Teryn B. Sedillo, DDS
Teryn B. Sedillo, DDS

Teryn B. Sedillo, DDS

Associate Professor
School of Dentistry


  • Geriatrics and Special Care
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
  • Special Care Dental Association Member, 2019, 2020 Poster Judge
  • Special Care Advocates in Dentistry
  • American Dental Education Association

Academic Appointments


  • Community and Preventive Dentistry


  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • 2005-2006 Kansas State University Biology 198 Teaching Assistant
  • Co-Course Director: CPD 431; CPD 333
  • Course Contributor: CPD 113; CPD 211; CPD 312; CPD 412; PHA 456
  • Course Director: CPD 415; CPD 416; GDO 450
  • IPE CIPER Courses: Violence Across A Lifespan, IPE 399, IPE 400, IPE 515


Dr. Sedillo has been a dental student mentor and tutor from 2017 to current date.  A few topics of her mentorship have included special care dental needs, health career opportunities, student/faculty advisor, and social justice in the health professions.

Publications and Presentations


  • Author of the following: Chapter 1: Communication with Older Adult Patients Chapter 2: Person Centered Care and Alzheimer's Disease Chapter 3: Nutrition Chapter 6: Pain and Hospitalization Chapter 8: Management of Behavior of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease Chapter 10: Pharmacologic Treatment, Alzheimer's Disease: Challenges, Interventions, and Approaches to Care for a dental audience, 2018
  • Survey of Health Care Professionals on Oral Cancer in Ohio, Journal of Cancer Education


  • "Interprofessional Palliative Care: Dentistry and Hospice": Omaha Regional Hospice and Palliative Symposium: Growing Palliative Care, Omaha, NE, 2020
  • "Poster Presentation: A survey of special care educational experience, perceptions and attitudes in the US Central Region": Special Care Dental Association National Meeting, San Diego, CA., 2020
  • Podium Presentation: "A survey of Special Care educational experience, perceptions and attitudes in the US Central Region": Local Omaha District Dental Society, Omaha, NE, 2020
  • Podium Presentation: "Violence Across the LIfespan: An Innovative Initiative to Prepare Health Science Faculty: Successes and Challenges": Collaborating Across Borders VII Crossroads of Collaboration National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN, 2019
  • Poster Presentation: "Violence Across the LIfespan: A Multidisciplinary Approach"; International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice, New Orleans, LA, 2019
  • 2019 Creighton University Faculty CE "Special Care Champions", 0000
  • 2018 Creighton Faculty CE "Delivery Dignified Services to Our Vulnerable Populations, 0000
  • 2016-2017 Creighton University Contributing Guest Lecturer Community Preventive Dentistry 113, 333, 413, 430, 0000
  • 2020 Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) "Branding yourself as a professional", 0000
  • 2020 Tri-Valley Dental Study Club "Special Care Dentistry: The changing demographic", 0000
  • 2020 Acceptance ADEA Annual Session IPE Short talk "Accomodations in dentistry through collaboration with occupational therapy", 0000
  • 2019 Nebraska AGD Master Track Course "Special Care: The Humanistic Approach to Dentistry", 0000
  • 2017 Mosaic "Reducing Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia", 0000
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 University of Nebraska Medical Center "Emergency Dental Care in the ED", 0000
  • 2017 Neighborhood Dental-Lunch and Learn "Establishing Affiliation Agreements with LTCF's", 0000
  • 2015 Bay Ridge Dental Society-CE "Caring for the Medically Complex Patient", 0000
  • 2014-2015 Abstract: "Evaluation of clinical effectiveness of resin infiltration versus fluoride therapy to inhibit the progression of incipient (proximal) lesions of posterior teeth: An in vivo study": St. Barnabas Health System-Bronx Resident Poster Presentation, 0000
  • 2014 Abstract: "Promoting Oral Cancer Examinations to Medical Professionals at Primary Care Clinics in Nebraska": Creighton University Table Clinic, 0000
  • 2012 Abstract: "The relative relationship of the mental foramen to the mandibular 2nd premolar in comparison to mandibular size using dry skulls": Creighton University Research Table Clinic, 0000
  • American Association of Women Dentists; Nebraska Dental Association Annual Meeting; Omaha, NE "The Aging Practice"
  • Omaha Dental Hygiene Association; Omaha, NE "Dignified Dentistry: Caring for the Compromised Patient"
  • Heritage of Emerson; Long Term Care Facility; "Dignity Dental Services"
  • UNMC Emergency Residents

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • West Foundation - Community Based Oral Health for Seniors
  • 2021 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant (AMFDP)
  • 2021 Dillon Foundation: Impactful Funding
  • 2021 Home Instead: Oral Health for Seniors
  • 2020 West Foundation: Geriatric Collaborative Care Project
  • 2020 Dillon Foundation: Impactful Funding
  • 2019 Rita and Alex Hillman Foundation: Preventive Approach to Dental Caries Progression in an Interprofessional Safety Net Clinic Dental
  • 2018 West Foundation: Community Based Oral Health for Seniors
  • 2019 Dental Trade Alliance Foundation: Geriatric Dentistry Training Program
  • 2018 Dental Trade Alliance Foundation: Geriatric Dentistry Training Program

Awards and Honors

  • 2020 Fellow of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry, SCDA, 2020
  • Dentist, 2018
  • 2014 Practice Teaching Award: Prosthodontics, Creighton School of Dentistry, 2014
  • 2015 Compassionate Dentist Award, St. Barnabas Health System
  • 2014 American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award, AAPHD
  • 2014 Quintessence Award for Academic Achievement in Research, Quintessence International
  • 2013 Paul Ambrose Scholar, Association for Prevention, Teaching and Research