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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Langella

Compiled by Dr. Moein Sadrkhani Dr. Moein Sadrkhani: Dr. Langella, thank you for accepting our interview request. Tell us about yourself. Dr. Jessica Langella: Thanks for inviting me to interview!  I am a second-year resident in Endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and received my DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in…

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Associate’s Corner: Minimizing “the unknown unknowns”

By Helen Meyer, D.M.D. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously said: “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we…

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A Concise Guide to Pathology within Endodontics

By Gabriella Blazquez If the average endodontist sees just four cases per workday, they will have encountered well over thirty thousand patients throughout their career. The vast majority of periapical pathology seen in these patients will meet the criteria of apical periodontitis1. Still, it is important to be aware of other, less common, pathological entities…

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AAE Speaks with United States Chief Dental Officer

AAE’s participation on this call was the first of several planned monthly calls with RADM Ricks, and they are a part the AAE’s continued efforts to advocate for its members and the endodontic specialty.

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Differentiating Resorption

By Brooke Blicher, DMD The AAE Glossary of Terms defines Resorption as physiologic or pathologic loss of dentin, cementum, and/or bone not immediately due to caries or trauma. (AAE Glossary) This definition really describes what resorption is not.  Truly defining resorption requires a much longer answer. Both resorptive dental diseases and physiologic resorption associated with…

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2020 Interim Board Meeting Recap

The AAE Board of Directors held its Interim Meeting virtually on October 16, in conjunction with the American Dental Association Annual Meeting. Strategic Planning The Board evaluated environmental factors impacting the specialty, framing the discussion through identification and prioritization of critical issues and key drivers of change. Critical issues are issues of strategic importance that…

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A Year Like No Other

Dear Colleagues, This was most definitely a year gone by… like none other. As a society, a people and citizens of the world, we have endured unprecedented challenges that would have been unimaginable at the beginning of 2020. Our nation has faced climate change in an unprecedented fashion with wildfires and hurricanes that ravaged communities…

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Nominating Committees Announce New Leadership Slate

Nominations for a new slate of leadership to take office in 2021 have been proposed by the AAE and ABE Nominating Committees. AAE Nominating Committee members, Drs. Garry L. Myers, chair, Keith V. Krell, AAE immediate past president; and Patrick E. Taylor, AAE past president, together with District Directors Kirk A. Coury and Kenneth B.…

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