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Educator Workshop 2020

August 8, 2020 | A Virtual Event

Program Directors Workshop
The New Normal: Relationships and Resources in the COVID/Post-COVID Era

About the Event

The American Association of Endodontists invites endodontic program directors to participate in a unique opportunity to focus on the pertinent issues affecting their role during these trying times.

At the conclusion of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Address clinical aspects of post-doctoral endodontic education during/after the pandemic.
  • Explore incorporation of collaborative distance learning opportunities to enhance endodontic education.
  • Understand CODA standards, including compliance with clinical requirements, during COVID-19.
  • Face challenges in resident selection and management during a pandemic.

This event is developed by the AAE Educational Affairs Committee.

Please note that this is an invite-only event. If you are a Program Directors at a CODA-accredited institution and did not receive a save the date email, please contact AAE at



Educational Affairs Committee

The AAE would like to thank the members of the Educational Affairs Committee for their time and effort in preparing this event. The 2019-2020 EAC met in January 2019, to develop the original in-person program, keeping in mind areas of particular interest to program directors. After the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020-2021 EAC worked diligently to revise and adapt the program for a shortened virtual program, with a focus on dealing with the pandemic. Without their efforts, we would not have the high-quality program we are offering for the 2020 workshop.

2019-2020 Educational Affairs Committee

  • Nava Fathi, D.D.S., Chair
  • Steven J. Katz, D.D.S., M.S., Board Liaison
  • Laurie R. Fleisher, D.M.D., ADEA Endodontic Section Councilor
  • Roberta Pileggi, D.D.S., M.S., ADEA COEAP Delegate
  • Dustin F. Weitz, D.D.S., Resident
  • Kenneth J. Frick, D.D.S., M.S.
  • Isabel Mello, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.
  • Langston D. Smith, D.M.D., M.S., M.H.E.D.
  • Josanne M. O'Dell, D.D.S., M.F.S., J.D.
  • Eugene Salazar, D.D.S.

2020-2021 Educational Affairs Committee

  • Isabel Mello, D.D.S., M.Sc., Ph.D., Chair
  • Scott Doyle, D.D.S., M.S., Board Liaison
  • Laurie R. Fleisher, D.M.D., ADEA Endodontic Section Councilor
  • Roberta Pileggi, D.D.S., M.S., ADEA COEAP Delegate
  • Luke Harden, D.D.S., Resident
  • Yaara Berdan, D.D.S.
  • Josanne M. O'Dell, D.D.S., M.F.S., J.D.
  • Susan Paurazas, D.D.S.
  • Eugene Salazar, D.D.S.
  • Langston D. Smith, D.M.D., M.S., M.H.E.D.

CE Credit

Attendees can earn up to 3.5 CE hours for attending the 2020 Educator Workshop. CE credit is awarded in full for attending the meeting. This meeting is all in lecture format.

Saturday, August 8, 2020: 3.75 CE Hours

Instructions for earning and claiming CE will be sent to attendees by email following the meeting.


The AAE is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider, a recognized provider in California (#2030), Florida (#PP0049). Programs of the AAE (#214682) are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. The AAE designates this activity for up to 3.75 continuing education credits. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at

Portions of this AAE meeting may be photographed or audio/video recorded for various purposes, including reporting, promotion, archival, or sale and distribution. By registering, individuals agree that the AAE may photograph or record by audio/video their attendance and involvement in any portion of the meeting. Furthermore, individuals agree that the AAE may use these photographs and/or recordings without additional approval or permission.

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