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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. Divya Kanodia

Compiled by Moein Sadrkhani, D.D.S., M.S. Dr. Divya Kanodia is a second-year endodontics resident at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. The Paper Point’s Dr. Moein Sadrkhani recently caught up with her to learn more about her journey to endo, her hobbies outside of endo (check out her artwork below!), and how she’s faring in…

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Finance Corner: The Quickest Way to Eliminate Dental School Debt

By Albert “Ace” Goerig, D.D.S., M.S. Most endodontists do not know the real cost of student loans. When you look at these loans closely, you realize that for every $10,000 you borrow, you will pay $50,000 to $100,000 in interest, which does nothing to pay back the loan. These loans cannot be written off in…

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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Jessica Langella

Compiled by Dr. Moein Sadrkhani Dr. Moein Sadrkhani: Dr. Langella, thank you for accepting our interview request. Tell us about yourself. Dr. Jessica Langella: Thanks for inviting me to interview!  I am a second-year resident in Endodontics at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, and received my DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in…

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Associate’s Corner: Minimizing “the unknown unknowns”

By Helen Meyer, D.M.D. Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld famously said: “There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns—the ones we don’t know we…

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A Concise Guide to Pathology within Endodontics

By Gabriella Blazquez If the average endodontist sees just four cases per workday, they will have encountered well over thirty thousand patients throughout their career. The vast majority of periapical pathology seen in these patients will meet the criteria of apical periodontitis1. Still, it is important to be aware of other, less common, pathological entities…

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From the Heart: COVID-19 Column

By Tyler J. Guinn, D.D.S. When it comes to a pandemic, obviously there will be challenges that are presented. As an endodontics resident, there are many. However, there are a couple which I believe may be shared by more than a few of us, and I have been asked to speak about a couple of…

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