Thousands Participate in American Association of Endodontists’ Annual Meeting in Denver

CHICAGO – More than 4,000 members, guests and exhibitors attended the American Association of Endodontists’ annual meeting in Denver, April 25-28. Endodontists debated hot topics in the specialty, including the future of canal irrigation using multi-sonic techniques and advanced nanoparticles, surgical versus nonsurgical retreatment, and defining treatment outcomes. More than 100 other educational courses addressed…

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American Association of Endodontists Announces 2018-2019 Board

CHICAGO—The American Association of Endodontics ushers in 2018-2019 with new officers and Board of Director members, appointed at the Association’s recent annual meeting in Denver. Patrick E. Taylor, D.D.S., M.S., President. Dr. Taylor’s dental career spans 21 years in the military, 18 years of private practice in Bellevue, Wash., and his current role as affiliate…

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Foundation for Endodontics Announces New 2018-2019 Officers, Trustees

CHICAGO—The Foundation for Endodontics welcomed new officers and trustees to its Board during the American Association of Endodontists’ recent annual meeting in Denver. They are:  Mary T. Pettiette, D.D.S., President. Dr. Pettiette is the assistant dean for Admissions and Predoctoral Education and an associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School…

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American Board of Endodontics Announces New Officers, Directors

CHICAGO—The American Board of Endodontics named new officers and members to its Board of Directors during the American Association of Endodontists recent annual meeting in Denver. They are: Scott B. McClanahan, D.D.S., M.S., President. Dr. McClanahan is a professor in the department of restorative sciences at the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, where he’s…

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AAE Bestows Top Honors at 2018 Annual Meeting

CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists recognized six individuals with the organization’s highest honors at the Association’s recent annual meeting in Denver. They were honored for their commitment to advancing endodontics and the specialty. In partnership with Dentsply Sirona, the AAE developed videos highlighting the accomplishments of the award recipients. Videos can be viewed…

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Root Canal Awareness Week Celebrates The Superheroes Of Saving Teeth

CHICAGO — A new video released by the American Association of Endodontists helps patients understand how advanced imaging greatly enhance an endodontist’s ability to diagnose, evaluate, treat and care for patients. Cone beam computed technology – CBCT – captures images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These images are then used to construct a 3-D representation…

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Why Your Endodontic Practice Needs a Social Media Presence

For endodontists who receive many — if not most — of their new patients as referrals from general dentists, the purpose of social media marketing may not be readily apparent. But progressive endodontic practices with vision understand the true nature of digital marketing and the role social media and online reputation management play in sustaining and growing their businesses.

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Firmly Focused on the Future

We have been fortunate over the 30 years I have known this organization to have benefited from some excellent leadership. Decisions were made over these years which have positioned the specialty of endodontics for success in 2018. I hope to lead our current Board of Directors in a similar forward-looking perspective.

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Endodontics Elevated in Denver

AAE18 in Denver took place April 25-28, and we’re sharing several highlights from the meeting in this recap.

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ADA/ASDA Lobby Day: United We Stand

In April, I joined more than 1,000 dentists and dental students from around the country for ADA Dentist and Student Washington Lobby Day, along with a dozen other AAE members attending as part of their state delegations. This was my fourth Lobby Day as AAE’s ADPAC representative and I have caught the advocacy bug!

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