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Member Spotlight: Say hello to Dr. Clay Gilbert

By AAE Community Manager HL Manager posted 10-02-2023 07:02 AM


We are proud to highlight active members of our AAE Connection Community

Say hello to Dr. @Clay Gilbert

Photo of Dr. Gilbert at his practice


I am the sole practitioner in my endodontic practice in Louisville, KY.  I have been practicing endo for 33 years. I plan to include a recent graduate in the practice soon.

Career Highlights:  

I went to dental school at the University of Florida and graduated in 1985.  I worked with a general practice in Gainesville for 2-3 years and did research at the university.

I was accepted into the University of Louisville Endodontic residency in 1988 and graduated in 1990.  I have practiced endo since then.

Why Endodontics: Experience in general dentistry, as well as shadowing a local endodontist, helped develop my interest in endo.

Best Piece of Career Advice: My advice for others would be to gain as much overall experience in dentistry (private practice or AGD program) before entering a residency.  The more experience the better!

Endo Challenge: The main challenge I have faced is learning to run a business, as I am not naturally gifted in this area! I have been blessed to have a loyal office manager who has helped me handle difficult business concerns.  Together we have become a team, and that has made a major difference in overcoming the stress that working in business entails.

Reason for Becoming an AAE member I enjoy being a member of AAE.  I am able to meet and learn from many others through reading their research or seeing them at dental meetings.

Fun Fact: On a different topic, my wife Sara and I are very eager to minister to the needs of others through a Christian ministry that meets in our home.  We have been blessed immensely, and we hope to make a difference in the lives of others who might benefit from our involvement.

Community Question: How should one define success over the course of a career in endodontics?

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