2024 Meeting Program

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The mission of The International Academy of Endodontics is to improve the oral health of the public by promoting the highest quality of non-commercial endodontic and scientific continuing education for its membership.  .......our members seek out speakers from many areas in biology, medicine and dentistry who are exceptional leaders in their field.  The goal of the meeting is to provide advanced knowledge and understanding, to give inspiration through basic science and clinical leadership, and to provide serious mentorship for all attendees.
February 29 (Members Meeting for IAE Members only), 2024
March 1-2 (Scientific Program for All Attendees), 2024

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Highlights of Speakers and Topics
Long Essay Presentations
Giovanni Olivi, DDS, MD
Professor a.c. of Laser Dentistry
School of Dentistry Catholic University of Sacred Heart
Rome, Italy
Lasers in Endodontics: What is New?
Dr. Alonso Carrasco-Labra
Associate professor at the Department of Preventive and Restorative Sciences
Director, Cochrane Oral Health Collaborating Center
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA 
Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines are systematically developed healthcare recommendations that assist patients, practitioners, and caregivers in making decisions about appropriate healthcare for specific clinical circumstances. They integrate the best available research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values and preferences, which leads to improved patient outcomes, consistency in care, and efficient use of resources.  This presentation will help the listener:
  1. Understand the Fundamentals of Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines: To grasp the basic concepts and importance of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in healthcare.
  2. Identify the Components of Trustworthy Guidelines: To learn the key elements that make a clinical practice guideline trustworthy, including transparency, evidence basis, management of conflict of interest, and rigor in development.
  3. Recognize the Role of Multidisciplinary Panels: To appreciate the importance of involving a diverse group of stakeholders, including practitioners, patient partners, and specialists, in the guideline development process.
James Suen, MD
Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
Facial pain frequently is thought to be caused by dental problems. After adequate dental evaluation and pathology is ruled out, it is helpful to know the possible causes. After treating over 500 patients with this situation, I have learned a lot about the diagnosis and treatment of the different causes. This information can help you in your practice and knowledge base.
Elisabeth Bik, PhD
Science Integrity Consultant
San Francisco, California, United States
Science builds upon science. Even after peer-review and publication, science papers could still contain images or other data of concern. If not addressed post-publication, papers containing incorrect or even falsified data could lead to wasted time and money spent by other researchers trying to reproduce those results. Several high-profile science misconduct cases have been described, but many more cases remain undetected. Elisabeth Bik is an image forensics detective who left her paid job in industry to search for and report biomedical articles that contain errors or data of concern. She has done a systematic scan of 20,000 papers in 40 journals and found that about 4% of these contained inappropriately duplicated images. In her talk, she will present her work and show several types of inappropriately duplicated images and other examples of errors or research misconduct. In addition, she will show how to report scientific papers of concern, and how journals and institutions handle such allegations.

In the second part of her presentation, she will talk about organized frauds and scams in biomedical research. Paper mills, peer review- and citation rings, authorships-for-sale, fake authors and affiliations, predatory publishers, and scamferences. How can we recognize these, and how will generative artificial intelligence play a role in detecting or supporting these fraudulent groups?

Dr. Richard Roblee 
Private Practice (Orthodontist)
Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA
Next generation of interdisciplinary dentofacial therapy
Dr. Mike Herrera
Legacy of Excellence: A Blueprint for Future Success
Private Practice
Reno, Nevada, USA
A look back on my 40-year dental professional experience with continuing education. Opportunity, participation, organizations, leadership, and lessons learned.
Dr. Kirk Huffaker
Private Practice
Glen Falls, New York, USA
 "You Can't Love Someone Else Until You Love Yourself."  Managing Referral Relationships.
Short Essay Presentations 
Merit Tibault, DDS
Private Practice
Dublin, Ireland
This presentation is a reflective journey through the process in endodontics, a case-based discussion in which we will review the objectives, interests, and limitations of process-centered outcomes through a critical lens.
Venkat Canakapalli, MDS
Private Practice
Tauranga, New Zealand
Define "dirty"
Dr. Mark Limosani, DMD, MSc, FRCD(c)
Private Practice
Weston, Florida, USA
How to nurture a patient-centered practice
Carlos Aznar Portoles, DDS, MSc
Private Practice
Haarlem, Netherlands
An effective isolation of the surgical field is the first step when performing endodontic and restorative procedures. In the last century, multiple materials and techniques have been developed. There are still several scenarios where isolation can be challenging and where we can take advantage of modern materials (self-etching materials).

During this presentation, I will present different clinical scenarios where self-etching techniques are employed to achieve an efficient and effective isolation of the surgical field.

Dr. Aljendaro Cantu
Trauma of trauma: A physical and emotional journey
Steven Delgado, DDS
Endodontic Residency Assistant Program Director, US Army
Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA
Culture of learning
Mathew Massey, DDS, MS
Private Practice
Temple, TX, USA
Joy Haskins, RDA
Lessons learnt from 30 years of learning
Dr. Benjamin Yehuda
Chair of Endodontics
Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

A 26-year-old dental school graduate applying for an endodontic residency in 2024, born in 1998, belongs to Generation Z. As this demographic increasingly represents the majority in Advanced Dental Education Residencies, determining effective strategies to engage and teach them is of critical importance for educators.

This short-form essay will explore endodontic education's present landscape and its potential trajectory. It will discuss the experiences of residents transitioning from dental school or early restorative dental practice into endodontic residency, the influence of emerging technologies, and the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on endodontic education. These topics will be analyzed with a focus on educating this particular generation and understanding their similarities and differences compared to preceding generations.

This presentation will incorporate insights from the presenter's transition from private practice to academia, exploring the challenges and opportunities that exist in this role. An emphasis will be on balancing technical endodontic training with the development of compassionate, patient-centered clinicians. The importance of resilience, innovation, and ongoing learning in our rapidly changing specialty will be highlighted. The lecture will conclude with a discussion on fostering a culture of excellence and empathy in endodontic education, serving as a call to action for the endodontic community.

Alternate Speaker
Dr. Ali Etemad
Friday Lunch Speaker 
Hari Budha Magar
Conquering Dreams
43-year-old Hari Budha Magar has stood victorious atop the world’s tallest mountain as the first ever double above-knee amputee to climb Everest Through his climb, Hari aims to change perceptions of disability and inspire people to climb their own ‘mountains’ no matter the adversity that stands in their way.