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AAE selects new leaders

Dr. James C. Kulild is the new president of the American Association of Endodontists. (DTI/Photo AAE)
Dental Tribune USA

Dental Tribune USA

Wed. 11 July 2012


BOSTON, Mass., USA: The American Association of Endodontists appointed its 2012-2013 officers and added five new members to its Board of Directors during the association’s Annual Session, held recently in Boston. New officers are Dr. James C. Kulild, president; Dr. Gary R. Hartwell, president-elect; Dr. Robert S. Roda, vice president; Dr. Terryl A. Propper, secretary; Dr. Linda G. Levin, treasurer; and Dr. William T. Johnson, immediate past president.

New directors on the AAE Board are Dr. Paula Russo, District 1; Dr. Marc E. Levitan, District III; Dr. Anita Aminosharia, District IV; Dr. Gary G. Goodell, District V; and Dr. Stefan I Zweig, District VII.

New members of the AAE Foundation Board of Trustees are Dr. Cameron M. Howard, Scott Fehrs, AAE Vice President Dr. Robert S. Roda, and Dr. Louis E. Rossman.

New officers of the American Board of Endodontics are Dr. Karl Keiser, Dr. Alan S. Law and Dr. Patrick E. Taylor.

Kulild is a professor and director of the advanced specialty education program in endodontics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry. An AAE member since 1981, he has served on the organization’s Board of Directors since 2005 as president-elect, vice president, secretary and District VI director. Kulild recently served as board liaison to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Endodontics and various AAE committees, including Research and Scientific Affairs, Evidence-Based Endodontics, Federal Dental Health Services and Educational Affairs. He chaired the Corporate Relations Committee, was a member of the Ad Hoc Committee on Workforce, numerous other special committees and currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics and on the AAE Foundation Board of Trustees.

A Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, Kulild is a member of the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association and the Greater Kansas City Dental Society, and is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy and both the American and International Colleges of Dentists.

A resident of Shawnee, Kan., Kulild earned his DDS from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, his MS in oral biology from George Washington University and his certificate in endodontics from Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Wash. He served 32 years in the U.S. military and had assignments as dean and commandant at the Academy of Health Sciences, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School in Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and he was deploymed to support Operation Joint Guardian as commander of medical forces, Task Force Medical Falcon and United States NATO surgeon in Kosovo, Yugoslavia, before retiring and returning to his alma mater to assume his current position.

Hartwell is the endodontic program director, chairman and a full professor at the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, N.J. Previously, he served the Board as vice president District II director and District I director. An AAE member since 1972, he currently chairs the Special Committee on Quality Improvement as well as serving on several other committees. Hartwell also serves on the Journal of Endodontics Scientific Advisory Board and the AAE Foundation Board of Trustees.

Roda runs a private endodontic practice in Scottsdale, Ariz., and serves as a visiting lecturer at the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health and as an adjunct assistant professor at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. An AAE member since 1991, Roda serves as an associate editor of the Journal of Endodontics and is a trustee of the AAE Foundation Board and is a member of the Public and Professional Relation Committee and the Special Committee to Develop Universal Strategic Principles. He became a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics in 1998.

Propper is the senior partner of a seven-doctor, two-location endodontic practice in Nashville, Tenn., and has been with Endodontic Associates for 25 years. An AAE member since 1988, Propper has served the Association in a variety of leadership roles. She has served as chair of several committees, including the Public and Professional Affairs Committee, the Special Committee on Corporate Relations, general chair of the 2001 Annual Session in New Orleans and program chair of the Annual Session in 2000. Propper has served on both the AAE Foundation Board of Trustees and the AAE Board of Directors as a District IV director.

Levin graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1983. She completed a residency in endodontics at UNC in 1985 and joined the faculty. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institute of Health and taught while she also earned a PhD in microbiology and immunology at UNC-CH School of Medicine in 1995.

Johnson, the Richard E. Walton professor and chair of the department of endodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in Iowa City, has had a long record of service to the AAE. He has been a Board liaison to and member of various AAE committees, including Public and Professional Affairs, Research and Scientific Affairs, Educational Affairs, Annual Session Planning and Continuing Education.

(Source: AAE)


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