Dr. Samuel Kratchman

Dr. Sam Kratchman was born and raised in New York. He received both a B.S. in Biology and a D.M.D. from Tufts University in Boston. Sam then entered The University of Pennsylvania, where he received a Certificate of Endodontics.

A prominent leader in his field, Dr. Kratchman currently teaches at U. Penn as an Associate Professor of Endodontics, and he is the Assistant Director of Graduate Endodontics, in charge of the microsurgical portion of the program. He frequently lectures on several Endodontic topics throughout the United States, Europe, South America, Canada and Asia.

Dr. Kratchman has authored several articles and chapters on Endodontics, and has co-authored the textbook of Endodontic Microsurgery with Dr. Kim in 2017. He also developed a patented instrument called the S Kondenser for the obturation of root canals. Both Main Line Today and Doctor of Dentistry magazines honored Dr. Kratchman as the cover story for their "Best of" issues.

Can you recall a memorable experience with a patient you helped?

I did an emergency root canal on a fellow dentist who was leaving for Hawaii. Soon after, he called me from the beach to say how happy he was that he could enjoy his vacation.

What is the best part of your practice?

Being able to consult with my partners and discuss difficult cases with them.

What is a fun fact about you?

I married my high school sweetheart, Amy. Our family, including daughter Devon and son Zac, loves to take trips together, including African safaris and RV vacations through the U.S. National Parks.

I am also a professional bartender and recently mixed a round of drinks at my nephew's wedding.

Dr. Sam Kratchman