Dentistry

STRENGTHEN YOUR CONNECTIONS TO CREIGHTON’S DENTAL SCHOOL.

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:

Need an associate? Have a dental practice for sale?

Please contact the School of Dentistry’s director of student services, Patti Churchill, at pattichurchill [at] creighton [dot] edu or 402.280.2881.

message from the dean

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

Message from the School of Dentistry
Alumni Advisory Board Chair Benjamin G. Hardy, BS’00, DDS’04 

Dr. Kurt Stormberg, DDS’91, and others who served as Alumni Advisory Board Chair before me set a high bar for this organization, and I look forward to serving my fellow alumni and advancing our profession.

Besides being professionally satisfying, dentistry allows me to put into action the values I learned from my parents and Creighton reinforced: strive for excellence and care for others. My wife, Paige Peterson Hardy, APRN, BSN’00, and I try to instill these values in our four kids.

I am excited about how a new facility will promote the School’s mission. The four-story School of Dentistry Education Center, opening in 2018, offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to redesign a dental home for education and care in the Jesuit tradition.

A gift from Jim, DDS’80, and Linda Bongers will create the Center’s Alumni Lounge, a space for socials and networking designed just for alumni. A video wall will feature our class photos. Throughout the building, alumni will find areas for continuing education, meetings with faculty and conference rooms. A larger, more welcoming environment will keep us connected to colleagues and the Creighton mission.

The School’s service components will grow, too. As a supervisor of Creighton dental students on their clinical rotations at One World Community Health Center, I am aware of our School’s service impact. As many as 3,000 new patients – from 12,000 in 2015 to a projected 15,000 in 2018 – will receive low-cost or free world-class dental care at the new clinics. Student enrollment will increase from today’s 340 to 460.

I invite you to join me in giving back to our dental school and spreading our mission. If you have any questions or suggestions for the AAB in general, or me personally, do not hesitate to contact me: 402.980.9413 or drhardy [at] hardydental [dot] com.

Thank you, and go Bluejays!

Sincerely,

Benjamin G. Hardy, BS’00, DDS’04
Chair, School of Dentistry Alumni Advisory Board

Alumni Advisory Board

Creighton University Dental Alumni Advisory Board By-Laws
Dental Alumni Advisory Board Nomination Form

Dental Alumni Advisory Board


Ex-Officio (Non-Voting)

Mark A. Latta, Dean
Omaha, Nebraska

 

James H. Howard,
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and External Affairs | Omaha, Nebraska

 

W. Patrick Kelsey, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Administration | Omaha, Nebraska

 

Neil S. Norton, Associate Dean for Admissions and Student Affairs | Omaha, Nebraska

Carol M. Murdock, Assistant Dean for Clinical Operations | Omaha, Nebraska

 

Sonia M. Rocha-Sanchez, Assistant Dean for Research | Omaha, Nebraska

 

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

 

 

 

 


Voting Members (Six-Year Term)

Santiago Batres
El Paso, Texas
DDS'74

 

Thomas D. Berry
Atlanta, Georgia
DDS'83

 

Julie Wees
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'07

 

T. Patrick Burchfiel
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'04

 

Michael J. Carlisle
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'92

 

W. Thomas Cavel
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'70

 

Stephen A. Coffey
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'04

 

Katherine Taylor DiPrima
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'01

 

Marie Halbur G’Sell
Carroll, Iowa
DDS'06

 

Dennis R. Higginbotham
Council Bluffs, Iowa
DDS'67

 

Aniika R. Jackson-Smith
Kansas City, Missouri
DDS'06

W. Patrick Kelsey, V
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'06

 

Richard L. Kozal
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'67

 

Terry F. Lanphier
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'82

 

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

 

Scott M. Radniecki
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'12

 

Vincent V. Rothe
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'02

 

Donal D. Scheidel
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'81

 

Kurt D. Stormberg (past AAB Chair)
San Diego, California
DDS'91

 

Randy E. Stout
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'82

 

Richard M. Tempero
San Francisco, California
DDS'71

 

Susan Bon Tiede
Missoula, Montana
DDS'91


Emeritus (Without Voting Privileges)

Wayne W. Barkmeier, DDS
Elkhorn, Nebraska
Mark H. Taylor, DDS
Omaha, Nebraska

Emeritus (With Voting Privileges)

George P. Berry
Lauderdale By Sea, Florida
DDS'53

 

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

 

Terence 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

 

Victor R. Cuccia
Palm Desert, California
DDS'65   

 

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, Iowa
DDS'76

 

Fred N. Hanosh
Magalia, California
DDS'75

 

William T. Holthaus
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'55

 

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

 

Harold P. Kreski
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'53

 

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

 

Philip J. Maschka
La Quinta, California
DDS'53

 

Michael P. McDermott
Waterloo, Nebraska
DDS'75

 

Michael P. Meehan
Palos Heights, Illinois
DDS'92

 

Alvin R. Posey
Edmond, Oklahoma
DDS'65

 

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

 

Donald H. Stormberg
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'54

 

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
Saint George, Utah
DDS'70

 

Peter A. Ziegler
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'77

 

 

 

 


Lifetime Members  (With Voting Privileges)

Jason L. Bird
Cheyenne, Wyoming
DDS'96

Stuart J. McNally
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'05

James K. Bongers
Manhattan, Kansas
DDS'80
David J. Millea      
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'77
Mark T. Chase
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'86
Stacy Moffenbier
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'91
John W. Christophe
New Roads, Louisiana
DDS'95
William T. Naughton
Elkhorn, Nebraska
DDS'78
Stephen L. Coffey
Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
DDS'76
Julia A. Newcomb
Eagle, Idaho
DDS'98

Kelly R. Conway
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'84

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

James B. Cunningham
Surprise, Arizona
DDS'60

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

Michael A. DeRose
Pueblo, Colorado
DDS'82

William J. Parr
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'83

Benjamin G. Hardy
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'04

James V. Pietro
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'06

Rodney C. Hill
Casper, Wyoming
DDS'94

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

James A. Kelly
Byron, Minnesota
DDS'04

Cynthia C. Russell
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'84

Mary (Nan) Kelsey
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'78

Matthew S. Schroeder
Grand Rapids, Minnesota
DDS'04

Tod Knopik
Sioux City, Iowa
DDS'90

Ron Seeley
Williston, North Dakota
DDS'80

Paul F. Krause
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'81

Meagan C. Struby
Reno, Nevada
DDS'02

Glen K. Lee
Santa Barbara, California
DDS'76

Raymund M. Tanaka
Phoenix, Arizona
DDS'83

Stephen A. Los
Los Gatos, California
DDS'94

David L. Van Tasell
Parkville, Missouri
DDS'69

Mark D. Markham
Atlantic, Iowa
DDS'79

Kimberly Wieckert McFarland
Lincoln, Nebraska
DDS'87

Kirstin T. McCarville
Omaha, Nebraska
DDS'00