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An SBA Loan Update from Kirk Dewart

Kirk Dewart is a  22-year commercial banker assisting small and mid-sized healthcare practices, including a focus working with dentists and related specialists. Over his tenure, Kirk has worked closely with the American Dental Association, as well as various state and regional dental organizations. Currently, Kirk is consulting for healthcare organizations on the COVID-19 response.

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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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Planning the Recovery Process: A Q&A With Dr. Roger Levin

The AAE recently conducted a Q&A interview with Dr. Levin to get his insights on what the recovery process might look like for endodontists, and what they can be doing right now to ensure they can recover properly.

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New Legislation Replenishes COVID-19 Loans and Grants for Small Businesses

On April 21, the U.S. Senate passed legislation to replenish depleted funds to help business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the legislation adds $370 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL), including the grants for EIDL applicants.

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In Case of Emergency …

AAE interviews member Dr. Judy McIntyre about life on the endodontic front lines.

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Addressing Infection Control With Eve Cuny

On April 13, the AAE held a webinar with an update on the endodontic implications of COVID-19 (watch the recording here.) You had many questions for our infection control expert, Eve Cuny, M.S. While time did not allow for all the questions to be answered during the webinar, Eve took time to answer several questions afterwards.

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Diving Into COVID-19 Relief Programs for Endodontists

The AAE recently interviewed Brian Bernardoni, managing partner, Aurelius Public Affairs, on COVID-19 relief programs for endodontists. Bernardoni is an experienced lobbyist, moderator, media spokesperson and association executive who has worked in the past with Chicago’s association leadership and volunteers to advocate, defeat, assess and monitor legislation impacting the entire Chicagoland business community and industry, as well as lobby and provide legislative strategies for the business community and its economic development efforts.

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CDT to Include Coronavirus Testing Codes

On April 14, 2020, the Code Maintenance Committee (CMC) held an emergency virtual meeting, where practitioners and payers unanimously agreed to add two new codes to the CDT to enable dentists, including endodontists, to code for antigen and antibody tests for the Coronavirus, once they are available. As of now, the codes are not expected…

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A COVID-19 Q&A With ADA President Dr. Chad P. Gehani

We took some time to ask the ADA’s President, endodontist Dr. Chad P. Gehani, to elaborate on the ADA’s latest efforts around COVID-19, as well as the role endodontists and dentists play on the front lines of this global pandemic. AAE: In addition to its website and putting out emails to its membership and interested…

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Management of Dental Emergencies During COVID-19

By Dr. Frederic Barnett Management of dental emergencies during this COVID-19 pandemic takes knowledge, preparation and a bit of bravery. The creation of aerosols during surgical extractions or opening teeth to initiate root canal treatment is definitely a cause for concern. However, the CDC, the Pennsylvania Department of Health and recent updated Guidance from the…

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