Here are a few great ways you can support the School of Dentistry. For more info, contact PaulFindley@creighton.edu.
Scholarships give dental students a world of possibilities they might not otherwise encounter. Our donors help our students achieve their dream of becoming a dentist, instilling them with a passion for service and justice that lasts a lifetime.
Faculty Recruitment, Retention and Development
We produce practice-ready dentists through a values-driven education. To continue doing so, we will hire a diverse group of excellent clinicians, researchers and educators.
Technology Need: CEREC Machines
Using our 22 Ceramic Reconstruction, or “CEREC” machines, our faculty and students practice patient care using sophisticated design systems to build high-quality, metal-free dental restorations in a single visit.
Technology Need: Cone Beam
Dental Cone Beam Computed Technology, or CT scans, use diagnostic imaging when traditional dental X-rays are insufficient. A CT scan can discover pathologies in the jaw bones and surrounding structures.
Scholarship and Programmatic Opportunities
Because of our generous donors and friends, Creighton maintains one of the lowest private-school tuition rates in the nation for dental education direct costs. But the school requires additional scholarship dollars to recruit a diverse group of students.
Support of Service Mission
Through various programs and community-based support, we will continue to offer the most vulnerable citizens in Omaha and beyond the finest dental care available, for free or at significantly reduced rates.
World-class dental education
“With your investment, we will graduate even more in-demand, technologically inclined dental students who will multiply our compassionate care. Thank you for your commitment to Creighton.”
— School of Dentistry Dean Mark A. Latta, DMD, MS
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
Alumni practicing throughout the world
Patient visits to the dental clinic each year (including more than 2,100 children)
In discounted and unreimbursed dental services by 2028
School of Dentistry News
Creighton alumnus George Blue Spruce Jr., DDS’56, is the first American Indian dentist in the nation. Now, at the age of 90, he says his work isn't finished.
For Giving Day, Creighton’s annual day of fundraising — Wednesday, March 3 — dozens of our generous donors will match gifts or give additional sums to designated areas through challenge funds.
When D4 student George Noesen graduates in the spring, a decade will exist between his and Luke McMahon’s, DDS’11, Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees.