious organization, a clear testimony to the value they place on this premier orthodontic study club.

Dr. Park would like to express his most profound appreciation to Dr. Ronald Champion for his service as President of the EHASO for the past two years and to the President of the NCASO, Dr. Paul Kasrovi, President-Elect, Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca, dedicated and talented Officers and Board of Directors, and esteemed Angle Members.
If you are interested in membership in the Angle Society, please contact your regional component. Information can be found in the links below:
Angle Northwest:
Angle Northern California:     
Angle Southern California:   
We look forward to the next Angle Biennial Meeting on Sept. 21-25, 2021, as Angle East hosts you and your family at 'Wentworth by the Sea' in New Castle, New Hampshire.
PCSO Launches Career Center
PCSO is proud to announce our all-new PCSO Career Center - the premier resource to connect PCSO career opportunities with highly qualified orthodontic talent. You will be able to filter jobs by doctor positions, including academic, as well as team member (clinical and administrative) and state/province.

Members can access the career center, search positions, and post their CV at no charge. In addition, members will receive exclusive discounts on job postings for their practice. Post a position now and get 50% off your first month. (Use coupon code: 50DOC for doctor positions; coupon code: 50TEAM for team member positions.)

Featured Jobs
Orthodontic practice for sale
Salem, OR

Apple Valley Dental and Braces 
Spokane, WA

San Jose, CA

View all jobs or post one today on the PCSO Career Center at
PCSO Annual Sessions

October 21 - 24, 2021
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, OR

October 27 - 30, 2022
Manchester Grand Hyatt
San Diego, CA

November 2 - 5, 2023
Disneyland Hotel
Anaheim, CA

November 14 - 17, 2024
The Westin Mission Hills
Palm Springs, CA
The Summer 2020 PCSO Bulletin is now available online! 
View the full issue here
My Perspective 
Dr. Robert Meister, PCSO President 2019-2020
We are emerging from one of the most devastating worldwide events of the past 100 years. A global pandemic has not only taken hundreds of thousands of lives but has also brought record unemployment, failing businesses, and widespread social disruption. Most of us want to get back to work, eat out at our favorite restaurant, make weekend plans with friends, and enjoy our favorite activities. We long to get back to our practices and our routines.

Read the full article.
Special Section: Class II Correction - PCSO Program Talk
Dr. Sohyon (Michelle) Kim, PCSO Bulletin Contributor
Class II malocclusion is a common chief complaint of orthodontic patients, affecting nearly 15% of 12- to 15-year-olds in the United States.1 There has been a lot of debate over timing and treatment modalities for Class II malocclusion, especially during the past two decades.2 One of the questions that revolve around the debate is whether two-phase Class II treatment protocols are more efficient and effective than one-phase Class II treatment protocols.

Read the full article
Staff Report: Analyzing, Tracking, and Preventing Repairs
Ms. Lori Garland Parker
Repairs are stripping your practice of profit, amplifying stress for you and your team, and frustrating your patients and parents! Once they begin accurately tracking all repairs, many practices find they have more rebonds than they realized because of a combination of repair visits and loose brackets found at the chair, and they are ready to do something about it.

Read the full article.
AAOPAC Advocates for Orthodontic Priorities to Key Legislators

Over the past month, AAO members and staff have represented the AAOPAC in over 30 virtual meetings. In these meetings, the AAO discussed its legislative priorities with the Congressmen, specifically ensuring the availability of PPE for orthodontists, the impact of the Paycheck Protection and the Provider Relief Fund, increases HSA limits, and student loan reform.

Notable meetings included Congress Representatives Jeff Van Drew (R-NJ), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Mike Simpson (R-ID), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX), Yvette Clarke (D-NY), and Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA). 

If you are interested in participating in a future AAOPAC virtual meeting opportunity, please contact AAOPAC Treasurer, Gianna Hartwig, at
Want to follow the latest updates on direct-to-consumer orthodontics? Visit the AAO Advocacy page here. 
CE Passports 

AAO is offering high-quality online continuing education through two new subscription options. 

CE Passport, Doctor
  • $120 per year (savings of over $200) 
  • Complimentary live webinars
  • Unlimited access to AAO Online CE
  • Over 500 hours of evidence-based clinical, staff and practice management CE
CE Passport, Doctor + Staff
  • $170 per year (savings of over $450)
  • Includes CE Passport Doctor benefits
  • Staff receives individual logins and access to live monthly webinars and online education
  • Staff also receives complimentary registration in the Orthodontic Staff Club which includes access to practice management materials, AAO forms, patient education brochures, coding resources, discounts to AAO meetings, access to free Business of Orthodontics webinar series, annual webinar-based OSHA training, and more. 
Enroll in the CE Passport program today!
Dr. Adam Schulhof Develops a Technology That Helps Doctors See Treatment Progress

Dr. Schulhof has developed a much-needed tool that allows orthodontists to monitor patients' progress remotely. The Grin Scope uses an intraoral adapter that retracts the cheeks and allows for a full view within the patient's mouth. The patients are then able to upload the photos to the Grin App for review. 

With the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Schulhof accelerated the product's launch with the Grin Remote Monitoring Platform which was beta tested by Dr. Schulhof's and other orthodontists. 

Using instructional videos and interaction via Facetime, he has successfully coached patients on the use of the product and has had all patients, regardless of age, feel confident in providing self-administered scans that can then be reviewed by orthodontists virtually. 

The Remote Monitoring Platform helps in tracking patient progress and prioritization, especially with the limited capacity that orthodontists can now see due to COVID-19 restrictions. This tool not only gives patients the flexibility that they crave but the appropriate oversite by a professional that is needed to maintain a healthy mouth.

Dr. Schulhof's company, Grin, is offering AAO orthodontists the option to try the remote monitoring solutions at no cost. This offer is limited and the deadline to apply and onboard patients is November 28, 2020. 

To learn more, visit and the plan code GRIN4AAO
2020-2021 AAO Membership 
Why should you renew your AAO membership? 

COVID-19 Support
The AAO’s COVID-19 Task Force – comprised of practicing orthodontists, legal counsel and experts in the areas of infectious diseases, infection control and office design – is focused on educating members on best practices while continually working with federal and state agencies to ensure orthodontic practices are represented. In addition, the online COVID-19 Resource Center continues to be updated regularly with important updates and the latest resources.

Legal Services 

At some point in every orthodontist’s career, there will come the need for legal services or counsel. While the AAO does not legally represent individual members or offer official legal advice, it does provide guidance to members on issues affecting their practices and patients. Other resources, such as answers to common legal questions, sample agreements and legal seminars, are also available. 

Practice Resources 
Maintaining and growing an orthodontic practice is an ongoing challenge that affects every orthodontist in one way or another. Every AAO member has access to valuable patient education and marketing materials and can count on a comprehensive array of practice forms and releases that make your job easier. 

How to Renew

You may pay online or by contacting the AAO Member Service Center at 314-993-1700. You can sign up for extended installments and auto-renewal as well. The AAO membership year runs from June 1 through May 31.
  • Three Percent ACH Discount
    • Members who pay their invoices using ACH (electronic bank account transfer) in lieu of credit card or check will receive an additional, one-time 3% discount on their AAO member dues and consumer marketing fund. Please note for online renewals, the 3% discount will be processed as a refund after your full payment is submitted.
  • Payment Installment Options 
    • Installment plan options are available to spread your payments out monthly through April 2021. Please note that to make arrangements for dues installments, you must contact the AAO Member Service Center at 314-993-1700. Installments cannot be selected during online renewal.
Renew Today
Sign Up to Receive Text Messages from the AAO
If you’ve ever wished that you could receive important news like advocacy updates in real time, you’re in luck. The AAO is expanding its member communications to a new text messaging option. This new service is entirely voluntary for AAO members and is not meant to take the place of usual AAO member communications. Members who opt into this new service will receive short notices with links and materials on breaking news and other time-sensitive items – beginning later this month.

Sign up today.
#SmileStronger: Send PCSO Content to Share on Social Media
We want to feature your office on the PCSO social media channels! 

Send us photos of your team in PPE along with any stories and pictures of how your office is dealing with and surviving the new realities of COVID-19. We also ask that you use #SmileStronger when posting. 

Please send your content to
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