Terry M. Wilwerding, DDS, MS
Terry M. Wilwerding, DDS, MS

Terry M. Wilwerding, DDS, MS

Special Professor
Director, Co-Director ILAC Program Creighton University School of Dentistry
Director, Director Indian Chicano/ One World Clinics Creighton University School of Dentistry
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments


  • Prosthodontics


  • Special Professor

Teaching Activity

  • prosthodontics


Dr. Terry Wilwerding, DDS, M.S. Ed, M.S.  Dr. Wilwerding is a Professor in the Prosthodontics Department. He attended Creighton University from 1970 to 1973 and was granted admission to the Dental School without undergraduate degree. He attended the Dental School from 1973 to 1977, attaining the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery. He attained a Master’s Degree in Education from Creighton University in December if 2000, and finished a Master’s Degree in Counseling from Creighton in 2008. Dr. Wilwerding began teaching part time in the department of Operative Dentistry in 1980, and began full time teaching in the department of Fixed Prosthodontics in 1984, attaining the rank of Associate Professor in 1990. Dr. Wilwerding was Acting Chair of Fixed Prosthodontics in 1990-1991, and the Chairman from 1991-2001, when the department merged with Removable Prosthodontics to form the Department of Prosthodontics.

Dr. Wilwerding has been active in both Community and University Service. He has also been active in research, publishing, and presenting. He has collaborated on numerous research projects, and has developed instrumentation and set up many other projects. Other interests include Dental History. Dr. Wilwerding has been an ILAC participant and is now the co-director of the program. In addition, he is the director of the evening dental clinics for low income patients held in collaboration with One World Community Health Center. Dr. Wilwerding was honored with the Oscar Belzer endowed chair in 2012.

Publications and Presentations


  • Barkmeier, W. W., Erickson, R. L., Latta, M. A., Wilwerding, T. M. Wear Rates of Resin Composites, Operative dentistry, 38, 226-233, 2013
  • George, J., Headen, K. V., Ogunleye, A. O., Perry, G. A., Wilwerding, T. M., Parrish, L. C., McVaney, T. P., Mattson, J. S., Cerutis, D. R. Lysophosphatidic Acid signals through specific lysophosphatidic Acid receptor subtypes to control key regenerative responses of human gingival and periodontal ligament fibroblasts, Journal of Periodontology, 80, 1338-1347, 2009
  • Barkmeier, W. W., Latta, M. A., Erickson, R. L., Wilwerding, T. M. Wear simulation of resin composites and the relationship to clinical wear, Operative dentistry, 33, 177-182, 2008
  • Wilcox, C. W., Sheets, J. L., Wilwerding, T. M. Accuracy of a fixed value nasion relator in facebow design, Journal of Prosthodontics : Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, 17, 31-34, 2008
  • Sheets, J. L., Wilcox, C., Wilwerding, T. Cement Selection for Cement-Retained Crown Technique with Dental Implants, Journal of Prosthodontics : Official Journal of the American College of Prosthodontists, 2007
  • Sheets, J. L., Wilwerding, T. M. Die pin channel cleaner, Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, 94, 567, 2005
  • Latta, M. A., Barkmeier, W. W., Wilwerding, T. M., Blake, S. M. Localized wear of compomer restorative materials, American Journal of Dentistry, 14, 238-240, 2001
  • Wilcox, CW, Wilwerding, TM, Watson, P., Morris, JT Use of electrosurgery and lasers in the presence of dental implants, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, 16, 578-582, 2001
  • Barkmeier, W. W., Latta, M. A., Wilwerding, T. M., Blake, S. M. Wear assessment of high viscosity and conventional composite restorative materials, Operative dentistry, 26, 152-156, 2001
  • Di Lorenzo, SC, Latta, MA, Wilwerding, TM Shear bond strength of orthodontic brackets to porcelain using compomer cement., Journal of Dental Research, 79, 435-435, 2000


  • Wear Rates Of Resin Composites, JOpDent, 2013


  • “Simulated Localized Wear Assessment Using Two Measeurement Methods” IADR Charlotte NC March 2014, 2014
  • "Assessment of One World Clinic", 2013
  • "Educational Update", 2012
  • “Surface Roughness Following Brush Abrasion” IADR San Diego CA March 2011, 2011
  • “Teaching Behavioral”, 2010
  • “Dental Board Update”, 2010
  • “Wear Assessment Of Glass Ion Materials” IADR Washington DC March 2010, 2010
  • “Educational Methodology”, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • 2012 Study Of One World Clinic CU Office Of Scholarship $550

Awards and Honors

  • James Quinn SJ Award, Creighton University School of Dentistry, 2010
  • Oscar Belzer Endowed Chair Award, Creighton University School of Dentistry, 2012