CHICAGO – The American Association of Endodontists is pleased to announce its incoming board of directors, who were officially selected during the Association’s annual meeting known as AAE19 in Montréal earlier this month.

Keith V. Krell, D.D.S., M.S., M.A., will serve as the AAE’s President. Dr. Krell has been an endodontist for 38 years. He was a full time educator for 8 years at the University of Iowa and was in private practice in West Des Moines, Iowa for 29 years until he retired December 31,2017. He is still an adjunct clinical Professor in the department of Endodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry. He also works part-time at Broadlawns Hospital in the Dental Department treating Medicaid patients. In 1993, he retired from the United States Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel after 22 years of service. He is a past president of both the ABE and AAEF (now the Foundation for Endodontics).

Alan S. Law, D.D.S., Ph.D., will serve as vice president. Dr. Law received his Doctor of Dental Surgery and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, Iowa City, Iowa. He completed his Ph.D. with the Department of Pharmacology at the University of Iowa. Dr. Law has published several articles in scientific and clinical journals. He is in full–time practice in the Twin Cities with The Dental Specialists, a multi-specialty dental practice, and is an adjunct associate professor in the Division of Endodontics at the University of Minnesota.

Craig S. Hirschberg, D.D.S., will serve as secretary. He is the chair of the Department of Endodontics at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Hirschberg pursued his dental education at New York University College of Dentistry, where he earned his D.D.S. in 1980.

Paul A. Falcon, D.M.D., M.S., will represent District II. Dr. Falcon holds an undergraduate and master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from NJ Institute of Technology.   His dental training is from NJ Dental School (now Rutgers School of Dental Medicine) and he completed undergraduate studies in 1981 and Certificate in Endodontics in 1983. Dr Falcon was ABE certified in 1992.  He still maintains private part-time practice limited to endodontics and is director of the Advanced Specialty Education Program in Endodontics at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine.

Michael J. Mintz, D.D.S., will represent District IV. Dr. Mintz is an active member in many dental groups and societies. He is also an assistant professor of endodontics at the University of Illinois, College of Dentistry. He currently practices in Illinois and Indiana. Dr. Mintz attended Indiana University School of Dentistry and received his D.D.S. in 1986.

Bradley H. Gettleman, D.D.S., M.S., will represent District V. Dr. Gettleman earned his dental degree from the University of Missouri, in Kansas City. He finished his master’s degree and endodontic residency at the University of Minnesota. He has published numerous articles on endodontic therapy, and has a private practice in Arizona.

Kirk A. Coury, D.D.S., M.S., will represent District V. He attended Texas Tech University and received his D.D.S. degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1987. He received his Certificate in endodontics, and a master's degree in dentistry in 1990 from the University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston. Later that year, he opened his practice in Amarillo, Texas, as the first endodontist of the Panhandle area. In 1996, Dr. Coury and his partner Dr. James Douthitt formed Amarillo Endodontics. Dr. Coury is active in all levels of organized dentistry and currently serves as treasurer of the Foundation for Endodontics.

Kenneth B. Wiltbank, D.M.D., will represent District VI. Dr. Wiltbank attended dental school at the Oregon Health and Sciences University and graduated in the class of 1998. After seven years working in Beaverton/Tigard as a general dentist, he returned to school at the University of Texas, Health Sciences Center at San Antonio, where he completed a residency in endodontics (Class of 2007). He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics. He is a member of and volunteers in the American Association of Endodontists in the capacity of a representative to the American Dental Association’s Codes Maintenance Committee and to the American Association of Dental Consultants.



About the American Association of Endodontists The American Association of Endodontists, headquartered in Chicago, Ill., represents more than 8,000 members worldwide. Endodontics is one of nine 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