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What We Do

Over the years, the Foundation's mission and activities have evolved into distinct focus areas: research, education and outreach (encompassing access to care and public awareness), all made possible through development efforts.

By focusing on these concentrations, we assist endodontists in the pursuit of excellence in their field and further our vision to save natural teeth whenever possible. Through our mission-drive programming, strategic planning and fundraising activities, we uphold our core values: integrity, accountability, responsiveness, innovation, collaboration and impactfulness.

In 2020, your Foundation committed nearly $1.4 million to its mission-driven initiatives. The Foundation offers support to endodontic educators and departments, post-graduate residents and volunteers providing access to care.

Learn more about the impact of our philanthropic efforts each of our focus areas:

Our research funding opportunities provide critical seed money for pilot projects that can lead to large-scale government grants. The Foundation also supports investigations that, due to the focus on endodontic treatment and technology, may not appeal to the broader interests of other funders.

Through grants and fellowship awards, we enable a growing pool of outstanding academicians to train endodontists and dentists in the specialty. We support both full- and part-time faculty by giving incentives to institutions to create and fill faculty positions and encourage endodontic departments to excel in their own philanthropic initiatives.

It is the goal of both the Foundation and AAE to provide care at the highest level for all patients. Current and future international and domestic outreach initiatives aim to help people in underserved communities as well as highlight the important role endodontists play in saving teeth.