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Joseph M. Morelli

 Name: Joseph M. Morelli, DDS, MEd

Title: Associate Professor
Current Position: Course Director, Junior Clinical Endodontics, Course Director, Senior Clinical Endodontics, Course Director, Endodontics II
Phone: (502) 852-7376

Fax:  (502) 852-3333



  • Bachelor of Science, Boston College
  • DDS, Loyola  School of Dentistry, Chicago


  • Master of Education, Boston University
  • Postdoctoral Endodontics, Tufts School of Dentistry, Boston
  • Two years US Navy Dental Officer
  • Sixteen years General Practice in the greater Boston area
  • Endodontic Specialty Practice sixteen years in greater Boston and Bowling Green, KY

Faculty Practice

U of L Health Care Outpatient Center
401 East Chestnut, Suite 550
Louisville, KY  40202

Research Interests

 Pain control; Endodontic Emergencies
Teaching Activities

  • Course Director
  • Junior Clinical Endodontics/PEDH 818-56
  • Senior Clinical Endodontic/PEDH 817-58
  • Junior Clinical Endodontics/PEDH 813-78

Course Participation

  • Senior Selective, Endodontic Emergencies
  • Endodontics II, Pharmacology Part I
  • Endodontics II, Pharmacology Part II
  • Senior Selective, Endodontic Pharmacology
  • Sophomore Endodontics, Periapical Pathology
  • Sophomore Endodontics, Emergency Treatment in Endodontics
  • Junior Orientation, Endodontics
  • Endodontics II, Endodontic Emergencies
  • Literature Review, Group Leader (as needed in Director’s absence)

Current Projects

Testing two new products:  Roeko’s Canal Brush and Ruddle’s Sonic Activator


  • Member University of Louisville Community Band
  • Member Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • Member Knights of Columbus
  • Instructor KY concealed carry pistol course

Honors and Awards
Diplomate, American Board of Endodontics

Omicron Kappa Upsilon membership, 2004-present

Support Staff
Jennifer Baker, Administrative Assistant (502-852-1318)


  •  A Comparison of the Effects of Sterilization on the Torsional Properties of ProTaper, ProFile and K3 Endodontic Files.
  • Comparison of Endodontic Irrigants Assisted by Mechanical Brushing of Canal Walls
  • In Vitro Detection of Mesiobuccal Canals in Maxillary Molar Cross-Sections Using Four Different Isotropic Voxel Dimensions.
    nate Immune Cells is Negatively Regulated by GSK3-β. J Immunol. 2008 Nov 15;181(10):6797-802.


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