Foundation Provides Relief Grants to Endodontics Residents

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The Foundation for Endodontics, the philanthropic arm of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), is providing a one-time, $500 grant to each resident member of the AAE who is graduating in 2020. Applications will be available online through June 30.

This funding is meant 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.

The foundation’s leadership recognizes graduating residents as the future of endodontics and remains committed to ensuring that future in every way possible, the organization said. These residents are leaving their programs and beginning to navigate the job market.

Also, these residents are questioning whether they will graduate on time, if the time they were counting on is still viable, and what work will look like for them and their patients when they do get to practice, the foundation said.

Considering these and other unique challenges ahead for the class of 2020 and the next generation of endodontic practitioners going out into the world, the foundation says it 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.

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