President’s Message: Endodontic Education: Teaching One Standard of Practice

As an educator for over 20 years I was involved in clinical and didactic proficiency assessments on many levels. None were as informative as what I experienced in 2005 when I went into full-time clinical practice. It was there that I could observe the real-life competency of my students.

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Security in Practice: Five Steps for Protecting Your Wireless Network

The wireless (Wi-Fi) network is a modern convenience that has become an expectation for public buildings and businesses. All of the endodontic practices I work with use Wi-Fi networks to enable their laptops and other wireless devices to access the internet. They also offer Wi-Fi access to patients in the waiting room via guest networking. With that convenience comes liability as your wireless network could make you a target for criminals trying to steal information. All networks have vulnerabilities, but there are things you can do to maximize the security of your network.

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Dynamic Duo: Drs. Melissa Drum and Sara Fowler Inspire at Ohio State

Drs. Melissa M. Drum and Sara M. Fowler are leading the endodontic program at The Ohio State University with passion for endodontics and teaching, sincere concern for students and a little humor. They took some time to reflect on their paths to education and the mentors along the way who helped shape their careers.

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The Insight Track: Toward Solving an Old Problem

This fall, the AAE will address one of the specialty’s most complex, yet common, problems at the Insight Track: Retreatment. The meeting will be held November 10-12, 2016, at the luxurious Ritz-Carlton located in Cancun.

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Advocacy in Action: AAE Leads Charge to Revise ADA Specialty Referral Guidelines

At the initiative of the AAE, seven dental specialties recently sent a letter to ADA President Dr. Carol Gomez Summerhays outlining serious concerns with the ADA’s Guidelines for Practice Success: Specialty Referrals. The guidelines were developed by the ADA’s Council on Dental Practice without dental specialty input. The letter details the shortcomings of the guidelines, starting with their lack of any mention of the nine ADA-recognized dental specialties, the significance of advanced specialty training, or the resources our organizations have available to patients and general dentists.

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2017-2018 Call for Committee Nominations

AAE President-Elect Dr. Garry L. Myers requests your help identifying members to participate in the AAE through service on one of 11 standing committees.

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2016 General Assembly Minutes

AAE President Dr. Terryl A. Propper called the 2016 General Assembly of the American Association of Endodontists to order at 11:15 a.m. on April 9, 2016, at the Moscone West Convention Center in San Francisco, California. Read on for the minutes from the meeting.

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AAE Digital Outreach by the Numbers – August 2016

The AAE continues to see month-over-month growth in its digital communications activities. By promoting the AAE website, Find an Endodontist search engine, patient education videos and other online resources, the Association educates the public about the value of the endodontic specialist, provides factual information about root canal treatment and directs more people to seek an endodontist.

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