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Thank you for all the replies. They are all very helpful! I appreciate it!
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Expect Success

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Some fifty plus years ago, noted psychologist and researcher Robert Rosenthal conducted a seminal research study on the self-fulfilling nature of a teacher’s expectations for their students. Students in a California elementary school were administered IQ tests before the experiment. The teachers were unaware of any given students IQ score, however, they were given a list of student names that were considered potential “high achievers” based on their IQ scores. The list was actually a random sampling of students and had no correlation to any student’s performance on the IQ test. At the end of the school year, the same IQ test was again administered and the ...
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Taking Control of Our Specialty “The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails.” - William Arthur Our specialty of endodontics has come a long way since I completed my residency program in 1991. Electronic apex locators, rotary files, the surgical microscope, bioceramic materials and cone beam CT are but just a few things that have not only raised the quality of endodontic care over the past 25 years, but they have raised the bar on what should be the standard of care for ALL dental practitioners performing root canal therapy. As I have had the opportunity to meet with various AAE affiliates and ...
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Kudos to Donna and her team for putting together a terrific meeting.  Great, diverse CE opportunities with the most relevant topics and speakers. An exhibit hall chock full of the latest and greatest equipment and supplies, with fascinating live demonstrations. Entertaining social events in a wonderful, hospitable city. Networking opportunities and of course some business was accomplished.  Congrats to Linda for a job well done and good luck to Garry!
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PPRC

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Just returned from a great weekend in Chicago. In addition to the beautiful weather (yeah, it's February), the great shopping and food, we had our semi-annual PPRC meeting. For those of you that may not know, the PPRC is the Public and Professional Relations Committee. Our task is to develop and implement programs to increase the awareness of the specialty among the public and the profession, and maintain rapport with the dental profession. We are hard at work implementing the new strategic plan. finding authors and subject matter to promote endodontics, including Colleagues for Excellence and creating educational videos and other materials for the AAE website ...
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Every health care provider is familiar with the term "informed consent." It is an integral part of the provision of any medical or dental procedure. During the process of informed consent, the health care provider discloses the relevant information to a competent patient so the patient can make the voluntary decision to accept or refuse treatment. The elements of informed consent include a description of the procedure to be performed, any risks, benefits and uncertainties related to the procedure as well as alternative procedures, confirmation that the patient understands the presented information and finally, documentation of the acceptance or declination ...
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