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Board Certification: Many Paths to One Important Destination

“The intrinsic path to success is to focus on being the person that you are, and put all of your energy and drive into being the best possible version of yourself.”  Paul Buchheit The path to board certification is unique to each Diplomate while the destination is the same: a handshake from the president of…

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What Would I Tell My Younger Self?

What would I tell my younger self?  I recently finished Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age by Dr. Sanjay Gupta and would emphatically tell my younger self to read this, and live it! I’m certain my youthful self would have promptly elevated this science-driven book to “must read” status. While there are…

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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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AAE21 Show Daily – Welcome From President

Dear Members, We are just one day away from our first-ever Live & On Demand virtual AAE Annual Meeting! It has taken a great deal of planning, pivoting and positivity to get to this place. We are grateful for the technology that has allowed us to bring you an annual meeting that is as close…

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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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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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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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When Giving Back is Giving Forward

As we look around us and see a world overwhelmed by pandemic disease, hunger, and war, who is left caring about saving natural teeth? That is the mission to which we have committed ourselves as endodontists. We have the most expertise in this component of oral health. It’s up to us to advance our specialty.…

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What Would I Tell My Younger Self?

Like everyone who wishes to be called a member of the human species, we are often driven naturally, to try to transcend our limits. On that journey as we live our lives, there are decidedly things that we wish we could go back in time and redo or undo, however you might choose to look…

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The AAE’s Board Composition and Structure Project

The recent racial injustices of 2020 left many organizations admitting there is much work to be done in terms of building truly diverse and inclusive leadership pipelines and ensuring equality for all. The AAE, too, felt this sense of sheer urgency. We therefore are fast-tracking changes which were already in progress, as we find ourselves pressing down the accelerator of a vehicle already in motion – and that is our Board Composition and Structure Project, which I will elaborate on in this President’s Message.

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