Mark A. Latta, DMD, M.S., professor of general dentistry, was appointed dean in 2011. He served as the associate dean for research at Creighton University School of Dentistry from 1995-2011.
He personally has been awarded more than 120 research grants on prosthetic dental restorative materials, adhesives and bonding and dental material clinical trials. A speaker and lecturer of international renown, he has published more than 80 manuscripts and 200 abstracts and presented at numerous state and national dental association meetings and throughout the world. Prior to joining Creighton, Latta served as director of Research and Development for the Trubyte Division of Dentsply International, York, Penn. During his industrial career, he contributed to or was responsible for more than 20 new dental product introductions and is an inventor or co-inventor of numerous patents.
Dr. Latta, a fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists, is also a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national honorary dental society. He has also served as president of the Dental Materials Group and the International Association for Dental Research.
- A.B., Chemistry, Lafayette College, 1978
- M.S., Oral Biology, University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, 1995
- D.M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 1983
- Certificate, General Practice Residency in Dentistry, York Hospital Department of Dentistry, 1984