AAE Launches Worth Saving Campaign

Consumer engagement campaign focuses on the value of saving natural teeth and seeking an endodontist as the first choice for tooth pain diagnosis and root canal treatment


Like our nation’s beautiful 2,596 historic landmarks, our 32 natural teeth are Worth Saving and deserve specialty care! The AAE launched in January 2019 an innovative consumer engagement campaign pilot to increase awareness about the important specialty care our 8,000 members provide, and to help the public realize the importance of preserving their natural teeth. The campaign is a combination of social media and digital promotion, time-tested earned press media, activation of affiliate and non-profit members, and direct consumer engagement activities.

The Worth Saving campaign pilot launch is in the first year of a planned three-year initiative. The online ads are a mix of search engine advertising, sponsored Facebook posts and online display advertising. Patients who click on the ads will be sent to the AAE’s Find My Endodontist online search tool. The online search tool allows prospective patients to easily find an AAE Member Endodontist based on distance and office hours, and it allows patients to contact the practice via email or phone to make appointments.

The campaign uses the tagline “Worth Saving” to help reinforce the importance of retaining your natural teeth and seeking an endodontist, a specialist in saving teeth, as the first choice for care.

About “Worth Saving”

  • The campaign stresses the importance of saving one’s natural teeth versus the overused, costly and arguably more complicated process of extraction.
  • It combines the latest in social media and digital promotion, time-tested earned press media, activation of our affiliate and non-profit members, and direct consumer engagement activities.
  • It also is intended to grow the public’s awareness of who endodontists are, the important work we do and drive traffic to our “Find My Endodontist” tool on our website.
  • “Worth Saving” works to tie themes about saving things and other people whose job is to save things to endodontists through surveys, contests and video activations
  • The initiative draws from surveys and research conducted by AAE to help get a sense of what consumers think are worth saving---including their natural teeth.
  • Worth Saving seeks to garner earned media by developing and leveraging relationships with local and national news sources.

How is the AAE promoting our specialty and the ‘Worth Saving’ campaign?

The AAE is using a series of digital ads that will direct people who are seeking treatment for their tooth pain to AAE’s “Find My Endodontist” page.

  • Pictured above, is one of our ads featured on CNN's website. Click here to view one of the sponsored search results ads we placed with Google AdWords.
  • We’ll also be using videos that tell stories about the things people save and people who save things brought to you by endodontists and to be shared across different online platforms.
  • As a profession that saves natural teeth, we will run a “what’s worth saving” landmarks contest asking consumers to vote on their choice landmark most worth saving, and we will work with associated preservationist groups to leverage their social media and press platforms to help promote the competition.

Who is the AAE’s target audience?

  • Given the targeted resources we have for the campaign pilot, it’s important that we focus on some specified audiences.
  • After conducting an extensive study in conjunction with marketing experts from our public relations firm, the AAE is focusing on younger adult men and women who fall in middle to higher income brackets.
  • Our research indicates these are the demographics most likely to seek out information and act on that information for specialty dental care.

For more information:

Thoughts? Contact us: info@aae.org or 800-872-3636