School of Dentistry

Support one the nation's best dental schools.

Dental student providing care to a patient

Meeting a need

When you make a gift to the School of Dentistry, you help us meet our greatest and most urgent areas of need, including scholarships, faculty development, mission, academics, programs and other initiatives that fuel the Creighton experience. 

Your support helps us stay flexible to the needs of our students, as they experience a truly transformative dental education dedicated to treating the whole person.  

Your gift to the dental school has a tremendous ripple effect, not just for our students and school but the community at large.  

Each year, the School of Dentistry serves more than 14,000 patients (more than 2,100 of them children).  

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. 

You can make a difference today! 

School of Dentistry

Support one of the best and most service-oriented dental schools in the nation.

33%

of Creighton dental students

One in three of our dental students come from states without dental schools.

44K

patient visits

Patients visit the dental clinic more than 44,000 times each year.

$91m

in discounts

Creighton will have provided more than $91 million in discounted and unreimbursed dental services by 2028.

More than 5,000 alumni. And counting. 

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. 

Contact a Director of Development 

Paul Findley

Paul Findley 
Senior Director of Development, School of Dentistry 
PaulFindley@creighton.edu  
402.280.1119 

Exterior of the Creighton School of Dentistry building

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.

School of Dentistry student Emily Snodgrass

Shape the future of Creighton dentists

“There's nothing else I'd want to do but be a dentist, and there's nowhere else I'd want to study but Creighton's dental school. It's just one of the best, most well-rounded dental programs in the country. And the school's Jesuit mission to give back to the community aligns with my own values. I want to help serve the underserved, and Creighton has given me many opportunities to do so.”

— Emily Snodgrass, School of Dentistry

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Collaborative care at the root of a great dental education

A physician walks into the Creighton dental school … The physician — head and neck cancer surgeon Thomas Dobleman, MD — is showing Creighton dental students how to spot malignancies from clavicle to cranium.

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Thomas Berry

Shaping a social space for dental students

For Thomas Berry, DDS’83, MD’88, lifelong friendships have come to shape his top giving priorities in the School of Dentistry.

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