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 Adams School of Dentistry
- 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.
Continuing to learn about best practices in pediatric dentistry is critical to our mission to provide the best clinical services and professional experience for our patient families. Like many things in healthcare, technology and techniques are constantly being reevaluated, and it's my job as a healthcare provider to make sure we offer the best options to each unique patient. I consider myself, our staff, and our Raleigh community to be especially fortunate to work alongside with my partner, Dr. Johnson, who sets the highest of standards for all board-certified pediatric dentists across the counry through her role on the Board.
- 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 and I have been together since college, and we have three young children: our daughter started kindergarten in 2021 (go Cougars!), our middle son is a four-nager, and we welcomed a baby boy at the start of the pandemic in April 2020.
Away from work, I can most likely be found exploring Raleigh parks with my family. I also enjoy cooking, home brewing, playing the guitar, reading, and staying active. If you see me out and about, please say hi!