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AAE22 Endo Wellness Challenge


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Congratulations and thank you for participating in the AAE22 Endo Wellness Challenge!

Cumulatively, 182 participants
reached 3,716,046 steps!

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The Endo Wellness Challenge starts on Wednesday, April 27 at 12:01 a.m. MST (Phoenix) and ends on Saturday, April 30 at 12:00 p.m. MST (Phoenix). Participants can track their steps using their smartphone* by pairing with Apple Health on iOS or Google Fit on Android. The Challenge app also tracks step data from FitbitApple Watch, or Garmin.

Endo Wellness Challenge Prizes

Dental Professionals Step Goal Prizes

90k+ Steps
Winner: Dr. Johnny Pham

Receive complimentary registration to AAE23, May 3-6, 2023, in Chicago.

70k+ Steps
Winner: Dr. Michael Sardzinski

Receive complimentary registration to Insight Track: Endodontics Then and Now, Nov. 3-5, 2022, in Las Vegas.

50k+ Steps
Winner: Dr. Rachel Kurcz

Receive a complimentary subscription to Endo On Demand for the 2022-23 year.

Friends & Family Step Goal Prizes

90k+ Steps
Winner: Laura Hagley

Receive a $75 Amazon gift card.

50k+ Steps
Winner: Gered Dunne 

Receive a $25 Amazon gift card.


Bonus Activities

Bank a few more steps to climb up the leaderboard.

Engage in multiple bonus activities to earn more steps and achieve your goals. Once the Challenge has started, you will earn bonus steps for each completed activity. Select the "Bonus Activities" icon to claim your points:

2,000 Steps

Visit EdgeEndo in Booth #901 to access a QR code you can scan for bonus steps. Limit of one scan per day during the Challenge.

1,500 Steps

Make a gift to the Foundation during the Challenge and receive a QR code by email to scan for your bonus steps, or visit the Foundation in Booth #501 to scan the code. Limit of one scan per day during the Challenge.

1,500 Steps

Update your profile in the Member Center (Booth #501) and receive a QR code to scan for your bonus steps. Limit of one scan during the Challenge.

Some qualifications apply to this bonus activity. lists AAE members who have completed an ADA-accredited advanced specialty program in endodontics, or the international equivalent, and are current Active, Educator, FDHS, International and qualifying Life members benefit from inclusion in the directory.

1,000 Steps

Explore the Exhibit Hall and Educational Sessions in the Phoenix Convention Center to discover QR codes that earn you bonus steps. Limit of one scan per day during the Challenge.

What is Endo Wellness?

Utilize your time in Phoenix to count your steps and be well by participating in the AAE22 Endo Wellness Challenge. Your step count will create opportunities for prizes and some friendly competition. Additionally, your steps will be added to the step count of every other participant, reminding us all that we aren't alone in seeking wellness, taking time for ourselves, and celebrating our endo community.

In addition to supporting physical and mental well-being among AAE22 attendees, we wanted to take this opportunity to focus on the wellness of the endodontic specialty.

The Foundation’s programs and funding opportunities are in place to support the wellness of you and your endodontic career. With grants for education and research, and support for endodontic fellowships and endowed faculty positions, the Foundation’s programming is the basis for a healthy, thriving specialty. Ensure the strength and wellness of our philanthropic endodontic organization with a contribution to compliment your Endo Wellness Challenge experience.

Thank you to everyone who chose to generously support the Foundation at AAE22!

13 contributions
totaling $39,550

Endo Wellness Challenge Guidelines

The Endo Wellness Challenge is complimentary for all participants. Consider showing appreciation for the Challenge with a donation to the Foundation for Endodontics. Remember, you'll be rewarded with a QR code worth 1,500 steps if you make a contribution during the Challenge.

Participation Rules and Waiver 

Participants of the Endo Wellness Challenge (“Challenge”) must be 18 years of age or older and must download the AAE22 Endo Wellness Challenge App.

Your participation in the Challenge is governed by the  AAE Code of Conduct for Virtual Events, as well as the Heka Health Terms of Use.

In participating in the Challenge, abide by all local stay-at-home orders and social distancing and face coverings orders or recommendations.

All federal, state and local laws apply.

I release the American Association of Endodontists and The Foundation for Endodontics from any liability resulting from my participation in the Endo Wellness Challenge, the acceptance and use of any prizes awarded, and injury or death and damages to any property related to the Challenge.


Your privacy is important to the American Association of Endodontists and The Foundation for Endodontics and AAE’s use of your personal data is subject to AAE’s Privacy Policy. The personal data you share with Heka Health when downloading the app will be used by the American Association of Endodontists and The Foundation for Endodontics related to your participation in the Endo Wellness Challenge. Your nickname will be displayed on the leaderboard posted on the AAE’s microsite and in daily Challenge emails.

The Endo Wellness Challenge was built in partnership with Heka Health. If you have any questions, visit the Challenge FAQ, contact the Heka Health support team or email