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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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New Antibiotic Guidelines: Is There Anything Truly Novel?

In the November issue of JADA, an Evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline was published to assist clinicians and patients in determining the appropriate use of systemic antibiotics for the urgent management of endodontic emergencies.

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When Giving is More Than Writing a Check

As the holidays and end of the year approach, I have been asked to think about “giving” and what it means to me. Usually, this starts out with ”Where’s the checkbook?” but recently I was inspired to consider all the other forms of “giving” while participating in an event in Florida.

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Campaign Update: Boston Dental Schools Donate Root Canal Treatments to Local Patients in Need

On Nov. 18, the  AAE provided more than 50 endodontic treatments (namely root canals) to patients in need in the Boston area. The services were given in collaboration with the endodontics departments at all three Boston dental schools: Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Department of Endodontics; Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Division of Endodontics; and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Department of Endodontics.

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Digital Outreach By the Numbers – November

Through the AAE website, social media channels, online advertising and digital resources, the Association educates the public about endodontics, helping them find specialists in their area, and provides shareable content for members and other dental professionals.

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Infection Control in Regenerative Endodontic Procedures

The traditional treatment of immature teeth with necrotic pulps relied on apexification procedures involving long-term calcium hydroxide Ca(OH)2 treatment with multiple visits or on one-step apexification placing an apical plug of a mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA).

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Not Your Typical ‘Back in the Day’ Story

Recently, I have had the opportunity to listen to several outstanding presentations regarding the clinical practice of endodontics and I can sincerely say, I wish I were starting all over again!!

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