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Announcing the President’s Award Winner: Dr. Ken M. Hargreaves

Every year, the AAE’s esteemed President’s Award celebrates an outstanding member whose efforts to promote and advance the Association go above and beyond. It is incredibly important to me and the thousands of members I serve that we recognize this member. I could not be more pleased to present this award to a person who is a rock star on and off the endodontic stage. And whose passion for the specialty, those within it and future generations is inspirational.

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Unite and Conquer

­­­As we enter the final month before our annual meeting, I am more confident than ever that our profession remains devoted to our role in oral health and improved patient well-being. In the past year, I had the opportunity to work on behalf of AAE to  establish first-hand relationships with the international endodontic community. We…

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Becoming Global Leaders in Endodontics

At this year’s AAE20 meeting we are offering an exciting new program! The AAE will be hosting the very first International Endodontic Forum at AAE20 in Nashville in hopes of stimulating opportunities for  international collaboration.

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2020: Vision for the Future

With the new year, the wheels of the AAE are turning full tilt!

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When Giving is More Than Writing a Check

As the holidays and end of the year approach, I have been asked to think about “giving” and what it means to me. Usually, this starts out with ”Where’s the checkbook?” but recently I was inspired to consider all the other forms of “giving” while participating in an event in Florida.

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Not Your Typical ‘Back in the Day’ Story

Recently, I have had the opportunity to listen to several outstanding presentations regarding the clinical practice of endodontics and I can sincerely say, I wish I were starting all over again!!

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Swinging for the Fences: An Update on Strategic Plan Progress

As I sit down to pen this President’s Message about our strategic plan, I’m reminded of a compelling message that Past President Dr. Garry L. Myers wrote two years ago. Maybe that’s because I’ve watched our 2018-2019 Year in Review video one too many times, which, like Dr. Myers, alludes to baseball and offers many great metaphors.

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Strategic Priorities Update: Partners in Patient Care

I have always believed that “we are all members” of the same team, probably because of my playing full contact football from the  third grade on in Houston! (No, I don’t have CTE!) The coaches were all volunteers who loved football and all were WWII vets who knew a few things about teamwork.

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What Would I Tell My Younger Self?

When I was asked to think about what I would tell my younger self to possibly do or change over my lifetime, I immediately went to all of the past presidents’ columns to make sure I wouldn’t say anything that wasn’t original. I only had to go back to last year and read Rick Taylor’s reflections and realize he had already said everything I wanted to say!

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The Making of ‘Worth Saving’

At the risk of sounding elitist, it is time to get the word out to the public about who we are and what we can do for them! Let them know our science is sound and our skills are exceptional!

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