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Mission, Values & Strategic Plan

Core Purpose

To advance the art and science of endodontics and to promote the highest standards of patient care


The AAE is dedicated to the highest standards of excellence in endodontic care. We support our members’ pursuit of excellence through:

  • Research and Education
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Philanthropy and Service

Core Values


Evidenced in responsible behavior, ethical decisions, compassionate values and philanthropic endeavors.


Evidenced in visionary thinking, the courage to examine and explore and adaptability in an evolving environment.


Evidenced in a common commitment to quality, excellence, professionalism, and dedication to science and lifelong learning.


Evidenced in a friendly and inclusive professional culture characterized by fellowship and mutual respect.

Diversity and Inclusion

The AAE celebrates and embraces diversity and inclusiveness as part of our core value of collegiality. The AAE is committed to providing an environment that is welcoming and supports the diversity of its members, patients, and the professional community.

Strategic Goals

The public will value saving their natural teeth and seek endodontists – the specialists in saving teeth – for their care.


  • Increase the value the public places on saving their natural teeth
  • Increase public awareness of the specialized training and expertise of endodontists
  • Increase public awareness of the relationship between oral health and systemic health
  • Elevate AAEs digital presence
  • Members see the value and participate in public awareness initiatives

The dental profession will value endodontists as partners with advanced expertise in restoring oral health.


Increase awareness of, and adherence to, the highest standard of professional practice in Endodontics.


  • Make progress toward the highest standard of practice by future GPs.
  • AAE supports the highest standard of practice by collaborating with the Foundation on defining priorities to support endodontic education.


  • Make progress toward the highest standard of practice for current GPs in all practice settings.
  • Support endodontists in developing effective referral relationships.
  • AAE partners with the Foundation to build knowledge on where endodontics is practiced and who is delivering care.

Clinical Expertise

  • AAE defines the diagnosis, case difficulty assessment, treatment and standard outcomes measures of endodontic conditions.
  • Increase awareness of endodontics’ relevance to systemic health.

The AAE will be recognized for providing an environment that is welcoming and supports the diversity of its members as leaders for the global advancement of


  • Increase the perceived value of AAE’s membership, meetings and education to all members regardless of practice setting
  • Cultivate leadership and programming that is reflective of the membership at large
  • Stimulate engagement of all members
  • AAE provides members with resources for critically assessing emerging technologies