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President's Message

Leading With a Purpose
Dr. Paul Kasrovi
PCSO President 2016-2017

Every year, I venture to Guatemala with a group
of good friends and dental professionals; we volunteer our time to provide much-needed dental
care to the underprivileged Mayans in the rural
southwestern Guatemalan Highlands. It is a joy
to interact with indigenous Guatemalans both
young and old. We share their joy, experience
their culture, educate them about dental health,
and provide dental treatment that they cannot
afford on their own. This year, Kiana, my daughter,
joined me on this adventure. She started a shoe
and t-shirt drive at her school and in the local
community a few months before the trip and
ultimately brought several suitcases filled with
donated clothes and shoes. She experienced
the joy of giving as she saw smiles on the faces
of the kids receiving these donated items. She
learned what it means to make a difference,
and she can't wait to do it again next year.
This is what life is all about: leading by example.
Volunteering, whether it is with a community
group or a school, a state, regional, or national
organization like PCSO or AAO, or in a different
country helping those less fortunate, helps me
find purpose. My work is more fulfilling because

I have found meaning in what I do. I am engaged
and inspired to do my best to make an impact
on the world and hope that I am teaching my
children to do the same.
My goal is to inspire both new and younger
orthodontists to find purpose and meaning in
their work and in serving others, not just in terms
of a doctor serving a patient, but as an individual,
wanting to leave a mark and make his/her community, specialty, and world better. I wholeheartedly believe that to give of one's time truly is the
best way to make the world a better place.
Reflection
It's hard to believe that a year has already come
and gone. My term as president of PCSO has
been so very rewarding. I have had the extreme
honor of leading a dedicated Board of Directors
and executive committee this past year. I have
also had the privilege of interacting with and
being inspired by the many new leaders getting
involved with PCSO. During my term, we have
interviewed candidates and subsequently
appointed PCSO representatives and directors
for six different AAO councils and leadership

Kiana and Paul Kasrovi helping underserved Mayans in the southwestern Guatemalan Highlands

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