School of Dentistry building

School of Dentistry

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You are forever a part of this community. See how you can stay connected, support the School of Dentistry and inspire a new generation of Creighton dentists.

Patient room, dental student and faculty reviewing x-rays

School of Dentistry

Great things are going on in the School of Dentistry. We’ve got a new building, a growing number of patients and many exciting service opportunities.

Forming Compassionate, Innovative Dentists

Since its founding in 1905, the School of Dentistry has prepared more than 5,000 dentists for lives of professional excellence, community leadership and compassionate care.  

Thousands of our tremendous alumni are now working around the world, with more Creighton dentists serving rural, underserved communities than graduates from any other private dental school in the country.  

In 2018, the school started a bold new chapter with the construction of a 200,000-square-foot clinic and facility, which has already driven significant growth in our educational opportunities and the amount of care we can provide our patients in the region. 

We serve more than 14,000 patients annually. By caring for so many patients, our students are not only fulfilling Creighton’s mission of service and justice for others; they’re becoming some of the most practice-ready dentists in the nation.  

School of Dentistry — By the Numbers 


Dental sealants provided for children in local elementary schools in one school year.


Patient visits to the dental clinic each year (including more than 2,100 children) 

$91.4 million  

In discounted and unreimbursed dental services by 2028

Jillian Wallen

Our legacy grows stronger

"A Creighton dentist is a dentist who lives for and with others. Creighton dentists see beyond a patient’s oral health. They embody cura personalis and care for the whole person.

“As Creighton strives to make a difference in Omaha and around the world, we take great pride in knowing that our legacy grows stronger because of your support.”

— School of Dentistry Dean Jillian A. Wallen, BDS, MS