Faculty

Expertise, Leadership and Dedication.

Expertise, Leadership and Dedication.

Creighton Dental Faculty Group

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 Aubry, RDH, RDH, BA

Ashley Aubry, RDH, RDH, BA

Instructor

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

Chair, Endodontics Department Creighton University School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

  • Diplomate American Board of Endodontic 1999

tjb31225@creighton.edu

402.280.5089

Douglas K. Benn, BDS, MPhil, PhD, DDR, DDS

Douglas K. Benn, BDS, MPhil, PhD, DDR, DDS

Adjunct Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

dkb47296@creighton.edu

402.280.5025

Thomas P. Berry, BS, DDS

Thomas P. Berry, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

tpb47414@creighton.edu

402.280.5103

David A. Blaha, DDS

David A. Blaha, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

dab80914@creighton.edu

402.280.5017

Laura E. Brown, DDS, MS

Laura E. Brown, DDS, MS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Periodontics

laurabrown1@creighton.edu

402.280.1159

William G. Carney, DDS

William G. Carney, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

wgc68286@creighton.edu

402.280.4179

Lucinda R. Carroll, BS, DDS

Lucinda R. Carroll, BS, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

lrc77272@creighton.edu

402.280.4569

W. Thomas Cavel, DDS

W. Thomas Cavel, DDS

Professor

Coordinator, Regional Board Coordinator

Coordinator, Creighton University School of Dentistry Dental Assisting Programs

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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

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

hkc60682@creighton.edu

402.280.5645

Grant R. Colling, BS, DDS

Grant R. Colling, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

grc78132@creighton.edu

Stephani J. Dale, BA, DDS

Stephani J. Dale, BA, DDS

Adjunct Instructor

School of Dentistry

sjh52692@creighton.edu

402.280.4586

Sharon M. Daly, RDH, BS

Sharon M. Daly, RDH, BS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Dental Hygiene

smd98388@creighton.edu

402.280.5085

Gregory L. Davis, BA, DDS

Gregory L. Davis, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics

gld88755@creighton.edu

402.280.3406

Timothy M. Durham, BS, DDS, MPA

Timothy M. Durham, BS, DDS, MPA

Professor

Senior Associate Dean, School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

 tmd42455@creighton.edu

402.280.5023

Mark D. Essner, BS, DDS

Mark D. Essner, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Endodontics

mes37532@creighton.edu

Joseph V. Franco, Junior, BA, DDS

Joseph V. Franco, Junior, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor

Assistant Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry Clinics

School of Dentistry

jfr16381@creighton.edu

402.280.5124

Kelly A. Gould, MPH, RDH

Kelly A. Gould, MPH, RDH

Assistant Professor

Director, Extramural Programs

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

Andrea L. Hall, DDS

Andrea L. Hall, DDS

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics

alh96774@creighton.edu

402.280.5604

Barbara M. Harris, MSW, PhD

Barbara M. Harris, MSW, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor

Director, Social Work Program

School of Dentistry

  • Mindful-Wellbeing

bmh71383@creighton.edu

402.280.2081

Laura E. Harris-Vieyra, BS, DDS

Laura E. Harris-Vieyra, BS, DDS

Assistant 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

Kenneth P. Hermsen, DDS, MS

Kenneth P. Hermsen, DDS, MS

Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Endodontics

kph49807@creighton.edu

402.280.4574

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

Associate Professor

Chair, Creighton University School of Dentistry, Oral Biology Department

School of Dentistry

maj94668@creighton.edu

402.280.5057

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

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

Associate Professor

Chair, Prosthodontics

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics

jak52937@creighton.edu

402.280.3404

William P. Kelsey, lll, DDS

William P. Kelsey, lll, DDS

Professor

Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

School of Dentistry

wpk11886@creighton.edu

402.280.5093

Christine S. Knudson, RDH, BS

Christine S. Knudson, RDH, BS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Dental Hygiene

csw81500@creighton.edu

402.280.5085

Melissa S. Lang, BS, MS, DDS

Melissa S. Lang, BS, MS, DDS

Associate Professor

Director, Predoctoral Periodontics Program Creighton University School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

  • Periodontics

msm89504@creighton.edu

402.280.5085

Terry F. Lanphier, BS, DDS, MBA

Terry F. Lanphier, BS, DDS, MBA

Associate Professor

Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department

School of Dentistry

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

tfl36381@creighton.edu

402.280.5614

Mark A. Latta, DMD

Mark A. Latta, DMD

Professor

Dean

School of Dentistry

  • General Practice Residency 1983-1984

mal13216@creighton.edu

402.280.5061

Jared R. Little, BA, DDS

Jared R. Little, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

jrl02400@creighton.edu

402.280.5643

Mark D. Markham, BA, DDS

Mark D. Markham, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

mdm94871@creighton.edu

402.280.5601

Luke F. Matranga, DDS, MS

Luke F. Matranga, DDS, MS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

lfm08886@creighton.edu

402.280.4556

Marcelo Mattos, DDS, MSc, PhD, DMD

Marcelo Mattos, DDS, MSc, PhD, DMD

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Periodontics

mba96680@creighton.edu

402.280.5113

Kirstin T. McCarville, DDS, MS

Kirstin T. McCarville, DDS, MS

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

Thomas R. Meng, Junior, BA, DDS

Thomas R. Meng, Junior, BA, DDS

Associate Professor

Chair, Creighton University School of Dentistry, Strategic Planning and Assessment Committee

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics

trm26636@creighton.edu

402.280.5083

Takanari Miyamoto, DDS, CAGS, MSD, PhD

Takanari Miyamoto, DDS, CAGS, MSD, PhD

Associate Professor

Chair, Creighton University School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

  • Periodontics

tmi93937@creighton.edu

402.280.5086

David T. Mohs, DDS, MS

David T. Mohs, DDS, MS

Associate Professor

Director, Director of Orthodontics, Creighton University School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

  • Orthodontics

dtm12532@creighton.edu

402.280.5211

Lorenzo Mordini, DDS, MS

Lorenzo Mordini, DDS, MS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Periodontics

LorenzoMordini@creighton.edu

Bruce Mowat, DDS

Bruce Mowat, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

bmo98699@creighton.edu

402.280.5621

Carol M. Murdock, BA, MBA, DDS

Carol M. Murdock, BA, MBA, DDS

Associate Professor

Associate Dean, Creighton University School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

  • General Dentistry

cmm66753@creighton.edu

402.280.5271

William T. Naughton, BA, DDS

William T. Naughton, BA, DDS

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

Director, CENTER FOR ORAL HEALTH RESEARCH

School of Dentistry

  • Biostatistics

men98252@creighton.edu

402.280.5262

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

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

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

bjo99801@creighton.edu

402.280.5029

James D. O'Meara, BA, DDS

James D. O'Meara, BA, DDS

Associate Professor

Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry, ILAC Dental Director

School of Dentistry

jdo37166@creighton.edu

402.280.3420

Shawn E. Powell, BS, MS, DDS

Shawn E. Powell, BS, MS, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Pediatric Dentistry

sep04218@creighton.edu

402.280.5052

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

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

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

Professor

Dean, School of Dentistry Research

School of Dentistry

  • Master in Business Administration (MBA)

sar07173@creighton.edu

402.280.5098

Cynthia C. Russell, BS, DDS

Cynthia C. Russell, BS, DDS

Adjunct Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

ccr04684@creighton.edu

402.280.5642

Kevin P. Ryan, BS, DDS

Kevin P. Ryan, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

kpr25524@creighton.edu

402.280.5192

Leslie T. Sanders, RDH, BS

Leslie T. Sanders, RDH, BS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

lts12407@creighton.edu

402.280.4523

Donal D. Scheidel, DDS

Donal D. Scheidel, DDS

Associate Professor

Director, Patient Management Advisor, Continuing Education Department Creighton University School of Dentistry

Director, Continuing Education Department Creighton University School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

dds03421@creighton.edu

402.280.5229

Teryn B. Sedillo, DDS

Teryn B. Sedillo, DDS

Resident Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Geriatrics and Special Care
R. Scott Shaddy, DDS

R. Scott Shaddy, DDS

Associate Professor

Chair, Department of General Dentistry Creighton University School of Dentistry

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

Frank S. Sleder, DDS

Frank S. Sleder, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

franksleder1@creighton.edu

Jared H. Smith, DDS, MS

Jared H. Smith, DDS, MS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • Prosthodontics

jhs49680@creighton.edu

402.280.5084

Randy E. Stout, DDS

Randy E. Stout, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

res55248@creighton.edu

402.280.3403

Susan Sutton, RDH

Susan Sutton, RDH

Adjunct Instructor

School of Dentistry

Shikha Tarang, BS, MS, PhD

Shikha Tarang, BS, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

sta65673@creighton.edu

402.280.5028

Mark H. Taylor, BA, DDS

Mark H. Taylor, BA, DDS

Associate Professor

Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry Creighton University School of Dentistry

Chair, Creighton University School of Dentisrty

see more...

School of Dentistry

  • Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

mht06496@creighton.edu

402.280.5040

Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS

Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS

Assistant Professor

Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry, Oral Maxillofacial Radiology

School of Dentistry

  • Oral Maxillofacial Radiology

tfw94268@creighton.edu

402.280.5954

Michael D. Weston, BS, MS, PhD

Michael D. Weston, BS, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

mdw47403@creighton.edu

402.280.5030

Charles W. Wilcox, DDS, MS

Charles W. Wilcox, DDS, MS

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

David E. Williams, BA, DDS

David E. Williams, BA, DDS

Associate Professor

Endowed Chair

School of Dentistry

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

dew44682@creighton.edu

402.280.5031

Terry M. Wilwerding, DDS, MS

Terry M. Wilwerding, DDS, MS

Professor

Director, ILAC

Director, Indian Chicano/ One World Clinics

School of Dentistry

tmw52913@creighton.edu

402.280.5081