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AAE Installs Dr. Natasha Flake as New President

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CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) announced Natasha M. Flake, D.D.S., Ph.D., M.S.D., as its new President during its annual meeting in Los Angeles. The AAE represents thousands of dental specialists known as endodontists who save patients’ natural teeth and relieve their pain by performing root canal treatment.

Natasha M. Flake is a Professor in the Department of Endodontics at the University of Washington School of Dentistry, where she has been the Director of Predoctoral Endodontics since 2009. Dr. Flake is also the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs at the school. Dr. Flake earned a BS in Biological Sciences from the University of Missouri, a DDS and PhD in neuroscience from the University of Maryland, and an MSD and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Washington.

Her academic interests include mechanisms of pain, endodontic outcomes, and oral health care for rural and underserved populations. Dr. Flake has been honored locally and nationally for her teaching. She is a past recipient of the Endodontic Educator Fellowship Award from the AAE Foundation and the Edward M. Osetek Educator Award from the AAE. Dr. Flake is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. She resides in Seattle, Washington with her spouse and three children.

Dr. Flake assumed her new role with the AAE during the General Assembly event and will serve for one year.

About the American Association of Endodontists

The AAE is headquartered in Chicago and 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. The Association inspires its members to pursue professional advancement and personal fulfillment through education, research, advocacy, leadership, communication and service. For more information about the AAE, visit the Association's website at aae.org. For more patient focused information, visit aae.org/patients.

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