Journal of Endodontics Editor Dr. Kenneth M. Hargreaves Receives Prestigious ADA Gold Medal Award

CHICAGO — The American Association of Endodontists announces noted endodontic educator and Journal of Endodontics Editor-in-Chief Dr. Kenneth M. Hargreaves has been awarded the ADA’s Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research. Dr. Hargreaves’ accomplishments have had a profound effect on the endodontic specialty. As a prolific researcher, Dr. Hargreaves’ focus areas—pain management and regenerative endodontics—are…

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‘Having a Baby is Easier Than Getting a Root Canal’

Regardless of your practice, as dentists, we have all heard the jokes and other comments identifying how terrible root canal therapy is for our patients. Despite the advancements in endodontics with respect to efficacy and efficiency in root canal therapy, patients still express their fear of this treatment approach.

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Standing Firm in the Specialty Advertising Debate

Last month, AAE president-elect Dr. Keith V. Krell and I had the pleasure of representing the AAE at the Dental Specialty Group meeting in Chicago. The leadership of each of the nine ADA-recognized specialties attends this biannual meeting to get an update from the ADA on topical issues and to discuss items of mutual interest among the dental specialties.

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Successful Week of Events Wraps in Chicago

Endodontics educators, residents and corporate supporters gathered in Chicago last month for a series of AAE and Foundation for Endodontics-sponsored events. The Educator Workshop, Corporate Community Conference and APICES were held Aug. 24-25, giving all audiences an opportunity to interact and network with each other, as well as AAE leadership and staff.

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WCDT 2018 a Successful, Unique Meeting in San Diego

WCDT (World Congress on Dental Traumatology) 2018 was a first-of-its-kind event, jointly hosted jointly by the AAE and the International Association of Dental Traumatology. Held Aug. 15-18 in sunny San Diego, the four-day congress featured a whole host of prominent speakers – well-known experts in their respective fields.

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2019-2020 Call for Committee Nominations

Our standing committees are the backbone of our Association — every activity of the AAE takes shape at the committee level. The AAE is strong because of the dedicated, diverse and hard-working individuals who volunteer their time and talents.

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Staff Achievements

Congratulations to meeting services manager Justine Radies for attaining her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional), and to human resources manager Paul Young for his recent selection as winner of the Professional Development Faculty Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award from Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies.

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Digital Outreach By the Numbers – August 2018

Through the AAE website, social media channels, online advertising and digital resources, the Association educates the public about endodontics, helping them find specialists in their area, and provides shareable content for members and other dental professionals.

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How Does Website Security (and HTTPS) Impact My Endodontic Practice?

The Chrome web browser has launched a new update this July to alert visitors if the website they’re visiting is secure or “Not Secure”. This can be scary for patients looking to submit personal information on your website as identity theft affected 15 million people in 2017 alone.

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