Diagnostic Sciences

Department of Diagnostic Sciences

Chair:  Dr. Jason H. Goodchild, DMD

The Diagnostic Sciences faculty and staff are responsible for 20 courses in didactic, laboratory, preclinical and clinical settings that provide dental students an education in oral diagnosis, oral medicine, oral pathology, general pathology, radiology, oral hygiene, behavioral science aspects of patient care, management of medically complex patients, patient assessment and temporomandibular disorders.  These courses provide the knowledge base and clinical experiences to support the following clinical competencies:

  • Data Collection and Diagnostic Decision Making
  • Therapeutic Decision Making and Treatment Planning
  • Case Presentation and Documentation Skills
  • Communication and Relationships with Patients
  • Prevention
  • Self-Directed Learning

Oral Medicine Clinic and Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) Imaging Services

In addition to educating dental students and staffing patient care, the faculty and staff provide clinical specialty care through the Oral Medicine Clinic, which is available for referral from the community healthcare providers and a CBCT Imaging service that supports dental school patients and local referrals.

Teena T. Beehner, RDH, MS

Teena T. Beehner, RDH, MS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

ttb97865@creighton.edu

402.280.4523

Douglas K. Benn, MPhil, PhD, DDR, DDS

Douglas K. Benn, MPhil, PhD, DDR, DDS

Professor

Director, Radiology Department

School of Dentistry

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology

dkb47296@creighton.edu

402.280.5025

Hardeep K. Chehal, BSC, BDS, DDS

Hardeep K. Chehal, BSC, BDS, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

hkc60682@creighton.edu

402.280.5645

Timothy M. Durham, BS, DDS, MPA

Timothy M. Durham, BS, DDS, MPA

Professor

Senior Associate Dean, School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

 tmd42455@creighton.edu

402.280.5023

Joseph V. Franco, Junior, BA, DDS

Joseph V. Franco, Junior, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor

Assistant Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry Clinics

School of Dentistry

jfr16381@creighton.edu

402.280.5124

Jason H. Goodchild, BA, DMD

Jason H. Goodchild, BA, DMD

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

jasongoodchild@creighton.edu

402.280.4579

Cynthia C. Russell, BS, DDS

Cynthia C. Russell, BS, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

ccr04684@creighton.edu

402.280.5642

Kevin P. Ryan, BS, DDS

Kevin P. Ryan, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

kpr25524@creighton.edu

402.280.5192

Leslie T. Sanders, RDH, BS

Leslie T. Sanders, RDH, BS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

lts12407@creighton.edu

402.280.4523

Donal D. Scheidel, DDS

Donal D. Scheidel, DDS

Associate Professor

Director, Patient Management Advisor, Continuing Education Department Creighton University School of Dentistry

Director, Continuing Education Department Creighton University School of Dentistry

School of Dentistry

dds03421@creighton.edu

402.280.5229

Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS

Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS

Assistant Professor

Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry, Oral Maxillofacial Radiology

Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry, New Faculty Practice and Assessment Clinic Imaging Center

School of Dentistry

  • Oral Maxillofacial Radiology

tfw94268@creighton.edu

402.280.5954

Special Faculty and Contributed Services Faculty

jeroldburesh [at] creighton [dot] edu (Jerold J. Buresh, DDS)

drnataliefrost [at] gmail [dot] com (Natalie A. Frost, M.S., DDS)

sjhess [at] creighton [dot] edu (Stephen J. Hess, M.S., DDS)

kalinjohnson [at] creighton [dot] edu (Kalin L. Johnson, Ph.D.)

michael5558 [at] hotmail [dot] com (Michael E. Knauss, DDS)