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The Editorial Board of the Journal of Endodontics is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 JOE Awards.

The JOE Publication Awards are presented to authors of published papers in the Journal of Endodontics that represent innovative thought and significant advances in the endodontic field.

The AAE proudly recognizes JOE Publication Award recipients and continues the tradition of honoring the achievements and contributions of these individuals to the specialty of endodontics.

Awards are named in the following categories:

Basic Science: Biology
Basic Science: Technology
Case Reports/Clinical Techniques
Clinical Research
Regenerative Endodontics
Systematic and Scoping Reviews

Papers eligible for the award are those that represent significant advances in endodontics and adhere to the principles of the scientific method. Position papers and editorials are not considered for this award. Papers are judged based upon:

• Scientific merit and broad impact on dental research
• Relevance to endodontics
• Originality of research objectives and/or ideas presented
• Creativity of study design or uniqueness of approaches and concepts
• Validity of statistical and/or epidemiological methods
• Clarity of presentation

This year’s JOE Award winners, along with last year’s winners (due to AAE20’s cancellation) will be recognized in a special ceremony during AAE21 | Live & On Demand! Stay tuned for more information, and be sure to register for AAE21.

Nominations for the 2022 Awards will open this fall.

Congratulations to this year’s winners!:

Basic Research: Biology:  Ana Cristina Andrada, D.D.S., DMSc; Mariane Maffei Azuma, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Hisako Furusho, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Kimito Hirai, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Shuang Xu, BA, M.S.; Robert R. White, DMD; and Hajime Sasaki, D.D.S., Ph.D. (2020). “Immunomodulation Mediated by Azithromycin in Experimental Periapical Inflammation.” J Endod. 2020 Aug 5:S0099-2399(20)30574-4. doi: 10.1016/j.joen.2020.07.028. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32763436

Basic Research: Technology: Fang-Chi Li, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Eric Nicholson, BEng; Chandra Veer Singh, BEng, Ph.D.; Anil Kishen, BDS, MDS, Ph.D. (2020). “Microtissue Engineering Root Dentin with Photodynamically Cross-linked Nanoparticles Improves Fatigue Resistance of Endodontically Treated Teeth.” J Endod 46(5): 668-674.

Case Reports/Clinical Techniques: Ernest Lucas-Taulé, D.D.S., MSc; Marc Llaquet, D.D.S., MSc; Jesús Muñoz-Peñalver, D.D.S.; Jacobo Somoza, D.D.S.; Marta Satorres-Nieto, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D.; Federico Hernández-Alfaro, M.D., D.D.S., Ph.D. (2020). “Fully Guided Tooth Autotransplantation Using a Multidrilling Axis Surgical Stent: Proof of Concept.” J Endod 46(10): 1515-1521.

Clinical Research: Ahmed A. Alelyani, BDS, FRCD(C); Pardis S. Azar, D.D.S.; Asma A. Khan, BDS, Ph.D.; Vanessa Chrepa, D.D.S., M.S.; Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., MS, Ph.D. (2020). “Quantitative Assessment of Mechanical Allodynia and Central Sensitization in Endodontic Patients.” J Endod 46(12): 1841-1848.

Regenerative Endodontics: Noha Mohamed El-Kateb, BDS, MSc, Ph.D.; Rania Noaman El-Backly, BDS, MSc, Ph.D.; Wessam Mohamed Amin, BDS, MSc, Ph.D.; Amr Mohamed Abdalla, BDS, MSc, Ph.D. (2020). “Quantitative Assessment of Intracanal Regenerated Tissues after Regenerative Endodontic Procedures in Mature Teeth Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial.” J Endod 46(5): 563-574.

Systematic Reviews: Maryam Zanjir, D.D.S.; Adam Sgro, HBSc; Nima Laghapour Lighvan, HBSc; Prakesh S. Shah, MSc, MBBS, MD, DCH, MRCP, FRCPC; Bruno R. da Costa, BScPT, MScPT, MScMedStat, Ph.D.; Amir Azarpazhooh, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D., FRCD(C). (2020). “Efficacy and Safety of Postoperative Medications in Reducing Pain after Nonsurgical Endodontic Treatment: A Systematic Review and Network Meta-analysis.” J Endod 46(10): 1387-1402 e1384.

Honorable Mentions

Basic Research: Biology: Kübra Aral, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Michael R. Milward, Ph.D.; Paul R. Cooper, Ph.D. (2020). “Dysregulation of Inflammasomes in Human Dental Pulp Cells Exposed to Porphyromonas gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum.” J Endod 46(9): 1265-1272.

Basic Research: Biology: Han-Wei Wang, D.D.S., MS; Eddie Hsiang-Hua Lai, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Cheng-Ning Yang, Ph.D.; Sze-Kwan Lin, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Chi-Yuan Hong, D.D.S., DMSc; Hsiang Yang, D.D.S.; Jenny Zwei-Chieng Chang, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Sang-Heng Kok, D.D.S., Ph.D. (2020). “Intracanal Metformin Promotes Healing of Apical Periodontitis via Suppressing Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase Expression and Monocyte Recruitment.” J Endod 46(1): 65-73.

Basic Research: Technology:
Frank C. Setzer, D.M.D., Ph.D., M.S.; Katherine J. Shi, D.M.D.; Zhiyang Zhang, BS; Hao Yan, Ph.D.; Hyunsoo Yoon, Ph.D.; Mel Mupparapu, D.M.D., MDS, DipABOMR; Jing Li, Ph.D. (2020). “Artificial Intelligence for the Computer-aided Detection of Periapical Lesions in Cone-beam Computed Tomographic Images.” J Endod 46(7): 987-993.

Basic Research: Technology: Gaya C.S. Vieira, D.D.S., MSc; Alejandro R. Pérez, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D.; Flávio R.F. Alves, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D.; José C. Provenzano, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D.; Ibrahimu Mdala, MSc, Ph.D.; José F. Siqueira Jr., D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D.; Isabela N. Rôças, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D. (2020). “Impact of Contracted Endodontic Cavities on Root Canal Disinfection and Shaping.” J Endod 46(5): 655-661.

Case Reports and Clinical Techniques: Georg D. Strbac, D.M.D., Ph.D..; Albrecht Schnappauf, DI; Michael H. Bertl, D.M.D., Ph.D.; Christoph Vasak, M.D., D.M.D., Ph.D.; Christian Ulm, M.D., D.M.D.; Ph.D.; Katharina Giannis, D.M.D. (2020). “Guided Osteotomy and Guided Autotransplantation for Treatment of Severely Impacted Teeth: A Proof-of-Concept Report.” J Endod.

Case Report and Clinical Techniques: Roy Nesari, D.D.S.; Samuel Kratchman, D.M.D.; Mina Saad, BDS, D.M.D.; Meetu R. Kohli, BDS, D.M.D. (2020). “Selective Curettage: A Conservative Microsurgical Approach to Treating Large and Complicated Lesions.” J Endod.

Clinical Research: José F. Siqueira Jr., D.D.S., MSc, PhD.; Henrique S. Antunes, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D.; Alejandro R. Pérez, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D.; Flávio R.F. Alves, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D.; Ibrahimu Mdala, MSc, Ph.D.; Emmanuel J.N.L. Silva, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D.; Felipe G. Belladonna, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D.; Isabela N. Rôças, D.D.S., MSc, Ph.D. (2020). “The Apical Root Canal System of Teeth with Posttreatment Apical Periodontitis: Correlating Microbiologic, Tomographic, and Histopathologic Findings.” J Endod 46(9): 1195-1203.

Clinical Research: Lea E. Matny, D.D.S., M.S.; Nikita B. Ruparel, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D.; Martin D. Levin, D.M.D.; Marcel Noujeim, D.D.S., M.S.; Anibal Diogenes, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D. (2020). “A Volumetric Assessment of External Cervical Resorption Cases and Its Correlation to Classification, Treatment Planning, and Expected Prognosis.” J Endod 46(8): 1052-1058.

Regenerative Endodontics: Vanessa Chrepa, D.D.S., M.S.; Ruchika Joon, D.D.S.; Obadah Austah, BDS, M.S., Ph.D.; Anibal Diogenes, M.S., D.D.S., Ph.D.; Ken M. Hargreaves, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Mostafa Ezeldeen, D.D.S., MScD; Nikita B. Ruparel, M.S., D.D.S., Ph.D. (2020). “Clinical Outcomes of Immature Teeth Treated with Regenerative Endodontic Procedures-A San Antonio Study.” J Endod 46(8): 1074-1084.

Regenerative Endodontics:
Marcos Frozoni, MSc, Ph.D.; Marcelo Rocha Marques, MSc, Ph.D.; Silvia Kaoru Hamasaki, MSc, Nelson Tsutomu Mohara, MSc, Adriana de Jesus Soares, MSc, Ph.D.; Alexandre Augusto Zaia, MSc, Ph.D. (2020). “Contribution of Bone Marrow-derived Cells to Reparative Dentinogenesis Using Bone Marrow Transplantation Model.” J Endod 46(3): 404-412.

Systematic and Scoping Reviews: Juan Gonzalo Olivieri, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Firas Elmsmari, D.D.S.; Queralt Miró, BSc; Xavier-Fructuós Ruiz, D.D.S.; Keith V. Krell, D.D.S., M.S., M.A.; Marc García-Font, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Fernando Durán-Sindreu, D.D.S., Ph.D. (2020). “Outcome and Survival of Endodontically Treated Cracked Posterior Permanent Teeth: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.” J Endod 46(4): 455-463.

Systematic and Scoping Reviews: Durre Sadaf, BDS, FCPS; Muhammad Zubair Ahmad, BDS, FCPS; Igho J. Onakpoya, MD, MSc, DPhil (2020). “Effectiveness of Intracanal Cryotherapy in Root Canal Therapy: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials.” J Endod 46(12): 1811-1823 e1811.