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Creighton Dental Faculty Member Receives Teaching Award

Creighton Dental Faculty Member Receives Teaching Award

Creighton Universityís Nicole Kimmes, D.D.S., assistant professor of general dentistry, has been selected as the winner of the 2009 Omicron Kappa Upsilon Charles Craig Teaching Award. This award recognizes young dental educators who have demonstrated new and innovative teaching techniques in teaching the art, science and literature of dentistry.

Candidates must be full-time dental educators in an American Dental Associationís Commission on Dental Accreditation accredited dental school and a dental educator for no more than seven years.

Kimmes received her bachelorís degree from Northern State University in 1997 and her D. D. S. degree from Creighton University in 2001. In addition to her teaching duties, she maintains a private practice in Omaha and has served as a clinic volunteer at the Indian-Chicano Health Center. She also received the Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis Award in 2001.

Kimmes is the fourth Creighton faculty members to receive this award in the past eight years. The recipient receives a certificate and a $1,000 cash award. She will be recognized at the OKU Supreme Chapterís Annual Business Meeting on March 15.