Community and Preventive Dentistry Faculty
Gary H. Westerman, BS., D.D.S., M.S., F.A.C.D.
Following his graduation from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1969, Dr. Westerman served in the U. S. Army Dental Corps for two years. He then enrolled in the Graduate Pedodontics Program at the University of Iowa and received his M.S. in 1973, after which he joined the faculty of the School of Dentistry at Creighton University. Dr. Westerman has membership affiliations with Children’s Memorial Hospital and with Creighton Medical Center Hospital in Omaha. Currently, Dr. Westerman is Professor and Chair of the Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry. He has a secondary appointment in the School of Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics and is a Faculty Associate in the Center for Health Policy and Ethics at Creighton University. He is also the second chairholder of the Oscar S. Belzer Endowed Chair in Dentistry at Creighton University. His present academic duties include the coordination of all community and preventive dentistry activities of the School of Dentistry. Dr. Westerman also maintains a private practice in Omaha.
Phone: (402) 280-5001
Kelly A. Gould, R.D.H., M.A.
Kelly A. Gould, R.D.H., M.A. received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Nebraska College of Dentistry in 1982. She was a faculty member in the Department of Periodontics at Creighton University School of Dentistry from 1986-1991 and in the Department of Dental Hygiene at the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry from 1987-1988. She received her Master of Arts degree in Health Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in 1992 and held an appointment in the Department of Health Education from 1994-2000. She has worked in public health education in both administrative and educational roles.
She is a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) through the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Her primary interests are in population-based health, community engagement and improving access to health care for underserved populations.
Phone: (402) 280-5008