Dr. John S. Olmsted has been active in practice, teaching, lecturing, and professional dental organizations for the past 45 years. He is emeritus in a large group endodontic practice in Greensboro,...
Dr. John S. Olmsted has been active in practice, teaching, lecturing, and professional dental organizations for the past 45 years. He is emeritus in a large group endodontic practice in Greensboro, North Carolina with Dr. Hal W. Mohorn, Jr., Dr. Steven G. Mohorn, Dr. Ken Morgan, Jr., Dr. Matthew Baird, Dr. Will Stanley, Dr. Leslie Malueg, Dr. Nathan Horowitz, Dr. H. Wayne Mohorn, Sr. (emeritus), Dr. Stuart B. Fountain (emeritus), and Dr. Dennis L. Torney (emeritus).
John received his DDS from the University of Iowa in 1975 and was awarded OKU. He earned his MS from the University of North Carolina in 1977 and is currently a part-time Clinical Professor in Endodontics at the University of North Carolina and the University of Iowa. He is certified by the American Board of Endodontics and obtained his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 1984, Fellowship in the International College of Dentists (FICD) in 1989, Fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy in 1993, and Fellowship in the American College of Dentists (FACD) in 1995.
Dr. John Olmsted has presented over 570 days of lectures, seminars, workshops in 48 states at multiple dental schools, state, regional, national dental meetings; with presentations and travels to 62 international destinations. John is Past-President for the High Point Dental Society; the Guilford County Dental Society; the Dental Foundation of North Carolina; the Tar Heel Endodontic Association; the Southern Endodontic Study Group (300 endodontists in the Southeast); Vice-President of the North Carolina Dental Society; 16th District Regent for International College of Dentists; International President of SCADA (Student Clinician's of the American Dental Association); Program Chairperson for ADA San Francisco 2003 (49,000 attendees)’ General Chairperson for ADA Orlando 2004 (33,000 attendees.); and Past-President for American Association of Endodontists.
His wife, Frankie, a native of Williamsburg, Iowa, owns her own dental lab in Greensboro. They have a 38-year-old son, Matthew, an orthodontist in Oak Ridge, NC; and a 36-year-old daughter, Courtney, a general surgeon at Copley Hospital near Stowe, Vermont. John enjoys sharing time with his family backpacking, water and snow skiing, diving, playing tennis, golf, and traveling.
John enjoys being able to utilize and share the cutting edge technology of new Komet rotary and reciprocation instrumentation and the new obturation techniques. Komet USA representatives are most knowledgeable and attentive to clinical support of dentists, endodontists, and educators to help all of us provide excellent and efficient care for our patients.
Favorite Komet USA Product
The new Procodile file is one of the most flexible, safe, and efficient endodontic instruments. The new design of variably-tapered nickel titanium core with double-S cross-section and a larger chip space, all contribute to these three qualities. The Procodile files are Dr. Olmsted’s favorite Komet USA product.
The Future of Dentistry
The future of dentistry, and of endodontics, is expected to be more innovative driven with multiple choices of new technology. Artificial intelligence for collaboration to help with diagnosis and differentiation of oral facial pain; new anesthetic and sedation techniques; three-dimensional guiding of access and location of canals; cutting edge rotary and reciprocation Procodile instruments; negative apical pressure irrigation of canals; gutta percha and improved bio-ceramic sealer for better obturation; continual improvements with coronal restorations for endodontic treated teeth; all contribute to the excellent and compassionate care for our patients. The future of the profession dentistry is extremely bright.