American Association of Endodontists

Worth Saving Landmarks Contest

Given the global health pandemic has permeated the duration of the contest, the AAE has suspended its landmarks contest initiative and will be donating the prize money equally among all groups. The Association – with the blessing and support of all landmark preservationist partners – felt it was best to show unity at a time when we need it most.

When we launched this contest in February the world was a completely different place than it is today. We hope our contributions will act as a gesture of coming together in tough times and be helpful toward preserving all four beautiful landmarks for brighter days ahead.

The AAE is considering various options for providing donated care following the pandemic, when we can ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community we are serving and the medical professionals providing care.

White Rock Lake Park

Dallas, TX

White Rock Lake Park is located approximately 5 miles northeast of downtown Dallas and encompasses over 2,000 acres of land and water.

It is one of the city’s largest and most popular parks in the Dallas Park system. The lake itself was created in 1911 as a water source for the city of Dallas. The land surrounding this 1,015 acre city lake was developed into a publicly accessible park between 1935 and 1942 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, a work relief program introduced under the New Deal.

White Rock Lake Park offers a variety of active and passive activity options and is one of the best places to experience natural areas and wildlife in an urban setting. The park offers numerous family destinations around the lake including picnic areas, historic facilities, sailboat marinas, and a popular 9.33 mile trail system that encircles the lake. Its recreational areas are heavily used on a daily basis, and the park also draws interest with its wide variety of plant and animal species.

Houston Arboretum and Nature Center

Houston, TX

The Houston Arboretum & Nature Center is a 155-acre urban nature sanctuary dedicated to educating visitors about the natural world and protecting crucial native habitats in the heart of the city.

Founded in 1967, the Arboretum was one of the first nature education facilities for children in the state of Texas and it continues to reach over 400,000 people each year.

Visitors can enjoy nature by walking on almost 5 miles of trails, exploring hands-on exhibits in the Nature Center building, or attending one of several hundred yearly classes and events.

Located just a few miles from Downtown Houston, the Arboretum offers resident and out of town visitors alike a free opportunity to experience local ecosystems and see native wildlife without ever having to leave the city.

Olympic National Park

Seattle, WA

With its incredible range of precipitation and elevation, diversity is the hallmark of Olympic National Park.

Encompassing nearly a million acres, the park protects a vast wilderness, thousands of years of human history, and several distinctly different ecosystems including glacier-capped mountains, old-growth temperate rain forests, and over 70 miles of wild coastline.

The park has four regions: The Pacific coastline, alpine areas, temperate rainforests, and high mountain vistas. All told, it provides tidepools worth exploring, mountains for climbing, trails to wander on, and wildlife galore!

President Theodore Roosevelt established the land as Mount Olympus National Monument in March 1909. His brother, Franklin, re-designated it as a National Park in 1938. Olympic National Park was designated by UNESCO as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1976; it also holds claim to being a World Heritage Site.

Adeline Jay Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park

Zion, IL

Stretching 6.5 miles along the sandy shore of Lake Michigan in northern Illinois, the Adeline Jay-Geo-Karis Illinois Beach State Park offers a full range of recreation opportunities at one of the most unique and beautiful natural settings in America.

It is the only remaining beach ridge shoreline left in the state, with dunes and swales, sprawling marshes, forests of oak and vast arrays of animal life and vegetation. The 4,160-acre park, consisting of two separate areas (North Unit and South Unit), offers ample opportunities for swimming, boating, picnicking, hiking, fishing, camping and simply appreciating nature.

Additionally, more than 650 species of plants have been recorded in the dunes area alone, including dozens of types of colorful wildflowers. Prickly pear cactus thrives in large colonies in the dry areas, and the wet prairies are carpeted with a wide variety of grasses and sedges. Large expanses of marsh in the swales support dense stands of cattail, grasses, big bluestem and sedges. The sandy ridges are crowned by black oak forests with an open, savanna-like appearance. Several kinds of fragrant pines, introduced a century ago, also prosper in the southern area. Just north of the pines is the Dead River, a stream blocked by sandbars much of the year, features an abundance of aquatic plants and fish that belie its name.

Why See An Endodontist

What is an endodontist?

Endodontists are highly skilled dental specialists in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing root canal treatment.

How do endodontists specialize in saving your teeth?

Along with two to three years of advanced training beyond dental school, endodontists have incredible precision and hand-eye coordination, making them highly skilled in performing complex treatments. They use the most specialized and advanced technology to treat tooth pain and perform root canal treatment. No one is better at saving your natural teeth.

How do I know if I need an endodontist?

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, you have injured your tooth, your tooth is sensitive to hot or cold, and/or there is swelling around the teeth, gums or your face, you should make an appointment to see an endodontist.