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On this page, you can catch up on in-depth, exciting news from the Foundation for Endodontics! Use the dropdown menu below to browse news on a specific topic like Outreach, Research, Education or Development.

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Be Part of Something Great!

The 2022-2023 fundraising campaign has begun in earnest as an annual effort to raise money for endodontic research, education and access to care.  New giving helps ensure that: Please share with us how you are impacting an underserved community via email foundation@aae.org. A staff member will follow up with you to learn more. All endodontic…

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One Donor’s Story: “I didn’t get here all by myself and just want to give back…”

  Dr. and Mrs. David and Rebecca Funderburk of Colorado made their third bequest to the Foundation’s Freedland Society at AAE22. Dr. Funderburk’s long list of volunteer leadership for endodontics includes serving as a Foundation Trustee and AAE Director and on several committees for both organizations. Mrs. Funderburk has been very active in the AAE…

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Mercy Clinic Operates with Foundation Support & Volunteerism 

Mercy Clinic Operates with Foundation Support & Volunteerism  Spotlight on Dr. Francisco Nieves  Dr. Francisco Nieves started volunteering at Mercy Clinic at the invitation of a classmate from dental school whose former practice owner had been a volunteer at the clinic.    Dr. Nieves grew up on the south side of Fort Worth, a mostly Hispanic…

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The Foundation Supports Residents

The weekend of August 19 was a busy one for the Foundation. We were thrilled to join the Association and welcome over 300 endodontic residents to our hometown, Chicago!   Six of those resident attendees are current Foundation Resident Expert Advisory Council (REACH) members. REACH is an opportunity for residents to learn about organized dentistry and…

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A Road Map for the Future

“If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than take the worn path of accepted success.” -John D. Rockefeller.  When the Foundation was founded in 1966 by Dr. Freedland, the endodontic community was homogenous; the vision was lofty; and the pot of money was small. In the mid 1990’s, innovative…

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