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2021
Committee Nominations are now Open!

CALL FOR COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS 2021

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 (2021-2024) and one-year resident-member appointments.  If you are interested in volunteering or recommending a colleague, please complete and submit the online Recommended 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 6, 2020.

AAE President-Elect, Dr. Alan S. Law will review all nominations received and recommend a slate of committee appointments to the AAE Board for approval.  Appointment letters will be sent to incoming committee members before AAE21, and terms will begin at the 2021 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 appointed by the President 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 Barbara Larson (blarson@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.

  • Nikita Ruparel (2021), General Chair
  • Craig Noblett (2021), Program Chair
  • Garry L. Myers (2021), Program Vice-Chair
  • Scott L. Doyle (2021), Immediate Past General Chair
  • Antonio Berto (2021), Workshop Chair
  • Alan H. Gluskin (2021), 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.

  • Scott L. Doyle (2021), Chair
  • Keith V. Krell (2021), Board Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka
  • Tanya Kinsman, Staff Liaison

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Budget and Finance

Proposes a budget and reviews fiscal affairs.

  • Natasha M. Flake (2021), Chair
  • Bradley M. Harris (2021)
  • Alan S. Law (2021)
  • Kenneth W. Tittle (2023)
  • Bradley M. Gettleman (2023)
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Rebecca Perry, Staff Liaison

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Constitution and Bylaws

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

  • Keith V. Krell (2021), Chair, Immediate Past President and Board Liaison
  • Bradley G. Seto (2021)
  • Valerie M. Kanter (2021)
  • Mbachan C. Okwen (2022)
  • Inderpal S. Sappal (2021), Resident
  • Alan S. Law (2023)
  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2023)
  • 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 (2021), Chair (*Member until 2021)
  • Anita Aminoshariae (2021)
  • Callee Clark (2021)
  • Renato Silva, ADA CERP Representative (October 2017 – October 2021)
  • Kathleen McNally (2021)
  • Sonia Chopra (2021), Distance Learning Representative
  • Carolina Cucco (2022)
  • Frederic Barnett (2022)
  • Adham A. Azim (2022), Distance Learning Representative
  • Mary Um (2023)
  • Fiza Singh (2023)
  • Kevin Kuo (2023), Distance Learning Representative
  • Michael Pham (2021), Resident
  • Marcus D. Johnson (2021), Board Liaison
  • Nikki Hoffman, 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.

  • Kimberly A.D. Lindquist (2021), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • William D. Powell (2021)
  • Joao V. Barbizam (2021)
  • Rico D. Short (2021)
  • Marc P. Gimbel (2022)
  • Diane Griffiths (2022)
  • Jack Burlison (2022)
  • Terryl A. Proper (2023)
  • Alan S. Law (2021), 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 (2021), Chair
  • Amir Azarpazhooh (December 2021)
  • Gerald N. Glickman (December 2021)
  • Anil Kishen (December 2021)
  • Franklin R. Tay (December 2021)
  • Anibal R. Diogenes (December 2022)
  • Ashraf F. Fouad (December 2022)
  • Robert S. Roda (December 2022)
  • Linda G. Levin (December 2023)
  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2021), 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.

  • Isabel Mello (2021), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Langston D. Smith (2022)
  • Josanne M. O’Dell (2021)
  • Eugene Salazar (2021)
  • Yaara Y. Berdan (2023)
  • Laurie R. Fleisher (2021)
  • Susan Paurazus (2022)
  • Luke A. Harden (2021), Resident
  • Scott L. Doyle (2021), Board Liaison
  • Srini Varadarajan, Staff Liaison

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Exhibits Advisory

Addresses Annual Meeting-related issues that involve industry participation.

  • Scott Doyle (2021), Chair
  • Nikita Ruparel (2021), Vice-Chair
  • Antonio Berto (2021)
  • Walid Wadarki, J. Morita (2023)
  • Nima Dejbod, Evergreen Endodontics (2021)
  • Chris Swift, Jedmed (2023)
  • J.T. Thomas, Zeiss (2021)
  • Vacant, Avalon Biomed (2023)
  • Michael McLaughlin, Brasseler (2023)
  • Deb Packard, Aspen Dental (2022)
  • Juliette Cabrera, EdgeEndo (2022)
  • John McPeek, ASI Dental Specialist (2022)
  • Jennifer Schoenherz, SONENDO (2021)
  • Deb Brisson, Staff Liaison

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Honors and Awards

Recommends recipients of designated honors and awards.

  • Linda G. Levin (2021), Chair (*Member until 2022)
  • Clara M. Spatafore (2023)
  • Keith V. Krell (2023)
  • Glenn L. Paulk (2021)
  • Kenneth J. Zucker (2021)
  • David Funderburk (2022)
  • Steven J. Katz (2021), 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.

  • Carla Falcon (2021), Chair (*Member until 2021)
  • Rebeca Weisleder Urow (2022)
  • Katherine Divine (2023)
  • Kenneth J. Frick (2023)
  • Hossein Shayei Moosavi (2022)
  • Chase G. Thompson (2021)
  • Jennifer Castallanos, Resident (2021)
  • Bradley M. Harris (2021), Board Liaison
  • Kelly McNamara, 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.

  • Garry L. Myers (2021), Chair (*Member until 2022)
  • Patrick E. Taylor (2023)
  • Kenneth B. Wiltbank (2021)
  • Kirk A. Coury (2021)
  • Keith V. Krell, Board Liaison
  • Trina R. Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison
  • Katherine Y. Rouse, Staff Liaison

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Online Communities Advisory Committee

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.

  • Derrick I. Wang (2022), Community Moderator
  • Soraya V. Gadelha (2022)
  • Tung B. Bui (2021)
  • Simon M. Ghattas (2023)
  • Keith V. Krell, Immediate Past President
  • Kirk A. Coury (2021), Board Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison
  • Alyssa McHugh, 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 (2021), Chair (*Member until 2021)
  • Jason F. Foreman (2022)
  • Elizabeth S. Perry (2021), ADA Code Maintenance Committee Representative
  • Brooke Blicher (2023)
  • Saman Deljoui (2023)
  • Joel L. Dunsky (2021)
  • Beth A. Damas (2022)
  • Dentonio E. Worrell (2022)
  • Maria C. Maranga (2022), ADPAC Representative
  • Amber Ather (2021), Resident
  • Kenneth B. Wiltbank (2021), Board Liaison
  • Srini Varadarajan, 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 (2021), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Jaclyn F. Rivera (2021)
  • Derek T. Peek (2022)
  • Avina K. Paranjpe (2021)
  • Najia Usman (2023)
  • Craig Dunlap (2023)
  • Tyler Guinn (2021), Resident
  • Ryan G. Brandt (2021), Consultant
  • Stefan I. Zweig (2021), Board Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison
  • Elisabeth Lisican, Staff Liaison

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Regenerative Endodontics

Examines the AAE’s role in regenerative endodontics.

  • Jennifer L. Gibbs (2021), Chair (*Member until 2021)
  • Vanessa Chrepa (2023)
  • Lilley N. Gharavi (2023)
  • Kenneth M. Hargreaves (2021)
  • Xiaofei Zhu (2021), Resident
  • Elisabeth S. Perry, 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.

  • Ariadne M. Letra (2021), Chair (*Member until 2021)
  • Bruno N. Cavalcanti (2022)
  • Meetu R. Kohli (2023)
  • Frederico Canato Martinho (2023)
  • Asma A. Khan (2022)
  • Frank C. Setzer (2021)
  • Priya Sharma Chand (2023)
  • Sami M.A. Chogle (2022)
  • Philip Stashenko (2023)
  • Fabricio B. Teixeira (2021)
  • Sameer Dilip Jain (2021)
  • Randy E. Birsch (2021), Resident
  • John M. Nusstein (2021), Foundation for Endodontics Board Liaison
  • Steven J. Katz (2021), 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 (2021), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Poppy Blaseio (2023)
  • Louis J. Deluke (2023)
  • Zahabiyah Tsiamwala (2022)
  • Lauren E. Jensen (2022)
  • Helen Yang Meyer (2021)
  • Bradley H. Gettleman (2021), Board Liaison
  • Kelly McNamara, Staff Liaison
  • Heather Niziolek, Co-Staff Liaison

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Special Committees

Endodontic Educator Fellowship Awards

Administers the Endodontic Educator Fellowship program.

  • Melissa Marchesan (2021), Chair
  • Alan S. Law (2021)
  • John M. Nusstein (2021)
  • Margot T. Kusienski (2021)
  • Satish Alapati (2021)
  • Alyson Whittlesey, Staff Liaison

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Special Committee on Periodic Review

Complete the AAE’s reports on the specialty of endodontics, and provide the completed reports to the AAE Board.

  • Alan S. Law (2021), Chair
  • Gary R. Hartwell (2021)
  • Linda G. Levin (2021)
  • Sandra Madison (2021)

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Special Committee on Vital Pulp Therapy

Develop a position statement for the AAE on vital pulp therapy

  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2020), Chair
  • George Bogen (2020)
  • Johnah C. Galicia (2020)
  • Ronald R. Lemon (2020)
  • Ove A. Peters (2020)
  • Nikita B. Ruparel (2020)
  • Franklin R. Tay (2020)
  • David E. Witherspoon (2020)

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Special Committee to Develop COVID-19 CE

Develop and curate content for a virtual CE series

  • Avina K. Paranjpe (2021), Chair
  • Frederic Barnett (2021)
  • Jason F. Foreman (2021)
  • Alan S. Law (2021), Board Liaison

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