Department of Periodontology

Chair: Takanari Miyamoto, DDS, CAGS, MSD, Ph.D., MBA

The goals for the Department of Periodontology are to provide dental students with a high quality education, cultivate their abilities to provide evidence based periodontal treatment to their patients in a friendly and professional atmosphere; and to conduct a productive research to shape the future of periodontics.


Yonghoon Choi, DDS, PhD

Visiting Research Scholar

Surgical Endodontics


Sharon Marie Daly, RDH, B.S.

Assistant Professor



Laura Elizabeth Harris-Vieyra, DDS

Assistant Professor

Periodontal Plastic Surgery, Periodontal Regeneration


Melissa Sue Lang, DDS, M.S.

Associate Professor

Periodontal Therapy, Dental Implants, Mucogingival Surgery, Periodontal Health and Systemic Disease Interactions


Takanari Miyamoto, DDS, Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Professor
Department Chair

Dental Implants, Periodontology


Lorenzo Mordini, DDS, CAGS, M.S.

Assistant Professor


Martha E. Nunn, DDS, Ph.D.


Biostatistics, Dental Prognosis, Oral Health Disparities Research, Periodontology


Raymond F. Olmo, DDS, M.S.

Associate Professor

Tissue Regeneration, Regeneration Growth Factors


Lawrence Parrish, DDS, M.S.

Associate Professor

Antibiotics, Periodontal Diagnosis and Prognosis, Periodontal Regeneration


Christine Sharon Wagman, RDH, B.S.

Assistant Professor



Special Faculty and Contributed Services Faculty

ashleyaerni [at] yahoo [dot] com (Ashley A. Aerni, AAS, RDH)

katanderson6 [at] hotmail [dot] com (Kathryn L. Anderson, AAS, RDH)

sonjajo1944 [at] gmail [dot] com (Sonja J. Andrews, AAS, RDH)

emblack3144 [at] yahoo [dot] com (Elissa M. Black, AAS, RDH, B.S.)

jocelynvb [at] hotmail [dot] com (Jocelyn V. Bonnstetter, BSDH)

MaryBethBranscombe [at] creighton [dot] edu (Mary Beth Branscombe, RDH, B.S.)

zaervin [at] gmail [dot] com (Angela M. Ervin, B.S., RDH)

jfishler [at] cox [dot] net (Renee J. Fishler, AAS, RDH)

j-rieken [at] hotmail [dot] com (Jodi R. Fleissner, RDH, B.S.)

CoriBaquero-Cruz [at] creighton [dot] edu (Cori A. Garrett, B.S., RDH)

genegaspard [at] cox [dot] net (Gene M. Gaspard, DDS)

lgrabowrdh [at] yahoo [dot] com (Laura J. Grabow, AAS, RDH, B.S.)

JanetHillis [at] creighton [dot] edu (Janet L. Hillis, AADH, B.S., M.A., RDH)

matthewrkelsey [at] gmail [dot] com (Matthew R. Kelsey, B.S., DDS, M.S.)

William Kelsey V, DDS, M.S.

RobinKhan [at] creighton [dot] edu (Robin R. Khan, AND, DDS)

miskouba [at] gmail [dot] com (Melissa L. Kouba, A.A., B.S., RDH)

rkronley [at] gmail [dot] com (Rhonda K. Kronley, BSDH, MHR)

LisaKucera [at] creighton [dot] edu (Lisa M. Kucera, AAS, B.S.)

Nancy S.M. Mellott, B.S., RDH

dpolan [at] iwcc [dot] edu (Dorothy J. Polan, B.S., RDH)

scheirtl [at] creighton [dot] edu (Linda S. Scheirton, AAS, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.)

erin [dot] terveer [at] gmail [dot] com (Erin R. Terveer, AAS, RDH)

d-albertson [at] hotmail [dot] com (Devon N. Timson-Albertson, A.S., AAS, RDH)

lisauhlee [at] yahoo [dot] com (Lisa E. Uhle, AAS, RDH)

Nancy L. Wehner, B.S., RDH

karrywhitten [at] gmail [dot] com (Karry K. Whitten, B.A., DDS)

JennyLynne307 [at] yahoo [dot] com (Jennifer L. Wilkins, B.S., RDH)

zoucha98 [at] cox [dot] net (Michelle M. Zoucha, A.S., RDH)