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Enhancing Our Understanding of Endodontic Research Advances Through Skeletal Biology and Regeneration Literature

By Laura Doherty The main “progenitor” or “stem cell” we acknowledge in the world of endodontics is the dental pulp stem cell (DPSC) residing within the in the pulp. These progenitors function during tooth development but also in adulthood as sources of postnatal stem cells, contributing to new tissue formation following injury (as is the…

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Fundamentals of Restorability

By Gabriella Blazquez At the heart of endodontics is a passion for saving restorable teeth which can be maintained as a part of a healthy dentition. By reviewing the key factors, which should be considered when accessing restorability, I hope to provide a concise guide on the management of teeth with questionable prognoses. Patient Considerations:…

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AAE21: A Virtual Meeting That Connected Us All

As Day One of our first major virtual meeting dawned, we weren’t sure quite what to expect.  The Annual Meeting Planning Committee had been developing AAE21 Live & On Demand for several months.  They spent countless hours transforming the live experiences you knew and loved into a remote format; they thought through every detail.  Yet,…

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The Virtual Shift in Endodontic Education

By Keith R. Boyer, D.D.S. Endodontic education changed significantly in the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergence of state and local mandates restricting in-person education, along with guidance to limit dental patient visits to emergencies only,1 forced dental schools to quickly modify their curriculums. While some programs closed completely for varying periods…

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