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2021 Interim Board Meeting Recap

The AAE Board of Directors held its Interim Meeting on October 11-12, 2021, in conjunction with the American Dental Association’s SmileCon in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Development of the Association’s 2022-2025 Strategic Plan was a key focus of the meeting. The plan will continue to focus prominently on public awareness, advocacy, and support of members. In its development of the new plan the AAE Board examined critical issues that are expected to have the greatest short and long-term effects on the specialty, as well as key drivers of change, such as technology, science, society, patient preferences, market forces, economy/finance, policy and regulatory issues, and the impact of COVID-19. Once finalized, the new plan will be shared with the membership.

The Board also dedicated time to its Board Transformation Initiative, reviewing work underway by the Special Committee, including surveying voting members and plans to host Town Hall meetings to gather member input. The Board discussed processes for leadership development and selection, with a view towards enhancing transparency. The Special Committee on the Board Transformation Initiative will report back to the Board and Constitution and Bylaws Committee after member input from surveys and Town Hall meetings (November 30 and December 14) is considered. The membership will vote on the resulting recommendations at its 2022 General Assembly.

The results of the June 30, 2021 audit were reviewed by the Board. The AAE’s independent auditor reported that the AAE received a clean audit with no deficiencies identified, indicating that the AAE’s financial reports are in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

AAE’s Board utilized SmileCon as an opportunity to connect with key influencers in dentistry. The AAE’s annual cocktail reception drew attendees from the ADA, dental specialties, state delegations, and industry.

While in Las Vegas, the AAE actively participated in every available avenue to advocate in the best interest of the specialty and its patients. The Board hosted a luncheon for AAE members who serve as Delegates and Alternates within the ADA House of Delegates. The meeting was chaired by Dr. Mark B. Desrosiers of Glastonbury, Connecticut. The annual luncheon provides a unique opportunity for delegates across ADA’s 17 districts to meet with the specific intention of reviewing House resolutions impacting the specialty of endodontics and to be informed of the AAE’s position on specific resolutions. Policies approved by the House on October 16 were largely in alignment with the AAE’s positions.

The AAE is appreciative of its 23 members who served as Delegates and Alternates to the 2022 ADA House:

Alejandro M. Aguirre
Satish Alapati
Robert W. Berls
Deborah S. Bishop
Thomas A. Brown
Gregory Chadwick
Mark B. Desrosiers
Bethany A. Douglas
Robert J. Hanlon
Kevin M. Keating
Adrienne L. Korkosz
Daniel G. Lester
Mark A. Limosani
Paul A. Lindauer
Rebekah N. Lucier Pryles
Afshin Mazdeyasnan
Rollin C. Mead
Angela P. Noguera
Timothy W. Penberthy
Robert S. Roda
Najia Usman
Dustin F. Weitz
Susan L. Wood