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Pictured: John Ondrasik.

Singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, of Five for Fighting.

CHICAGO — The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) is announcing that singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, of Five for Fighting, will be their keynote speaker for their annual meeting known as AAE20 in Nashville, taking place April 1-4.

Ondrasik will start the gathering of specialized dentists from around the world at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at the Music City Center Grand Ballroom B. He will talk about his personal journey as a musician and business owner in a lively, presentation called: WHAT IF: Harnessing Inspiration & Creativity to Design the World That You Want.

Ondrasik has seen multitudes of successes. Five for Fighting’s breakthrough came in 2001 with the Grammy-nominated song “Superman,” and his performance at The Concert For New York.

Ondrasik proceeded to become part of the American songbook with the iconic hit “100 Years,” “World,” “The Riddle,” “Chances,” and “What If.” His music has been featured in over 350 films, TV shows, and advertisements ranging from The Blind Side to The Sopranos. In 2018, he was the musical voice for the CBS hit show Code Black.

AAE20 is the place to be for specialty dentists known as endodontists and other providers of oral health care, and it will provide a space to discuss the newest advances in endodontics and dentistry. Over 100 educational opportunities in the form of workshops and educational sessions with topics ranging from responsible pain management in the era of the opioid crisis to chronic sinus infections and their possible correlations to root canal treatment are being offered over the four days. Events also include the Association President’s Breakfast, the AAE award ceremony and a variety of hands-on, educational opportunities for dental professionals. To learn more about AAE20 or view all the program offerings, please visit: aae.org/aae20

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About the American Association of Endodontists:  The AAE is headquartered in Chicago and represents more than 8,000 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication and service. For more information about the AAE, visit the Association’s website at aae.org. For more patient focused information, visit aae.org/patients.