Faculty & Staff

SJ Clark

Stephen J. Clark, DMD

Professor & Director, Post-Doctoral Endodontics

Email: stephen.clark@louisville.edu
Office: (502) 852-1224

The Endodontics Graduate Program is directed by Dr. Stephen J. Clark. Dr. Clark received his DMD degree in 1972 from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and returned to complete his endodontics training there in 1975. He established his endodontics practice in Louisville, practicing full time for 23 years. Dr. Clark began teaching part time at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and became a full-time faculty member in 1998. He currently serves as Professor and Director of the Postgraduate Endodontics Program and Interim Associate Dean for Graduate Education and Faculty Affairs. Dr. Clark is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics and a Director of the American Association of Endodontics.


Ricardo Caicedo

Richard Caicedo, Doctor in Odontology

Associate Professor

Email: ri.caicedo@louisville.edu
Office: (502) 852-4004

Dr. Ricardo Caicedo received his Doctor in Odontology degree from the Colegio Odontologico Colombiano - University (UNICOC), Bogota, Colombia in 1979, and his certificate in Endodontics at the University of Louisville. He has served as Chair of the Endodontic Department and Director of the Graduate Endodontic Program at UNICOC, served as Dean there from 1996-99, and was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor.

He currently serves as Associate Professor with Tenure at the University of Louisville School Of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Association of Endodontics (AAE), International Federation of Endodontic Associations (IFEA), International Association of Dental Traumatology, Hispanic Dental Association and American Dental Education Association. He also serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Journal of Endodontics and International Dental Traumatology Journal.


Dr. Fotos

Peter Fotos, DMD

Email: pete.fotos@louisville.edu
Office:  (502) 852-2040

Dr. Fotos is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Dentistry, subsequently interning at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.  He enjoyed a 18 year full-time teaching career at West Virginia University and at the University of Iowa, retiring as a tenured Professor to complete residency training in Endodontics at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 1996. Since then, he has continued to teach on a part-time basis at the U of L, for the past 25 years while operating a private endodontic practice in Louisville.  He also holds Masters and Ph.D. degrees in Medical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, with both a research and clinical focus on the diagnosis and therapeutic management of dental and orofacial pain and disease. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Medicine, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, the International College of Dentists, a member of the American Association of Endodontics, OKU Dental, and Sigma Xi Science Honorary Societies.  His extracurricular interests include horticulture, classical piano, and international dental outreach projects.


Part-Time Faculty

  • Dr. Paul Abbott
  • Dr. Dan Barton
  • Dr. Chris Cook
  • Dr. Jennifer Kron
  • Dr. Anthony Leung
  • Dr. Mark Sakamaki
  • Dr. Scott Shuler
  • Dr. Jonathan Vlahos
  • Dr. Kelly Walker

Division Staff

  • RaDonna Reid - Executive Secretary
  • Janice Gentry - Graduate Endodontic Clinic
  • Wendy Spencer- Pre-doctoral Endodontic Clinic