May 6, 2020
The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has announced that Dr. Alan Gluskin ’72, professor and vice chair of the Department of Endodontics at the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, will serve as its new president. AAE presidents serve one-year terms and are elected by Association stakeholders.
“I am honored to continue serving the AAE in my new role as its president,” said Dr. Gluskin, who has held other leadership roles with the organization, including serving on its board of directors. “The AAE is a superb organization of endodontists, their practice staff throughout the world and our own Association staff based in Chicago — all working to better the specialty and patient health. I am grateful to immediate past president Dr. Keith V. Krell for his contributions to the AAE and I look forward to leading the Association.”
Dr. Gluskin is a 1972 D.D.S. graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. Before receiving his Endodontic Certification from Temple University in Philadelphia in 1976, Dr. Gluskin spent two years as a general dentist. He has served the endodontic specialty in a variety of roles.
Dr. Gluskin served as one of the organizing authors on the AAE’s Endodontic Competency and Treatment Standards white papers. He is at present a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists. He is also a member of the American Dental Association, San Francisco Dental Society, and other societies. He has served on the Educational Affairs Committee and the Research and Scientific Affairs Committee of the AAE, as well as the Editorial Board of the Journal of Endodontics and as general chair for both AAE10 and AAE18. Additionally, he is the 2017 recipient of the University of the Pacific’s Eberhardt Teacher-Scholar Award and co-editor of the textbooks, Decision Making in Dental Treatment Planning and Practical Lessons in Endodontic Treatment.
Learn more about Dr. Gluskin in this profile on the AAE website.
Other Dugoni School faculty members were also recently selected for leadership positions at the AAE: Dr. Ken Tittle – AAE District VII (California) Board Member; Dr. Jonah Galicia – AAE Foundation Board Member; and Dr. Nava Fathi – AAE Foundation Secretary.
The AAE represents more than 8,000 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of 12 dental specialties formally recognized by the American Dental Association. The AAE, founded in 1943, is dedicated to excellence in the art and science of endodontics and to the highest standard of patient care.