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Member Spotlight: Say hello to Dr. Kenneth Wiltbank

By AAE Community Manager posted 16 days ago

Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted.
Say hello to Dr. @Kenneth B. Wiltbank

Headshot of Dr. Kenneth Wiltbank

Position:  I am an endodontist and co-owner of two practices in the State of Oregon, one in the Portland area, and one in the Astoria area.

Career Highlights:  I worked as a general dentist for seven years before getting the bur under my saddle to go back to school for endodontics.

Why Endodontics: I wanted to do something more clear that running a general dental office. I also liked the idea of marketing to dentists instead of the general public. That might be changing now, but I still like marketing to professionals.

Best Piece of Career Advice: One unsolicited piece of advice I would offer is: call your patients, personally, after treatment. They love it.

Endo Challenge: Get on Connection and ask people when you have a case you don't understand. You will get great advice. I have overcome several hard decision making processes and gotten many clinical tips by asking this terrific group.

Reason for Becoming an AAE member:  I have always felt like being a member of "organized dentistry" benefits me personally, and that I ought to do my part to give back to the group.  At my residency program at UT Health, San Antonio, participating was emphasized and explained, and is a tradition.

Fun Fact:  I enjoy trail running (very slowly) and have run the Wildwood Trail (30.4 miles) in Portland, Oregon's Forest Park, a long section of the Pacific Crest Trail through the Three Sisters Wilderness area, and a long section of the Western States 100 course near Auburn, California, among other marathons and training runs.

Community Question:  How do we emphasize ethics and personal integrity among ourselves to promote excellence among endodontics, and somehow require that same excellence of other practitioners?

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