Patient Education Articles

AAE Featured in USA Today

April 6, 2018

The mouth is a window to the overall health of the entire body. Whether you’re 8 or 80, keeping up with your oral health is crucial. Learn more from this oral health campaign featured in USA Today.

Working to Dispel the Root Canal Myth

March 16, 2018

Education Secretary Besty DeVos compared her confirmation hearing to getting a root canal. Endodontist Dr. Fred Barnett corrects that misconception.

Endodontic Treatments and Procedures

November 9, 2017

You wouldn’t take a car in for repairs or have work done on your home without understanding the problem and how it would be fixed. It’s even more important to know and understand your treatment options when it comes to your teeth.

Advocacy Alert: HealthGrades

October 25, 2017

The AAE recently learned that popular website HealthGrades.com, which pulls certifications from the medical specialties, does not include dental specialty board certification information on its site.

Supporting a Single Standard of Endodontics

September 26, 2017

As the global leaders in advocating the value and quality of endodontics, the American Association of Endodontists supports a single standard of endodontic education and care to provide patients with the highest quality care with the best result-saving their natural teeth.

Celebrating the Superheroes of Saving Teeth

May 9, 2017

A new video from the AAE explains why endodontists should always be patients' first choice for root canal treatment to save their teeth.

Videos Highlight Advancements in Root Canal Treatment

March 28, 2016

For Root Canal Awareness Week, March 27 - April 2, the American Association of Endodontists is releasing two new videos to get patients up-to-speed on the realities of modern root canal treatment.

Dispelling Myths of Root Canals Through Education

March 15, 2016

According to a recent survey by the American Association of Endodontists, 67 percent of Americans say fear of pain most concerns them about having root canal treatment. The AAE hopes to dispel these fears during its tenth anniversary celebration of Root Canal Awareness Week, March 27 - April 2.


The AAE partners with Dear Doctor to provide dental articles to the general public. Review the articles below to learn more about root canal treatment, saving teeth and endodontic specialists.