American Association of Endodontists Honors its Military Membership with Social Media Tribute

CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists is expressing its gratitude to members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces by launching a month-long social media campaign this November. “The AAE greatly appreciates the many brave men and women who are serving and have served in our armed forces throughout the world,” said Executive Director Kenneth Widelka. “Our nation’s veterans selflessly answer the call to protect…

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AAE Foundation for Endodontics to be Honored for Outreach Effort

On October 4, 2018, the Foundation for Endodontics will receive the 2018 Shils Fund Special Recognition Award at the Union League in Philadelphia in honor of its outreach program and support of Project Home. One of only two such awards granted annually by the Shils Entrepreneurial Fund, this exceptional tribute acknowledges the Foundation’s efforts to serve low-income patients who might otherwise face tooth extraction.

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AAE Releases New Patient Education Video on Resorption

CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists announced it has released a new patient education video titled “Types of Resorption.” “Resorption is a widely misunderstood process; therefore, the purpose of this video was to simplify the process in animation to help with patient comprehension. AAE members and state endodontic associations are encouraged to use it…

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Maxillary Sinusitis of Endodontic Origin

Endodontic infections that develop in the maxillary posterior teeth can easily spread into the maxillary sinuses causing pathological effects that frequently go unrecognized by both patients and clinicians alike. Failure to diagnose and properly manage these endodontic infections can lead to symptomatic sinus disease, defined as maxillary sinusitis of endodontic origin (MSEO).

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Our Future is Bright

Last month’s President’s message outlined changes to specialty status that can negatively affect the practice of endodontics. This month, I would like to present a more positive perspective, my belief that the future of endodontics looks great.

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Dr. Kenneth H. Hargreaves Wins Prestigious ADA Gold Medal Award

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 changing the way endodontists treat patients and introducing…

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Dr. Frederic Barnett Honored by Philadelphia Business Journal

Congratulations to Dr. Frederic Barnett for being honored last month by the Philadelphia Business Journal. He joined prestigious medical researchers and was honored for his work with Project Home, supported by the Foundation for Endodontics. In his acceptance speech, he described root canal and demystified it. Dr. Barnett helps keep our specialty strong!    

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Congratulations to 2018 Endodontic Educator Fellow Dr. Annie Shrestha

The Foundation for Endodontics firmly believes the strength of the specialty starts from strong educational opportunities. One way the Foundation works hard to keep the specialty relevant and on the cutting edge is by its commitment to ensuring specialists teach endodontics at dental institutions across the United States and Canada. The Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award is one of the Foundation’s flagship funding opportunities and directly addresses this issue.

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Life Member Dr. Bruce Seidberg Elected to AADB Board

Congratulations to life AAE member Dr. Bruce Seidberg for being elected secretary for the American Association of Dental Boards at the recent AADB meeting in Chicago.

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Digital Outreach by the Numbers – September 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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