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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Sergio J. Martins Position: Private Practitioner in São Paulo - Brazil Career Highlights: DDS in 1993; Brazilian Army, 1994-1995 Endodontics degree from the University of São Paulo in 1997 Lectured as Prof of the Instituto Henrique Bassi 2006-2014 Why Endodontics: The perception is that endodontics can improve people’s life quality by easing their suffering and helping save their teeth. Best Piece of Career Advice : An old professor always said, "Never put your private practice dreams on hold." Endo Challenge: ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Orest Balytsky Position: Specialty 1 Partners, Partner Endodontist. University of the Pacific Dugoni School of Dentistry, Assistant Professor. Career Highlights: Lviv Medical Institute, Lviv, Ukraine. Dental Degree, 1981. University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, DMD, 1994 University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine, Certificate in Endodontics, 1998 American Board of Endodontics, Diplomate of the ABE Certificate, 2004 Why Endodontics: After practicing General Dentistry for 12 ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Mohamed Ibrahim Position: Director, Predoctoral endodontics. Associate Professor Marquette University School of Dentistry Career Highlights: BDS, MS and endo certificate from Mansoura University Egypt PhD and Dr Med Dent via JS from Cologne University Germany and Mansoura University Published several articles in scientific and clinical journals, and has authored chapters on The Injectable Gels for Dental and Craniofacial Applications and Biocompatibility of dental biomaterials Lectured at local, national and international ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Moein Sadrkhani Position: Currently, I work in two endodontic offices in the Dallas County area: Highland Park endodontics and Dallas endodontics. I also teach at the Texas A & M College of Dentistry AEGD residency program one day a week. Career Highlights: Moving to a new city as a recently graduated endodontist has presented its own challenges. I’m pleased that I have been able to establish myself in the community and earn the trust of general dentists and my patients. I am really enjoying teaching as a part-time ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to @Joao A. Costa Position: I am practicing as a Limited Licensed Dentist in a Community Health Center in Massachusetts at the beautiful Cape Cod. Also, I am working really hard in order to become an Endodontist applying for a Residency Program. Career Highlights: I left Brazil in 2007 looking for an opportunity as a Dentist in America and since I started practicing at this Community Health Center where I’ve been for the past thirteen years. I was hooked with the philosophy developed there, reaching the community and delivering the best dental treatment ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Jeffery O. Luzader Position: Private Practice Endodontist at Chesapeake Endodontic Center Annapolis, Maryland Career Highlights: 1983 – 1993 general dentist in US Army 1993 – 1995 US Army endodontic residency Board certification 1997 1995 – 2004 endodontist in US Army 2004 – opened my private practice in Annapolis, Maryland, The Chesapeake Endodontic Center Why Endodontics: Compulsive (almost obsessive) desire for perfection, so I like endodontics because it is more narrow focused. Also, I like letting the patient’s general ...
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Say Hello to Dr. @Steven D. Robertson Position: I am a general dentist (and only an associate level AAE member) that owns and a solo practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. I want to become an Endodontist and will be applying to Residency programs next spring. Career Highlights: Former collegiate baseball player (once upon a time) 2016 MUSC graduate Spent 2 years as an associate in the beautiful New River Valley of Virginia before purchasing a practice from a retiring doctor 3 years ago in my hometown Have fallen in love with Endodontics in the last 2 years and am hopeful to attend a residency program beginning 2023. Why Endodontics: ...
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Many of you wowed us during Save Your Tooth Month with your social media savvy, but a select few especially stood out. Meet our Social Media Movers & Shakers, Class of 2021! If your social media handle did not make the list, we encourage you to keep shining and stay tuned for another chance next year! Thank you to everyone who developed content during Save Your Tooth Month — and thanks for everything you do year-round! Get to know these movers and shakers: Advanced Endodontic Care ( @advancedendodonticcare ) Featuring AAE Members: Drs. Rolf M.W. Wuerch, Stephen W. Hansen and Jeremiah J. Hawkins What does Save Your Tooth Month mean to you? ...
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Say hello to Dr. @William B. Leibow Position: Director of Endodontics at Still University: Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health Career Highlights: 1 st and foremost being trained by Dr. Herb Schilder and his wonderful faculty 2 nd becoming one of the first five trained Endodontists in the state of Arizona 3 rd Working for 5 years with Roda and Sluyk Endodontics as I transitioned into Education. The most enjoyable time I had spent in my 34 years of clinical practice 4 th Becoming the Director of Endodontics at an educational institution Why Endodontics: I was drawn into Endodontics by the need for focus and the ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Justin Y. Wu Position: Associate Endodontist for Advanced Endodontics in Santa Rosa Career Highlights: Having the opportunity to go to UCLA dental school and learn dentistry from some amazing clinicians. Richard Stevenson, Henry Yamada to name a few - inspired me to pursue excellence in dentistry. My GPR at a small hospital in New York. I became neighbors and friends with Dr. @Diane B. Heller who I had the pleasure of learning endo from. She brought me to the NJAE - after which I decided to pursue endo. Being accepted ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Carl W. Newton Position: I have been retired from clinical practice at Indianapolis Endodontics, PC now for 8 years. I am a Life member of the AAE. I provide occasional seminars as a volunteer at Indiana University School of Dentistry. As a past AEBE Director, I continue as an examiner for the Case Portfolio and Oral exam, as needed. I serve as a member to the National Commission on Recognition of Dental Specialties and Certifying Boards. I occasionally perform endodontics on exotic animals at the Indianapolis Zoo. Career Highlights: ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say Hello to Dr. @Joel C. Small ! Position: I am retired from clinical endodontics after 41 years in private practice. I now live in the foothills of Golden, Colorado and spend my time as a practice transition consultant for Phase II Dental Transitions and I coach and write for Line of Sight Coaching, LLC; both of which I cofounded. Career Highlights: Cofounder of North Texas Endodontic Associates in Plano, Texas MBA from Texas The University Rawls School of Business, with an emphasis in healthcare management Professional Executive Coaching Certification ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Lindsey R. Yap ! Position: Endodontics Resident at University of Washington '22 Career Highlights: Dental Assistant during Undergraduate Summer Breaks 2011, 2012 Biochemistry BS at Lehigh University 2013 Oregon Health & Science School of Dentistry 2017 Associate Private Practice General Dentist 2017-2020 UW Endodontics Resident Currently Why Endodontics: I enjoy many aspects of endodontics. The procedures are intricate and always unique due to variations in tooth morphology. Some people may think that it’s ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Mina Rizk Position: Owner/Endodontist at Foundation Endodontics Career Highlights: 2007: BDS (DDS equivalent) at Ain Shams University (Egypt) 2008-2010: Fixed Prosthodontics/Endodontics Fellowship at Ain Shams University 2016: Endodontic Residency at Case Western Reserve University 2018: Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. Why Endodontics: The challenge of Diagnosis and performing Endodontic procedures Best Piece of Career Advice: The tooth is attached to a person; the person is not attached to the tooth ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @G. Matthew Brock Position: I started SoutheasternEndodontics in September of 2002 and brought in my current friend and partner, Yvette Burns, May of 2003. We graduated UT Memphis together in 1999 and planned the practice together while finishing our respective residencies. Career Highlights: I started my practice from scratch. I quickly became in involved with AAE committee work I have been a track chair for several AAE meetings I have spoken at several AAE meetings I received the New Practitioner Spirit of Service ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Kenneth B. 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. ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Judy McIntyre Position: Hopkinton Endodontics/Self - Endodontist/Owner Career Highlights: Encouragement from my dental school mentor, Dr. Lin, to write to the then-AAE-President Dr. Samuel Dorn for the creation of what is now the Resident & New Practitioner Committee was an extremely rewarding accomplishment; I was happy to serve on, and then subsequently Chair this committee. Being accepted to the UNC Endodontics program under Drs. Martin Trope, Asgeir Sigurdsson and Linda Levin was definitely a highlight, which parlayed into others. ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted. Say hello to Dr. @Kerri L. Lawlor Position: Full-time endodontist employed by myself (see below)! Career Highlights: Built/opened my own GP office in 2000, became restless in 2005 and decided to go back to school to specialize. Sold my practice in 2007 and went back to residency. Moved to Colorado in 2009 to "live near the mountains!" Plan was to work corporate for a few years and then either join a private office or start my own. 2 years turned into 10, but I always knew that corporate for the long-term was not for me. I just opened my own practice ...
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By Stacy Hill Question: How can you ensure a robust referral pipeline, consistent referral retention and plan future opportunities for growth? Stacy Hill is a Endodontic Practice Marketing Specialist for Southwest Endodontics and Lake Jackson Endodontics, wife of an Endodontist Dr. @Ron C. Hill in Houston, TX Answer: Referral Relationship Management A productive and efficient Referral Relationship Management Program begins with an effective marketing presence that’s managed by a staff member dedicated (at least part time) to Marketing. This process is your key to planned, measurable, results-driven business planning goals that are data ...
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Each month an active member of our AAE Connection Community will be highlighted Say hello to Dr. @Kevin M. Keating Position: Dean and Professor, California Northstate University College of Dental Medicine Career Highlights: Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics Managing Partner of a multi-office, multi-specialty dental group 38 years Sacramento, CA Clinical Professor UCSF Pre-doctoral and Endodontic Residency program 38 years Active in Organized dentistry and Oral Healthcare politics and policy development at the local, state, and national level for AAE, ADA, and California Dental Association as a Board member and Executive ...
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