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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‘The Past is Prologue’ -The Tempest, Shakespeare

As I begin my presidency, it is with great excitement and gratitude that I embark on this year-long journey, I am grateful for the thoughtful past leadership that has provided a strong base from which to grow.

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Dr. Keith V. Krell: A Musician With 2020 Vision

By Elisabeth Lisican As a musician, incoming AAE President Keith V. Krell, D.D.S., M.S., M.A., knows a thing or two about harmony. “As specialists we have been debating – not arguing — and discussing, many different issues over the course of time,” he said. “Even with all of the differences of opinion, we still have…

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Future of Endodontics

What is the future of the specialty, and what can we do to move the specialty forward?

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Addressing the Netflix Movie

As you continue to hear questions and conversations surrounding the film, please know that AAE and our allies have taken steps to battle the misinformation. This includes sending letters, along with the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Dental Research (AADR), to Netflix and all other platforms providing the video.

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2019: A Busy, Productive Year Ahead

With the dawn of a new year, please join me in hoping for a happy and healthy 2019.

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Celebrating a Successful 2018

December is a traditional time for reflecting on accomplishments of the year. At the risk of sounding like a holiday letter, it has been a pretty good year!

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