Press Contacts

Kim FitzSimmons

Kim FitzSimmons, MBA
Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Elisabeth Lisican

Elisabeth Lisican
Integrated Communications Manager


Rae Burach
Integrated Communications Specialist

General Info

AAE Headquarters
180 N. Stetson Ave., Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60601

800-872-3636 (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
or 312-266-7255

866-451-9020 (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
or 312-266-9867

Endodontic Facts

  • More than 15 million root canal procedures are performed every year
  • More than 41,000 root canals are performed each day
  • Endodontists perform 25 root canal treatments each week; general dentists perform fewer than 2
  • 45% of people have heard of a root canal specialist
  • Nearly half of people surveyed would prefer root canal treatment by a specialist
  • 89% of patients are satisfied after root canal treatment by an endodontist
  • Most people have strong, negative feelings about losing their teeth
  • Up to 15% of people in the U.S. avoid seeking dental care because of misconceptions and fears
  • 94% of dentists have positive or very positive perceptions of endodontists and the care they provide
  • General dentists refer about half of their root canal cases to an endodontist
  • 87% of general dentists say work performed by endodontists is worth the cost
  • 9 out of 10 dental educators would seek root canal treatment from an endodontist
  • 93% of dental educators believe that endodontists are an essential part of the dental health care team
  • 87% of dental educators consider endodontists a reliable and trustworthy resource in advanced dental technologies and leading-edge techniques in root canal treatment
  • There are 58 advanced specialty education programs in endodontics in the U.S. and Canada
  • 213 students graduated from an endodontic specialty program in 2016