The Foundation for Endodontics, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists, is providing a one-time $500 grant to each resident member of the AAE who is graduating in 2020. The intention of this funding is to help offset the financial impact many are experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic and to provide aid to residents transitioning into the field during a significant social and economic shift.
Foundation leadership recognizes graduating residents as the future of endodontics and remains committed to ensuring that future in every way possible. Endodontic residents are leaving their programs and beginning to navigate concerns about the job market and future employment prospects. They are faced with questions of, “Will I graduate on time?”, “Is the job I was counting on still viable?”, and “When I do get to work, what will it look like for me and my patients?” There are many unique challenges ahead for the class of 2020, and as the next generation of endodontic practitioners going out into the world, the Foundation is eager to offer this small token in support of their success.
“The Foundation hopes the COVID-19 Relief Grant will provide reassurance to the newest members of the specialty that the Foundation will support them now and throughout the entirety of their careers thanks to the continued generosity of donors within the endodontic community,” said Foundation President Dr. John M. Nusstein.
Visit foundation.aae.org to learn more about how the Foundation is supporting the specialty through its programs and funding opportunities.
About the Foundation for Endodontics:
Founded in 1966 as the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists, the Foundation for Endodontics (a 501(c)3 charity) encourages and raises capital investment necessary to sustain and further develop the specialty. Over the years, both its mission and activities have evolved into four areas: research, education, outreach and development. By focusing on these four concentrations, we assist members of AAE in the pursuit of excellence in their field and further our vision to support endodontists in their efforts to save natural teeth whenever possible. Throughout its fundraising activities, initiatives and strategic planning, we uphold our core values: integrity, accountability, responsiveness, innovative, collaborative and impactful. In 2019, your Foundation for Endodontics has committed over $1.5 million to research, education, and access to care. The Foundation supports every accredited endodontic program in the United States and Canada, and offers funding to educators, residents, and departments. For more information, visit foundation.aae.org.