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Glickman AAE president

GlickmanDr. Gerald Glickman, professor and chair of endodontics, took the reigns as president of the American Association of Endodontists at the group’s 2009 annual session in Orlando.

“It’s a true honor to see my years of commitment to endodontics culminate in this important position,” Glickman says. “I know that leading the AAE in the year ahead won’t be without challenges given today’s economic and competitive environment. It makes my presidential theme of ‘Access to Care’ all the more relevant.”

Glickman says access will be his top goal, leading the organization in methods to help patients who cannot receive care due to financial, structural or cultural barriers. Along with better access, he wants to strengthen what endodontists do best: help people save their natural teeth.

Glickman has been a member of the AAE since 1982 and a member of its executive committee since 2005. Long active in various leadership roles with the organization, he has contributed to many AAE committees addressing issues ranging from endodontic education to oral disease and systemic health.

His leadership extends to other dental organizations as well. He is a diplomate and past president of the American Board of Endodontics and a consultant for the American Dental Association’s Commission on Dental Accreditation. He serves on a number of editorial boards and is an associate editor of the Journal of Endodontics.

In March, Glickman was recognized with a Presidential Citation from the American Dental Education Association for his “passion for quality in dental education.”

Glickman received his dental degree from Ohio State University and his master’s degree and certificate in endodontics from Northwestern University in Chicago. He holds a master’s degree in microbiology from the University of Kentucky, a master’s degree in business administration from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a juris doctor degree from Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, Texas.