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We are proud to showcase this collection of Endodontic Pioneers! Watch these videos of key figures in endodontic history. The videos are showcased on the University of Michigan School of Dentistry’s YouTube channel and originate from the International College of Dentistry-USA section. Videos courtesy of Sindecuse Museum of Dentistry.

Dr. Israel B. Bender (1905-2003)
Dr. Bender served as President of the American Association of Endodontists (1972–73), the International Association of Dental Research (1956–59), and a Director of the American Board of Endodontics (1978–1984). He was a Fellow in the College of Physicians and a member of the Honorary Society of Sigma Xi. He was a Trustee of The Fourth Annual National Security Seminar, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks in Pennsylvania.

Dr. Herbert B. Schilder (1928-2006)
Dr. Schilder was President of the American Association of Endodontists and of the Massachusetts Dental Society. He was also the first vice president of the American Dental Association. Dr. Schilder was a very influential scholar and educator in endodontics.

Dr. John Ingle (1919-2017)
Dr. Ingle served the AAE in many capacities including that of president (1966–1967). A milestone for the AAE was reached during his presidency–membership reached 1000 members. In recognition for his many contributions to our specialty, he received the AAE's Ralph F. Sommer Award in 1987 and the Edgar D. Coolidge Award, the AAE's highest honor, in 1999.

Dr. Jacob Freedland (1913-2004)
One of the nation's first endodontists, Dr. Freedland was also the 22nd president of the American Association of Endodontists. Dr. Freedland was involved in organized dentistry at the local, state and international levels throughout his lifetime. He was convinced that strong research and educational initiatives and talented educators were key to a bright future for endodontics.

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