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AAE Prioritizes Support of Education During Time of Disruption

To help ensure residents graduate during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAE convened a virtual meeting with endodontic program directors from around the United States and Canada on March 23. During the meeting, AAE stakeholders, directors and other educators discussed helping residents meet clinical requirements, preparing for online instruction, and group distance learning across programs through the AAE.

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Endodontics on the Front Lines: Managing the Emotional Toll of Serving During a Pandemic

Endodontists are now on the front lines in the effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic! Our specialty has been called upon to address dental emergencies in an effort to keep patients with severe dental distress away from the hospital emergency rooms.  Never before, in the glorious history of our specialty, have we been called upon to serve in this way.  This is a risky position to be in, but our training has prepared us for this moment.

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Have a Dental Emergency? Go to an Endodontist First, Not Emergency Room or Urgent Care

CHICAGO, March 30, 2020— With hospitals and emergency rooms overloaded, endodontic offices remain open for dental emergencies for those suffering from extreme tooth pain or other oral health related emergencies such as those that might require root canal treatment. During the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and emergency rooms are experiencing extreme surges of patients…

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What the Passage of the CARES Act Means for Endodontists

On March 27, a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief bill called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. The measure builds upon earlier versions of the CARES Act and is meant to be the third round of support from the government during the Coronavirus pandemic. The American Dental Association…

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What You Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Act

What You Need to Know About the H.R.6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Congress recently passed The Families First Coronavirus Response Act. It was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. The law takes effect April 2, 2020, and will remain in effect until December 31, 2020. Relief measures offered in…

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American Association of Endodontists Provides Considerations for Dental and Endodontic Care Amid COVID-19

For Immediate Release CHICAGO – The AAE announced several recommended considerations to its 8,000-plus endodontist and dentist members amid COVID-19. The announcement came at a time when other dental organizations revealed similar recommendations regarding dental care and emergency vs. non-emergency treatment. “Given the rapid and global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the responsibility…

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John Ondrasik, of “Five for Fighting”, to Speak at AAE Annual Meeting

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) – representing the dental specialists who save your natural teeth – is launching today the second “Worth Saving” Landmarks Contest.

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How CBCT is Changing Surgical Outcomes Assessment

There is a consensus in endodontics that conventional two-dimensional (2D) periapical radiographs often present a challenge when it comes to their interpretation.

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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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AAE Launches Second Annual Worth Saving Landmarks Contest

Last week, we launched the second “Worth Saving” Landmarks Contest. This is your chance to vote at aae.org/landmarks for your favorite of these four landmarks: Dallas’ White Rock Lake Park, The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, Olympic National Park just outside of Seattle and Chicagoland’s Illinois Beach State Park. The competition is meant to connect…

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