The American Association of Endodontists, founded in 1943, is a not-for-profit organization of endodontists and other professionals worldwide with an interest in endodontics. Endodontics was recognized by the American Dental Association as a specialty of dentistry in 1963. The AAE currently has more than 7,500 members worldwide.
The AAE serves as the primary source of continuing education in endodontics for its members, the dental profession, the public and others. As an educational and social medium, the AAE Annual Session attracts endodontists and other dental professionals from around the world to exchange ideas and learn the latest endodontic techniques and research. Smaller educational conferences are offered around the United States. This avenue keeps endodontists up-to-date on the art and science of endodontics so they can provide the highest standard of patient care.
The Association sponsors the American Board of Endodontics, the national Board responsible for certifying endodontists. Board certification requires successful completion of the Written, Case History Portfolio and Oral Examinations. Endodontists who achieve Board certification are known as Diplomates of the ABE.
The Association also partners with the AAE Foundation, a charitable organization promoting the advancement of the science of endodontics through grants to education and to research. The Foundation awards research grants to students and researchers twice a year. It supports education through the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award, a program that pays tuition and a stipend to students who agree to teach endodontics full-time for five years, and other funding initiatives.
American Association of Endodontists
211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611-2691
Phone: 800/872-3636 (U.S., Canada, Mexico) or 312/266-7255
Fax: 866/451-9020 (U.S., Canada, Mexico) or 312/266-9867
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