Faculty

Expertise, Leadership and Dedication.

Dentists treating dental patient

At Creighton School of Dentistry, our faculty members are exceptional teachers dedicated to our mission and vision. They approach student education with a spirit of collaboration that creates a cohesive learning experience.

Our faculty has expertise in all of the specialty areas of dentistry; 93 percent of our specialists are board certified. All instructors are dedicated practitioners and many are cutting-edge researchers, who are eager to inspire students. Creighton embraces the principle that leading by example instills the values that are the hallmarks of Creighton dentists: competence, care, and compassion.

Full-Time Faculty Directory

We’ve organized our full-time faculty members’ information by department and,  in addition, listed each of them below alphabetically. All part-time faculty information can be found within the departments.

Anne S. Aiello, BS, DMD, MS

Anne S. Aiello, BS, DMD, MS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Pediatric Dentistry

asa96117@creighton.edu

402.280.5047

Ashley N. Aubry, RDH, MA

Ashley N. Aubry, RDH, MA

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

ana08001@creighton.edu

402.280.5041

Laura C. Barritt, BS, PhD

Laura C. Barritt, BS, PhD

Professor

School of Dentistry

lcb56171@creighton.edu

402.280.5212

Thomas J. Beeson, DDS

Thomas J. Beeson, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Diplomate American Board of Endodontic 1999

tjb31225@creighton.edu

402.280.5089

Thomas P. Berry, BS, DDS

Thomas P. Berry, BS, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

tpb47414@creighton.edu

402.280.5103

Joseph M. Bolil, DDS

Joseph M. Bolil, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Special interest in sleep apnea and airway issues

joebolil@creighton.edu

402.280.4237

Laura E. Brown, DDS, MS

Laura E. Brown, DDS, MS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Diplomate American Board of Periodontology, 2007

laurabrown1@creighton.edu

402.280.1159

Michael J. Carlisle, DDS

Michael J. Carlisle, DDS

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

mjc24367@creighton.edu

William G. Carney, DDS

William G. Carney, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

wgc68286@creighton.edu

402.280.4179

W. Thomas Cavel, DDS

W. Thomas Cavel, DDS

Adjunct Professor

School of Dentistry

wtc76415@creighton.edu

402.280.5078

D.  R. Cerutis, BS, PhD

D. R. Cerutis, BS, PhD

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

drc05835@creighton.edu

402.280.5033

Hardeep K. Chehal, BSC, BDS, DDS

Hardeep K. Chehal, BSC, BDS, DDS

Professor

School of Dentistry

hkc60682@creighton.edu

Patricia A. Cherney, RDH, BA

Patricia A. Cherney, RDH, BA

Adjunct Instructor

School of Dentistry

patriciacherney@creighton.edu

Jeff F. Clarke, DDS

Jeff F. Clarke, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

jeffclarke@creighton.edu

402.280.4352

Stephani J. Dale, DDS

Stephani J. Dale, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

sjh52692@creighton.edu

402.280.4519

Gregory L. Davis, BA, DDS

Gregory L. Davis, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics

gld88755@creighton.edu

402.280.3406

Michelle Doughty, RDH, BS

Michelle Doughty, RDH, BS

Adjunct Instructor

School of Dentistry

michelledoughty@creighton.edu

Timothy M. Durham, BS, DDS, MPA

Timothy M. Durham, BS, DDS, MPA

Professor

School of Dentistry

 tmd42455@creighton.edu

402.280.5023

Najmeh S. Esmaeilnejadganji, DMD

Najmeh S. Esmaeilnejadganji, DMD

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Periodontics

najmehsadatesmaeilnejadganji@creighton.edu

402.280.5113

Mark D. Essner, BS, DDS

Mark D. Essner, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Endodontics

mes37532@creighton.edu

Jodi R. Fleissner, RDH, BS

Jodi R. Fleissner, RDH, BS

Adjunct Instructor

School of Dentistry

jodifleissner1@creighton.edu

Joseph V. Franco, Jr., BA, DDS

Joseph V. Franco, Jr., BA, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

jfr16381@creighton.edu

402.280.5124

Kelly A. Gould, MPH, RDH

Kelly A. Gould, MPH, RDH

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

kgo83073@creighton.edu

402.280.5006

Jerome F. Gradoville, DDS

Jerome F. Gradoville, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

jfg29382@creighton.edu

Barbara M. Harris, MSW, PhD

Barbara M. Harris, MSW, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Mindful-Wellbeing

bmh71383@creighton.edu

402.280.2081

Laura E. Harris-Vieyra, BS, DDS

Laura E. Harris-Vieyra, BS, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Periodontics (Specialist)

lhm33497@creighton.edu

402.280.5053

Jennifer A. Hasslen, BA, DDS

Jennifer A. Hasslen, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

jaj83380@creighton.edu

402.280.5279

Ashley L. Hauger, DDS

Ashley L. Hauger, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

ashleyhauger@creighton.edu

Jose L. Ibarrola, CD, MS, DDS

Jose L. Ibarrola, CD, MS, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Certificate in Endodontics Marquette University 1984

jli44887@creighton.edu

402.280.5008

Margaret A. Jergenson, BS, DDS

Margaret A. Jergenson, BS, DDS

Professor

School of Dentistry

maj94668@creighton.edu

402.280.5057

Christine Keith, DDS

Christine Keith, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

christinekeith@creighton.edu

James A. Kelly, DDS, MS, MBA, MPH

James A. Kelly, DDS, MS, MBA, MPH

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics

jak52937@creighton.edu

402.280.3404

William P. Kelsey, III, DDS

William P. Kelsey, III, DDS

Professor

School of Dentistry

wpk11886@creighton.edu

402.280.5093

Michael E. Knauss, DDS

Michael E. Knauss, DDS

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

michaelknauss@creighton.edu

Tod A. Knopik, DDS

Tod A. Knopik, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

tak85216@creighton.edu

Christine S. Knudson, RDH, BS

Christine S. Knudson, RDH, BS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Dental Hygiene

csw81500@creighton.edu

402.280.5085

Hyuk Sang Kwon, DDS, MS

Hyuk Sang Kwon, DDS, MS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

HyuksangKwon@creighton.edu

Melissa S. Lang, BS, MS, DDS

Melissa S. Lang, BS, MS, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Periodontics

msm89504@creighton.edu

402.280.5085

Terry F. Lanphier, BS, DDS, MBA

Terry F. Lanphier, BS, DDS, MBA

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

tfl36381@creighton.edu

402.280.5614

Mark A. Latta, DMD, MS

Mark A. Latta, DMD, MS

Professor

School of Dentistry

  • General Practice Residency 1983-1984

mal13216@creighton.edu

402.280.5061

Kelly M. Leonard, RDH

Kelly M. Leonard, RDH

Adjunct Instructor

School of Dentistry

kellyleonard1@creighton.edu

Jared R. Little, BA, DDS

Jared R. Little, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

jrl02400@creighton.edu

402.280.5643

Douglas J. MacDougall, DMD

Douglas J. MacDougall, DMD

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

dougmacdougall@creighton.edu

Mark D. Markham, BA, DDS

Mark D. Markham, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

mdm94871@creighton.edu

402.280.4840

Luke F. Matranga, DDS, MS

Luke F. Matranga, DDS, MS

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

lfm08886@creighton.edu

402.280.4556

Kirstin T. McCarville, DDS, MS

Kirstin T. McCarville, DDS, MS

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

ktm93408@creighton.edu

402.280.5602

Kimberly K. McFarland, BA, DDS, MHSA

Kimberly K. McFarland, BA, DDS, MHSA

Professor

School of Dentistry

kkm40774@creighton.edu

402.280.4529

Archana P. Meethil, BDS, MDS, MDSc

Archana P. Meethil, BDS, MDS, MDSc

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

apm11391@creighton.edu

Thomas R. Meng, Junior, BA, DDS

Thomas R. Meng, Junior, BA, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics

trm26636@creighton.edu

402.280.5083

Takanari Miyamoto, DDS, CAGS, MSD, PhD

Takanari Miyamoto, DDS, CAGS, MSD, PhD

Special Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Periodontics

tmi93937@creighton.edu

402.280.5086

Carol M. Murdock, BA, MBA, DDS

Carol M. Murdock, BA, MBA, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • General Dentistry

cmm66753@creighton.edu

402.280.5271

William T. Naughton, BA, DDS

William T. Naughton, BA, DDS

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • General Dentistry

wtn64986@creighton.edu

402.280.4565

Neil S. Norton, BA, PhD

Neil S. Norton, BA, PhD

Professor

School of Dentistry

denschadm@creighton.edu

402.280.5002

Martha E. Nunn, DDS, PhD

Martha E. Nunn, DDS, PhD

Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Biostatistics

men98252@creighton.edu

402.280.5262

Barbara J. O'Kane, BS, MS, PhD

Barbara J. O'Kane, BS, MS, PhD

Professor

School of Dentistry

bjo99801@creighton.edu

402.280.5029

James D. O'Meara, BA, DDS

James D. O'Meara, BA, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

jdo37166@creighton.edu

402.280.3420

Colette O'Meara-McKinney

Colette O'Meara-McKinney

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

ColetteOMeara-McKinney@creighton.edu

Niranzena Panneer Selvam, MDS

Niranzena Panneer Selvam, MDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

niransenapanneerselvam@creighton.edu

Randi Peterson, RDH

Randi Peterson, RDH

Adjunct Instructor

School of Dentistry

randipeterson@creighton.edu

John H. Purk, DDS, MS, PhD

John H. Purk, DDS, MS, PhD

Professor

School of Dentistry

johnpurk@creighton.edu

402.280.4579

Scott M. Radniecki, BS, DDS

Scott M. Radniecki, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

smr62814@creighton.edu

402.280.5069

Todd M. Rajchel, DDS

Todd M. Rajchel, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

toddrajchel@creighton.edu

Sonia M. Rocha-Sanchez, BS, MS, PhD, MBA

Sonia M. Rocha-Sanchez, BS, MS, PhD, MBA

Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Master in Business Administration (MBA)

sar07173@creighton.edu

402.280.5098

Cynthia C. Russell, BS, DDS

Cynthia C. Russell, BS, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

ccr04684@creighton.edu

402.280.5642

Greg S. Samuelson, DDS

Greg S. Samuelson, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

gss74671@creighton.edu

Donal D. Scheidel, DDS

Donal D. Scheidel, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

dds03421@creighton.edu

402.280.5229

Teryn B. Sedillo, DDS

Teryn B. Sedillo, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Geriatrics and Special Care

terynsedillo@creighton.edu

402.280.5001

R. Scott Shaddy, DDS

R. Scott Shaddy, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

rss91853@creighton.edu

402.280.5226

James L. Sheets, BA, DDS

James L. Sheets, BA, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics

jls63680@creighton.edu

402.280.5635

Kimberly A. Simmen-Hiipakka, DDS

Kimberly A. Simmen-Hiipakka, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

kimberlysimmen@creighton.edu

Nikita Sinha, BDS, MDS, MS

Nikita Sinha, BDS, MDS, MS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics, Implantology

nsi05769@creighton.edu

402.280.5604

Frank S. Sleder, Sr., DDS

Frank S. Sleder, Sr., DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Endodontics

franksleder1@creighton.edu

402.280.5184

Joseph  V. Sullivan, DDS

Joseph V. Sullivan, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

joesullivan@creighton.edu

402.280.4574

Mark H. Taylor, BA, DDS

Mark H. Taylor, BA, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

mht06496@creighton.edu

402.280.5040

Jon D. Wagner, MD, DDS, FACS

Jon D. Wagner, MD, DDS, FACS

Professor

School of Dentistry

jonwagner@creighton.edu

Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS

Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Oral Maxillofacial Radiology

tfw94268@creighton.edu

402.280.5954

Jillian Wallen, BDS, MS

Jillian Wallen, BDS, MS

Professor

School of Dentistry

jillianwallen@creighton.edu

402.280.5061

Michael D. Weston, MA, PhD

Michael D. Weston, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

mdw47403@creighton.edu

402.280.5030

Charles W. Wilcox, DDS, MS

Charles W. Wilcox, DDS, MS

Special Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics

cww37063@creighton.edu

402.280.5080

Gilbert M. Willett, PhD, MS

Gilbert M. Willett, PhD, MS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Orthopedic Physical Therapy

gwi91036@creighton.edu

402.280.1825

Jessica Wulf, RDH

Jessica Wulf, RDH

Adjunct Instructor

School of Dentistry

jessicawulf@creighton.edu

402.280.5012