AAE Advocacy Action Center

AAE Advocacy Action Center

The American Association of Endodontists is dedicated to advancing the art and science of endodontics and to promoting the highest standards of patient care.

The AAE is the voice of its members and their patients by advocating one standard of endodontic practice, enhancing understanding of the clinical complexities of the specialty, improving dental benefits in endodontics, and emphasizing the importance of treatment planning and referral.

Take Action on S.350:

Urge your Senators to support S.350, The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act

The U.S. Senate is considering a bi-partisan measure to revoke protections for insurance companies and make dental coverage more competitive to benefit patients and practitioners. Support your specialty and your patients by acting today!

Take Action on Redi Act:

Urge your members of Congress to support H.R. 1554, The Resident Education Deferred Interest (REDI) Act

The U.S. House is considering a measure to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to provide for interest-free deferment on student loans for borrowers serving in a medical or dental internship or residency program.

AAE Advocacy News

Holding Insurance Companies Accountable

Dental insurance companies have enjoyed an exemption from federal antitrust laws for over 70 years. Legislation introduced in 2019 could change that.

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Standing Firm in the Specialty Advertising Debate

It is the position of the AAE that regulating dental specialty advertising protects the public and therefore should be undertaken by state boards of dentistry.

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AAE Promotes a Single Standard of Care

The AAE meets with the dental directors of insurers every other year to present an update on the current state of endodontics and to advocate for our members and patients on areas of concern related to insurers and endodontic coding.

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Key Issues for AAE Advocacy

Reimbursement - Insurance and Coding

Reimbursement - Insurance and Coding

The AAE believes all patients deserve access to quality, affordable dental benefit coverage, and it is dedicated to working with policymakers, regulatory bodies, and other stakeholders to increase access and improve the way dental care is financed and managed.

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Excellence in Endodontics

To ensure that patients get the best possible care, the AAE promotes endodontic competency, and a single standard of practice implemented by practitioners. This includes ensuring that both new pre-doc graduates and experienced general dentists understand their own abilities and when to refer for the best interest of the patient.

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Excellence in Endodontics
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Specialty Rights - Status and Scope

The AAE fights to support the value that the advanced education and experience of an endodontist brings to patient care. In that vein, the AAE fights to protect patients from providers that misrepresent themselves as specialists or lack the proper credentialing.

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Corporate Dentistry

The AAE supports the ability of all endodontists – regardless of practice type – to practice competitively and for the best interest of patients.

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Corporate Dentistry
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Student Debt

The AAE recognizes the burden that student debt can play in the ability of new graduates to make practice decisions, including the ability to practice in underserved areas. It fights for responsible student loan reform and student debt relief.

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Guardians of Public Oral Health

The AAE champions policies that promote good oral health, access to quality affordable care and works to enable endodontists to achieve the best patient outcomes. We support for the Responsible Additions and Increases to Sustain Employee (RAISE) Health Benefits Act of 2019. Flexible spending accounts (FSAs) allow consumers to set aside pretax dollars to pay for healthcare services like dental.

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AAE Position Statements

The AAE offers a variety of clinical resources including publications, guidelines, position statements and treatment planning resources reflecting the latest research, techniques and technologies in endodontics. These tools and statements are valuable references to support the highest standards of patient care.

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