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First American Indian Dentist to Speak at Creighton

First American Indian Dentist to Speak at Creighton

George Blue Spruce, D.D.S, the first recognized American Indian dentist in the country and a 1956 Creighton University School of Dentistry graduate, will speak and sign his new book on April 22 at Creighton. He will attend the University’s dental reunion weekend giving a presentation and signing his book “Searching for My Destiny,” at 11:30 a.m. in Room 3023 at the Harper Center.

He received Creighton’s Alumni Achievement Award in 1984, was assistant U. S. surgeon general in the 1980s and founded the Society of American Indian Dentists in 1990. He travels the country encouraging American Indians to be dentists and other health care providers.

The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the School of Dentistry and the Native American Studies Program. For more information about Dr. Bruce Spruce’s appearance, contact the Rev. Raymond Bucko at 280-3587 or by e-mail at bucko@creighton.edu. To learn about Dr. Blue Spruce’s career visit the American Indian Health Careers website.