John Sturdevant , DDS

Clinical Associate Professor


  • DDS, UNC Adams School of Dentistry, 1979


John Sturdevant is an associate professor of operative dentistry at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. He has been a faculty member at the School of Dentistry since 1979. He has published his laboratory and clinical research in over 70 journal articles and abstracts. He has also published several book chapters and teaching manuals. He has participated in over 20 grants relating to dental materials from NIH-NIDR and industry. He is the course director for dental anatomy, and teaches clinical restorative dentistry in all four years of the dental curriculum. During this time he has received eight faculty appreciation awards from dental classes.

Sturdevant is a member of such organizations as: Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Academy of Dental Materials, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the International and American Associations for dental research, and the Conference of Operative Dentistry Education. He is a reviewer for the ADA Journal, Dental Materials, Quintessence International, and the Journal of Dentistry. He is co-editor of the Art and Science of Operative Dentistry.

Sturdevant received a Dental Faculty Development Fellowship from the American Fund for Dental Health, allowing him to work with David Pashley at the Medical College of Georgia on Dentin physiology and dentin bonding. His current research concentrates on measuring the performance and longevity of posterior composite resins, dental ceramics, and dentin adhesives.