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Thomas J . Beeson, DDS

Associate Professor

Thomas Beeson

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School of Dentistry
Endodontics
Faculty - Dentistry
SOD - School of Dentistry

Thomas J . Beeson, DDS

Associate Professor

Dr. Thomas J. Beeson, is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Endodontic Department at Creighton University. He is an active member of the Omaha District Dental Society and the Nebraska Dental Association where he has presented lectures on various endodontic topics. He has been an active member of the AAE Scientific Review Board of the Journal of Endodontics since 2005. He served on the AAE Educational Affairs Committee from 2009-12 and served as Chair from 2011-12. Tom graduated from Millard High School in 1976 and is a 1983 graduate of UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln. He entered active duty in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1984 as a general dentist and in 1996 graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a certificate in Endodontics. He has been board certified in Endodontics since 1999. Tom retired from the USAF in 2006 after having served as the Chairman of the USAF Endodontics Graduate Program and as the Chief Military Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for Endodontics.

Teaching Interests

  • Diplomate American Board of Endodontic 1999

Research Focus

Dental Anatomy, Dental Trauma, Clinical Microbiology and Endodontic Success/Failure

Department

Endodontics

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Journal of endodontics
    Hansen, Jason R., Beeson, Thomas J., Ibarrola, Jose L. Case Series: Tooth Retention 5 Years after Irretrievable Separation of LightSpeedLSX Instruments
    39, p. 1467-1470 2013
  • Journal of endodontics
    Ibarrola, J. L., Biggs, S. G., Beeson, T. J. Repair of a large furcation perforation: a four-year follow-up
    34, p. 617-619 2008
  • Journal of endodontics
    Holt, Dennis M., Watts, J. D., Beeson, Thomas J., Kirkpatrick, Timothy C., Rutledge, Richard E. The Anti-microbial Effect Against Enterococcus faecalis and the Compressive Strength of Two Types of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate Mixed With Sterile Water or 2% Chlorhexidine Liquid
    33, p. 844-847 2007
  • Journal of endodontics
    Wilkinson, Kim L., Beeson, Thomas J., Kirkpatrick, Timothy C. Fracture Resistance of Simulated Immature Teeth Filled with Resilon, Gutta-Percha, or Composite
    33, p. 480-483 2007

Publications

  • JDR
    Nunn M, Hermsen K, Ibarrola J, Beeson T. Smoking is a risk factorfor Endodontic involvement and Endodontic failure. Presented at IADR annual meeting March 2015. Boston MA. Also in special ed of JDR 2015
  • J Endod
    Smith G, Beeson TJ, Nunn M. Endodontic Rotary Instrumentation Use in Today's Pre-doctoral programs. Submitted for publication. 2014
  • J Endod
    Hansen JR, Beeson TJ, Ibarrola JL. Case Series: Tooth Retention 5 Years after Irretrievable Separation of LightSpeedLSX Instruments.
    40, p. 1467-70 2014
  • Creighton University Magazine
    The effects of various additives and set accelerators on the physical and set properties of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) With Dr Dash at School of Pharmacy 2014
  • J Endod
    Elder DS, Kirkpatrick TC , Beeson TJ, Frequency of Two Distal Canals in Mandibular First Molars: an in-vivo Study. Poster Clinic presented at AAE Apr 21, 2012 in Boston, MA.
    38:e13-e57 2012
  • J Dent E
    Smiley R, Hansen L, Nicorata D, Kreutz B, Dillon B, Al Qabandei O, Beeson TJ What are your roots made of? The effect of Implant placement on Endodontic curriculum within United States dental schools. Presented 10 Mar 2011 at ADEA Conference.
    75:211 2011
  • J Dent E
    Smiley R, Hansen L, Nicorata D, Kreutz B, Dillon B, Al Qabandei O, Beeson TJ What are your roots made of? The effect of Implant placement on Endodontic curriculum within United States dental schools. Presented 10 Mar 2011 at ADEA Conference.
    75:211 2011
  • J Endod
    D Haupt*, N Al-Kandari, S Dold, M Kennedy, A Schiltgen, K Wojcicki, TJ Beeson*. Endodontic Education in US Dental Schools: A Pre-doctoral Survey. Presented at AAE Conference in San Diego, CA April 16, 2010
    36:580 2010
  • J Endod
    Khurana, J.1, Beeson, T. 2, Stanley, A*. 2, Dash, A. 1 The effects of various additives and set accelerators on the physical and set properties of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA).
    36:560 2010
  • J Endod
    D Haupt*, N Al-Kandari, S Dold, M Kennedy, A Schiltgen, K Wojcicki, TJ Beeson*. Endodontic Education in US Dental Schools: A Pre-doctoral Survey. Presented at AAE Conference in San Diego, CA April 16, 2010
    36:580 2010

Presentations

  • Nunn M, Hermsen K, Ibarrola J, Beeson T. Smoking is a risk factorfor Endodontic involvement and Endodontic failure. Presented at IADR annual meeting March 2015. Boston MA. Also in special ed of JDR 2015
  • Aug 15, 2014 “Anatomy, Resorption and Retreatment UNMC Golf and Learn 2014 Wilderness Ridge Resort, Lincoln, NE: 3 hours 2014
  • Mar 8, 2013 “Diagnosis and Management of Dental Pain” Creighton Pain Symposium Creighton Alegent Hospital: 1 hour 2013
  • Jan 7, 2013 “Dental Anatomy” Staff In-service Creighton School of Dentistry: 1 hour 2013
  • Elder DS, Kirkpatrick TC , Beeson TJ, Frequency of Two Distal Canals in Mandibular First Molars: an in-vivo Study. Poster Clinic presented at AAE Apr 21, 2012 in Boston, MA. J Endod 2012;38:e13-e57. 2012
  • Apr 13, 2012 'Growling Molars' - Veterinary Endodontics Nebraska Dental Assistants Association - Annual Session LaVista, NE: 2 hours 2012
  • Dec 5, 2011 Successful Mandibular Anesthesia Staff In-service Creighton School of Dentistry: 1 hour 2011
  • Oct 21, 2011 LSX Instrumentation - 4 hours USAF Endodontic Residents Lackland AFB TX, San Antonio, TX 2011
  • Sep 15, 2011 'Root Canal Access and Anatomy Objectives' Fall Dental Assembly and Alumni Weekend Creighton University, Omaha, NE: 3 hours 2011
  • Smiley R, Hansen L, Nicorata D, Kreutz B, Dillon B, Al Qabandei O, Beeson TJ What are your roots made of? The effect of Implant placement on Endodontic curriculum within United States dental schools. J Dent E 2011; 75:211. Presented 10 Mar 2011 at ADEA Conference. 2011
  • Smiley R, Hansen L, Nicorata D, Kreutz B, Dillon B, Al Qabandei O, Beeson TJ What are your roots made of? The effect of Implant placement on Endodontic curriculum within United States dental schools. J Dent E 2011; 75:211. Presented 10 Mar 2011 at ADEA Conference. 2011
  • D Haupt*, N Al-Kandari, S Dold, M Kennedy, A Schiltgen, K Wojcicki, TJ Beeson*. Endodontic Education in US Dental Schools: A Pre-doctoral Survey. J Endod 2010; 36:580. Presented at AAE Conference in San Diego, CA April 16, 2010 2010
  • D Haupt*, N Al-Kandari, S Dold, M Kennedy, A Schiltgen, K Wojcicki, TJ Beeson*. Endodontic Education in US Dental Schools: A Pre-doctoral Survey. J Endod 2010; 36:580. Presented at AAE Conference in San Diego, CA April 16, 2010 2010
  • Apr 2010 “Successful Endodontics: Diagnosis, Access, Instrumentation”. Nebraska Dental Association Annual Meeting. Lincoln, NE: 3 hours 2010
  • Khurana, J.1, Beeson, T. 2, Stanley, A*. 2, Dash, A. 1 The effects of various additives and set accelerators on the physical and set properties of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA). J Endod 2010;36:560. 2010
  • Aug 2010 “Growling Molars” – Veterinary Endodontics. Staff In-service Creighton School of Dentistry: 1 hour 2010

Awards

  • Innovations in Teaching Award (1st place)
    Manikin Endodontics to junior curriculum
    Creighton University Medical Center-School of Dentistry
  • Innovations in Teaching Award (3rd place)

    Endodontic clinic to digital radiography
    Creighton University Medical Center-School of Dentistry
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon
    Honorary Dental Society