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Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

Winston Churchill once said, “The further back you can look, the further forward you can see.” Having now entered the first quarter of 2021, we’ve all witnessed the combined impact of a pandemic; a demand for long overdue racial justice and equity in our society; and the ever-imminent threat of climate change. And we know that none of these are…

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The AAE’s Future and How We Must Change to Prosper

We are a wonderful association of healthcare professionals. I truly believe that, as I have witnessed the hard work of our remarkable staff that serves us, and how the assistant directors of our association continually strive to make our organization relevant and meaningful for our membership. Our committees and leadership are staffed by truly dedicated…

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A Year Like No Other

Dear Colleagues, This was most definitely a year gone by… like none other. As a society, a people and citizens of the world, we have endured unprecedented challenges that would have been unimaginable at the beginning of 2020. Our nation has faced climate change in an unprecedented fashion with wildfires and hurricanes that ravaged communities…

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When Giving Back is Giving Forward

As we look around us and see a world overwhelmed by pandemic disease, hunger, and war, who is left caring about saving natural teeth? That is the mission to which we have committed ourselves as endodontists. We have the most expertise in this component of oral health. It’s up to us to advance our specialty.…

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What Would I Tell My Younger Self?

Like everyone who wishes to be called a member of the human species, we are often driven naturally, to try to transcend our limits. On that journey as we live our lives, there are decidedly things that we wish we could go back in time and redo or undo, however you might choose to look…

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The AAE’s Board Composition and Structure Project

The recent racial injustices of 2020 left many organizations admitting there is much work to be done in terms of building truly diverse and inclusive leadership pipelines and ensuring equality for all. The AAE, too, felt this sense of sheer urgency. We therefore are fast-tracking changes which were already in progress, as we find ourselves pressing down the accelerator of a vehicle already in motion – and that is our Board Composition and Structure Project, which I will elaborate on in this President’s Message.

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A Single Standard for Excellence: Endless Battles in an Endless War

The current Strategic Plan of the American Association of Endodontists cites in Goal 2 – “The dental profession will value endodontists as partners with advanced expertise in restoring oral health.”

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The Importance of Social Justice Advocacy and the AAE

I wish to address what advocacy really means, at its core … and I’m discovering that the term is quickly becoming important to our Association in a whole new way.

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President’s Message: Value in Retaining Natural Teeth

“Worth Saving” Campaign/Strategic Priority 1: Value in Retaining Natural Teeth: The public will value saving their natural teeth and seek endodontists — the specialists in saving teeth — for their care.

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Engaged Together in a Great Undertaking

It is safe to say these past weeks have been among some of the most tumultuous and emotional that any of us can remember in our lifetimes. Individuals and families, companies and communities have felt the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, across the United States and around the world. The response to this crisis has been extraordinary; as much for what it has required from our society as for what it has revealed of us as a people.

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