Dentistry

STRENGTHEN YOUR CONNECTIONS TO CREIGHTON’S DENTAL SCHOOL.

Detnal students in school lobby

You made life-long connections through your times as a dental student at the Creighton University School of Dentistry. We invite you to strengthen those ties with the School, your former classmates and favorite professors by:

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Please contact Colette O’Meara-McKinney, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs,  at 402.280.2006 or coletteomeara [at] creighton [dot] edu

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Since its founding in 1905, the School of Dentistry has graduated more than 5,000 doctors of dental surgery and garnered an impressive list of accomplishments along the way. Alumni can be very proud of the school’s strong traditions of academic excellence and Ignatian-inspired service. 

Creighton-educated dentists of diverse faith traditions bring compassion, conviction and a strong sense of ethics to the healthcare community. Faculty are strong teachers and mentors who help form dental students with a desire to make a difference in their communities. 

Last year, students and faculty in the school served more than 43,000 patients through the on-campus dental clinic. In total, within the school clinics and through partnerships with One World Community Health Center, Heart Ministry Center, Charles Drew Health Center and Building Health Futures, they serve more than 11,000 people in the community. 

Today, one out of every five students who applies to a dental school applies to Creighton. Our graduates perform exceedingly well on national and regional board exams. New programs, such as the Master of Science in Oral Biology that was introduced in 2010, provide interdisciplinary approaches to the study of oral health. We are building affiliations with dental education centers around the world, and we are doing more than ever in the way of innovative research. We are well on our way to becoming the premier institution for dental education in this country. 

We value your partnership as we search for new ways to prepare dentists for an ever-changing healthcare environment. I thank you wholeheartedly for your loyal support of our scholarship programs, classroom technology and plans for the future. Through your involvement and generosity, you help extend Creighton’s legacy of leadership in dental education to the next generation of professionals. 

Keep in touch, and please stop by and see us the next time you are on campus!

Mark A. Latta, DMD, MS
Dean, School of Dentistry

Alumni Advisory Board Chair

Hello Alumni!

What an honor to be your 2019-2020 Chair of the CU SOD AAB.  This continues to be an amazing time in our School’s history as we forge ahead into our second year in the new Dental School building!  I don’t have to brag to any of you that the incredible structure that stands at 21st & Cuming is an external representation of the talented and committed  instructors, administrators, staff, and most importantly, future dentists inside.

Your Alumni Advisory Board is a special group of people dedicated to building relationships with current alumni and future alumni.  We have committed to a Vision Statement to “Help create a Dental School Alumni Body that has a passion for giving back generously to the School of Dentistry through service and financial contribution”  to guide our discussions and decision-making.  We have also adopted “Integrity, Impact, Leadership, Passion for Creighton, Participation and Philanthropy” as our Core Values.  With this clearly defined vision and these values, we as your Alumni Board can continue to serve our Alumni, students, and others following the Jesuit ideals and tradition.

If you have not been to Omaha in a while, please consider traveling back to see this amazing place, of which YOU are a part!  Check out the Dental School website and see what’s happening!  Most importantly, know that your board is at-work trying to forge relationships with students and alumni to continue to make Creighton the best that it can be!

Hope to see ALL of you in the future!

Go Jays!

Sue (Bon) Tiede, DDS ‘91
Chair – Creighton Dental Alumni Advisory Board

Alumni Advisory Board

PDF iconCreighton University Dental Alumni Advisory Board By-Laws

Nomination Form For Dental Alumni Advisory Board

Dental Alumni Advisory Board


Ex-Officio (Non-Voting)

Timothy Durham, DDS |
Omaha, Nebraska

 

Joseph Franco, DDS |
Omaha, Nebraska

 

W. Patrick Kelsey, III, DDS |
Omaha, Nebraska

 

Mark A. Latta, DMD, MS |
Omaha, Nebraska       

Neil S. Norton, PhD |
Omaha, Nebraska

 

Colette O’Meara McKinney, EdD |
Omaha, Nebraska

 

Sonia M. Rocha-Sanchez, PhD |
Elkhorn, Nebraska

 

Rev. Steven P. Ryan, PhD |
Omaha, Nebraska
 


Voting Members (Six-Year Term)

Timothy H. Bagnell
Polson, Montana
DDS’91

 

Thomas D. Berry
Atlanta, Georgia
DDS’83

 

T. Patrick Burchfiel
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’04

 

John Campbell
West Des Moines, Iowa
DDS’87

 

Katherine Taylor DiPrima
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’06

 

Anton Diy
Lincoln, Nebraska
DDS’14

 

Chris Douville
Tucson, Arizona
DDS’92

 

Jason Genta
Chicago, Illinois
DDS’11

 

Marie Halbur G’Sell
Carroll, Iowa
DDS’01

 

Anastasia Haupt 
Evanston, Illinois
DDS’12

 

Marc-Philippe H. Hermes
San Diego, California
DDS’12

 

Dennis R. Higginbotham
Council Bluffs, Iowa
DDS’67

 

Bryan Hohenstein
Elkhorn, Nebraska
DDS

Timmothy K. Kappenman
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
DDS’87

 

Bree Koch
Mableton, Georgia
DDS’16

 

Richard Kozal
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’67

 

Terry F. Lanphier
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’82

 

Thomas Lengowski
Mandan, North Dakota
DDS’72

 

Eugene Low
Bellevue, Nebraska
DDS

 

Steven Ludford
Peru, Illinois
DDS’83

 

Steve Nikodem
St. Louis, Missouri
DDS’91

 

Scott M. Radniecki (Secretary)
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’12

 

Donal Scheidel
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’81

 

Jim Stephenson
Holden, Utah
DDS’06

 

Richard M. Tempero
San Francisco, California
DDS’71

 

Susan Bon Tiede
Missoula, Montana
DDS’91


Emeritus (Without Voting Privileges)

Wayne W. Barkmeier, DDS
Marco Island, Florida

 

Mark H. Taylor, DDS
Omaha, Nebraska

 


Emeritus (With Voting Privileges)

George P. Berry
Denison, Iowa
DDS’53

 

George Blue Spruce, Jr.
Surprise, Arizona
DDS’56

 

Terence E. Bolamperti
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’76

 

Theodore E. Bolamperti
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’65

 

Barry M. Bongers
San Diego, California
DDS’69

 

Robert R. Brady
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’59

 

Gerald C. Brundo   
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’69

 

William L. Carlisle
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’58

 

Albert C. Coco
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’66

 

Dean D. Cope
Cambridge, Nebraska
DDS’93

 

Joan Dendinger
Yucaipa, California
DDS’79

 

Marvin B. Dvorak
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’64

 

Catherine M. Flaitz
Columbus, Ohio
DDS’78

 

Roger B. Gerstner
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’69

 

Stephen W. Gibbs
Santa Fe, New Mexico
DDS’74

 

Norman G. Giebler
Hays, Kansas
DDS’56

 

Martin J. Halbur
Carroll, IA
DDS ‘76

 

Fred N. Hanosh
Magalia, California
DDS’75

 

David E. Hoover
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’59

Michael J. Hoover
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’93

 

James V. Huerter
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’52

 

John H. Jameson
Davis, Oklahoma
DDS’74

 

Earl B. Kincheloe
Cheyenne, Wyoming
DDS’71

 

Vincent W. Mancuso
West Des Moines, Iowa
DDS’71

 

Philip J. Maschka
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’53

 

Michael P. McDermott
Waterloo, Nebraska
DDS’75

 

Michael P. Meehan
Palos Heights, Illinois
DDS’92

 

Michael A. Sampson
Lenexa, Kansas
DDS’69

 

Stephen D. Schroeder
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
DDS’73    

 

William J. Slattery
Boise, Idaho
DDS’65

 

James F. Smith
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’64

 

Kurt D. Stormberg (Past President)
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’91

 

Paul E. Tamisiea
Ave Maria, Florida
DDS’58

 

Donald R. Vap
Sanibel, Florida
DDS’65

 

Gary H. Westerman
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’69    

 

Richard G. Whitehead
Salt Lake City, Utah
DDS’70

 

Peter A. Ziegler
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’77


Lifetime Members  (With Voting Privileges)

Santiage Batress
El Paso, Texas
DDS’74

 

Jason L. Bird
Cheyenne, Wyoming
DDS’96

 

James K. Bongers
Manhattan, Kansas
DDS’80

 

Michael J. Carlisle
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’92

 

W. Thomas Cavel
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’70

 

Mark T. Chase
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’86

 

John W. Christophe
Granbury, Texas
DDS’95

 

Stephen A. Coffey
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’04

 

Stephen L. Coffey
Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
DDS’76

 

Kelly R. Conway
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’84

 

James B. Cunningham
Surprise, Arizona
DDS’60

 

Michael A. DeRose
Pueblo, Colorado
DDS’82

 

Benjamin G. Hardy
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’04

 

Rodney C. Hill
Casper, Wyoming
DDS’94

 

Aniika R. Jackson-Smith
Kansas city, Missouri
DDS’06

 

James A. Kelly
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’04

 

Mary (Nan) Kelsey
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’78

 

William P. Kelsey, V
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’06

 

Tod A. Knopik
Sioux City, Iowa
DDS’90

 

Paul F. Krause
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’81

 

Glen K. Lee
Santa Barbara, California
DDS’76

 

Stephen A. Los
Los Gatos, California
DDS’94

Mark D. Markham
Atlantic, Iowa
DDS’79

 

Kirstin T. McCarville
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’05

 

Kimberly Wieckert McFarland
Lincoln, Nebraska
DDS’87

 

Stuart J. McNally
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’05

 

David J. Millea      
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’77

 

Stacy Moffenbier
Bennington, Nebraska
DDS’91

 

William T. Naughton
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’78

 

Julia A. Newcomb
Eagle, Idaho
DDS’98

 

Mark G. O’Farrell
Rock Springs, Wyoming
DDS’83

 

Kay Williams O’Leary
Port Charlotte, Florida
DDS’88

 

Dennis P. O’Meara
Des Moines, Iowa
DDS’78

 

William J. Parr
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’83

 

James V. Pietro
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’06

 

Richard J. Ronk, Jr.
Council Bluffs, Iowa
DDS’78

 

Cynthia C. Russell
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’84

 

Matthew S. Schroeder
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
DDS’04

 

Ron J. Seeley
Gilbert, Arizona
DDS’80

 

Randy E. Stout
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS’82

 

Meagan O’Donnell Struby
Reno, Nevada
DDS’02

 

Raymund M. Tanaka
Phoenix, Arizona
DDS’83

 

David L. Van Tasell
Kansas City, Missouri
DDS’69