Diagnostic Sciences

Department of Diagnostic Sciences

ChairJohn H. Purk, DDS, MS, PhD

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.

Joseph M. Bolil, DDS

Joseph M. Bolil, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

joebolil@creighton.edu

402.280.4237

Hardeep K. Chehal, BSC, BDS, DDS

Hardeep K. Chehal, BSC, BDS, DDS

Professor

School of Dentistry

hkc60682@creighton.edu

402.280.5645

Jeff F. Clarke, DDS

Jeff F. Clarke, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

jeffclarke@creighton.edu

402.280.4352

Grant R. Colling, BS, DDS

Grant R. Colling, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

grc78132@creighton.edu

Stephani J. Dale, BA, DDS

Stephani J. Dale, BA, DDS

Adjunct Instructor

School of Dentistry

sjh52692@creighton.edu

402.280.4586

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, Jr., BA, DDS

Joseph V. Franco, Jr., BA, DDS

Associate Professor

Assistant Dean, Assistant Dean for Clinics and Chief Dental Officer

School of Dentistry

jfr16381@creighton.edu

402.280.5124

Tod A. Knopik, DDS

Tod A. Knopik, DDS

Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

tak85216@creighton.edu

Carol M. Murdock, BA, MBA, DDS

Carol M. Murdock, BA, MBA, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

  • General Dentistry

cmm66753@creighton.edu

402.280.5271

John H. Purk, DDS, MS, PhD

John H. Purk, DDS, MS, PhD

Professor

Chair

School of Dentistry

johnpurk@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

Adjunct Assistant Professor

School of Dentistry

lts12407@creighton.edu

402.280.4523

Donal D. Scheidel, DDS

Donal D. Scheidel, DDS

Associate Professor

School of Dentistry

dds03421@creighton.edu

402.280.5229

Susan Sutton, RDH

Susan Sutton, RDH

Adjunct Instructor

School of Dentistry

Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS

Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry, Oral Maxillofacial Radiology

School of Dentistry

  • Oral Maxillofacial Radiology

tfw94268@creighton.edu

402.280.5954

Special Faculty and Contributed Services Faculty

Sarah T. Billesbach, DDS

Brent L. Chapman, DDS

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

JasonGoodchild1 [at] creighton [dot] edu (Jason H. Goodchild, DMD)

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

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

RaymondKurowski [at] creighton [dot] edu (Raymond A. Kurowski, DDS)

scmeyerdds [at] gmail [dot] com (Sarah C. Meyer, DDS)

patrickwachter [at] creighton [dot] edu (Patrick R. Wachter, DDS)