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From the Journal of Hospital Infection: Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents

Thank you to the Healthcare Infection Society and its Journal of Hospital Infection for allowing the AAE to share important new research: “Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents”. This extensive review describes which disinfectants best inactivate coronavirus. In particular, it covers NaOCl, H2O2 and povidone iodine and gives both…

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Mark Your Calendar for an AAE Webinar: ‘An Update on Endodontic Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic’

Mark your calendar for Monday, April 13, at 7 p.m. CST, for a very important webinar. UT Health Science Center San Antonio Endodontics Department Chair, our very own Dr. Ken M. Hargreaves — along with UT Health infectious disease specialist Dr. Jason Bowling and Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry University of the Pacific infection…

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AAE Sends Letter to Governors and State Health Departments on Recognition of Endodontists as Essential Emergency Health Care Providers

The following message was sent to governors and state health officials on behalf of AAE’s 8,000+ members.

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AAE Publishes ‘Characteristics of Endodontic Emergencies During COVID-19 Outbreak in Wuhan’

Click Here to View the Article. Research is first descriptive study examining emergency dental patients at epicenter of COVID-19 outbreak For Immediate Release CHICAGO – The AAE has published on its website a research article on COVID-19 and endodontic emergencies in Wuhan, China. The article is also being fast-track published on the Journal of Endodontics’…

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AAE Prioritizes Support of Education During Time of Disruption

To help ensure residents graduate during the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAE convened a virtual meeting with endodontic program directors from around the United States and Canada on March 23. During the meeting, AAE stakeholders, directors and other educators discussed helping residents meet clinical requirements, preparing for online instruction, and group distance learning across programs through the AAE.

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Endodontics on the Front Lines: Managing the Emotional Toll of Serving During a Pandemic

Endodontists are now on the front lines in the effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic! Our specialty has been called upon to address dental emergencies in an effort to keep patients with severe dental distress away from the hospital emergency rooms.  Never before, in the glorious history of our specialty, have we been called upon to serve in this way.  This is a risky position to be in, but our training has prepared us for this moment.

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Have a Dental Emergency? Go to an Endodontist First, Not Emergency Room or Urgent Care

CHICAGO, March 30, 2020— With hospitals and emergency rooms overloaded, endodontic offices remain open for dental emergencies for those suffering from extreme tooth pain or other oral health related emergencies such as those that might require root canal treatment. During the constantly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals and emergency rooms are experiencing extreme surges of patients…

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What the Passage of the CARES Act Means for Endodontists

On March 27, a $2 trillion COVID-19 economic relief bill called the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law. The measure builds upon earlier versions of the CARES Act and is meant to be the third round of support from the government during the Coronavirus pandemic. The American Dental Association…

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What You Need to Know About the Families First Coronavirus Act

What You Need to Know About the H.R.6201 – Families First Coronavirus Response Act Congress recently passed The Families First Coronavirus Response Act. It was signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020. The law takes effect April 2, 2020, and will remain in effect until December 31, 2020. Relief measures offered in…

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American Association of Endodontists Provides Considerations for Dental and Endodontic Care Amid COVID-19

For Immediate Release CHICAGO – The AAE announced several recommended considerations to its 8,000-plus endodontist and dentist members amid COVID-19. The announcement came at a time when other dental organizations revealed similar recommendations regarding dental care and emergency vs. non-emergency treatment. “Given the rapid and global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is the responsibility…

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