Dr. Clancy joined the US Air Force as a staff prosthodontist in 1980. In 1984, he went into private practice in Orlando, Florida. In 1986, Dr. Clancy joined the faculty at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.
Dr. Clancy is co-director of the junior prosthodontic clerkship and he assists with directing the preclinical removable prosthodontic course as well as the prosthodontic graduate program.
Dr. Clancy participates in the College of Dentistry's faculty practice and provides prosthodontic consults for Family Dentistry two half days a week.
Dr. Clancy's research includes analysis of physical properties of dental materials, epidemiology and demographics of implant patient populations, and computer-assisted simulations for dental education.
Dr. Clancy is a member of the American Prosthodontic Society, the American College of Prosthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Federation of Prosthodontic Organizations, the University District Dental Society, the Iowa Dental Association, and the Johnson County Dental Society.He is on the Executive Counsel of the American Prosthodontic Association.