Kelly A. Gould, MPH, RDH
Kelly A. Gould, MPH, RDH

Kelly A. Gould, MPH, RDH

Assistant Professor
Director, Extramural Programs - Director of Extramural Programs Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, Nebraska, 2008- present Develop, direct and manage senior dental student extramural programs. Foster programming that includes service-learning pedagogy. Address operational issues with community sites. Develop new partnerships with local, state and national leaders to support and sustain extramural programs.
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments


  • Community and Preventive Dentistry


  • Assistant Professor

Secondary Appointment

  • Diagnostic Sciences

Teaching Activity

  • CPD 113 Preventive Dentistry Lecture
  • CPD 113 Preventive Dentistry Lecture
  • CPD 402 Extramural Dental Education Program
  • CPD 412 Senior Community Dentistry Field Experience Clinic
  • CPD 413 Ethics in Dentistry Lecture


Kelly A. Gould, MPH, RDH, is a public health dental hygienist. She is the director of extramural programs and an assistant professor of community and preventive dentistry.
Her responsibilities include directing the Senior Service-Learning Program where dental students rotate to public health dental clinics to provide needed dental care to underserved populations. She also serves as the Oral Health Services Coordinator for Building Healthy Futures, a local nonprofit organization that leads the Child Oral Health Collaborative and facilitates delivery of school-based dental services in the Omaha Public Schools.
Professor Gould is a member of Alpha Sigma Nu, the American Association of Public Health Dentistry, the Public Health Association of Nebraska, the American Dental Hygienists Association and the American Dental Education Association.

Publications and Presentations


  • Ayers F, Gould K, Trecek B, Reyes R, Thompson W, and Latta M. Jesuit dental school Recruitment collaborative for Native American students. Abstract Number 302., J Dent Educ, 74(2), 214-218, 2010
  • Ayers F, Gould K, and Latta, M. Summer enrichment program for undergraduate Native American students. Abstract Number 303., J Dent Educ, 74(2), 214-218, 2010


  • “School-Based Oral Health Services.” Health Services – Multicultural and Community Affairs, Omaha, Nebraska, 2014
  • “School-Based Oral Health Services.” Health Services – Multicultural and Community Affairs, Omaha, Nebraska, 2014
  • Gould K, Galt K, Latta M, Kasha T, Pearson B, and Kelley M. Evaluation of the oral health access for young children program. Public Health Association of Nebraska Annual Conference. Grand Island, Nebraska, 2012
  • “Oral Health Disparities.” Center for Health Policy and Ethics Roundtable Discussion, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2012
  • Blue Spruce G. and Gould K. Educational pathways into dentistry for American Indian students. Pathways into Health 5th Annual Conference. Tucson, Arizona, 2011
  • “Dental Student Perspectives of Ignatian Values Through Service-Learning.” All Things Ignatian Poster Session, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska, 2011
  • Gould K, Flecky K and Butler E. Assessing student learning of Ignatian values through reflection in a service-learning course. Midwest Consortium for Service-Learning Annual Conference, Crete, Nebraska, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Projects

  • Population Health, Community Engagement and Access to Dental Care for Underserved Populations.

Grant Funding Received

  • Gould, K. and Westerman, G. Healthy Smiles: A School-Based Screening and Fluoride Varnish Program, Building Healthy Futures, $25,983. 2013-2015 (Principle Investigator).
  • Gould, K. and Westerman, G. Dental Care Coordination for Healthy Smiles, Building Healthy Futures, $50,280. 2014-2015 (Principle Investigator).
  • Gould, K. and Westerman G. Pediatric Dentistry for FQHCs, Building Healthy Futures, $17,083. 2014-2015 (Principle Investigator).
  • Galt K, Latta M and Gould K. Evaluation of Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities, Nebraska Health and Human Services $155,000. 2010-2012 (Co-Investigator).
  • Ayers F, Gould, K, and Latta M. The Jesuit Dental School Recruitment Collaborative. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, $200,000. 2008-2011. (Co-Investigator)
  • Gould K and Flecky K. Assessing Student Learning of Ignatian Values through Reflection in a Service-Learning Course. Faculty Development Grant, Office of Academic Excellence and Assessment Creighton University, 2010. (Co-Investigator)

Awards and Honors

  • Model Community-Based Coalition Award, Environmental Protection Agency Region VII, 2004