School of Dentistry
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 68178
Why is preventive dentistry important
and when should
Preventive Dentistry means a healthy smile that requires fewer visits to the Dentist:
- Eating becomes more enjoyable because healthy mouths chew more easily
and gain more nutrients from the foods they eat.
- You can also speak more quickly and clearly.
- People with healthier mouths have a better chance of general health, because disease in the mouth can endanger the rest of the body.
- A healthy mouth is more attractive, and you can have confidence that you are putting forth your best appearance.
- Preventive Dentistry is the first step to becoming cavity-free.
Preventive dentistry begins Regular Tooth brushing.
The earlier your dental visit, the better the chance of preventing dental disease and reducing your time in the Dentist’s Chair
Visit your dentist for a complete examination to lay the foundations for having the best in dental health.
General Clinic Hours
Fall and Spring Clinic Hours:
Day AM PM Monday X X Tuesday X X Wednesday X Thursday X Friday X
Summer Clinic Hours:
Hours may vary in different areas or specialties. In addition, clinic hours may vary due to special events.
|All patients please call||280-5990|
Becoming a Patient
Simply call 280-5990. When you register, you will be asked to complete personal information for billing purposes and a medical/dental history. A parent or legal guardian must accompany pediatric patients.
Online forms coming soon...
Free parking is available for our patients. The lot is located just west of the dental school off of 30th street. The turn from 30th street is located between St. Joseph Hospital and our school; the parking lot is the first left turn.
This campus map will help you with the location. The dental school is labelled as "2" and the parking lot is labelled as "V".
Creighton University School of Dentistry is committed to excellence in education, patient care, service and research. It exists to develop dental professionals who will use the knowledge and technology of the 21st century in the Jesuit educational tradition characterized by compassion, leadership, professionalism, creativity, service and social justice.
The school offers a dental post-baccalaureate program for disadvantaged students that provides them with a comprehensive program of coursework, clinical experiences, and support for preparation and admission to dental school. The successful post-baccalaureate student is guaranteed a seat in the next fall’s entering class. The school also has a long-standing tradition of providing service locally as well as internationally. Senior students participate in a required service-learning rotation at a local federally-qualified health center.
Over the next two years, the School of Denistry will:
- Establish a Jesuit Dental School Recruitment Collaborative for three Jesuit universities for the purpose of recruiting Native American dental students.
- Conduct collaborative recruitment visits at feeder schools for Native American students and pre-professional health career advisors.
- Offer an annual pre-dental summer enrichment program for 6 Native American students beginning in June, 2009.
- Coordinate an annual dental post-baccalaureate program for 3 Native American students by June, 2009.
- Enroll 3 Native American students in a Jesuit dental school resulting in a 10% annual national enrollment increase by academic year 2010-2011.
Activities completed or planned to date:
- Held recruitment meeting with Creighton University undergraduate Native American students in April, 2008.
- Two Native American students enrolled in dental post-baccalaureate program to begin June, 2008.
- Scheduled strategic planning meeting of the Jesuit Dental School Recruitment Collaborative for June, 2008.
- Scheduled to give a presentation about the program at the annual meeting of the Society of American Indian Dentists in June, 2008.
• Privately supported
• 59 full-time faculty
• 85 part-time clinical faculty
• 338 pre-doctoral students
• 85 graduates annually
• 8 days in community settings
• Indian Health Service
• One World Community Health Centers
• Society of American Indian Dentists (SAID)
Recruitment Collaborative Partners:
• Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA)
• Marquette University School of Dentistry, Milwaukee, WI
Project Contact Information
Dr. Frank J. Ayers
Pipeline, Profession & Practice:
Community-Based Dental Education
Creighton University School of Dentistry
2500 California Street
Omaha, NE 68178
Tel (402) 280-5022
Fax (402) 280-5094