Stephen J. Clark








Name: Stephen J. Clark, DMD

Title: Director, Postgraduate Endodontics

Current Position: Associate Professor

Phone:  502-852-1224

Fax: 502-852-3333



Background (includes education):

1966-1968                          Western Kentucky University

1968-1972                          University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, DMD degree

1973-1975                          University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Residency in Endodontics,   Certificate Program

1975-2008                   Endodontic Private Practice, Louisville, KY

Licensure:   Kentucky: License

Kentucky: Endodontic Specialty License



Faculty Practice Location:

401 E. Chestnut Street, Suite 550

Louisville, KY  40202


Research Interests:

Success of Endodontic Therapy

Diagnosis and Treatment of the Cracked Tooth

Perio-Endo Problems

Teaching Activities:

Course Director

Endodontics II            , 1998-2003, 2006-present

Post-graduate Multi-disciplinary Seminars, 2005-present

Literature Review with Endodontic Residents, 2001-present

Case Review with Endodontic Residents, 2001-present


Course Participation

Senior Selective in Endodontics, 1998-2001, 2006-present

Endodontics I, 2004-present



Post-Graduate Affairs Advisory Committee, 2001- present

Chair: 2004- present


Faculty Personnel Committee                         2005-present


American Board of Endodontics

Diplomate                                           2001-present

Director                                               2007-present



Honors and Awards:


  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon membership, 2002- present
  • Edward M. Osetek Educator Award. American Association of Endodontists Annual Session presented May 7, 2004 in Anaheim, California
  • Induction into The Delphi Society, Alpha Chapter at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, November 17, 2004.
  • Nominated as a “Faculty Favorite” in the Delphi Center’s Celebration of Teaching and Learning. October, 2007.



Publications (Last 5 years):

Caicedo, R., Clark, S.J., Rozo L., Fullmer, J. Guidelines for Access Cavity Preparation in Endodontics. Dental CE Digest. Vol. 3 (2):13-20, 2006.


Caicedo, R., Clark, S.J. Modern Perspectives in Root Canal Obturation. Dental CE Digest. Vol. 4: 1-12, 2007.

Reprinted in Endodontic Practice pg 23-32, April, 2009


Farman, A.G., Clark, S.J. Panoramic Radiology: Endodontic Considerations. Chapter 12 in Panoramic Radiology: Seminars on Maxillofacial Imaging and Interpretation. Farman, A.G., Editor. Pgs. 133-142. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2007.


Journal Articles (Last Five Years):


Dominici, J.T., Clark, S.J., Scheetz, J., Eleazer, P.D. Analysis of Heat Generation Using Ultrasonic Vibration for Post Removal. Journal of Endodontics. 2005(31):301-03.


Ramamurthy, R., Scheetz, J.P., Clark, S.J., Farman, A.G. Effects of Imaging System and Exposure on Accurate Detection of the Second Mesio-buccal Canal in Maxillary Molar Teeth. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2006;102(6):796-802.


Beckstrom, B.W., Horsley, S.H., Scheetz, J.P., Khan, Z., Silveira, A.M., Clark, S.J., Greenwell, H., Farman, A.G. Correlation Between Carotid Area Calcifications and Periodontitis: A Retrospective Study of Digital Panoramic Radiographic Findings in Pretreatment Cancer Patients. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod 2007; 103:359-66.


Ross C, Scheetz J, Crim G, Caicedo R, Morelli J, Clark SJ:  Variables affecting endodontic recall.  Int Endo J 42:214-219, 2009.


Horsley, SH, Beckstrom B, Clark SJ, Scheetz, JP, Khah Z, Farman AG:  Prevalence of ccarotid and pulp calcifications:  a correlation using digital panoramic radiographs.  International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.  4(3):169-73, 2009.


Caicedo R, Clark SJ:  Modern Perspectives in Root Canal Obturation.  Endodontic Practice.  23-32, April, 2009.


Farman AG, Sauer J, Garladinne-Neithi L, Clark SJ, Scarfe WC.  A Brief History of Maxillofacial Cone Beam Computed Tomography with Special Attention to Safety Considerations.  eDentico. Polish & English Journal for Dentists.  2(22)/09:110-124, 2009.


Support Staff:

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