AAE launches Web site

Nov. 4, 2010
Site redesigned for easier navigation, enhanced content, and advanced community outlets.

CHICAGO, Illinois--The American Association of Endodontists has developed and launched a new Web site that offers more content and easier navigation for dental professionals, members, and patients.

The enhanced site’s home page at www.aae.org provides immediate access to the current issue of the Journal of Endodontics, features a calendar of U.S. and international endodontic events, offers current news from the AAE and other dental outlets, as well as links to various AAE communities. This includes RSS feeds, discussion forums, Facebook and YouTube. All pages in the site contain a link to the Find an Endodontist search engine.

Immediate Past President Dr. Gerald N. Glickman was the chair of the special committee that was charged by the AAE Board of Directors to create a site that would be more accessible.

“Internet usage has increased significantly in the past 10 years, and these improvements provide a wealth of free resources and continually updated information in an appealing, easy-to-use format,” Dr. Glickman explained.

The new site allows dental professionals to access numerous tools about the intricacies of endodontic treatment.

“We want to ensure through the new site structure that all of our audiences, particularly our general practitioner colleagues, are aware of the resources that the AAE has for them,” said AAE President Dr. Clara M. Spatafore.

By entering the Dental Professional section, general practitioners have a range of clinical tools at their fingertips, including current and past issues of the ENDODONTICS: Colleagues for Excellence newsletter, case assessment and referral tips, implant resources, and a speakers list for those interested in inviting an endodontist to present at a continuing education meeting.

As social media has taken on an important role in communication, the AAE site has incorporated several of these outlets, including RSS feeds that anyone can subscribe to, as well as the ability to share site links through networking pages such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Additionally, the association has launched a Facebook page and YouTube channel to further connect with the dental community. Discussion boards are available on the Web site for endodontists and general dentists to post questions or comments to their colleagues.

Visit the new www.aae.org to see these resources. Questions about the new site can be directed to [email protected].

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