The Italian Academy of Endodontics (AIE) is a scientific society affiliated to the CIC, founded in 1993 with the purpose of bringing to the general dentists the scientific and clinical experience of a qualified pool of clinicians and raising the average level of knowledge of the general dentist within Endodontics and beyond. The Founders of the Academy are Gianfranco Vignoletti, Nicola Perrini, Carlo Marin and Amedeo Zerbinati. The target of the Italian Academy of Endodontics is to reach those dentists who want to upgrade their cultural level and to critically discuss on the state of the art of Endodontology as a fundamental component of a multidisciplinary treatment plan. The philosophical belief that guides AIE is that a clinician is probably able to better understand and share the clinical needs of another clinician. After more than 20 years the Academy continues on this path, organising congresses and courses in which the clinical and practical sessions based on the current evidence are predominant and Endodontics is related with all the other dental specialties. Thanks to the collaboration with other prestigious Scientific Associations, the clinical problematic of endodontic origin represents only the starting point to address aspects related to other branches, thus providing participants with the opportunity to have a complete and comprehensive vision. Today, many endodontists Active Members of the Academy, share their clinical experience and scientific background and continue their mission in increasing the training of dentists, especially young people, enhancing the acquisition of basic and advanced concepts in the Endodontic field and promoting a critical and constructive clinical debate. The atmosphere inside the Academy is friendly, informal and absolutely free from any constraint.