Gerald Brundo

Gerald C. Brundo, B.S., DDS, M.A., FACD
Professor Emeritus of Prosthodontics
Dean Emeritus

Gerald C. Brundo, DDS, M.A., FACD, served the School of Dentistry since 1984, then retired in 2015 as professor emeritus of prosthodontics and dean emeritus of the School of Dentistry. After two years in the U.S. Army and 14 years at UCLA, Brundo returned to his alma mater in 1984 when selected as dean of the School of Dentistry. He served as dean for 10 years and managed extensive building renovations, solved substantial financial challenges and started a significant program of research in the Dental School. Brundo was named dean emeritus in 1994 and, after a one-year sabbatical, returned to teaching and was promoted to professor emeritus in 2015.

He has published numerous research papers and is the recipient of several awards, including the Spirit of Compassion Award from Creighton’s dental senior class of 2014. He is a member of education and dental honor societies, a reviewer for the Journal of Dental Education and is a member of numerous associations and committees. At Creighton, he is a member of the Graybackers, the All-American Jaybackers, the School’s Dean’s Club, the Creighton Society, and serves on the School’s Dental Alumni Advisory Board.

  • B.S., Loyola University Los Angeles, 1965
  • DDS, Creighton University, 1969
  • M.A., California State University Los Angeles, 1974
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Honor Society in Dentistry, Creighton University, 1969
  • Scholarship Award, Xi Psi Phi Dental Fraternity, Creighton University, 1969
  • Excellence in Prosthodontics Award, School of Dentistry, Creighton University, 1969
  • Certificate of Honor, Educational Foundations, California State University, Los Angeles, 1974
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor from UCLA Dental Senior Class, 1974
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Honor Society in Education, 1975
  • Fellow, UCLA/USC Long Term Care Gerontology Center, 1981
  • Outstanding Leadership Award, Board of Trustees Marymount Schools Los Angeles, 1984
  • Dedication, Teaching, Friendship, Service Award, UCLA’s Dental Student Council, 1984
  • Outstanding Service as Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs, UCLA’s Dental Senior Class of 1984
  • Admiral, Great Navy of the State of Nebraska, 1984
  • Fellowship of the American College of Dentists (FACD), 1987
  • Commencement Address, UCLA School of Dentistry, 1989
  • Outstanding Service as Dean Award, Creighton’s Dental Alumni Advisory Board, 1994
  • Dean Emeritus of the School of Dentistry, Creighton University, 1994
  • Member, Most Outstanding Department Award, Creighton’s Dental Senior Classes of 1999, 2001 through 2012
  • Reviewer, Journal of Dental Education
  • Spirit of Compassion Award, Creighton’s Dental Senior Class of 2014
  • Professor Emeritus of Prosthodontics, Creighton University, 2015
  • Brundo, G.C., Benson, D., Ruhlman, D.: “A Group Practice Concept for Learning Comprehensive Patient Care.” Journal of the California Dental Association, 2:38-40, October 1974.
  • Brundo, G.C., Vig, R.G.: “Information for Denture Patient.” School of Dentistry, University of California, Los Angeles, January 1975.
  • Brundo, G.C.: “Statistical Interpretations in Dental Research.” Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, 23:19-21, Nov.-Dec., 1975.
  • Brundo, G.C.: “In-Service Teacher Training in Removable Prosthodontics.” Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 35:674-679, June 1976.
  • Brundo, G.C., Principal Editor: “Dental Clinic Operations Manual.” University of California, Los Angeles, February 1976.
  • Brundo, G.C.: “Learning Dentistry: From Dental ‘School’ to Dental Education.” Dental Survey, The Journal of Dental Practice 1977.
  • Brundo, G.C.: “Morale Apathetic.” Dental Survey, The Journal of Dental Practice, 53:62-63, December 1977.
  • Vig, R.G., Brundo, G.C.: “The Kinetics of Anterior Tooth Display.” Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 39:502-504, May 1978.
  • Vig, R.G., Brundo, G.C.: “The Kinetics of Anterior Tooth Display.” Dental and Oral Surgery Abstracts 1978.
  • Brundo, G.C.: “The Specialty of Administration.” Journal of the American Dental Association, 96:781-784, May 1978.
  • Brundo, G.C.: “A Group Practice Concept for Teaching Comprehensive Patient Care…A Five-Year Report.” Journal of the California Dental Association, 6:50-53, September 1978.
  • Watson, J.F., Brundo, G.C., Grenfell, J.: “Attitudinal Differences of Faculty and Students Regarding the Care of the Special (Handicapped) Patient in a Dental School Clinic.” Journal of the American Dental Association, 98:395-397, March 1979.
  • Watson, J.F., Brundo, G.C., Grenfell, J.: “Attitudinal Differences of Faculty and Students Regarding the Care of the Special (Handicapped) Patient in a Dental School Clinic.” Rehabilitation Literature, abstract, 40:175-176, May-June 1979.
  • Brundo, G.C., Lebherz, T.B.: “The Use of Dental Impression Materials in the Treatment of Vaginal Atresia.” Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, 27:25-26, September-October 1979.
  • Brundo, G.C., Contributing Editor, 1977-1980 in: Vig, R.G. and Kratochvil, F.J.: “Removable Prosthodontic Syllabus,” UCLA.
  • Brundo, G.C.: “The Impact of Declining Resources on Dental Education.” Journal of Dental Education, 45:661, October 1981.
  • Brundo, G.C., O’Brien, W.J.: “Characteristics Identified by Deans as Essential to Success.” Journal of Dental Education, 61:484-488, June 1997.
  • Brundo, G.C.: “Preparing to Be a Dean.” Journal of Dental Education, 64:430-432, June 2000.
  • Ward, K.A., Brundo, G.C., Nunn, ME, Wee, A.G.: “Current Practices of the 2012 antibiotic prophylaxis recommendations for orthopaedic implants in a Mid-West City.”International Journal of Health Sciences, May2015.
  • Wee, A.G., Weiss II, Robert O., Wichman, Chris S., Sukotjo, Cortino, Brundo, Gerald C.: “Characteristics Identified for Success by Restorative Dental Science Department Chairpersons,” Journal of Dental Education, 80:275-280, March 2016.