American Association of Endodontists Announces Advocacy Action Center

CHICAGO – To amplify the voice of specialized dentists known as endodontists, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) rolled out a new, robust web-based advocacy center called the AAE Advocacy Action Center. “As the global resource for endodontists, other dental professionals and patients, the AAE advocates for one standard of endodontic practice, an enhanced understanding…

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Targeted Endodontic Microsurgery

Thirteen thousand years ago, a hunter-gatherer received treatment described in the Journal of Physical Anthropology as “…consistent with tool‐assisted manipulation to remove necrotic or infected pulp in vivo and the subsequent use of a composite, organic filling (1).” Were this not to have occurred during the Paleolithic Era, the use of a file for root canal treatment would seem uninteresting, although the obturation concoction of bitumen, vegetable fibers and hair might raise an eyebrow. But this was a stone file!

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Swinging for the Fences: An Update on Strategic Plan Progress

As I sit down to pen this President’s Message about our strategic plan, I’m reminded of a compelling message that Past President Dr. Garry L. Myers wrote two years ago. Maybe that’s because I’ve watched our 2018-2019 Year in Review video one too many times, which, like Dr. Myers, alludes to baseball and offers many great metaphors.

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Dr. Jaclyn Rivera Climbs Mount Kilimanjaro

A big round of applause to AAE member and Public and Professional Relations committee member Dr. Jaclyn Rivera for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro! As a dedicated member she even planted the AAE flag at the top — talk about elevating endodontists! “Wow, was that incredibly hard,” she said of the feat. “Summit day started at 12:30…

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2020 Committee Nominations Now Open!

Dear Colleagues, As AAE president-elect, I am requesting your help identifying members to participate in the AAE through service on one of 18 standing committees. One of my most important responsibilities as president-elect is to develop a proposed slate of committee members that the Board will vote on prior to its April 2020 annual meeting.…

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Dr. Anita Aminoshariae Named ADA Expert Spokesperson on Topic of Opioids

AAE member Dr. Anita Aminoshariae was recently selected by the American Dental Association as their expert spokesperson on the topic of opioids in dentistry.

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Digital Outreach by the Numbers – August

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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