The Paper Point

The Paper Point, is an e-newsletter designed specifically for residents and young endodontists by the Resident and New Practitioner Committee. It delivers timely news, helpful hints and general information of importance to young endodontists.

We want to hear from you! Submit questions, story ideas or letters to the editor to communications@aae.org.

Resident Spotlight: Dr. Gordon S. Lai

The Paper Point recently caught up with Dr. Gordon S. Lai, an AAE Foundation REACH Committee member and second-year resident at University of the Pacific, who shared why he chose endo and how he balances a very busy schedule of residency and family life.

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Finance Corner

Megan Mathers is my personal accountant and she agreed to be interviewed for this edition of The Finance Corner. This Q&A consists of many of the questions that I had throughout my process and I hope that you find it beneficial. 

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JOE Review: June-August 2019

The Journal of Endodontics is an invaluable resource for contemporary and historical research in endodontics. In this issue of The Paper Point, I have provided synopses of selected articles from each of the past three months.

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Case Challenge

A 82-year-old white female presented with chief complaint of, “I still have a dull ache in that tooth six months after I had the root canal done.” The patient reports mild throbbing ache from tooth #15. No swelling or deep probing depths noted. Occlusion was checked and no interferences or other malocclusion noted.

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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Faranak Mahjour

By Dr. Moein Sadrkhani This month’s Resident Spotlight interviewee is Dr. Faranak Mahjour. She’s had long journey from Shiraz, Iran, to Tehran, Iran, then Boston and finally Buffalo, N.Y. During all these stops she received a few degrees, published numerous articles and research, and won scientific and sport-related awards! The Paper Point: Dr. Faranak, thank…

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Case Challenge

A 40-year-old Caucasian female had non-surgical endodontic therapy completed approximately two months prior. The patient was ASA 1 with a non contributory health history.

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