Shawn E. Powell, BS, MS, DDS
Shawn E. Powell, BS, MS, DDS

Shawn E. Powell, BS, MS, DDS

Assistant Professor
School of Dentistry


  • Pediatric Dentistry

Academic Appointments


  • Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics


  • Assistant Professor


Dr. Shawn E. Powell, D.D.S., M.S., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. He has been with Creighton University since 2013. He is a member of the ADEA, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Omaha Orthodontic Study Club.  He has given several presentations locally and regionally over the years. Dr. Powell has also been a member of many academic committees throughout his dental career.

Publications and Presentations


  • Price U, Le HO, Powell SE, Schmid MJ, Marx DB, Zhang Y, Wang D, Narayana N, Reinhardt RA: Effects of local Simvastatin-alendronate conjugate in preventing periodontitis bone loss. J Periodontal Res, 2012 Dec 30 [Epub ahead of print]., Journal of Periodontology, 2012


  • “Truth and Consequences in Pediatric Dentistry: More than Just Checking for Cavities,” presented at Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs, IA, 2015

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • “The Histology of Simvastatin Injections in Rat Experimental Periodontitis”, Department of Oral Biology, UNMC College of Dentistry, Lincoln, NE
  • “The Effects of Carbonated Beverages on Molar Enamel Microhardness” Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE