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Board Transformation Initiative: What’s on the Horizon

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” ​–​ Benjamin Franklin Happy New Year! January is a chance to look back at the previous year, map out the year ahead, and reassess our most meaningful long-term goals.  While it has not been on New Year’s Day, for the past…

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Save a Tooth, Maybe Save a Life

By David Landwehr, D.D.S., M.S. “Your natural teeth are worth saving.  See an endodontist today.” So reads the banner headline on the front page of the AAE website.  As a practicing endodontist for more than 20 years I couldn’t agree more and I am pleased to have helped patients retain thousands of teeth over my…

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AAE22 In-Person (in Phoenix) April 27-30, 2022!

By Dr. Bradley H. Gettleman AAE22 in Phoenix is a meeting you’ll definitely want to attend. Historically, we’ve all had the opportunity to take advantage of the best endodontic meeting in the country on an annual basis: our AAE annual session. Unfortunately, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, that opportunity has not been available to…

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Endodontist Named Acting NIH Director

As reported in The Hill, the Department of Health and Human Services has named Lawrence Tabak, DDS, PhD, “the incoming acting National Institutes of Health (NIH) director slated to fill in for Francis Collins.” Dr. Tabak, “who currently serves as the principal deputy director at NIH, will take on the acting position starting on Dec. 20,…

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A Year Worth Saving: A Look Back

Despite a global pandemic, the AAE’s public awareness initiative Worth Saving achieved new levels during 2021. It  took on a slightly new tone and a strengthened focus on preserving natural teeth and oral health. Worth Saving is AAE’s multi-year public awareness campaign that educates the public about the value of saving the natural teeth and…

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Dr. Samuel O. Dorn Elected to Position of President-Elect of Asian-Pacific Endodontic Confederation (APEC)

AAE Past President Dr. Sam Dorn was elected to the position of President-elect of the Asian-Pacific Endodontic Confederation (APEC), making him the first American elected to that position. Dr. Dorn served as President of the AAE in 2002-2003. He also has led the Florida Association of Endodontists and the International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA). He has served…

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The Changing Philosophy of Root Canal Obturation

By Jianing (Jenny) He, D.M.D., Ph.D. The advent of calcium silicate-based (CS) bioceramic sealers in recent years is driving a shift in the philosophy of obturation towards a more simplified, sealer-centric approach. As one of the three pillars of non-surgical root canal treatment, obturation plays a critical role in ensuring the long-term success of treatment.…

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A Gift to Our Future

“Giving is what fuels us. Giving is our future.” -Blake Mycoskie Here’s to our future! As we enter the holiday season, it is common take stock in our current year and make a toast to success in the future. Not long ago, I took part in an important exercise that gave me an appreciation of…

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Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club Announces New Officers

The Edgar D. Coolidge Endodontic Study Club’s new officers for the 2021-2022 year are (left to right): Dr. Louis Karras, Immediate Past President; Dr. Logan Bell, Treasurer; Dr. Mary Um, Secretary; Dr. Timothy Rogers, Vice President; Dr. Vladana Babcic, Program Chair; Dr. Richard Pasiewicz, Dinner Chair; and Dr. Larry Farsakian, President. Note: After this picture…

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Nominating Committees Announce New Leadership Slate

Nominations for a new slate of leadership to take office in 2022 have been proposed by the AAE and ABE Nominating Committees. AAE Nominating Committee members, Drs. Patrick E. Taylor, chair, Alan H. Gluskin, AAE immediate past president; and Keith V. Krell, AAE past president, together with District Directors Elizabeth A. Perry and Scott L.…

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