John E. Clary, D.D.S was born and raised in Eldora, IA. Dr. Clary graduated from the University of Iowa with degrees in General Science and Psychology. Following graduate work in Microbiology he then went on to earn his DDS from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1978. Following graduation, Dr. Clary completed a General Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Hospital in Iowa City. He then moved to Ames, IA and started Expressions Dental in 1979. He joined AppleWhite Dental Partners on September 1st, 2011.

During his years as a successful dentist Dr. Clary has conducted numerous seminars and focus groups in the area of dental practice management and exploring the relationship between quality of management and quality of care. He has also conducted hands-on seminars designed to promote clinical improvement by increasing the emphasis on quality diagnosis and treatment planning. With his many accomplishments combined with 33 years of successful dentistry AppleWhite Dental Partner’s named Dr. Clary the Director of Professional Development in October 2012. He is responsible for helping our doctors grow professionally and provide learning opportunities.

Dr. Clary is a member of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration, Academy of General Dentistry, Iowa Dental Association, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, International College of Dentists and many more organizations. In addition to his professional memberships Dr. Clary has also been involved with the Story County Chapter of American Cancer Society, Gilbert Education Foundation Board of Trustees, Ames Chamber of Commerce, Rotary International and many more activities in his local community. Dr. John Clary resides in Ames with his wife Nancy.