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New Practitioner Spotlight: Dr. Helen Meyer

Compiled by Dr. Moein Sadrkhani This issue’s New Practitioner Spotlight features former Resident & New Practitioner Committee Chair Dr. Helen Meyer. Read on for her thoughts on the current pandemic and her road to endodontics. The Paper Point: Let’s start by addressing the big elephant in the room. How are you dealing with the COVID-19…

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Saving is Neither Old-Fashioned Nor Cliché: It’s Common Sense

As financial planners, we have always stressed the importance of building a financial future on a solid foundation. When speaking with clients who are new to our practice, our first question is: “how healthy are your emergency reserves?” And by that we mean: “how much cash do you have on hand?” We always suggest having at least three to six months of living expenses in a money market or similar account, where it is liquid and accessible.

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AAE Issues Audio News Release About Emergency Care Amid COVID-19

During these uncertain times, we’re doing our part to help keep emergency rooms clear for those who need them by helping dental patients find the right professionals in cases of dental emergency. The AAE distributed an audio news release about its important Guidelines on Dental Emergencies and Oral Health through the coronavirus pandemic. The 60-second news clip featured…

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Survey: 85 Percent of Endodontic Practices Open for Emergency Patients Amid COVID-19

Pandemic underscores important role of endodontists and the need to protect them CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists – the 8,000-plus-member association representing dental specialists known as endodontists – announced the results of a recent member survey on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The goal of this survey was to gain insights into…

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American Association of Endodontists Announces New President Dr. Alan H. Gluskin

CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the 8,000-plus-member association representing dental specialists known as endodontists, is announcing that Alan H. Gluskin, D.D.S., will serve as its new President, effective April 30, 2020. Dr. Gluskin succeeds Dr. Keith V. Krell. AAE Presidents serve one-year terms and are elected by Association stakeholders. The transfer of leadership comes…

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Periodontal Pearls for the Endodontist

By Dr. Joseph K. McCombs Certain biologic principles govern all living things. These principles were not created but exist as an independent reality.  Cecil DeMille, director of the movie, The Ten Commandments, once said, “It is impossible for us to break the law.  We can only break ourselves against the law”. Successful surgeons build on…

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North Star: Dr. Alan H. Gluskin to Advance Endodontics Above the Fray

By Elisabeth Lisican One might say there’s an explorer’s spirit in most every endodontist. Dr. Alan H. Gluskin certainly has the passport stamps and anthropology degree to make his case. Now the well-traveled new leader of the American Association of Endodontists begins his presidency determined to advocate in a meaningful way for our specialty and…

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American Association of Endodontists Kicks Off Save Your Tooth Month

The American Association of Endodontists officially began its annual Save Your Tooth Month celebration on May 1, sponsored by EndoVision. This year’s awareness month includes some modifications to fit the times.

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Member Stories: Dr. Rina Campbell

I am Rina Campbell, endodontist and owner of NorCal Endodontics in the East Bay of San Francisco. When the COVID19 pandemic unfolded in mid-March, dental offices in our area started closing in compliance with the state and government recommendations. All routine dental care in the region was suspended. We really did not know what was…

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Member Stories: Dr. Mark Doherty

As a large endodontic practice with four locations, we serve thousands of patients and collaborate with hundreds of dentists throughout southeastern Massachusetts. During this crisis, we have adjusted by temporarily closing two of our four locations, streamlining processes, and changing patient flow. Even though our practice has scaled down, we are still providing endodontic services…

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