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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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Bioceramic Usage in Endodontics

Bioceramics refer to biomaterials that are used in direct contact with living tissue in the medical and dental field. Various types of Bioceramics that are available in medicine and dentistry, include Bioinert bioceramics like Zirconia and Alumina that do not react with the environment they are in contact with. Bioactive bioceramics that react with the tissue components and may either be bioresorbable like calcium phosphate bone substitute materials or non-bioresorbable such as the calcium silicate or hydraulic cements used in endodontics.

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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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General Assembly Minutes

President Patrick E. Taylor called the 2019 General Assembly of the American Association of Endodontists to order at 8:50 a.m. on April 12, 2019, at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal in Montréal, Québec. A quorum of voting members was in attendance.

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Journal of Endodontics Undergoes First Full Redesign in Over a Decade

The AAE has redesigned its Journal of Endodontics, as well as its homepage and mobile app. The Journal is well-regarded as a number-one member benefit and the premier journal for endodontics. The redesign is the publication’s first in more than a decade.

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Foundation Update

2018 – 2019: A Year in Review By Nora Carpenter The Foundation’s 2018 – 2019 campaign was a banner success! Thanks to support and rally spirit of many first and long-time donors, your Foundation raised just over $1 million to support endodontic research, education, public awareness and access to care. Below are some brief highlights…

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Digital Outreach by the Numbers – June

Through the AAE website, social media channels, online advertising and digital resources, the Association educates the public about endodontics, helping them find specialists in their area, and provides shareable content for members and other dental professionals.

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