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Supporting endodontic education is critical to the growth and future success of the specialty. It is our mission to ensure that dental students are taught endodontics by highly qualified specialists in the field who remain passionate about endodontics and are at the forefront of research and technology.

By supporting educators through grants and fellowships, the Foundation demonstrates that education is key to making a lasting impact on strengthening the endodontic specialty. On such opportunity is the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award. This award helps address and recognize the significant role educators play in the future of the specialty. To date, the Foundation's commitment to the fellowship award has resulted in support 24 full-time educators, since 2001. Among them:

  • 22 are still currently teaching full-time
  • 5 Pre-doctoral Directors
  • 2 Program Directors
  • 2 Department Chairs

Additionally, these recipients serve on boards and committees and are passionate about the success of their students and institutions.

The impactful program was awarded the Gies Award for Achievement in 2020. The ADEAGies Foundation William J. Gies Achievement Award - Public or Private Partner recognize the Foundation for its initiative to support full-time endodontic educators.

To learn more about the Foundation's Educator Fellows, please watch the video below.

The Foundation supports endodontic educators and departments through a variety of of other educational grants which help ensure excellence and enhance development in the specialty. Support ranges from the Ten-Year Anniversary Grant, which rewards qualified applicants for reaching the ten-year mark as full-time, endodontic educators, to the Full-Time Endodontic Educator Development Grant, which provides funding for continuing education and professional development from a variety of providers.

The Endowed Faculty Matching Grant assists post-graduate endodontic departments with their own philanthropic initiatives by offering $100,000 to complete an eligible campaign to fund a permanent faculty position. This award ensures that a specialist in the field will occupy a leadership position in their dental department.