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Learn about the variety of ways you can support the future of the specialty and help promote the benefits of saving natural teeth with a specialist.

Foundation for Endodontics 2023 - 2024 Campaign

Help the Foundation reach its annual fundraising goal!

$510,945
$745,000

Your Foundation at Work

Visit the areas below to learn more about why the Foundation is essential to the specialty and the future of saving natural teeth.

Foundation-supported research has led to many modern advancements in endodontics.
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The Foundation encourages endodontists to teach endodontics at all levels of academia and offers grants to educators and departments.
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The Foundation is committed to saving teeth in underserved communities through volunteer outreach efforts.
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Foundation for Endodontics News

Learn more about the Foundation's work to secure the future of the specialty. Read the news below from the AAE Communiqué.

Announcing the NEW Foundation for Endodontics & Dentsply Sirona Freedom Scholarship

February 5, 2024

The Foundation for Endodontics, in collaboration with Dentsply Sirona, is proud to announce an initiative dedicated to supporting the next generation of endodontic specialists. The Foundation for Endodontics and Dentsply Sirona Freedom Scholarship will provide substantial financial support to second and third-year endodontic residents, addressing the significant student loan debt faced by dental specialists. Dr.…

REACHing for the Stars 

January 23, 2024

The goal of the Resident Expert Advisory Council (REACH) is to help the Foundation for Endodontics understand how it can better serve a new generation of endodontists. It provides a great opportunity for residents to learn about organized dentistry and to develop their potential to become future leaders. The council provides invaluable resident insight, which…

Foundation Updates

January 23, 2024

Focused on Education The Foundation for Endodontics has made some exciting changes to the Endowed Faculty Matching Grant! This grant helps to ensure that endodontics is taught by endodontists. And starting now, the maximum award increases to $200,000! Learn more at https://www.aae.org/foundation/funding-opportunities/department-grants/. Supporting Part-Time Educators It is the mission of the Foundation for Endodontics to…

Educational Affairs Committee Holds Meeting at AAE Headquarters

December 20, 2023

Earlier this month, the Educational Affairs Committee met at AAE Headquarters. They planned the Educator Workshop for Predoctoral Program Directors & Educator Forum and worked on educator-focused efforts and initiatives for the coming year! They also revealed that the Educator Workshop for Predoctoral Program Directors will be held in Austin, Texas, August 16-17, 2024.

From the Foundation

November 20, 2023

Dear Residents, Have you ever wondered what we do during our Foundation Board meetings? Or maybe you’ve asked, “What’s in it for me who wants to be a private practice endodontist?” Recently, we gathered for our Foundation Interim meeting in beautiful Palm Beach, Florida, so while it is fresh on my mind, I’d like to…

To Teach – If Not Now, When?

September 26, 2023

By Bradley H. Gettleman, DDS, MS; Susan B. Paurazas, DDS, MS; and Colten Frost, BS There is a crisis in our field affecting both specialty dentists and dental students alike: the severe shortage of endodontists in education. Unfortunately, we are relying on general dentists to teach endodontics.  Endodontists are the diagnosticians of pulpal and periapical…

Funding more than $1 million annually

The Foundation supports researchers, faculty, residents and endodontic departments with resources and funding. Check out funding opportunities available to you!