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2022 Committee Nominations are Now Open!

CALL FOR COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS 2022

The AAE needs your help in identifying members to participate in one of 18 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 (2022-2025) 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 5, 2021.

AAE President-Elect, Dr. Stefan I. Zweig 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 AAE22, and terms will begin at the 2022 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.

  • W. Craig Noblett (2022), General Chair
  • Garry L. Myers (2022), Program Chair
  • Keith V. Krell (2022), Program Vice-Chair
  • Nikita B. Ruparel (2022), Immediate Past General Chair
  • Antonio Berto (2023), Workshop Chair
  • Alan S. Law (2022), 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.

  • Nikita B. Ruparel (2022), Chair
  • Alan H. Gluskin (2022), 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.

  • Steven J. Katz (2022), Chair
  • Kenneth W. Tittle (2023)
  • Bradley M. Gettleman (2023)
  • Susan B. Paurazas (2024)
  • Stefan I. Zweig (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.

  • Derrick I. Wang (2022), Community Moderator/Chair (*Member until 2022)
  • Soraya V. Gadelha (2022)
  • Simon M. Ghattas (2023)
  • Tung B. Bui (2024)
  • Alan H. Gluskin (2022), Immediate Past President
  • Kirk A. Coury (2022), Board Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison
  • Alyssa McHugh, Staff Liaison

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Constitution and Bylaws

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

  • Alan S. Gluskin (2022), Chair, Immediate Past President and Board Liaison
  • Stefan I. Zweig (2022), President-Elect
  • Natasha M. Flake (2022), Secretary
  • Mbachan C. Okwen (2022)
  • Inderpal S. Sappal (2024)
  • Ali Behnia (2024)
  • Adrianne Castro (2022), 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 (2021), Chair (*Member until 2024)
  • Carolina Cucco (2022)
  • Frederic Barnett (2022)
  • Kedy Shen (2022), Resident
  • Fiza Singh (2023)
  • Mary Um (2023)
  • Amber Ather (2024)
  • Matthew Malek (2024)
  • Renato Silva, ADA CERP Representative (October 2017 – October 2021)
  • Adham A. Azim (2022), Distance Learning Representative
  • Anne E. Williamson (2024), Distance Learning Representative
  • Kevin Kuo (2023), Distance Learning Representative
  • Marcus D. Johnson (2022), 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.

  • Kimberly A.D. Lindquist (2022), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Marc P. Gimbel (2022)
  • Diane Griffiths (2022)
  • Jack Burlison (2022)
  • Terryl A. Proper (2023)
  • Mark D. Lentz (2024)
  • Steven L. Richardson (2024)
  • Juheon Seung (2024)
  • Stefan I. Zweig (2022), 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
  • Amir Azarpazhooh (December 2024)
  • Anibal R. Diogenes (December 2024)
  • Ashraf F. Fouad (December 2024)
  • Anita Aminoshariae (December 2024)
  • Frank Setzer (December 2024)
  • Ariadne Letra (December 2024)
  • Linda G. Levin (December 2023)
  • Franklin R. Tay (December 2024)
  • Anil Kishen (December 2024)
  • Gerald Glickman (December 2024)
  • Natasha M. Flake (2022), 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 (2022), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Susan Paurazus (2022)
  • Langston D. Smith (2022)
  • Mia J. Tittle (2022), Resident
  • Yaara Y. Berdan (2023)
  • Elinor Alon (2024)
  • Nauman R. Chatha (2024)
  • Laurie R. Fleisher, ADEA Endodontic Section Councilor (2021)
  • Roberta Pileggi, ADEA COAEP Rep. (2022)
  • Janice Chou (2022), Board Liaison

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Exhibits Advisory Committee

Addresses Annual Meeting-related issues that involve industry participation.

  • Nikita B. Ruparel (2022), Chair
  • W. Craig Noblett (2022), Vice-Chair
  • Julie Cabrera, EdgeEndo (2022)
  • John McPeek, ASI Dental Specialist (2022)
  • 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)
  • Deb Brisson, Staff Liaison

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Honors and Awards

Recommends recipients of designated honors and awards.

  • Linda G. Levin (2022), Chair (*Member until 2022)
  • David Funderburk (2022)
  • Keith V. Krell (2023)
  • Clara M. Spatafore (2023)
  • W. Craig Noblett (2024)
  • Scott L. Doyle (2022), 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 (2022), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Hossein Shayei Moosavi (2022)
  • Rebeca Weisleder Urow (2022)
  • Katherine Divine (2023)
  • Alejandro Aguirre (2024)
  • Kent McBride (2024)
  • Alina Miller, Resident (2022)
  • Judy McIntyre (2022), 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.

  • Patrick E. Taylor (2022), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Garry L. Myers (2022)
  • Keith V. Krell (2022)
  • Elizabeth S. Perry (2022)
  • Scott L. Doyle (2022)
  • Alan H. Gluskin (2022), 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 (2022), Chair (*Member until 2024)
  • Maria C. Maranga (2022)
  • Dentonio E. Worrell (2022)
  • Beth A. Damas (2022)
  • Jason F. Foreman (2022), ADPAC Representative
  • Brooke Blicher (2023)
  • Lorel E. Burns (2023)
  • Saman Deljoui (2023)
  • Elizabeth S. Perry (2024), ADA Code Maintenance Committee Representative
  • Mallory J. Hackbarth (2022), Resident
  • Kenneth B. Wiltbank (2022), Consultant
  • Michael Mintz (2022), Board 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 (2022), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Derek T. Peek (2022)
  • Craig Dunlap (2023)
  • Najia Usman (2023)
  • Lauren E. Belous (2024)
  • Tyler Guinn (2024)
  • Andrew Miller (2024)
  • Brian Wu (2022), Resident
  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2022), 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 (2022), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Tatiana Botero-Duque (2022)
  • Jennifer L. Gibbs (2023)
  • Kenneth M. Hargreaves (2024)
  • Annie Shrestha (2024)
  • Lauren Liebman (2022), Resident
  • William D. Stanley (2022), 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 (2022), Chair (*Member until 2022)
  • Bruno N. Cavalcanti (2022)
  • Sami M.A. Chogle (2022)
  • Priya Sharma Chand (2023)
  • Meetu R. Kohli (2023)
  • Frederico Canato Martinho (2023)
  • Philip Stashenko (2023)
  • Poorya Jalali (2024)
  • Ali Nosrat (2024)
  • Peter Z. Tawil (2024)
  • Fengming Wang (2024)
  • Navdeep S. Asi (2022), Resident
  • John M. Nusstein (2022), Foundation for Endodontics Board Liaison
  • Paul A. Falcon (2022), 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 (2022), Chair (*Member until 2023)
  • Lauren E. Jensen (2022)
  • Zahabiyah Tsiamwala (2022)
  • Poppy Blaseio (2023)
  • Louis J. Deluke (2023)
  • Austyn Grissom (2024)
  • Bradley H. Gettleman (2022), 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.

  • Margot T. Kusienski (2022), Chair
  • John M. Nusstein (2022)
  • Melissa Marchesan (2022)
  • Theodore D. Ravenel (2022)
  • Carla Falcon (2022)
  • Alyson Whittlesey, Staff Liaison

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Special Committee on Outcomes Consensus

Develop and conduct a process to define a core set of endodontic outcomes for clinical research.

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

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Special Committee to Update AAE Trauma Guidelines

Review and update, as appropriate, the Recommended Guidelines of the American Association of Endodontists 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.

  • Asgier Sigurdsson (2022), Chair
  • Brooke Blicher (2022)
  • Andrew Miller (2022)
  • Varun Singh (2022)
  • Fabricio Teixeira (2022)
  • Martin Trope (2022)
  • Paul Falcon (2022), Board Liaison

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Special Committee on Vital Pulp Therapy

Provide review/revision/guidance on vital pulp therapy matters, as needed.

  • Craig S. Hirschberg (2022), Chair
  • George Bogen (2022)
  • Johnah C. Galicia (2022)
  • Ronald R. Lemon (2022)
  • Ove A. Peters (2022)
  • Nikita B. Ruparel (2022)
  • Franklin R. Tay (2022)
  • David E. Witherspoon (2022)

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Special Committee on the Board Transformation Initiative

Review the Board Transformation Initiative, gather and analyze relevant data, gather member input, and report recommendations.

  • Alan H. Gluskin (2022), Chair
  • Mark B. Desrosiers (2022)
  • Katherine A. Divine (2022)
  • Keith V. Krell (2022)
  • Linda G. Levin (2022)
  • Sandra Madison (2022)
  • Mbachan C. Okwen (2022)
  • Elizabeth S. Perry (2022), Board Liaison
  • Rodney V. Scott (2022)
  • Denis E. Simon III (2022)
  • Fiza Singh (2022)
  • Kenneth J. Widelka (2022), Staff Liaison
  • Trina Andresen-Coe (2022), Staff Liaison

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