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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Divya Kanodia

Compiled by Moein Sadrkhani, D.D.S., M.S. Dr. Divya Kanodia is a second-year endodontics resident at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. The Paper Point’s Dr. Moein Sadrkhani recently caught up with her to learn more about her journey to endo, her hobbies outside of endo (check out her artwork below!), and how she’s faring in…

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Finance Corner: The Quickest Way to Eliminate Dental School Debt

By Albert “Ace” Goerig, D.D.S., M.S. Most endodontists do not know the real cost of student loans. When you look at these loans closely, you realize that for every $10,000 you borrow, you will pay $50,000 to $100,000 in interest, which does nothing to pay back the loan. These loans cannot be written off in…

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Save the Date for Save Your Tooth Month!

Each May, we take some time to celebrate the importance of saving natural teeth. You always wow us with creations, celebrations, and the sheer initiative you’ve taken to make Save Your Tooth Month your own and make May 1 a date worth saving, in a month worth celebrating. This year, we’re focusing on how endodontists…

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The AAE’s Future and How We Must Change to Prosper

We are a wonderful association of healthcare professionals. I truly believe that, as I have witnessed the hard work of our remarkable staff that serves us, and how the assistant directors of our association continually strive to make our organization relevant and meaningful for our membership. Our committees and leadership are staffed by truly dedicated…

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Periapical Microsurgery: Embracing the Renaissance

By Peter Z. Tawil, D.M.D., M.S., FRCD(C) Periradicular surgery is an important treatment option in modern endodontic practices and has been a crucial asset for those practitioners that embraced it (1). In the early 2000s as the implant era was thriving, prosthodontists and periodontists favored dental implants over retreatment to replace non-healed endodontically treated teeth.…

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2021 AAE Coding Updates

By Elizabeth Shin Perry, D.M.D. With 2020 behind us, we are all hopeful for a better year ahead. How about some good news for the endodontic community? The AAE is pleased to report that six new endodontic CDT codes were approved and are now part of the code set for 2021. At the beginning of…

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AAE Debuts Legislative Map Tool

To strengthen its online advocacy efforts, the AAE developed  a new interactive map that its members can utilize to learn more about dental legislation and policy discussions happening in their respective states. The map provides contact information for their state dental boards and their state lawmakers. The new feature will serve as a platform to…

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