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Endo Wellness Challenge


Join the Challenge: Sept. 24-27

COVID-19 not only has led to the cancellation of events; it has also shaken up so many routines. While social distancing and staying home have kept us safe, many of us may be feeling far removed from the daily activities that once kept us energized and motivated pre-COVID. Well, the Endo Wellness Challenge is here to help you get back on track: step by step!

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Are you keeping pace with colleagues, friends and family! Check out your standing on our Endo Wellness Challenge Leaderboard, and remember that you can bank a few extra steps by participating in our Bonus Activities.


Staying active has proven beneficial for both physical and mental health, so join us in getting that heart rate going and feeling invigorated to take on the new normal with your best feet forward. Engage family members and friends, and challenge yourselves to be your personal best and promote healthy competition. Everyone wins when we take better care of ourselves, and our specialty is a victor when it is supported -- so let’s get moving with some Endo Strong participation!

The Endo Wellness Challenge starts on Thursday, September 24 at 12:01 a.m. CDT and ends on Sunday, September 27 at 11:59 p.m. CDT. Participants can track their steps using their own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or the step trackers integrated on their iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit.

To Join:

  1. Download the "Endo Wellness Challenge" app from the Apple App Store or on Google Play.
  2. Complete the registration and pairing process.
  3. Start moving!
    • To sync your step/activity data to the app, select "Tap to sync steps" at the top of the dashboard.
    • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your activity tracker.
    • Please sync your step data at least one time per 24 hour period and before the Challenge end time to ensure all your steps count!
  4. Earn more steps with Bonus Activities!
    • On the Challenge app's main dashboard, tap the Bonus Activities selector.
    • Press the Scan-In or Donate button and follow the app instructions to receive your bonus steps.

Note: Apps are supported on the three most recent major iOS versions (e.g., iOS 14, 13, 12, 11) and the four most recent major Android OS versions (e.g., Android 10, 9, 8, 7) that have not been customized by the manufacturer.

Endo Wellness Challenge Prizes

All participants who reach the cumulative Step Goal Levels listed here will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a prize. You will only be entered into the drawing for the highest level you have reached at the end of the Challenge.

Dental Professionals Step Goal Prizes

90k+ Steps

One (1) winner of complimentary registration to AAE21, April 21-24, 2021, in Atlanta. (Valued at up to $1,789.)

70k+ Steps

One (1) winner of complimentary subscription to Endo On Demand for the 2020-21 year. (Valued at up to $549.)

50k+ Steps

One (1) winner of complimentary registration to the virtual Insight Track, Nov. 5-7, 2020. (Valued at up to $455.)

Friends & Family Step Goal Prizes

90k+ Steps

One (1) winner of a $75 Amazon gift card.

70k+ Steps

One (1) winner of a $50 Amazon gift card.

50k+ Steps

One (1) winner of a $25 Amazon gift card.


Challenge prize winners will be contacted via email and their names posted on AAE and Foundation social media channels by September 29, 2020.

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

Complete a survey from our sponsor Treloar & Heisel and receive a QR code to scan for your 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. Limit of one scan per day during the Challenge.

1,000 Steps

Watch a video from Coltene to access a QR code you can scan for bonus steps. Limit of one scan per day during the Challenge.

In addition, Challenge participants who complete this bonus activity will be entered to win Coltene prize package including: CanalPro Apex Locator; HyFlex Rotary Files; Apple Watch; Logo Golf Balls. (Friends and family participants do not qualify for this giveaway.)

750 Steps

Post on the  AAE Connection Wellness Challenge Thread about your participation and receive a QR code to scan for your bonus steps. Limit of one scan during the Challenge.

(AAE members only. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive the bonus step QR code. Post before 11 p.m. CT on Sept. 26 to ensure you have time to make the bonus steps count.)

100 Steps

Select the Donate option from the Bonus Activities selector in the app to automatically receive 100 bonus steps.

Learn more about the Foundation's work to support the wellness of the endodontic specialty and make a donation to receive a QR code for an additional 1,500 bonus steps.

What is Endo Wellness?

Group activities are hard to come by as social distancing continues, so the AAE and the Foundation for Endodontics created this Challenge to unite our specialty. Getting back in action isn't something you'll do alone when you participate in the Endo Wellness Challenge. Your step count 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 amongst endodontists, dental office staff, students, and friends and family, we wanted to take this opportunity to focus on the wellness of the endodontic specialty.

Chance and cancellation seem to be everywhere, but the Foundation's programs and funding opportunities remain intact for residents, educators and practitioners. Ensure the strength and wellness of the philanthropic endodontic organization with a contribution to compliment your Endo Wellness Challenge experience.

Looking to add another component to your Endo Wellness Challenge experience? Up the ante with a contribution to the Foundation for Endodontics.

In addition to the Bonus Activities, we suggest trying some of these other ideas that foster healthy competition and contribute to the longevity of the specialty by supporting the Foundation.

Match a dollar contribution for each step or mile completed with a friend.

Bet on yourself by donating $5 per mile achieved.

Challenge colleagues to a "step bet." Everyone contributes a set amount, and the person who does not meet the established goal doubles their donation.

Coltene Endo

Coltene has generously agreed to donate $50 to the Foundation for each challenge participant who hits 40,000 steps! Up to $2,500 will be donated to support the Foundation's mission to support endodontics by providing resources and funding for research, education, public awareness and access to care.

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 can earn bonus steps and improve your standing on the leaderboard by pressing Donate in the Bonus Activities selector in the app. You'll also 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 2020 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 username may 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 contact the Heka Health support team or email