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2023 Committee Nominations are Now Open!

Learn about each committee's charge and current members below.

CALL FOR COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS 2023

The AAE needs your help in identifying members to participate in one of eighteen AAE Standing Committees.  Our Standing Committees are a driving force in AAE governance.  The AAE is strong because of the dedicated, diverse, and hard-working individuals who volunteer their time and talents.

There are a limited number of committee positions available for three-year terms (2023-2026) and one-year resident-member appointments.  If you are interested in volunteering or recommending a colleague, please complete an online Committee Appointment form.  Describe the work you or your colleague have done with the AAE, an AAE affiliate or state/local dental organization, and why you, and/or the person you are recommending would be an asset to the AAE.  This information will remain confidential.  All submissions are due by November 4, 2022.

AAE President-Elect, Dr. Craig S. Hirschberg will review all nominations received and recommend a slate of committee appointments to the AAE Board for approval in the Spring.  Appointment letters will be sent to incoming committee members before AAE23, and terms will begin at the 2023 General Assembly.  A maximum of two consecutive full terms is permitted.  Committee chairs are appointed from among the membership of the committee.

AAE Special Committees are also appointed to complete special projects that fall outside the scope of Standing Committee responsibilities.  Service on a Special Committee typically lasts one year or less and ends at the next General Assembly.

Please contact Jamie Jaglal (jjaglal@aae.org) with any questions you might have.

Learn about each committee’s charge and current members below.

Standing Committees

Annual Meeting Planning

Arranges and presents a high-quality scientific program and social activities for members and guests at the Annual Meeting.

  • Garry L. Myers (2023), General Chair
  • Keith V. Krell (2023), Program Chair
  • Kimberly A.D. Lindquist (2023), Program Vice-Chair
  • W. Craig Noblett (2023), Immediate Past General Chair
  • Antonio Berto (2023), Workshop Chair
  • Stefan I. Zweig (2023), Board Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Tanya Kinsman, Staff Liaison

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Annual Meeting Site Selection

Screens and recommends sites suitable for future annual meetings.

  • W. Craig Noblett (2023), Chair
  • Alan S. Law (2023), Board Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Tanya Kinsman, Staff Liaison

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Budget and Finance

Proposes a budget and reviews fiscal affairs.

  • W. Craig Noblett (2023), Chair
  • Bradley M. Gettleman (2023)
  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2023)
  • Kenneth W. Tittle (2023)
  • Susan B. Paurazas (2024)
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Rebecca Perry, Staff Liaison

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Connection

Oversees AAE’s online communities by serving as an advisory board for AAE’s online communities. Identifies and develops strategies to engage and monitor AAE’s online communities.

  • Tung Bui (2023), Community Moderator/Chair (*Member until 2024)
  • Soraya V. Gadelha (2023)
  • Simon M. Ghattas (2023)
  • Carla Y. Falcon (2025)
  • Alan S. Law (2023), Immediate Past President
  • Mbachan C. Okwen (2023), Board Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison

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Constitution and Bylaws

Suggests revisions and receives for comment proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws.

  • Alan S. Law (2023), Chair, Immediate Past President and Board Liaison
  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2023), President-Elect
  • Steven J. Katz (2023), Secretary
  • Ali Behnia (2024)
  • Inderpal S. Sappal (2024)
  • Kenneth J. Zucker (2025)
  • Roshanak Momen (2023), Resident
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Trina R. Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison
  • Katherine Y. Rouse, Staff Liaison

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Continuing Education

Develops and presents professional continuing education courses.

  • Callee Clark (2023), Chair (*Member until 2024)
  • Kevin Kuo (2023), Distance Learning Representative
  • Omar E. Abusteit (2024), Distance Learning Representative
  • Anne E. Williamson (2024), Distance Learning Representative
  • Kedy Shen (2025), Distance Learning Representative
  • Mansoor Safder (2023), Resident
  • Judy McIntyre (2023), Board Liaison
  • Nikki Hoffman, Staff Liaison
  • Tanya Kinsman, Staff Liaison

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Corporate Relations

Examines the relationship of the AAE to the manufacturers of endodontic equipment, materials and providers of services; identifies ways to enhance this relationship and investigates issues of mutual concern.

  • Steven L. Richardson (2023), Chair (*Member until 2024)
  • Kimberly A.D. Lindquist (2023)
  • Terryl A. Propper (2023)
  • Mark D. Lentz (2024)
  • Juheon Seung (2024)
  • Kay DeMonge (2025)
  • Sameer D. Jain (2025)
  • Kim Livesay-Brownell (2025)
  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2023), Board Liaison
  • Marianne Niles, Staff Liaison

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Editorial Board

Responsible for the operation of the Journal of Endodontics, including editing its content. (Terms run on the calendar year)

  • Kenneth M. Hargreaves (2024), Chair
  • Jianing He (December 2022)
  • Linda G. Levin (December 2023)
  • Anita Aminoshariae (December 2024)
  • Amir Azarpazhooh (December 2024)
  • Ashraf F. Fouad (December 2024)
  • Gerald Glickman (December 2024)
  • Sahng Gyoon Kim (December 2024)\\
  • Martin Kim (December 2024)
  • Anil Kishen (December 2024)
  • Ariadne Letra (December 2024)
  • Frank Setzer (December 2024)
  • Franklin R. Tay (December 2024)
  • Steven J. Katz (2023), Board Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison
  • Elisabeth Lisican, Staff Liaison

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Educational Affairs

Advises and counsels the Board of Directors in the area of educational affairs and provides endodontic educators with continuing education opportunities.

  • Susan B. Paurazas (2023), Chair (*Member until 2025)
  • Isabel Mello (2023)
  • Elinor Alon (2024)
  • Nauman R. Chatha (2024)
  • Emanouela D. Carlson (2025)
  • Yaara Y. Berdan, ADEA Endodontic Section Councilor (2024)
  • Roberta Pileggi, ADEA COAEP Rep. (2023)
  • Carla Falcon, Educator Community Lead Moderator (2023)
  • Devang Patel (2023), Resident
  • Theodore D. Ravenel (2023), Board Liaison
  • Trina R. Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison
  • Heather Niziolek, Staff Liaison

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Exhibits Advisory Committee

Addresses Annual Meeting-related issues that involve industry participation.

  • W. Craig Noblett (2023), Chair
  • Garry L. Myers (2023), Vice-Chair
  • Antonio Berto (2023), Workshop Chair
  • Mike Loessberg, Avalon Biomed (2023)
  • Michael McLaughlin, Brasseler (2023)
  • Chris Swift, Jedmed (2023)
  • Walid Wardaki, J. Morita (2023)
  • Cynthia Goerig, EndoMastery (2024)
  • Dan Lasner, Laschal Surgical (2024)
  • Greg Siskin, Ultimate Dental (2024)
  • Nima Dejbod, Dental EMR (2025)
  • Stephanie Stepan, Pacific Dental (2025)
  • Deb Brisson, Staff Liaison

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Honors and Awards

Recommends recipients of designated honors and awards.

  • Clara Spatafore (2023), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Keith V. Krell (2023)
  • W. Craig Noblett (2024)
  • Cindy R. Rauschenberger (2024)
  • Linda G. Levin (2025)
  • Patrick E. Taylor (2025)
  • Scott L. Doyle (2023), Board Liaison
  • Trina R. Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison
  • Katherine Y. Rouse, Staff Liaison

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Membership Services

Promotes membership in the Association and makes recommendations for member services.

  • Kenneth J. Frick (2023), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Katherine Divine (2023)
  • Alejandro Aguirre (2024)
  • Kent McBride (2024)
  • Keith R. Boyer (2025)
  • Avina K. Paranjpe (2025)
  • Ariana Malek (2023), Resident
  • Marcus D. Johnson (2023), Board Liaison
  • Kelly McNamara, Staff Liaison
  • Heather Niziolek, Staff Liaison

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Nominating

Provides a slate of nominees for AAE Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer; Directors of the ABE; and Trustees of the Foundation for Endodontics.

  • Keith V. Krell (2023), Chair
  • Alan H. Gluskin (2023)
  • Elizabeth S. Perry (2022) – Determined at Annual Board Meeting
  • Scott L. Doyle (2022) – Determined at Annual Board Meeting
  • Bradley H. Gettleman (2023)
  • Kenneth W. Tittle (2023)
  • Alan S. Law (2023), Board Liaison
  • Trina R. Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison
  • Katherine Y. Rouse, Staff Liaison

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Practice Affairs

Considers issues relative to dental health care, evidence-based endodontics, endodontic practice and insurance claims, and the practice of endodontics in the Federal Dental Health Services. Monitors governmental concerns and affairs within organized dentistry, and identifies potential leaders interested in local, state and national dental organizations.

  • Rodney V. Scott (2023), Chair (*Member until 2024)
  • Brooke Blicher (2023)
  • Lorel E. Burns (2023)
  • Saman Deljoui (2023)
  • Andrew Miller (2024)
  • Beth A. Damas (2025)
  • Paul A. Lindauer (2025)
  • Kenneth B. Wiltbank (2025)
  • Jason F. Foreman (2022), ADPAC Representative (reappoint in October)
  • Elizabeth S. Perry (2024), ADA Code Maintenance Committee Representative
  • Joseph Vaughn (2023), Resident
  • Qian Xie (2023), Board Liaison
  • Trina R. Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison

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Public and Professional Relations

Develops and implements programs to increase the awareness of the specialty among the public and the profession, and maintains rapport with the dental profession.

  • Mark B. Desrosiers (2023), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Craig Dunlap (2023)
  • Najia Usman (2023)
  • Lauren E. Belous (2024)
  • Andrew Miller (2024)
  • Derrick I. Wang (2025)
  • Ingmar Andrea Hernandez (2023), Resident
  • Natasha M. Flake (2023), Board Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison
  • Elisabeth Lisican, Staff Liaison
  • Michael Dobrow, Staff Liaison

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Regenerative Endodontics

Examines the AAE’s role in regenerative endodontics.

  • Vanessa Chrepa (2023), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Jennifer L. Gibbs (2023)
  • Kenneth M. Hargreaves (2024)
  • Annie Shrestha (2024)
  • Justin Fang (2023), Resident
  • William D. Stanley (2023), Board Liaison
  • Alyson Whittlesey, Staff Liaison

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Research and Scientific Affairs

Provides advice and expertise for those activities related to research and scientific advances and affairs. Collaborates with other committees and groups in work relating to evidence-based endodontics.

  • Asma A. Khan (2023), Chair (*Member until 2025)
  • Priya Sharma Chand (2023)
  • Meetu R. Kohli (2023)
  • Frederico Canato Martinho (2023)
  • Philip Stashenko (2023)
  • Poorya Jalali (2024)
  • Ali Nosrat (2024)
  • Frank Setzer (2024)
  • Fengming Wang (2024)
  • Anita Aminoshariae (2025)
  • Bruno Cavalcanti (2025)
  • Michelle S. Roh (2023), Resident
  • Scott McClanahan (2023), Foundation for Endodontics Board Liaison
  • Janice C. Chou (2023), Board Liaison
  • Alyson Whittlesey, Staff Liaison

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Resident and New Practitioner

Develops recommendations as to how the AAE can provide greater service to residents and new practitioners; coordinates with the AAE Board of Directors, committees and other groups on issues of benefit to residents and new practitioners.

  • Moein Sadrkhani (2023), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Poppy Blaseio (2023)
  • Louis J. Deluke (2023)
  • Austyn Grissom (2024)
  • Bianca Aboubakare (2025)
  • Brian Wu (2025)
  • Bradley H. Gettleman (2023), Board Liaison
  • Kelly McNamara, Staff Liaison
  • Heather Niziolek, Staff Liaison

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Special Committees

Endodontic Educator Fellowship Awards

Administers the Endodontic Educator Fellowship program.

  • Carla Y. Falcon (2023), Chair
  • Ana Cristina C. Andrada (2023)
  • Margot T. Kusienski (2023)
  • Mary T. Pettiette (2023)
  • Theodore D. Ravenel (2023)
  • Alyson Whittlesey, Staff Liaison

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AAE Trauma Guidelines

The committee charge is to review and update, as appropriate, the Recommended Guidelines of the AAE for the Treatment of Traumatic Dental Injuries, last updated in 2013, in light of the 2020 IADT Guidelines for the Evaluation and Management of Traumatic Dental Injuries. The committee will provide a progress report to the Board at its Interim Meeting.

  • Asgeir Sigurdsson (2023), Chair
  • Cecilia Bourguignon (2023)
  • Martin Trope (2023)
  • Fabricio B. Teixeira (2023)
  • Andrew J. Miller (2023)
  • Varun Singh (2023)
  • Brooke Blicher (2023)
  • Anne E. Williamson 2023, Board Liaison
  • Catherine French, Staff Liaison

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Outcomes Consensus

The committee is charged with conducting a process to define a core set of endodontic outcomes for clinical research, utilizing the research completed in the Phase I scoping review. This includes issuing requests for proposals from research institutions, reviewing and evaluating proposals, and recommending a final selection to the AAE Board, and potentially to the AAE Foundation Board.

  • Ashraf F. Fouad (2023), Chair
  • Jennifer L. Gibbs (2023)
  • Martin D. Levin (2023)
  • Kenneth M. Hargreaves (2023)
  • Alan S. Law (2023), Board Liaison
  • Trina R. Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison
  • Catherine French, Staff Liaison

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