Meeting review: AAE16 in San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., USA: Dental professionals from across the country and around the world gathered in San Francisco April 6 to 9 for AAE16, the annual meeting of the American Association of Endodontists. There was plenty of excitement at Moscone Center West. The meeting offered attendees a great opportunity to learn, to explore new products and services, and to connect with fellow specialists.
A lot of planning was put into this year’s meeting, according to AAE President Terryl A. Propper. “I want all of our attendees to return to their practices, schools or residencies with new enthusiasm and ideas to provide the best patient care and support the specialty,” Propper said, in a press release announcing the meeting.
There was plenty to learn at the meeting — and plenty of ways to learn. C.E. credit was available by attending the many lectures and workshops, plus the general session, submitted presentations, poster research and table clinics, and even “C.E. Express” mini lectures.
“Not everyone learns in the same way, so we’re excited to introduce new programming this year to meet the needs of all attendees,” said Propper.
This year two new educational tracks — Interdisciplinary Care and Derailment — were added. The Interdisciplinary Care track offered different perspectives on orofacial pain, otolaryngology and pharmacology. Derailment delved into things that can go wrong each day — from managing material extrusion, to removing broken or separated instruments.
On the exhibit hall floor, more than 100 companies showcased the latest in endodontic equipment, materials and supplies.
At Coltene Endo, attendees could learn about the new HyFlex EDM (electronic discharge machining) file system. Reps Brad Morrison and Frank Reid told Dental Tribune that the system was designed with two key objectives in mind: flexibility and fracture resistance.
Roydent Dental Products featured its wide array of products, including MAP (Micro Apical Placement) Systems. These kits are designed to provide an efficient method for placing root canal repair materials by orthograde or retrograde obturation.
At Henry Schein/EndoVision attendees could learn more about how Simplifeye can enhance your office’s communication.
Dental Cadre was displaying the Terauchi file retrieval system.
HuberMED had a number of innovative products, including a BonePen Kit and an Implant removal Kit.
Komet USA was presenting the Komet Endo Rescue Kit, for safe and effective removal of instrument fragments. According to the company, the F360 file features a “Double-S” crosscut design, for increased flexibility and cutting efficiency.
Also on the exhibit hall floor, “To the Point” corporate lectures were offered on a wide variety of topics.
Headquartered in Chicago, AAE represents more than 8,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1943, the association is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care. AAE encourages its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication and service.