In 2017, the AAE Executive Board determined that there was so much poor and professionally shameful endodontics in the private sector by non-specialists that our specialty needed to stand up and publish the quality standards in endodontics that we recognize and value in patient care.
A special committee of educator-endodontists wrote a first “White Paper” in 2017, defining the recognized standards in our specialty for endodontic diagnosis, treatment planning and prognosis in endodontic treatment. In 2018, the AAE was determined to publish a second “White Paper” to uphold the principles of best practice and high practice standards in the area of non-surgical treatment.
The AAE Board of Directors has agreed upon a strategy to market excerpts from these papers to various audiences and groups who are our “customers”. These groups range from dental schools, the lay public and other audiences including insurance associations, state dental boards, etc.
Endodontic educators are encouraged to create curricula that emphasize trust and accountability in personal skill and the requirement to refer when that skill is deficient.
The session will begin with a 5-10-minute ADEA Endodontic Section Business Meeting.