Meet the team of dental assistants of the west side of the dental clinic
Meet the team of dental assistants of the west side of the dental clinic

Meet the team of dental assistants that cover the Departments of Acute Care, Oral Surgery and Periodontics Surgery, Endodontics and General Dentistry on the first floor in the adult clinic, and Pediatrics and Orthodontics on the second floor.

There are 10 assistants in those areas, and every day they help students with whatever they might need — whether it’s taking NOMAD X-rays, assisting with composites, helping students prep for surgery, calming an anxious young patient or more. The assistants have a combined 160 years of experience in the dental field and over 65 years of working at Creighton University.

Bev Fritz—Bev, Pediatrics, has been an assistant for 23 years and has been at Creighton for the last two years. Her favorite part of her job is working with the students and watching them excel and learn.

 


 

Erica Weiss—Erica, Pediatrics, has been a dental assistant for five years and joined Creighton more than a year ago. She really enjoys working with the students on a daily basis: “Working with a variety of people from all over the world is awesome and the students are kind, sweet and compassionate.”

 


 

Melody Um—Melody, Pediatrics, has been a dental assistant for six years and at Creighton for about two years. What she likes most is working with the students and “being able to provide exceptional service for the patients.”


 

 

Shane McDaniel—Shane, General Dentistry, has been a dental assistant for six years and has been at Creighton the entire time. She likes having the flexibility Creighton offers and getting to work with “awesome” dental students on a daily basis.


 

 

Jaime Jakubowski— Jaime, General Dentistry, has been a dental assistant for 23 years and at Creighton for the last two years. She loves working at Creighton for the “all the wonderful friendships I’ve made and the breaks I get to spend with my family.”


 

 

Melody Dotterer—Melody, Endodontics, has been an assistant for seven years, entirely at Creighton School of Dentistry. Melody loves the benefits of working at Creighton and the diversity it offers.

 


 

Nichole McGarvey—Nichole, Oral Surgery/Periodontics Surgery, has been an assistant for 20 years and has been   part of the Creighton team for the last three. Her favorite part of working here is the dental students. “I enjoy getting to know them on a professional and personal level. It is rewarding to not only assist the students in their daily routine in the clinic but also to assist them in caring for their patients.”



 

Patricia Brown—Patty, Acute Care, has been a dental assistant for 31 years and has been at Creighton for the last year. She loves getting to know the students in the dental school. Beverly Dawson— Beverly, Oral Surgery, has been an assistant for 30 years, with 28 years at Creighton. Her favorite part of working with the dental students is learning about them and the different cultures they represent. Jenny Hayes-Maytum—Jenny, Lead Dental Assistant and General Dentistry, has been an assistant for 13 years and at Creighton for 11 years. She loves working at Creighton and the benefits it offers, as well as getting to work with “amazing people” on a daily basis.

 

Beverly Dawson— Beverly, Oral Surgery, has been an assistant for 30 years, with 28 years at Creighton. Her favorite part of working with the dental students is learning about them and the different cultures they represent. 

 

 

 

Jenny Hayes-Maytum—Jenny, Lead Dental Assistant and General Dentistry, has been an assistant for 13 years and at Creighton for 11 years. She loves working at Creighton and the benefits it offers, as well as getting to work with “amazing people” on a daily basis.