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Creighton University School of Dentistry

Creighton University School of Dentistry
Type Private university
Dean Mark Latta, D.D.S., M.S.[1]
Location Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Website cudental.creighton.edu

The Creighton University School of Dentistry is the dental school of Creighton University. It is located in the city of Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The dental school was one of the first in the United States, establishing itself in 1905, and is widely known as the one of the top institutions in the nation. Since Creighton University School of Dentistry does not offer residency positions in specialty programs, dental students are given the opportunity to perform advanced dental procedures including oral surgery, implants, etc .

Academics

Creighton University School of Dentistry awards following degrees:

The four-year predoctoral education program is designed to provide maximum opportunity for clinical application of basic concepts. Year 1 — Basic and preclinical sciences with introduction to clinical situations. Values and ethics courses permeate all four years of cirriculum. Year 2 — Continuation of basic and preclinical sciences with more emphasis on preclinical technique courses and introduction of definitive patient care. NBDE Part 1 is taken in between year 2 and 3. Year 3 — Continuation of clinical sciences, initiation of the dental practice management curriculum and comprehensive care of dental patients. Year 4 — Continuation of clinical and practice management coursework and comprehensive clinical care of dental patients. A number of senior elective courses are also available. NBDE Part 2 is taken during the year 4. Essentially this competency-based curriculum is a progression of experiences from basic and preclinical sciences to mastery of clinical skills.

Departments

Creighton University School of Dentistry includes the following departments:

  • Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry
  • Department of Diagnostic Science
  • Department of Dental Radiology
  • Department of Oral Biology
  • Department of General Dentistry
  • Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
  • Department of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontic
  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Department of Endodontics
  • Department of Periodontics

Accreditation

Creighton University School of Dentistry is currently accredited by ADA.[2]

Admissons

The purpose of the School of Dentistry is to educate students who can demonstrate the attainment of competence and the progression toward proficiency in providing for the oral health needs of society. This education is designed to be comprehensive in nature and to challenge students to reflect on transcendent values as well as instill caring, ethical, and moral components in their professional lives. This educational experience will enable the students to manage with confidence all phases of comprehensive dental care. It will also prepare the students to evaluate and implement new knowledge and to accept their responsibility of service to one’s community and profession. [3] The School of Dentistry accepts an average of 85 students per year with several thousand applicants from around the United States applying each year.

Location

The School of Dentistry is located near Downtown Omaha. The School of Dentistry is set off to the edge of the main Creighton campus making it easily accessible to offsite housing as well as campus amenities including the kiewit fitness center health science library and Creighton Alegent Hospital. Omaha is the home to one of the worlds richest men, Warren Buffet, The College World Series, and is the main business hub for many large companies such as Marriot and Mutual of Omaha. Omaha is also the first city to celebrate Arbor Day. The average climate for Omaha ranges from a low average of 14°F in January to a high average of 87°F in July.

Media

The Creighton School of Dentistry was featured on several internet websites for a music video "Wax it Fresh and Carve it Smooth" reated by Creighton Dental Students.

See also


References

  1. ^ http://www.creighton.edu/dentalschool/administration/markalattabiosketch/index.php
  2. ^ http://www.ada.org/prof/ed/programs/search_ddsdmd_us.asp
  3. ^ dental Admissions http://www.creighton.edu/dentalschool/admissions/ . 
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