DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties announced today a partnership with The American Association of Endodontists Foundation to establish the AAE Foundation/DENTSPLY Excellence in Research Award.
The award seeks to recognize two North American dental school endodontic departments for their outstanding achievements in research, to encourage the level of research being conducted and to advance future goals for start-up research efforts. The award will be given annually through 2017.
“We’re proud to be able to provide research funding for such a critical piece of advancing the specialty of endodontics,” said John Voskuil, vice president and general manager of DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties. “Recipient endodontic programs can use the funds as they see fit to enhance the strength of the program and further their research development efforts.”
The 2014 recipients, The University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry and The University of Maryland School of Dentistry, each received $25,000 and were announced at the AAE 2014 Annual Session in Washington D.C.
“The AAE Foundation is thrilled at the opportunity to partner with DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties and encourage endodontic institutions to bolster their research initiative,” said AAE Foundation President Louis E. Rossman, D.M.D. “Support for our organization from a strong corporate community is greatly appreciated by all endodontic practitioners. The Foundation is thoroughly delighted to enter this five-year, joint venture to enhance endodontic research with long-time supporter and enthusiastic partner, DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties.”
DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties is widely-recognized as the leading marketer, developer and manufacturer of endodontic products in North America. The company’s world-class live and online Continuing Education courses bring enhanced clinical success and confidence to tens of thousands of clinicians annually. DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties is a division of York, Pennsylvania-based DENTSPLY International, Inc., a global dental and consumable medical device company with operations and sales in more than 120 countries. For more information, please visit www.TulsaDentalSpecialties.com or call 1-800-662-1202.
The American Association of Endodontists Foundation, headquartered in Chicago and incorporated in 1966, is the philanthropic arm of the AAE. As a 501(c)(3) charity organization, its mission is to improve the oral health by securing contributions, shepherding resources and sharing grant funds that support research, generate new knowledge and enhance endodontic education. The Foundation provides the specialty with resources to address needs, meet challenges and realize dreams for the future.
From left to right:
Dr. Keith V. Krell, AAE Foundation Immediate Past President
Dr. David C. Funderburk, AAE Foundation/DENTSPLY Award Committee Chair
John Voskuil, DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties V.P. and General Manager
Drs. Anil Kishen and Shimon Friedman, University of Toronto Faculty of Dentistry
Dr. Patricia A. Tordik, University of Baltimore School of Dentistry
Dr. Mark Reynolds, Dean of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry
Mr. Jason Halsey, DENTSPLY Tulsa Dental Specialties
Dr. Ashraf F. Fouad, Department Chair
Dr. Patricia A. Tordik, Program Director
Dr. Margot Kusienski, AAE Foundation Trustee