Below are a number of resources to assist in answering frequently asked questions. Select the category that most closely matches your question from the list below:
Who can I speak with regarding coding?Contact the AAE Professional Affairs Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is the code to use when reporting apexogenesis to an insurance carrier?D3222 partial pulpotomy for apexogenesis—permanent tooth with incomplete root development
Removal of a portion of the pulp and application of a medicament with the aim of maintaining the vitality of the remaining portion to encourage continued physiological development and formation of the root. This procedure is not to be construed as the first stage of root canal therapy.
What is the proper dental code for (insert name of procedure)?Contact the AAE Professional Affairs Department at email@example.com.
I would like to have the Sargenti/Biocalex position statement sent to me. The AAE does not have a position statement on the use of Biocalex as this product is no longer marketed in the United States, but the Position Statement on Paraformaldehyde-Containing Filling and Sealing Materials is available through the website.
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What are my state requirements for continuing education credits? Access your state dental board's website to review the necessary CE requirements.
What endodontic continuing education courses are available? The AAE currently holds at least two meetings a year—an annual conference in April/May and the Insight Track series as developed. There are also endodontic courses hosted by affiliate organizations and other groups.
The AAE Live Learning Center provides online courses with the opportunity to earn CE credit.
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How can I obtain a list of advanced endodontic programs and their directors?All programs, including contact information, are posted within the Become an Endodontist section of the website.
Where can I access the Commission on Dental Accreditation’s Advanced Endodontic Program Standards? Through the AAE Educator Center.
Does the AAE have any resources for those interested in pursing a career in education? Yes, there are a number of helpful tools ranging from program/opportunities to awards and grants.
Who does the AAE partner with to provide members with discounted services? The AAE works with several endorsed vendors that offer products and services at substantial savings to AAE members, including practice websites through PBHS, Treloar & Heisel, Inc.'s group insurance and credit card processing programs with TransFirst Health Services.
Where is my Journal? The Journal of Endodontics typically mails the last week of each month. If you have not received your issue, contact the AAE Membership Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I place an advertisement in the Journal of Endodontics? Is there a way for me to place one online? Classified ads for positions available, practices for sale, space available, etc., can be submitted to the AAE Professional Affairs Coordinator through the Associate Registry Form. Display ads for the JOE should be sent directly to the publisher, Elsevier.
Classified ads are also posted online through the AAE Career Center.
How can I submit a Letter to the Editor? Correspondence regarding editorial matters should be sent directly to Dr. Kenneth M. Hargreaves at email@example.com, or Dept. of Endodontics UTHSCSA, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900.
When does registration open? Registration for the annual meeting typically opens in December. Registration for the Insight Track series opens 4-5 months before the conference date. The exact dates for each year will be posted on the website, announced to the membership via e-mail and in print publications.
When can I make my hotel room reservation?The hotel room block opens at the same time as registration. After you complete your registration you will receive a link to book within the AAE room block.
How much is registration? Registration rates vary based on the meeting and membership type.
Are there discounts for educators/military members?Yes. Full-time educators receive reimbursement for one-half the annual meeting registration fee and $500 for travel from the AAE Foundation through the Annual Session Educator Grant. Full-time educators who present during a track at the annual meeting will receive reimbursement for the total cost of registration.
Federal Dental Health Service members who do not receive funding from their services for the AAE Annual Session are entitled to receive a 50 percent reduction in the Professional Member registration fee for the Annual Session.
Please complete and submit a continuing education reduction application to Brenda Stewart, professional affairs coordinator, by fax at 866-451-9020 (U.S., Canada, Mexico) or 312-266-9867, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I become a speaker at one of your meetings? The Call for Presentations is issued each January with submissions due by May. Contact the Meeting Services Department at email@example.com for more information.
When does early registration end? Early registration typically ends five weeks prior to the meeting, but registration at the standard rate is still accepted online until a week prior to the event. Exact dates are posted on the website and in each meeting's materials.
Can I register on site? On-site registration is accepted for both the annual meeting and Insight Track. Dates and
times are posted online per meeting.
Can you send me a program?We do not have printed copies of the meeting programs. Complete meeting details including schedule, speaker bios, session descriptions, etc. can be found online and through a mobile app.
How can I obtain my continuing education credits for an AAE meeting? Contact the Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When do I renew my membership?Your membership renewal is due July 1. Online renewal begins in May and first paper invoices are sent in June. If you have not renewed by August 1, a $25 late fee will be assessed. Unpaid members will be dropped from the membership roster as of October 1.
How can I switch membership categories?Anytime you transition to a new membership category, a new application must be completed. All applications forms are available for download on the Membership Categories and Applications page.
I just retired, does my membership change?An Active, Educator or International member in good standing for at least 10 consecutive years who has completely retired from teaching and/or practice is eligible for the Retired membership category. If you meet the criteria, contact the Membership Department for more information at email@example.com.
Who is eligible for Life membership?An Active, Educator, International or Retired member who has been an AAE member for 25 consecutive years and who has attained the age of 65 years prior to the new membership year beginning.
Can you let me know who is a U.S.-trained endodontist living abroad? Members who have completed an ADA-accredited advanced specialty program in endodontics are included in the Find an Endodontist search engine.
You can also search through all members by endodontic program through the Online Membership Directory.
Can I update my address on the website? You can access your member profile through myAAE or you may contact the Membership Department with your updates at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will be happy to make the necessary changes to your record.
When will I be able to view the Digital Membership Directory?The Digital Directory is now available to all members to view and download. The Online Membership Directory is always available and updated daily.
I lost my membership card. Can I get a new one?Yes. Please contact the Membership Department at email@example.com.
Do you have an informed consent form? The AAE has general guidelines for developing an informed consent form. Laws vary from state to state, so please contact your attorney to review a document of this type before using it.
What type of insurance would the AAE recommend for its members? The AAE has an endorsed vendor agreement with Treloar and Heisel, Inc., that provides members with discounts on disability income, life, long-term care, auto/home, professional liability and business owners/workers compensation insurance. Visit their website at www.treloarandheisel.com, or call 800-345-6040 for more information.
What are other endodontists charging for particular procedures? The AAE cannot provide an answer to this question as it violates the Sherman Anti-Trust Act for dentists to discuss their fees. The American Dental Association may have a general survey on this topic through its Survey and Economic Research page.
Could you provide me with salary and demographic information for endodontists? The AAE does not currently track this information. The ADA Survey and Economic Research page may have some information in one of their documents.
I would like to use the AAE Specialist Member logo on my office stationery—could you please send it to me or tell me where I can download it?Each year, the AAE distributes access to the AAE Specialist Member logos which are for use exclusively by Active, Educator, Life, Retired and International AAE members in good standing. The guidelines for usage of the AAE Specialist Member logo are located on the website, but you must contact the AAE Communications Department to have the image files sent to you upon verification of your membership status.
How can I get involved at a local advanced endodontic program? The AAE Education Network Program is a resource for endodontic faculty to assist with pertinent educational issues and practical needs. It enables local endodontists and endodontic alumni to share their expertise and give back to the specialty by volunteering at a dental school and/or advanced endodontic program.
Are there other ways I can volunteer?Step out of your office and step up in your dental community! Any information can be found in the Volunteer Opportunities section.
Can I speak to someone regarding ethics and legal issues? Yes. You may contact AAE Assistant Executive Director for Professional Affairs Helen Jameson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I speak to anyone regarding the boards? The American Board of Endodontics is the only certifying board for the specialty of endodontics and is one of the nine specialty boards recognized by the American Dental Association. You can visit the ABE website for more information, or contact Executive Secretary Margie Hannen at email@example.com.
What is the business mileage reimbursement for this year per the IRS regulations? The standard mileage reimbursement for 2012 is at 55.5 cents per mile.
Since the AAE is a nonprofit, the Association doesn’t need to pay taxes, correct? The Association is classified as a 501c(6) organization and is exempt from federal income tax under these provisions, but must annually file an information return, known as a Form 990. The AAE must also claim any unrelated business income, such as funds received for advertisements in the Journal of Endodontics.
Questions? Contact our Membership Department at 800-872-3636 (U.S., Canada, Mexico) or 312-266-7255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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