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The AAE’s Future and How We Must Change to Prosper

We are a wonderful association of healthcare professionals. I truly believe that, as I have witnessed the hard work of our remarkable staff that serves us, and how the assistant directors of our association continually strive to make our organization relevant and meaningful for our membership. Our committees and leadership are staffed by truly dedicated…

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Periapical Microsurgery: Embracing the Renaissance

By Peter Z. Tawil, D.M.D., M.S., FRCD(C) Periradicular surgery is an important treatment option in modern endodontic practices and has been a crucial asset for those practitioners that embraced it (1). In the early 2000s as the implant era was thriving, prosthodontists and periodontists favored dental implants over retreatment to replace non-healed endodontically treated teeth.…

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2021 AAE Coding Updates

By Elizabeth Shin Perry, D.M.D. With 2020 behind us, we are all hopeful for a better year ahead. How about some good news for the endodontic community? The AAE is pleased to report that six new endodontic CDT codes were approved and are now part of the code set for 2021. At the beginning of…

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AAE Debuts Legislative Map Tool

To strengthen its online advocacy efforts, the AAE developed  a new interactive map that its members can utilize to learn more about dental legislation and policy discussions happening in their respective states. The map provides contact information for their state dental boards and their state lawmakers. The new feature will serve as a platform to…

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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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