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American Association of Endodontists’ Web Traffic Surges Since Debut of Worth Saving Awareness Campaign

CHICAGO – Traffic to the American Association of Endodontists’ (AAE) patient website aae.org/patients increased 41 percent since the launch of the Association’s “Worth Saving” campaign. “As the leading voice of endodontists and champions of patient dental care, the AAE couldn’t be prouder of our increased traffic to our patient friendly website,” said AAE President Dr.…

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AAE Supports Congressional Action to Thwart Dangers of Vaping

On September 25, 2019, AAE President Dr. Keith V. Krell submitted below letter to the office of Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-Illinois, requesting that the AAE officially be listed as a supporting organization of his recently formed bi-partisan caucus known as the Caucus to End the Youth Vaping Epidemic. Click here or on below image to…

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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Gordon S. Lai

The Paper Point recently caught up with Dr. Gordon S. Lai, an AAE Foundation REACH Committee member and second-year resident at University of the Pacific, who shared why he chose endo and how he balances a very busy schedule of residency and family life.

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Finance Corner

Megan Mathers is my personal accountant and she agreed to be interviewed for this edition of The Finance Corner. This Q&A consists of many of the questions that I had throughout my process and I hope that you find it beneficial. 

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JOE Review: June-August 2019

The Journal of Endodontics is an invaluable resource for contemporary and historical research in endodontics. In this issue of The Paper Point, I have provided synopses of selected articles from each of the past three months.

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American Association of Endodontists Announces Advocacy Action Center

CHICAGO – Traffic to the American Association of Endodontists’ (AAE) patient website aae.org/patients increased 41 percent since the launch of the Association’s “Worth Saving” campaign. “As the leading voice of endodontists and champions of patient dental care, the AAE couldn’t be prouder of our increased traffic to our patient friendly website,” said AAE President Dr.…

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New Study Shows Root Canal Treatment’s Bad Rap May Become a Thing of the Past

CHICAGO – Have you ever heard the phrase, “worse than a root canal?” Chances are you have, but thanks likely to modern advancements in technology and the advanced training of root canal specialists known as endodontists, it turns out that cliché analogy may not ring as true as you think. According to a recent study…

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Case Challenge

A 82-year-old white female presented with chief complaint of, “I still have a dull ache in that tooth six months after I had the root canal done.” The patient reports mild throbbing ache from tooth #15. No swelling or deep probing depths noted. Occlusion was checked and no interferences or other malocclusion noted.

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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Faranak Mahjour

By Dr. Moein Sadrkhani This month’s Resident Spotlight interviewee is Dr. Faranak Mahjour. She’s had long journey from Shiraz, Iran, to Tehran, Iran, then Boston and finally Buffalo, N.Y. During all these stops she received a few degrees, published numerous articles and research, and won scientific and sport-related awards! The Paper Point: Dr. Faranak, thank…

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Military Working Dog Undergoes Root Canal Treatment

CHICAGO – The military is serious business. So is saving one’s natural teeth, even for four-legged service members which is why Dr. Melissa Ruff, a Captain in the U.S. Navy, 1st Dental Battalion/Naval Dental Center Camp Pendleton and specialized dentist known as an endodontist, performed a root canal treatment on a military working dog (MWD)…

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