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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Rachel Kalman

Compiled by Dr. Moein Sadrkhani Dr. Rachel Kalman is a third-year University of Connecticut resident. The Paper Point‘s Dr. Moein Sadrkhani recently caught up with her to learn more about her journey to endo. Dr. Moein Sadrkhani: Dr. Kalman, thank you for accepting our interview request. Tell us about yourself, Rachel. Dr. Rachel Kalman: Thank…

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Associate Corner: Respecting Patient and Doctor Autonomy

By Dr. Helen Yang Meyer Each of us young endodontists will need to decide our own line between appropriate treatment with a questionable prognosis (given informed consent) and inappropriate treatment. Don’t let a patient (or anyone else) pressure you into doing treatment you believe is wrong. To that end, I’d like to share a recent…

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When Should You Start Looking for Disability Income Insurance?

Don’t skimp on this critically important protection for dentists. By Jamie L. Fehrs, MBA, ChFC® At our firm, we have always held that disability income insurance is protection that anyone practicing dentistry should secure as soon as possible (read: immediately!). As a financial services professional, I am all too familiar with the common reasons doctors…

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AAE21: An Endo Strong Event

The phrase, “Endo Strong” never rang so true as it does at this moment. The AAE21 registration total of 2,372 attendees truly blew us away – the enthusiasm of our membership to continue their education, view their favorite special events, and translate social activities into virtual moments is incredibly moving. In addition, to date, $3,906 was…

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AAE21 Show Daily – Social Events

Think a virtual meeting means missing out on bonding with your friends and peers? Think again! We’re proud to be presenting a wine and bourbon tasting at this year’s meeting. If you missed out on signing up for those events, don’t fret!: Tomorrow evening we will host the AAE21 Trivia Night with Two Bit Circus…

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Don’t Miss the Opening General Session and Keynote!

In our General Session, sponsored by AAE21 Platinum Sponsor, U.S. Endo Partners, AAE President Dr. Alan Gluskin will join AAE21 Chair Dr. Nikita Ruparel and Foundation President Dr. John Nusstein for an inspiring event that will give way to an energizing presentation from hit singer-songwriter John Ondrasik, who has spent the past decade writing deeply…

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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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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Langella

Compiled by Dr. Moein Sadrkhani Dr. Moein Sadrkhani: Dr. Langella, thank you for accepting our interview request. Tell us about yourself. Dr. Jessica Langella: Thanks for inviting me to interview!  I am a second-year resident in Endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and received my DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in…

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Associate’s Corner: Minimizing “the unknown unknowns”

By Helen Meyer, D.M.D. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously said: “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we…

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