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August 1, 2010.  News release published in 2010 June/July Edition of the AAE Communique
Many Donors Help AAE Foundation Make a Million for Endodontics

The 2010 Leadership Donor Reception, held at this year’s Annual Session in San Diego, Calif., celebrated a banner year for the AAE Foundation. During the 2009-2010 campaign, $1 million was raised in support of endodontic research and education. A wide variety of AAE members gave of their time and funds to help the AAE Foundation reach this unprecedented watermark. “Our Foundation is uniquely fortunate to receive support from members at every phase of their professional lives,” AAE Foundation President Dr. A. Eddy Skidmore noted. Of the $1 million that was raised, more than $200,000 is from residents and almost $30,000 is from educators. Forty-three out of the 164 pledges came from new donors who are not residents. The remaining pledges were the result of members increasing their level of participation. Other endodontic organizations have also demonstrated outstanding support. The West Virginia Association of Endodontists increased its pledge from $1,000 to $3,000 in honor of Dr. Skidmore, the Illinois Association of Endodontists came up to the $3,800 level and the Edward C. Penick Study Club gave an additional $2,000 to bring the group’s total contribution to $8,500—the highest contribution from a study club. If you are interested in contributing to the Foundation or raising your existing pledge, please contact Debby Rice, assistant executive director for development, at 800/872-3636 (North America) or 312/266-7255 (International), ext. 3017, or by sending an e-mail to drice@aae.org.

June 1, 2009.  News release published in News Section of the June 2009 Edition of the JOE.
Dr. Law Speaks at Penick Endodontic Study Club Event

The Edward C. Penick Endodontic Study club held an educational event on March 19, 2009, in Bethesda, MD. AAE member Alan S. Law, D.D.S., Ph.D., served as guest speaker and presented along with Dr. Donald Nixdorf on the topic Persistent Pain Following Treatment: What do we Really Know?, to 49 attendees. The Penick Club sponsors five speakers during the academic year at the National Naval Dental Center in Bethesda as part of their mission to foster the study, advancement, and interchange of knowledge in the art and science of endodontics. Founded in 1971, the club began as an organizational meeting at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center Officers' Club for those interested in forming an endodontic study group in the Washington, D.C. area.  It was named in honor of the untimely death of Dr. Edward C. Penick, one of the club's founding members. Dr. Penick headed the endodontic department and was the director of the graduate program in endodontics at the Naval Dental School. He was also a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, an  Honorary member of the AAE, chair of the AAE Committee for Clinical Correlation of Research, and a nationally known clinician in endodontics serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology. Past presidents of this organization who have also served as AAE president include Drs. Charles J. Cunningham, Jeffrey Hutter, Edward M. Osetek and Joeseph I. Tenca. Dr. Law has presented his research at various scientific meetings and universities, and currently teaches continuing education courses at the University of Minnesota. He also serves as a director for the American Board of Endodontics and chair of the AAE Regenerative Endodontics Committee. Dr. Law has published several articles in scientific and clinical journals in addition to co-authoring two chapters in Pathways of the Pulp. For more information about the Club and its activities, visit www.penickstudyclub.com.

April 12, 2007.  The Excecutive Council voted to donate an additional $500 to the American Association of Endodontist's Foundation.  Accepting the check at the right is AAE Foundation Secretary, Dr. Paula Russo.  The grand total contributed to date is now $7,500.

February 23, 2006.  The Excecutive Council recommended to the membership that an additional $500 be donated to the American Association of Endodontist's Foundation.  The proposal carried unanimously.  The grand total contributed to date is now $7,000.

October 13, 2005  Membership at the October 2005 meeting votes to donate $500 to the American Association of Endodontists Foundation for the AAE Gulf Coast Relief Fund.  Pictured are Secretary Moss, President-Elect Smith, President Smyth, Treasurer Allemang and Program Chairman Tordik.

September 14, 2005  Executive Council votes to donate $500 to the American Dental Association Foundation for Hurricaine Katrina Relief.

February 10, 2005 Meeting - Membership votes unanimously to donate $500 to the ADA Foundation-sponsored Tsunami relief effort.

AAE COMMUNIQUE November/Decemeber 2004 Issue - Included in the Communique was a news release about the Edward C. Penick Study Club's $5000 contribution to the AAE Foundation as part of the launching of the fall campaign. The 2004-2005 officers of the Penick Study Club, pictured with AAE Foundation Secretary Paula Russo, from left to right: Drs. John Allemang-Treasurer; Langston Smith-Program Chairman; Gary Goodell-President; Dr. Russo; Patty Tordik-Secretary; and Robert Smyth-President-Elect. For further information go to http://www.aae.org/NR/rdonlyres/DA8F1E2A-5C70-4B41-9750-C94125E15E14/0/novdec04cmq.pdf

April 30, 2003.  The Executive Council voted at the Annual Session to donate $500 to the American Association of Endodontists Foundation via the AAE Alliance. 

December 20, 1996.  The Edward C. Penick Endodontic Study Club voted to donate $500 to the American Association of Endodontists Foundation at the December meeting.

April 18, 1996.  The membership of the Penick Study Club approved the donation of $500 to the American Association of Endodontists Foundation at the April meeting.