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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.

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Endodontic History

By Bradley H. Gettleman, DDS, MS; Moein Sadrkhani, DDS, MSc; and Laurence D. Johns, DDS, MSD We must start this article by giving the utmost respect and credit to Dr. James Gutmann.  The simple fact is that in doing our research for this brief synopsis of endodontic history, we found the writings and presentations of…

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Considerations for Pain Management in Pediatric Patients

By Gabriella Blazquez. Introduction by Dr. Moein Sadrkhani. In most residencies, we provide root canal treatments for our pediatric patients, which sometimes can be challenging. This is a great piece by our student contributor Gabriella Blazquez (UConn School of Dental Medicine 2022), which hopefully will help everyone provide better treatments to our crumb-cruncher patients. I…

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Resident Spotlight: Dr. Ilse Longerich

Dr. Ilse Longerich is a first-year endodontic resident at University of Louisville. The Paper Point’s Dr. Moein Sadrkhani recently caught up with her to learn more about her journey to endo, her military service and her passion for horseback riding and rodeo. Dr. Moein Sadrkhani: Thank you for accepting our interview request. Tell us about…

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7 Tips As You Re-start Student Loan Payments

By Patrick Cortazzo Jr. , CSLP®, ChFC® If you’ve taken out loans to pay for dental school, you likely experienced a brief pause in your payments during the pandemic. But everything must come to an end, and this momentary relief will, too. Here are some tips to ease your transition. #1 Remember what kind of…

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Helen Yang, D.M.D.

Associate’s Corner: A Tale of Two Plumbers

By Dr. Helen Yang Meyer Recently, my husband and I invited two plumbers to evaluate our new fixer upper and quote the costs to create a kitchen island and add a gas line. The two resultant very different consultations led me to reflect on my own communication style with patients. The first plumber was middle-aged,…

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Get to Know the Board Transformation Initiative

As announced in Dr. Alan S. Law’s September 2021 President’s Message, the AAE Board in conjunction with a special committee is revisiting the Board Transformation Initiative over the next several months. The Special Committee on the Board Transformation Initiative will review prior work, gather and analyze relevant data, conduct Town Hall meetings with members to…

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