Dr. William H. Clem Dentist, teacher

July 02, 1992

Services for Dr. William H. Clem, a dentist who taught at the University of Maryland Dental School from 1983 to 1988, will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Ruck-Towson Funeral Home, 1050 York Road.

Dr. Clem, who was 69, died Monday of a heart attack at his Towson home.

Before moving to Maryland in 1983, Dr. Clem practiced in Chicago. Since giving up his Baltimore practice last year, he had worked part time for the Wyman Park Dental Health System.

The native of Champagne, Ill., was a graduate of Decatur High School and Millikin University, both in Decatur, Ill., and Northwestern University Dental School in Chicago.

He served as a dentist with the Air Force on Okinawa from 1956 to 1959.

After a brief practice in Waukegan, Ill., he earned a master's degree in endodontics and oral microbiology from the University of Washington.

During his career, he had taught at the University of Washington, University of Illinois and Northwestern University as well as the University of Maryland.

From 1982 to 1986 he was director of the American Board of Endodontics, and from 1986 to 1991 was consultant on the Northeast Regional Board of Endodontics. He was a diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.

His professional memberships included the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontics, International Association for Dental Research, American Society for Micro-Biology and Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity.

Until a few years ago, Dr. Clem had enjoyed flying his own plane. He also enjoyed skiing and tennis.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, the former Nancy Ellen Black; a daughter, Amy Elizabeth Clem of Timonium; and a son, Eric Scott Clem of Alexandria, Va.

The family suggested memorials donations to the Northwestern University Dental School, care of Dean Norman H. Olsen, 240 E. Huron St., Chicago, Ill. 60611.

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