Samuel R. Epley, DMD


Dr. Sam Epley joined the Endodontic Specialist team in October of 2007. A 1999 graduate of Michigan State University, Dr. Epley went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. A natural leader, Dr. Epley served as either Class President or Student Body President for each of his four years at Penn before attending Rutgers School of Dental Medicine (RSDM) for his specialty training in Endodontics. As an endodontic resident at RSDM, Dr. Epley became a member of the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) and served on both the Membership Insurance Committee and the New Practitioner and Resident Committee. Dr. Epley received his Certification in Endodontics from RSDM in 2005, and has practiced Endodontics in Pennsylvania and the metropolitan Detroit area. In June 2006, Dr. Epley’s research on the quality of new root canal filling materials was published in the Journal of Endodontics.

Dr. Epley is a dedicated practitioner who contributes to the practice by offering fresh ideas and a new perspective. He is committed to creating a kind and caring environment by individually tailoring the root canal experience to meet each patient’s need. He believes in providing the highest level of service to his patients, and utilizes his compassionate demeanor to put patients at ease and ensure comfort throughout the dental appointment.

“Patients experiencing the debilitating pain of a toothache require a soft touch and a careful hand. Helping them to be comfortable during this time requires compassion, kindness, and understanding. Seeing my patients smile when the experience surpasses their expectations is very satisfying to me.”

Dr. Epley enjoys spending time with his wife Tracey and their daughters Lilah, Madeleine, and Samantha. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys northern Michigan’s woods and lakes in his spare time.

Member in good standing

  • American Association of Endodontists
  • Michigan Association of Endodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association
  • Central District Dental Society – Past President