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Foundation for Endodontics 2020-21 Campaign

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Your Foundation at Work

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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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The Foundation relies on support from members like you to ensure continued advancement of the specialty.
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Foundation for Endodontics 2020-2021 Campaign

Help the Foundation reach its goals for the 2020-2021 fundraising campaign.


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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.

Get your Competitive Research Grant Application Questions Answered

August 4, 2020

The AAE’s Research & Scientific Affairs Committee will be hosting an Ask Me Anything session titled “Submitting a Successful Foundation for Endodontics Research Grant Application” on Wednesday, Aug 12, at 7:00 p.m., in advance of the August 15 submission deadline. AAE Committee Chair, Dr. Ariadne M. Letra, and AAE staff will be available in the…

Foundation Outreach

June 29, 2020

In early 2020, three endodontists volunteered their time for the Foundation for Endodontics’ 15th International Outreach Program. Drs. John T. Dominici, Winnie Zhang, and Christopher A. Pellicano travelled to the Helping Hand Clinic in Treasure Beach, Jamaica to provide under-resourced, local community members with endodontic care.

Relief Grant and Leadership

June 29, 2020

As the global pandemic arrived in the U.S., the Foundation for Endodontics’ Board of Trustees was saddened and disappointed by the cancellation of AAE20 in Nashville. The cancellation made sharing the Foundation’s news and accomplishments with the endodontic community difficult and as such. As state shutdowns increased in longevity, shaky economies and difficult job markets created a sense of nervousness among endodontists who were eager to find PPE and return to their offices.

Dr. Scott Makins Pledges $100,000 to Establish Endodontic Education Endowment at University of Texas School of Dentistry

June 1, 2020

It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that we bring you this announcement.  We are pleased to highlight Dr. Scott Makins’ generosity in strengthening the endodontic program at the University of Texas School of Dentistry. 

Boston Dental Schools to Host ‘Teeth Worth Saving Day’ Nov. 18

November 4, 2019

A date has been set for a day of giving in Boston. Called “Teeth Worth Saving Day” (or “Teethgiving”, unofficially), endodontics departments from all three Boston dental schools — Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine — have joined forces and each will be performing endodontic treatment to pre-screened patients in need at their campuses on November 18.

Congratulations to Foundation’s Newest Fellow, Lorel E. Burns, D.D.S., M.S.

September 30, 2019

The AAE Foundation is pleased to name Lorel E. Burns, D.D.S., M.S., the 2019 Endodontic Educator Fellow! Dr. Burns is an instructor in the Department of Endodontics at the NYU College of Dentistry.

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!

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