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AAE Speaks with United States Chief Dental Officer

AAE’s participation on this call was the first of several planned monthly calls with RADM Ricks, and they are a part the AAE’s continued efforts to advocate for its members and the endodontic specialty.

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Differentiating Resorption

By Brooke Blicher, DMD The AAE Glossary of Terms defines Resorption as physiologic or pathologic loss of dentin, cementum, and/or bone not immediately due to caries or trauma. (AAE Glossary) This definition really describes what resorption is not.  Truly defining resorption requires a much longer answer. Both resorptive dental diseases and physiologic resorption associated with…

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2020 Interim Board Meeting Recap

The AAE Board of Directors held its Interim Meeting virtually on October 16, in conjunction with the American Dental Association Annual Meeting. Strategic Planning The Board evaluated environmental factors impacting the specialty, framing the discussion through identification and prioritization of critical issues and key drivers of change. Critical issues are issues of strategic importance that…

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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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Nominating Committees Announce New Leadership Slate

Nominations for a new slate of leadership to take office in 2021 have been proposed by the AAE and ABE Nominating Committees. AAE Nominating Committee members, Drs. Garry L. Myers, chair, Keith V. Krell, AAE immediate past president; and Patrick E. Taylor, AAE past president, together with District Directors Kirk A. Coury and Kenneth B.…

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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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Separation Anxiety? Eleven Tips for Working with NiTi Files

By Joseph C. Stern, D.D.S. There have been few innovations in endodontics as revolutionary as nickel titanium (NiTi) rotary. There was a time when one would spend multiple visits hand filing a canal with stainless steel instruments. This proved to be tedious and quite tiring for the practitioner. That all changed with the advent of…

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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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Broken Instruments – Clinical Decision Making Algorithm

By Dr. Michael Solomonov The fracture of endodontic instruments during root canal treatment is a complication every endodontist must have to deal with. The reported frequency rate for fractured instruments varies from 0.7% to 6% of cases.1 Stainless steel instrument fracture can be prevented mostly by discarding instruments that show signs of metal fatigue2 however,…

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Coolidge Endodontic Study Club 2020-2021 Executive Council 

The Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club’s new officers for the 2020-2021 year are (left to right): Dr. Richard Pasiewicz, Program Chair; Dr. Vladana Babcic, Dinner Chair; Dr. Logan Bell, Treasurer; Dr. Timothy Rogers, Secretary; Dr. Larry Farsakian, Vice President; Dr. Louis Karras, President; missing from photo is Dr. Matthew Davis, Immediate Past President. In…

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