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The Editorial Board of the Journal of Endodontics is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 JOE Awards, recognizing the best articles published in JOE during the 2017 calendar year. Thank you to everyone who submitted nominations, and to all of the authors who published their work in the JOE this year. Your contributions keep our specialty strong!

The winning papers represent significant advances in endodontics, and were selected for their scientific merit and broad impact on dental research; originality of research objectives and ideas presented; creativity of study design and uniqueness of approaches and concepts; validity of statistical and/or epidemiological methods; and clarity of presentation.

The AAE proudly recognizes JOE Publication Award recipients and continues the tradition of honoring the achievements and contributions of these individuals to the specialty of endodontics.

2018 Award Recipients

Basic Research: Biology
Zhong S, Naqvi A, Bair E, Nares S, Khan AA. Viral MicroRNAs Identified in Human Dental Pulp. J Endod 2017 Jan;43(1):84-89.

Basic Research: Technology
Connert T, Zehnder MS, Weiger R, Kuhl S, Krastl G. Microguided Endodontics: Accuracy of a Miniaturized Technique for Apically Extended Access Cavity Preparation in Anterior Teeth. J Endod 2017;43(5):787-790.

Case Report/Clinical Technique
Noma N, Hayashi M, Kitahara I, Young A, Yamamoto M, Watanabe K, Imamura Y. Painful Trigeminal Neuropathy Attributed to a Space-occupying Lesion Presenting as a Toothache: A Report of 4 Cases. J Endod 2017 Jul;43(7):1201-1206.

Clinical Research
Schloss T, Sonntag D, Kohli MR, Setzer FC. A Comparison of 2- and 3-dimensional Healing Assessment after Endodontic Surgery Using Cone-beam Computed Tomographic Volumes or Periapical Radiographs. J Endod 2017;43(7):1072-1079.

Regenerative Endodontics
Lin J, Zeng Q, Wei X, Zhao W, Cui M, Gu J, Lu J, Yang M, Ling J. Regenerative Endodontics Versus Apexification in Immature Permanent Teeth with Apical Periodontitis: A Prospective Randomized Controlled Study. J Endod 2017 Nov;43(11):1821-1827.

Honorable Mentions

In addition to the award-winning papers, the following papers have been accorded honorable mention status: