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Endodontists Selected by FDI General Assembly for Leadership Posts

Compiled by Michael Dobrow     During its 2021 World Dental Congress – Special Edition in September, the FDI World Dental Federation’s General Assembly elected AAE members Dr. Gregory Chadwick as its President-elect and Dr. Chad Gehani to the FDI Council.  The two were elected to help address global oral health needs. AAE Integrated Communications…

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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Ilse Longerich

Dr. Ilse Longerich is a first-year endodontic resident at University of Louisville. The Paper Point’s Dr. Moein Sadrkhani recently caught up with her to learn more about her journey to endo, her military service and her passion for horseback riding and rodeo. Dr. Moein Sadrkhani: Thank you for accepting our interview request. Tell us about…

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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Heather Burbick

Compiled by Dr. Moein Sadrkhani Dr. Heather Burbick is a second-year resident at Baylor College of Dentistry (Texas A&M). The Paper Point’s Dr. Moein Sadrkhani interviewed her about her journey to endo and her passions outside of endodontics. Get to know her here! Dr. Moein Sadrkhani: Tell us about yourself, Heather. Dr. Heather Burbick: I am a…

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AAE Honors Past President (’87-’88), the Late Charles (Chuck) Cunningham, D.D.S.

The AAE wishes to pay tribute to the late Charles (Chuck) Joseph Cunningham, D.D.S., AAE Past President (’87-’88) and Coolidge Award recipient. (From “Weekly Dental Update” newsletter, May 13, 2021 edition, by Rick Freedman, RDML, DC, USN  Chief, Navy Dental Corps): Charles (Chuck) Joseph Cunningham, D.D.S., passed away the morning of May 3, 2021 in…

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Teaching and Saving Teeth: A Family Affair

Compiled by Michael Dobrow With Father’s Day around the corner, Michael Dobrow, integrated communications specialist for the AAE, interviewed father-daughter duo, Paul A. Falcon, D.M.D., and Carla Y. Falcon, D.M.D., M.D.S., to learn more about their experiences as a family committed to academia and saving teeth. The pair are accomplished authors, educators, and leaders in…

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A Tribute to Louis M. Lin, DMD, PhD

The much respected and beloved Louis M. Lin, DMD, PhD, former postgraduate program director and chairman of the Department of Endodontics (1980-2000) at UMDNJ/Rutgers’ School of Dental Medicine and chair of the Section of Endodontics (2000-2002) at UCLA School of Dentistry, passed away in 2020. Dr. Lin was a full-time tenured professor at NYU College…

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No ‘I’ in Dr. Alan S. Law: Incoming AAE President a Quintessential Team Player

By Elisabeth Lisican Incoming President Dr. Alan S. Law’s life is perhaps best articulated in the famous Vince Lombardi quote: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” The Original Team: Family Just as there’s no “I” in team, Dr. Law…

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AAE Past President and ABE Board Member Clara M. Spatafore Named Interim Dean of VCU

We are so thrilled at the news of AAE Past President and ABE Board member Clara Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., being named interim dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry! The following is a news article shared on VCU’s website and submitted to the Communique: As the current chair of the VCU School of Dentistry’s…

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Congratulations to This Year’s JOE Award Winners!

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Endodontics is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 JOE Awards. The JOE Publication Awards are presented to authors of published papers in the Journal of Endodontics that represent innovative thought and significant advances in the endodontic field. The AAE proudly recognizes JOE Publication Award recipients and continues the tradition of honoring…

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Paper Point Thanksgiving Recipe Share: Dr. Poppy Blaseio

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to reflect and be grateful, a time for family, a season with beautiful autumn foliage, and of course a delicious multicourse meal that I get to spend days preparing for and cooking. As someone who loves to cook, spending a day-and-a-half preparing food is actually…

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