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Dr. Gary R. Baughman Recognized with Highest Honor by Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics

Dr. Gary R. Baughman

November  10, 2009

Dr. Gary R. Baughman, associate member of the Alumni Association and longtime friend and supporter of the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, was recently recognized as the 2009 Annual Session Honoree at the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists (PCSO) meeting held Oct. 22 - 25 in Phoenix.

This award, the PCSO's highest recognition, is presented to a member for lifetime contribution to the group and the orthodontic profession.

In addition to his involvement with the Dugoni School of Dentistry, Baughman is past president of the PCSO, the San Joaquin Dental Society and The Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists. He serves in the American Association of Orthodontists' House of Delegates and is the delegation chairman for PCSO. He also is a member of the Peninsula Orthodontic Research Group.

"This honor is a true testament to Dr. Baughman's impact on the profession and to the high regard his colleagues have for him," said Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr. "We are proud of his long-standing involvement through the years in supporting our dental school's programs and people, as well as his commitment to advancing the field of orthodontics."

Founded in 1917, the PCSO has become the largest of the eight constituent societies that comprise the American Association of Orthodontists. PCSO has more than 2,500 members in eight states and three Canadian provinces.

The Dugoni School of Dentistry has a long history in graduate orthodontic education. One of the leading programs in the country, the school's 27-month Graduate Orthodontic Program prepares residents to provide excellent treatment based on contemporary biologic orthodontic principles. Launched in 1971, the program is fully accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation and is recognized for educational eligibility by the American Board of Orthodontics.

Category Type: Honors and Awards

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