Timothy M. Durham, BS, DDS, MPA
Timothy M. Durham, BS, DDS, MPA

Timothy M. Durham, BS, DDS, MPA

Senior Associate Dean, Senior Associate Dean/Vice Dean
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments


  • Diagnostic Sciences


  • Professor


After receiving his undergraduate degree in biology from Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, Dr. Durham obtained his dental degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) College of Dentistry, Lincoln, Nebraska.  He subsequently completed a general practice residency at UNMC’s Omaha campus, where he was encouraged to pursue a career in academics.  Over the next 22 years, Dr. Durham provided dental care in the hospital environment while serving as director of the residency program from which he received his training.  Experiences gained in the hospital environment and interactions with fellow health care providers led to an appreciation for interprofessional education and the synergy between oral and systemic environments.  During this time, Dr. Durham became actively involved in UNMC’s faculty development initiatives serving as co-director of the iLead program for over 12 years.  Additionally, he helped to establish the Interprofessional Academy of Educators which inducted its inaugural class in the fall of 2016.

Dr. Durham obtained his MPA degree from University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) in 2007 and served as Chair of the Department of Hospital Dentistry from 2006 to 2010.  In 2010, he transitioned into dental administration taking on responsibilities as Assistant Dean for Patient Services and Quality Assurance Officer.  Dr. Durham returns to Creighton to serve as a Senior Associate Dean/Vice Dean for the School of Dentistry. 

Publications and Presentations


  • Dunning D, Durham TM, McDonough D. Performance feedback as viewed by dental assistants: Part II, The Dental Assistant, Nov-Dec; 81(5), 6-8, 2012
  • Dunning D, Durham TM, McDonough D.  Performance feedback as viewed by dental assistants:  Part I. , The Dental Assistant, Sept-Oct; 81(5), 6-11, 2012
  • Salama FS, Kebriaei A, Durham TM.  Oral care for speacial needs patients: a survey of Nebraska general dentists., Pediatr Dent, Sept-Oct; 33(5), 409-14, 2011
  • Salama FS, Kebriaei A, McFarland K, Durham TM. Prenatal counseling for pregnant women: a survey of general dentists., J Clin Pediatri Dent, Summer; 34(4), 291-6, 2010
  • Durahm TM, King K, Lange B, Salama F. Oral Health Outcomes in an Adult Dental Population, The Impact of Payment Systems., Spec Care Dentist, Sep-Oct; 29(5), 191-7, 2009
  • Dunning D, Durham TM, Lange B, Aksu M. Strategic Management and Organizational Behavior in Dental Education: Reflections on Key Issues in an Environment of Change., J Dent Educ, June 73(6), 689-695, 2009
  • Dunning D, Durham TM, Aksu M, Lange B.  The State of the Art in Evaluating the Performance of assistant and associate deans as seen by deans and assistant and associate deans., J Dent Educ, Apr 72(4), 458-71, 2008
  • Dunning D, Durham TM, Aksu M, Lange B. The State of the Art in Evaluating the Performance of Department Chairs and Division Heads., J Dent Educ, April 71(4), 467-479, 2007
  • Newland MC, Ellis S, Peters KR, Simonson JA, Durham TM, Ulrich FA, Anderson JR, Russell JR, Tinker JH,  Dental injury associated with anesthesia: a report of 161,687 anesthetics given over 14 years., J Clin Anesth, 19, 339-345, 2007
  • Durham TM, King T, Salinas T, Franco T, Ross J.  Dental implants in edetulous adults with Cognitive Impairment:  Report of a pilot project., Special Care in Dentistry, Jan-Feb 26(1), 40-46, 2006
  • Dunning d, Durham TM, Peto S, Cairrao. Team Meetings Support Dental Practice. 2017., The Dental Assistant, Nov-Dec; 81(5), 6-8


  • Phan-Rinne, M, Fung, E, Lange Bm Durham, TM.  Management of the Substance Use Disorder Patient.  MetLife Quality Initiative Quality Resource Guides.  November 2015.  https//www.metdental.com/prov/execute/Content, 2015

Awards and Honors

  • Inaugural Class, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 2016
  • Consultant, 2008