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From the Heart: COVID-19 Column: September 2020

By Dr. Louis DeLuke My name is Louis DeLuke; I am a second-year endodontic resident at the Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. When COVID-19 first hit, I can honestly say that I was clueless about the gravity of the situation. I remember making a comment to a faculty member at school…

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PPE Supply Insight from OSAP and DTA

Current and expected trends in the supply and costs of certain types of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the dental office…

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Life as an Endodontist in the Era of COVID-19

The AAE spoke with AAE Member Dr. Sheila Chandrahasa, DMD, to learn more about her experience as an endodontist during the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Chandrahasa owns and operates Radiance Endodontics in Venice, Florida – a state which has seen a surge in COVID-19 positive cases.

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Practicing Endodontics during COVID-19

In January 2020, a 35-year-old man presented at an urgent care clinic in the State of Washington and was diagnosed with the first documented case of COVID-19 in the United States. What has transpired since has been unimaginable for many of us. Not only do we stand at more than 4.5 million cases in the United States and over 17 million cases in the world, but the virus has left a carnage of lost jobs, lost businesses, and lost aspirations.

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Dealing With Anxious Patients in the Era of COVID-19

At this point, we all have four kinds of patients: Those whose are coping without much trouble, those whose coping mechanisms for COVID-19 anxiety are near failing, those whose coping mechanisms for COVID-19 anxiety have failed, and those who are utterly clueless. For persons in the first group, there is no reason to worry, and you likely know who these people are.

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From the Heart: COVID-19 Column

In this new article series, The Paper Point aims to help our resident new practitioner members cope with the challenges of our new reality by sharing stories by Resident & New Practitioner Committee members and other young endodontists navigating these times. We are proud to showcase our first column by committee member Dr. Zahabiyah Tsiamwala !

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Sharing Results

Here we share results from a short survey created by RNPC member Dr. Helen Meyer, which was sent out in the April issue of the Paper Point newsletter asking residents how their training was impacted.

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AAE Member Develops Microscope Shield to Protect Endodontists from ‘Splash Back’

Michael Dobrow recently interviewed AAE Member Dr. F. Micah Nuzum from Wooster, Ohio, about his recent invention, Shieldont and his experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Application Deadline for Enhanced Provider Relief Fund August 3

In April, the AAE joined the ADA and the Organized Dentistry Coalition to advocate for expansion of the CARES Act’s Provider Relief Fund to include not only Medicare providers but also dentists accepting Medicaid. Subsequently, the Provider Relief Fund was expanded to include Medicaid and CHIP providers, and, on July 10, thanks to additional efforts…

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AAE Member Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Smartphone App

AAE interviews member Dr. I-Ping Chen.

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