Written by Dentistry Today Thursday, 23 September 2010 12:59
American Association of Endodontists hosts October 21 – 23 event
Advances in technology and treatment options have sparked the discussion: what does the future hold for endodontics? The American Association of Endodontists’ annual Fall Conference will expound on the future of endodontics while offering 11.5 continuing education credits.
Held at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa in Hilton Head Island, S.C., the conference begins October 21 and consists of three half-day schedules. Speakers discussing where the endodontic specialty might be in the next five to 10 years include Drs. George A. Bruder III, Alan S. Law, Peter E. Murray, John M. Nusstein, Tom C. Pagonis, Hedley Rakusin, Christine M. Sedgley and Gurminder Sidhu.
The presenters will focus on topics such as microbial virulence, advances in canal irrigation, photodynamic disinfection, regenerative endodontics, digital imaging and cone-beam-computed tomography.
“The AAE Fall Conference will touch on the cutting–edge, innovative strategies and endodontic techniques that are emerging within the specialty,” said Dr. Clara M. Spatafore, AAE president. “It is important to stay abreast of all the new advances available to us as endodontists so that we may ensure continued improvement in patient care and maintain the highest quality in our practices.”
The Fall Conference is an optimal venue for endodontists to continue honing special skills and expertise – the very knowledge that forms the basis of trust with referring dentists and patients.
Details about the event, including information on speakers and optional activities, can be found on the AAE website at www.aae.org/fallconference. Online registration is open through October 14; registration forms can also be printed and faxed to AAE Headquarters at 866/451-9020 (North America) or 312/266-9867 (International), or submitted via postal mail.
The American Association of Endodontists, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., represents more than 7,200 members worldwide, including approximately 95 percent of all eligible endodontists in the United States. Endodontics is one of nine dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication and service.