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Amalgam Separator Rule – July 14 Compliance Date

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category (the “Rule”) went into effect on July 14, 2017, with a required compliance date of July 14, 2020.

The Rule requires that most dental practices operate and maintain at least one amalgam separator that is International Standards Organization standard 11143 (ISO 11143) compliant, and follow two American Dental Association (ADA) Best Management Practices (BMPs) – a prohibition on the discharge of waste (or ‘‘scrap’’) amalgam to publicly owned treatment works (POTW) and a prohibition on the use of line cleaners that are oxidizing or acidic and that have a pH higher than 8 or lower than 6.

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An AAE Advocacy Update

The past few months have been unlike any other. The AAE is here for you and tirelessly working on members’ and their patients’ behalf. The Association encourages and promotes grass roots action on its online Advocacy Action Center, and AAE leadership continues to work with the ADA and the Organized Dentistry Coalition (ODC) on letters…

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AAE Coding Updates

The COVID-19 crisis has brought many new issues to our endodontic practices over the past few months. One thing that has not changed is the importance of dental coding. It is now more important than ever that endodontists are being reimbursed properly for work that has been done.

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Small Business Administration to Continue Accepting Applications for the Paycheck Protection Program

On April 27 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, the Small Business Administration (SBA) will reopen its application process for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Endodontic practices are encouraged to apply for this COVID-19 related relief.

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What the Senate’s Passage of the CARES Act Means for Endodontists

On March 25, the Senate unanimously passed a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief bill called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The measure builds upon earlier versions of the CARES Act and is meant to be the third round of support from the government during the Coronavirus pandemic. The American Dental Association…

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AAE Sends Letter to Governors and State Health Departments on Recognition of Endodontists as Essential Emergency Health Care Providers

The following message was sent to governors and state health officials on behalf of AAE’s 8,000+ members.

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What the Passage of the CARES Act Means for Endodontists

On March 27, a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief bill called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. The measure builds upon earlier versions of the CARES Act and is meant to be the third round of support from the government during the Coronavirus pandemic. The American Dental Association…

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What You Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Act

What You Need to Know About the H.R.6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Congress recently passed The Families First Coronavirus Response Act. It was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. The law takes effect April 2, 2020, and will remain in effect until December 31, 2020. Relief measures offered in…

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AAE Releases Executive Summaries of Endodontic Competency and Treatment Standards White Papers

The AAE recently refined its white papers on competency and treatment standards into executive summaries in order to provide key recommendations and directives to guide the insurance industry, state boards, and other communities of interest to support appropriate endodontic care.

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Advocacy Takes Center Stage

When the present strategic plan was written in 2016, few would have thought we would have had several opportunities to promote endodontics and endodontists in 2019!

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