The Communiqué is distributed monthly via email to AAE members and supporters. Its mission is to promote communication among AAE members, leaders of the AAE, ABE and AAE Foundation, and AAE affiliate organizations; encourage coordinated activities; inform the membership of developments in the endodontic specialty and dental profession; and raise awareness of AAE events, products and services. The AAE Membership Services Committee serves as the Communiqué Editorial Board.

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‘Having a Baby is Easier Than Getting a Root Canal’

Regardless of your practice, as dentists, we have all heard the jokes and other comments identifying how terrible root canal therapy is for our patients. Despite the advancements in endodontics with respect to efficacy and efficiency in root canal therapy, patients still express their fear of this treatment approach.

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Standing Firm in the Specialty Advertising Debate

Last month, AAE president-elect Dr. Keith V. Krell and I had the pleasure of representing the AAE at the Dental Specialty Group meeting in Chicago. The leadership of each of the nine ADA-recognized specialties attends this biannual meeting to get an update from the ADA on topical issues and to discuss items of mutual interest among the dental specialties.

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Successful Week of Events Wraps in Chicago

Endodontics educators, residents and corporate supporters gathered in Chicago last month for a series of AAE and Foundation for Endodontics-sponsored events. The Educator Workshop, Corporate Community Conference and APICES were held Aug. 24-25, giving all audiences an opportunity to interact and network with each other, as well as AAE leadership and staff.

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WCDT 2018 a Successful, Unique Meeting in San Diego

WCDT (World Congress on Dental Traumatology) 2018 was a first-of-its-kind event, jointly hosted jointly by the AAE and the International Association of Dental Traumatology. Held Aug. 15-18 in sunny San Diego, the four-day congress featured a whole host of prominent speakers – well-known experts in their respective fields.

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2019-2020 Call for Committee Nominations

Our standing committees are the backbone of our Association — every activity of the AAE takes shape at the committee level. The AAE is strong because of the dedicated, diverse and hard-working individuals who volunteer their time and talents.

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Staff Achievements

Congratulations to meeting services manager Justine Radies for attaining her CMP (Certified Meeting Professional), and to human resources manager Paul Young for his recent selection as winner of the Professional Development Faculty Distinguished Teaching Excellence Award from Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies.

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