Committees

The AAE's 17 Standing Committees are a driving force in AAE governance. Standing Committees generate proposals for the AAE Board of Directors consideration and implement projects at the Board's direction. The AAE is strong because of the dedicated, diverse and hard-working individuals who volunteer their time and talents. Committee members are appointed for three-year terms

Standing committee members serve for three-year terms, with a maximum of two consecutive full terms. Several committees have designated resident-member slots which are one-year terms. The nomination process begins with a Call for Nominations (typically September-early November). The AAE President-Elect reviews all nominations and recommends a slate of committee appointments to the AAE Board for approval. Appointment letters are sent to incoming members, and terms begin at the next AAE General Assembly. 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 email Katherine Rouse at krouse@aae.org with any questions you might have.


Standing Committees

Annual Session Planning

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

  • Alan H. Gluskin (2019), General Chair
  • Alan S. Law (2020), Program Chair
  • Scott L. Doyle (2021), Program Vice Chair
  • Donna J. Mattscheck (2018), Immediate Past General Chair
  • Francisco Banchs (2019), Alternate Learning Chair
  • John D. Regan, (2020), Workshop Chair
  • Garry L. Myers (2018), Board Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison

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Annual Session Site Selection

Screens and recommends sites suitable for future annual sessions.

  • Donna J. Mattscheck, (2018), Chair
  • Linda G. Levin (2018), Board Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison

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Budget and Finance

Proposes a budget and reviews fiscal affairs.

  • Stefan I. Zweig (2018), Chair
  • Patrick E. Taylor (2020)
  • Richard L. Rubin (2018)
  • Thomas A. Levy (2018)
  • Gerald J. Halk (2020)
  • Rebecca Perry, Staff Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison

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Constitution and Bylaws

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

  • Linda G. Levin (2018), Chair and Board Liaison
  • Patrick E. Taylor (2018), President Elect
  • Alan H. Gluskin (2018), Secretary
  • M. Collins Okwen (2018)
  • Robert J. Jensen (2018)
  • Brandon J. Penaz (2018)
  • Bruce D. Schulman (2019)
  • Trina Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison

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Continuing Education

Develops and presents professional continuing education courses.

  • Timothy C. Kirkpatrick (2018), Chair
  • Uma P. Nair (2018)
  • Daniel Bartling (2020)
  • Darlene R. Hachmeister (2018)
  • Steven Fegan (2018)
  • Larry Keith Hildebrand (2019)
  • Jeffrey Albert (2019)
  • Karl K. Keiser, ADA, CERP Representative (October 2017 - October 2021)
  • Sonia Chopra (2020)
  • Katie Kickertz (2018), Resident
  • John Yaccino (2018), Board Liaison
  • Beverly K. Albert, Staff Liaison
  • Nikki Rousseaux, 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.

  • Walter D. Gaffney (2018), Chair
  • Kimberly A.D. Lindquist (2020)
  • William D. Powell (2018)
  • Tom Kennedy (2020)
  • George T. Goodis (2018)
  • Mark Gimbel (2019)
  • Diane Griffiths (2019), TDO
  • Anne Lauren Koch (2019)
  • Patrick E. Taylor (2018), Board Liaison
  • Deb Brisson, Staff Liaison
  • Corey Gerhard, 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 (2018), Chair
  • Frederic Barnett (2019)
  • Anibal R. Diogenes (2018)
  • Ashraf F. Fouad (2018)
  • Gerald N. Glickman ( December 2017)
  • Mo K. Kang (December 2017)
  • Anil Kishen (December 2017)
  • Robert S. Roda (2019)
  • Christine M. Sedgley (2018)
  • Franklin R. Tay (December 2017)
  • Linda G. Levin (2020)
  • Alan H. Gluskin (2018), Board Liaison
  • Kenneth J. Widelka, Staff Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, 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.

  • Craig Hirschberg (2018), Chair
  • Nava Fathi (2019)
  • Samantha Harris Roach (2018)
  • Denise Foran (2018)
  • Kenneth Frick (2020)
  • Isabel Mello (2020)
  • Laurie R. Fleisher (2018), ADEA Councilor
  • Eugene Salazar (2018), Resident
  • Bradford R. Johnson (2018), Board Liaison
  • Beverly K. Albert, Staff Liaison

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Exhibits Advisory

Addresses Annual Session-related issues that involve industry participation.

  • Donna J. Mattscheck (2018), Chair
  • John D. Regan (2020)
  • Steven S. Clareen (2020)
  • Bruce D. Shefsky (2018), B&L Biotech USA, Inc.
  • Mike Smurr (2019)
  • Jeff Scott (2018), Aca Dental
  • Amy Tuttle (2019), Coltene Endo
  • Steve Timmreck (2020)
  • Deb Brisson, Staff Liaison

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Honors and Awards

Recommends recipients of designated honors and awards.

  • Robert S. Roda (2018), Chair
  • Gary R. Hartwell (2020)
  • Terryl A. Propper (2020)
  • Robert H. Sharp (2018)
  • Glenn L. Paulk (2018)
  • Joseph H. Schulz (2019)
  • Roberta Pileggi, Jr. (2018), Board Liaison
  • Trina Andresen Coe, Staff Liaison

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Membership Services

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

  • Carla Falcon (2018), Chair
  • Kayla Tavares (2019)
  • Mark A. Schachman (2020)
  • Dustin S. Reynolds (2020)
  • Joseph M. Morelli (2019)
  • Iman S. Labib (2018)
  • Chase G. Thompson (2018), Resident
  • Ron C. Hill (2018), 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 AAE Foundation.

  • Robert S. Roda (2018), Chair
  • Terryl A. Propper (2019)
  • Patrick E. Dahlkemper (2018)
  • Ron C. Hill (2018)
  • Linda G. Levin (2018), Board Liaison
  • Trina Andresen Coe, 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.

  • Kenneth B. Wiltbank (2018), Chair
  • Jyotika Tucker (2020)
  • Saman Deljoui (2020)
  • Susan L. Wood (Oct. 2018), ADPAC Representative
  • Tevyah J. Dines (2020)
  • Elizabeth Shin Perry (2019)
  • Joel L. Dunsky (2018)
  • Gerald C. Dietz, Jr. (2019)
  • John W. King (2018)
  • Terry D. Webb (2019)
  • Magdalena (Lena) Holz (2018), Resident
  • Ali Behnia (2018), Board Liaison
  • Helen Jameson, 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.

  • Steven J. Katz (2018), Chair
  • Jaclyn F. Rivera (2018)
  • Scott L. Doyle (2019)
  • Mark B. Desrosiers (2020)
  • Avina K. Paranjpe (2020)
  • Ryan G. Brandt (2020)
  • Mary Um (2018), Resident
  • Keith V. Krell (2018), Board Liaison
  • Jennifer Gibson, Staff Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison

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Regenerative Endodontics

Examines the AAE’s role in regenerative endodontics.

  • Tatiana M. Botero-Duque (2018), Chair
  • Derrick I. Wang (2020)
  • Lilley N. Gharavi (2020)
  • Kenneth Hargreaves (2018)
  • Nikita B. Ruparel (2018)
  • Nikeeta M. Patankar (2018), Resident
  • Joseph A. Petrino (2018), Board Liaison
  • Alyson Hall, Staff Liaison
  • Helen Jameson, 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.

  • Martin Trope (2018), Chair
  • Meetu R. Kohli (2020)
  • Rene Chu (2020)
  • Jianing He (2019)
  • Ariande M. Letra (2018)
  • Kathleen G. Neiva (2018)
  • Nikita B. Ruparel (2020)
  • Johnah C. Galicia (2019)
  • Susan B. Paurazas (2020)
  • Taner C. Sayin (2018)
  • Sara Joe Welch (2018)
  • Francisco J. Nieves (2018), Resident
  • Craig Hirschberg (2018), AAE Foundation Board Liaison
  • Natasha M. Flake (2017), Board Liaison
  • Alyson Hall, Staff Liaison
  • Helen Jameson, 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.

  • Laura L. Milroy (2018), Chair
  • Melissa Marchesan (2018)
  • Alex C. Moore (2020)
  • Austin L. Perera (2019)
  • Nicole A. Shinbori (2019)
  • Eshwar Arasu (2020)
  • Patrick E. Dahlkemper (2018), Board Liaison
  • Alyson Hall, Staff Liaison
  • Kelly McNamara, Staff Liaison

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Special Committees

Endodontic Educator Fellowship Awards

Administers the Endodontic Educator Fellowship program

  • Mary T. Pettiette, Chair
  • Peter A. Morgan, AAEF, President
  • Bradford R. Johnson
  • Bruce Y. Cha
  • Mo K. Kang
  • Alyson Hall, Staff Liaison

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Special Committee on Media Campaign Discovery

  • Terryl A. Propper, Chair
  • Steven J. Katz
  • Jaclyn F. Rivera
  • Marcus D. Johnson
  • Kenneth B. Wiltbank
  • Daniel J. Pierre

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Special Committee to Develop a Joint AAE/IADT Trauma Conference

Develop programming for a joint AAE/IADT conference on the topic of trauma, to be offered in conjunction with the IADT's 2018 World Congress in San Diego.

AAE Representatives:

  • Fabricio B. Teixeira, Co-Chair
  • Roberta Pileggi, Board Liaison
  • Melissa M. Drum
  • Jeffrey S. Albert
  • Beverly K. Albert, Staff Liaison

IADT Representatives:

  • M. Lamar Hicks, Co-Chair
  • Nestor Cohenca
  • Liran Levin
  • Asgeir Sigurdsson
  • Martin Trope
  • Nicole Bengtsson (RES Seminars)

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Special Committee to Develop an Outcomes Consensus Conference

  • Kenneth M. Hargreaves, Chair
  • Alan S. Law
  • Martin D. Levin
  • Bradford Johnson
  • Padhraig Fleming, Consultant
  • Helen Jameson, Staff Liaison

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Special Committee to Develop Position Statement on Maxillary Sinusitis of Endodontic Etiology

  • Roderick W. Tataryn (2018), Chair
  • Michael J. Lewis (2018)
  • Chase G. Thompson (2018)
  • Anthony Horalek (2018)
  • Bruce Cha (2018), Board Liaison
  • Helen Jameson, Staff Liaison

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Special Committee to Enhance AAE Connection

  • Stefan I. Zweig (2018), Chair
  • Derrick I. Wang (2018)
  • Simon M. Ghattas (2018)
  • Tung Bao Bui (2018)          
  • Thomas A. Levy (2018), Board Liaison
  • Kimberly FitzSimmons, Staff Liaison
  • Jennifer Gibson, Staff Liaison       

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Special Committee to Review the Implant Position Statement

  • Scott L. Doyle (2018), Chair
  • Rodney V. Scott (2018)
  • Mark A. Odom (2018)
  • Thomas J. Beeson (2018)
  • William H. Rousseau (2018), Board Liaison  
  • Helen Jameson (2018), Staff Liaison   

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