AAE Research Priorities
Updated January 4, 2012
Below are the nine main knowledge areas of focus. Click to visit the Research Priorities page to view the subtopics assigned to each of these areas.
AAE Research and Education Resources Following are links to related research and education:
Promoting the Specialty
Endodontic research drives innovation, technology and improved patient care. Each new discovery strengthens the evidence basis for the success of root canal treatment. Science is the specialty’s best advocate for the value of saving teeth.
The AAE strives to deliver professional advancement and personal fulfillment to its members through research opportunities and scientific resources. The Research and Scientific Affairs Committee guides the Association’s efforts in this arena; they also collaborate with others to ensure that members receive cutting-edge information about developments across dentistry.
The AAE has defined the knowledge areas in which the specialty should focus greatest attention. These priorities change in response to developments in clinical practice.
an attempt to enhance research, the AAE encourages endodontists to participate
in Practice-Based Research Networks. Organized by
academic institutions, PBRNs conduct research in non-university-based dental
practices on a variety of clinical issues. This model allows practicing
clinicians to identify problems to investigate and offers a large patient
population to study. Areas of endodontic interest are:
Evidence-based endodontics integrates
the best research with clinical expertise and patient values. The previous
Evidence-Based Endodontics Committee identified two websites that provide
access to a large number of resources on this topic, including systematic
reviews, meta-analyses, summary statements and practice guidelines that pertain
to endodontics and related disciplines, and other information related to
Detroit Mercy – Evidence-Based Endodontics Literature Database
Commonwealth – Coming Soon
for Endodontics Is an Important Partner
Foundation for Endodontics is a critical
resource for endodontic researchers and academic departments. The Foundation
provides funding that is not available from any other source. Foundation grants
help residents gain experience in the lab and help faculty develop projects
that may be submitted to larger funding organizations, such as the National
Institutes of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The Foundation funds about
$260,000 in research grants each year as well as special projects. Currently, a
$2.5 million, multi-center study in regenerative endodontics is underway.
are several opportunities, guidelines and instructions, and applications for
researchers to submit proposals:
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