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The Endodontic Practice Future in a COVID-19 World

The advent of COVID-19 and the ensuing crisis has influenced almost every type of business including dentistry. And while we all hope that COVID-19 will not last too long, we realize that endodontists can’t waste time waiting for it to go away. They must move forward and prepare their practices for a faster, better, and deeper recovery in a COVID-19 world.

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Extra! Extra! AAE Featured on CNN.com and More!

Weeks after the AAE’s highly successful satellite media tour, the Association continues to make headlines , most recently on the phenomenon of cracked teeth amid COVID-19. 

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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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Office Reopening Tips and Tricks

By Dr. Rina Campbell When the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded in mid-March, dental offices in our area started closing in compliance with the state and government recommendations. All routine dental care in the region was suspended. We really did not know what was going to happen. Amidst the explosion of information available online and through social…

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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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Weathering the Storm: AAE Catches Up With Dr. Rico D. Short

AAE member and Diplomate, Rico D. Short D.M.D, B.C.E, F.I.C.D, is a microsurgical root canal specialist and clinical assistant professor at Dental College of Georgia. He is also an author, lecturer and inspirational speaker. We recently caught up with Dr. Short, who described the life-altering injury that inspired his latest book, In the Eye of a Storm, and also discussed his thoughts on some major events of 2020.

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Aerosols and Coronavirus in Dentistry

As a part of its ongoing featured expert series, the AAE recently interviewed Dr. Purnima Kumar about aerosols in dentistry during COVID-19. Dr. Pumar is a professor of periodontology at The Ohio State University. She received her dental degree from Annamalai University in India, and her master’s in periodontology and Ph.D. in molecular microbiology from The Ohio State University. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

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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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