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No ‘I’ in Dr. Alan S. Law: Incoming AAE President a Quintessential Team Player

By Elisabeth Lisican Incoming President Dr. Alan S. Law’s life is perhaps best articulated in the famous Vince Lombardi quote: “Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.” The Original Team: Family Just as there’s no “I” in team, Dr. Law…

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One Year Later: AAE Reflects on the COVID-19 Pandemic

In March of 2020, our lives were upended by the global pandemic. Now a year later,  we are undoubtedly experiencing a new reality – or – what many have dubbed – “the new normal”, but there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel. Vaccines have been developed, and they’re being distributed across…

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Endodontic Microsurgery: The Significance of Soft Tissue Management in Overall Success

By  Mike Sabeti, D.D.S. Reported tooth survival after root canal treatment ranges between 86% and 93%1. Even with such high success rates, there is a possibility of failure. When primary root canal therapy is not successful, the persistent infection can be treated with one of three treatment options: nonsurgical retreatment, surgical endodontics, and extraction followed…

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Future Focused: AAE Leads With Board Transformation Initiative

In last month’s edition of the Communiqué, we formally introduced you to our Board Transformation Initiative, the AAE’s critically important plan to increase the diversity and inclusion, as well as enhance the efficiency, of AAE’s Board, which has been proven possible after a great deal of research and insight into high-performing boards. This month, we…

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AAE Past President and ABE Board Member Clara M. Spatafore Named Interim Dean of VCU

We are so thrilled at the news of AAE Past President and ABE Board member Clara Spatafore, D.D.S., M.S., being named interim dean of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry! The following is a news article shared on VCU’s website and submitted to the Communique: As the current chair of the VCU School of Dentistry’s…

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Looking Back in Order to Look Forward

Winston Churchill once said, “The further back you can look, the further forward you can see.” Having now entered the first quarter of 2021, we’ve all witnessed the combined impact of a pandemic; a demand for long overdue racial justice and equity in our society; and the ever-imminent threat of climate change. And we know that none of these are…

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Congratulations to This Year’s JOE Award Winners!

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Endodontics is excited to announce the winners of the 2021 JOE Awards. The JOE Publication Awards are presented to authors of published papers in the Journal of Endodontics that represent innovative thought and significant advances in the endodontic field. The AAE proudly recognizes JOE Publication Award recipients and continues the tradition of honoring…

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