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Dr. Anita Aminoshariae Reviews 300th JOE Manuscript

The AAE is extending big congratulations to Dr. Anita Aminoshariae, who has just reviewed her 300th manuscript for the Journal of Endodontics!  This is an incredibly large number of manuscripts to have been reviewed by one person, and she serves as an inspiration to other members of the Scientific Advisory Board.

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AAE Board Welcomes New District VII Director Dr. Janice Chou

The AAE  welcomes Dr. Janice Chou to the Board as District VII director representing California. Dr. Chou received  specialty training in Endodontics at the University of Southern California,  DDS from New York University, and  BS in Biology from University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Chou has held a number of leadership positions. She currently serves…

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Office Reopening Tips and Tricks

By Dr. Rina Campbell When the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded in mid-March, dental offices in our area started closing in compliance with the state and government recommendations. All routine dental care in the region was suspended. We really did not know what was going to happen. Amidst the explosion of information available online and through social…

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President’s Message: Value in Retaining Natural Teeth

“Worth Saving” Campaign/Strategic Priority 1: Value in Retaining Natural Teeth: The public will value saving their natural teeth and seek endodontists — the specialists in saving teeth — for their care.

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Amalgam Separator Rule – July 14 Compliance Date

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Effluent Limitations Guidelines and Standards for the Dental Category (the “Rule”) went into effect on July 14, 2017, with a required compliance date of July 14, 2020.

The Rule requires that most dental practices operate and maintain at least one amalgam separator that is International Standards Organization standard 11143 (ISO 11143) compliant, and follow two American Dental Association (ADA) Best Management Practices (BMPs) – a prohibition on the discharge of waste (or ‘‘scrap’’) amalgam to publicly owned treatment works (POTW) and a prohibition on the use of line cleaners that are oxidizing or acidic and that have a pH higher than 8 or lower than 6.

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An AAE Advocacy Update

The past few months have been unlike any other. The AAE is here for you and tirelessly working on members’ and their patients’ behalf. The Association encourages and promotes grass roots action on its online Advocacy Action Center, and AAE leadership continues to work with the ADA and the Organized Dentistry Coalition (ODC) on letters…

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Weathering the Storm: AAE Catches Up With Dr. Rico D. Short

AAE member and Diplomate, Rico D. Short D.M.D, B.C.E, F.I.C.D, is a microsurgical root canal specialist and clinical assistant professor at Dental College of Georgia. He is also an author, lecturer and inspirational speaker. We recently caught up with Dr. Short, who described the life-altering injury that inspired his latest book, In the Eye of a Storm, and also discussed his thoughts on some major events of 2020.

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Foundation Outreach

In early 2020, three endodontists volunteered their time for the Foundation for Endodontics’ 15th International Outreach Program. Drs. John T. Dominici, Winnie Zhang, and Christopher A. Pellicano travelled to the Helping Hand Clinic in Treasure Beach, Jamaica to provide under-resourced, local community members with endodontic care.

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Relief Grant and Leadership

As the global pandemic arrived in the U.S., the Foundation for Endodontics’ Board of Trustees was saddened and disappointed by the cancellation of AAE20 in Nashville. The cancellation made sharing the Foundation’s news and accomplishments with the endodontic community difficult and as such. As state shutdowns increased in longevity, shaky economies and difficult job markets created a sense of nervousness among endodontists who were eager to find PPE and return to their offices.

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American Association of Endodontists Launches Dedicated Newsroom Website

CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists, the dental specialty organization representing more than 8,000 members, today announced it has launched a Newsroom website designed with the media and public in mind. The sleek new site serves as a meaningful way to elevate endodontics and endodontists, and touts the importance of saving the natural dentition…

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