Cynthia C. Russell, BS, DDS
Cynthia C. Russell, BS, DDS

Cynthia C. Russell, BS, DDS

Associate Professor
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments


  • Diagnostic Sciences


  • Associate Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • General Dentistry

Teaching Activity

  • DAR 136
  • DAR 216
  • DAR 314
  • DAR 316
  • DAR 414
  • DAR 416
  • GDS 114


     Dr Russell is from Omaha, Nebraska. She attended Creighton University, receiving her BS in 1980 & DDS in 1984.  She started her own private practice in 1984 and taught part time at the Dental School after graduation.  In 2015, she relinquished her practice to become a full time Associate Professor at the Dental School.  Within months of starting full time, she has revamped the AxiUm training at the school and teaches all the AxiUm classes to freshman, sophomores, new faculty & the hygiene students.  She has taught in Freshman Dental Anatomy lab for 32 years.  Cyndi is a Instructor on the clinic floor in Diagnostic Sciences and Assessment with the Junior & Senior students.  She is also a mentor for the Freshman table clinics.  She is also serving as a PMA for Team 3. 
    Cyndi has also participated in many of the community service projects, ie Project Homeless & Give Kids a Smile, which are reflective of the Creighton Mission.  She has also restarted the Christmas party for the Creighton Dental School families.  Dr Russell is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer for OKU, the National Dental Honorary Society Epsilon Chapter.

Publications and Presentations


  • “Impact of Tuition Increases on Dental Students” Nebraska Journal of the American Dental Association, Autumn 1982 p. 8-12, Journal of Dental Education, 8-12, 1982

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • The correlation between smokers, Vapors & nonsmokers in regards to periodontal patients

Current Research Projects

  • Ozone Water vs Hand Sanitizer
    Global Persecptives in Dentistry
    Nelson Mandela Registry

Awards and Honors

  • OKU Honorary Dental Fraternity, 1994
  • OKU Honorary Dental Fraternity, OKU , 1994
  • Outstanding Part-time Dental Faculty Award, Creighton University School of Dentistry Class of 1991, 1991