Clark Morris, DDS
Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
There are so many things that I love about my work as a pediatric dentist. For one, I love to be goofy and silly, and to see children smile. I feel an innate desire to serve others and providing children and their caregivers a service that fulfills their healthcare needs is what excites me most.
I strive to help each child to navigate his or her journey through what can sometimes be challenging and stressful yet fun, rewarding, and formative experiences, sometimes all at once, in pursuit of health.
I chose dentistry as a means of serving others. I have been gifted a steady hand and calm demeanor that allows me to practice safe and compassionate dentistry for children. For all these reasons, I am grateful to have found a profession that works to my strengths and is incredibly rewarding.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor’s Degree – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry – Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital of Richmond
Right after college, I received on-the-job training as a dental assistant in the pediatric department at UNC School of Dentistry, working directly with skilled dental professionals and specifically with kids. After four years of general dental education at UNC, I decided to specialize in pediatric dentistry through a two-year program at Bon Secours Hospital in Richmond, VA. One year after that, I voluntarily pursued board certification in pediatric dentistry, and to this day, I am a member of local, regional, and national associations such as the Wake County Pediatric Study Club, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
In the healthcare industry, one size does not fit all. That’s why staying on top of best practices and learning about emerging techniques and materials is so important to me—it allows me to confidently and comprehensively offer tell a caregiver, “I want to set up your child for success. Options one and two have proven successful for most of our patients, but option three might be even better for your child’s unique circumstance, and here’s why.” Without continuing education, I would not be able to provide care for children in a truly comprehensive manner.
- American Academy of Pediatrics
- American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Dental Society
- Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society
- Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
Outside the Office
My wife Michelle and I have been together for 13 years and married for eight. We have two children; our daughter is three and a half, our son is two, and we are expecting our third child in April 2020.
Away from work, I can most likely be found exploring Raleigh with my family. I also enjoy cooking, home brewing, music, learning new things, and staying active.