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W. Thomas Cavel, DDS

Special Professor

Oral Biology

W. Thomas Cavel

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School of Dentistry
General Dentistry
Faculty - Dentistry
Oral Biology (Master of Science)
Graduate School
SOD - School of Dentistry

W. Thomas Cavel, DDS

Special Professor

Oral Biology

My interests include Operative Dentistry, Dental Anatomy, Occlusion, and clinical research. I have been teaching dental students for 45 years and have mentored many research projects. In 1983 I was appointed to the Nebraska Board of Dental Examiners as the Creighton University representative and served as an active member on that Board for 13 years. I have been a dental licensure examiner for  35 years and have been involved in examine content and revision for licensure as a member of the Central Regional Dental Testing Service and The American Association of Dental Examiners.What I enjoy most is clinical teaching and my interaction with patients and students.in the General Dentistry clinic.In my years at Creighton I have participated in numerous clinical studies testing the efficacy of various dental materials resulting in a number of publications. I am proud of my work in identifying the causes and potential of tooth fractures.Observing the improvements in dental materials and delivery of dental care over the past forty years has been exciting and rewarding   

Research Focus

Clinical dental research

Department

General Dentistry

Position

Special Professor

Articles

  • Quintessence International; Dental Digest
    "Caries as a Cause of Restoration Replacement - A Clinical Survey". Kelsey, W. Patrick, Blankenau, Richard J., and Cavel, W. Thomas
    Sept, 1981, p. 9:971-974
  • Quintessence International; Dental Digest
    "The Replacement of Abraded Full Crown Facing with Acrylic Veneer Facings". Cavel, W. Thomas, Barkmeier, W.
    Aug, 1982, p. 8:847-849
  • The Chronicle
    "Incisal Index for Immediate Temporary Fixed Tooth Replacement". Barkmeier, W., Berry, T., and Cavel, W. Thomas
    Jan, 1983, p. (1): 10-13
  • Journal of the American Dental Association
    "Wavelength of Intensity of Seven Systems for Light-Curing Composite Resins - A Comparison Study". Blankenau, Richard J., Kelsey, W. Patrick, and Cavel, W. Thomas
    April, 1983, p. 106(4): 471
  • Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry
    "An Evaluation of the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Clinical Survey".Kelsey, W. Patrick, Cavel, W. Thomas, and Blankenau, Richard J.
    May/June 1983, p. 31(3): 197-201
  • Operative dentistry
    "Link Series Pin Penetration into Dentin: New Versus Old Pin Design". Blankenau, Richard J., Kelsey, W. Patrick, and Cavel, W. Thomas
    June 1983, p. 8(1): 18-22
  • Journal of the American Dental Association
    "A Possible Allergic Response to Polyether Impression Materials: A Case Report". Blankenau, R.J., Kelsey, W.P., and Cavel, W.T.
    1984, p. 108(4):609-610
  • The Chronicle
    "Variables Affecting Surface Finish for Traditional and Hybrid Composite Resin Restorative Systems". Cavel, W. Thomas
    March 1984, p. 47(3): 50-54
  • "An in Vivo Study of Cuspal Fracture". Cavel, W. Thomas, Kelsey, W. Patrick, and Blankenau, Richard J.
    Jan, 1985, p. 53(1): 38-42
  • General Dentistry
    "Insertion Stresses Associated with a Pre-Fabricated Threaded Parallel Endodontic Dowel System". Kelsey, W. Patrick, Blankenau, Richard J., and Cavel, W. Thomas
    Jul-Aug 1986, p. 34(4): 303-305
  • Journal of American Dental Association
    "The Effect of Wand Positioning in Polymerization of Light Activated Resins". Kelsey, W. Patrick, Blankenau, Richard J., Shearer, P., and Cavel, W. Thomas
    Feb 1987
  • Journal of Dental Research
    "Clinical Evaluation of Chemo-Mechanical Removal of Cervical Caries". Kelsey, W.P., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., and Barkemeier, W.W.
    66:123, p. 133
  • Journal of Dental Research
    "Clinical Evaluations of DICOR Light Activated Cement". Barkmeier, W.W., Cavel, W.T., Kelsey, W.P., and Blankenau, R.J.
    66:132, p. Abstract 205
  • Quintessence international
    "Clinical Evaluation of Biokind Dual Cure Resin Cement". Cavel, W. Thomas, Kelsey, W. Patrick, and Blankenau, Richard J.
    Vol. 19, Issue 4, p. 257-262
  • General Dentistry
    "Clinical Evaluation of Reversible/Irreversible Hyrdocolloid Impression Systems". Kelsey, W.P., Cavel, W.T., Barkmeier, W.W., Blankenau, R.D.
    Dec, 1988, p. 506-508
  • Journal of clinical laser medicine & surgery
    "Power Dentistry & External Temperature of Laser-Treated Root Canals". Blankenau, R.J., Kelsey, W.P., Powell, G.L., Cavel, W.T., and Anderson, D.M.
    Vol. 12 #11994, p. 17-19
  • Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
    "Enhancement of Physical Properties of Resin Restorative Materials by Laser Polymerization". Kelsey, W.P., Powell, G.L., Shearer, G.O., Barkmeier, W.W., Cavel, W.T.
    Vol. 4, No. 1, p. 40-42
  • Quintessence international
    "Two Year Clinical Study of Castable Ceramic Crowns". Kelsey, W.P., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., Barkmeier, W.W., Wilwerding, T.M., and Matranga, L.F.
    26(1), p. 15-20
  • American Journal of Dentistry
    "Four Year Clinical Study of Castable Ceramic Crowns". Kelsey, W.P., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., Barkmeier, W.W., Wilwerding, T.M., and Latta, M.A.
    8(5), p. 259-262
  • Quintesseno Publicacion International de Odontologia
    "Estudio Clinico de 2 Anos de Coronas Ceramicas Coladas". Kelsey, W.P., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., Barkmeier, W.W., Wilwerding, T.M., and Matranga, L.F.
    9(5), p. 297-298
  • Journal of Dental Research
    "One Year Clinical Evaluation of the Clearfil Liner Bond 2 Systems". Latta, M.A., Barkmeier, W.W., Triolo, P.T., Cavel, W.T., and Blankenau, R.J.
    76(162), p. Abstract 1186

Publications

  • Videotape Presentation Utilizing Slides from Clinical Cases performed at Creighton University, National Patent, 1986. "Clinical Evaluation of Chemico-Mechanical Caries Removal System."
  • Publication by National Patent Corporation Utilizing Slides from Clinical Cases performed at Creighton University Showing the Caridex System in Use, W.T. Cavel - operator, 1986.
  • Videotape entitled "The Carving of Complex Silver Amalgam Restorations". Cavel, W. Thomas, Creighton University, 1981
  • Journal of Dental Research
    Latta, M.A., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., Barkmeier, W.W., Kesley, W.P., Bonded Dicor Crowns: 4 Year Report.
    74:166, p. Abstract 1239
  • Journal of Dental Research
    Latta, M.A., Barkmeier, W.W., Triolo, P.T., Cavel, W.T., and Blankenaue, R.J. One Year Clinical Evaluation of the Clearfil Liner Bond 2 System.
    76:162, p. Abstract 1186
  • Journal of Dental Research
    Latta, M.A., Barnes, D.M., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., Blitzer, R.M., Wuertz, K.M. Clinical Evaluation of a Hydrophilic Impression Material.
    77:166, p. Abstract 482
  • Journal of Dental Research
    Latta, M.A., Barkmeier, W.W., Triolo, P.T., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J. Three Year Clinical Evaluation of Z-100 in Posterior Restorations
    77:236, p. Abstract 1046
  • Journal of Dental Research
    Latta, M.A., Cavel, W.T., and Blankenau, R.J. Clinical Evaluation of a Hydrophilic Impression Material.
    78:310, p. Abstract 1635
  • Journal of Dental Research
    Latta, M.A., Cavel, W.T., Barkmeier, W.W., Shaddy, R.S., and Blankenau, R.J. Clinical Evaluation of the Prime & Bond 2.1 Adhesive System.
    79:272, p. Abstract 1027
  • Journal of Dental Research
    Latta, M.A., Barkmeier, W.W., Triolo, P.T., Cavel, W.T. Three-year Clinical Evaluation of the Clearfil Liner Bond 2 System.
    79:272, p. Abstract 1030
  • Journal of Dental Research
    Shaddy, R.S., Murdock, C.M., Tamisiea, P.E., Cavel, W.T., and Latta, M.A. Clinical Evaluation of Liners vs. No Liner Under Silver Amalgams.
    80:109, p. Abstract 591
  • Journal of Dental Research
    Latta, M.A., Barkmeier, W.W., Cavel, W.T., and DiLorenzo, S.C. Clinical Evaluation of a Compomer Restorative Material.
    81, p. Abstract 193

Presentations

  • Review of composite and class II preparations and finishes General Dentistry Faculty February 2015 2015

Awards

  • Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication to providing
    Recipient Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication to providing dental education.Presented by the Senior Class 2015
    Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class 2015
  • Dr. Ann Garred Awrad for outstanding dedication to providing
    Recipient Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication to providing dental education Presented by the Senior Class 2013
    Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class 2013
  • Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication to providing
    Recipient Dr. Ann Garred Awrad for outstanding dedication to providing dental education. Presented by the Senior Class 2012
    Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class 2012
  • Guest Hooder
    Guest Hooder Presented by the Senior Class 2011
    Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class 2011
  • Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication to providing dental education
    Recipient Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication to providing dental education. Presented by the Senior Class 2011
    Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class of 2011
  • Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication in dental education
    Recipient Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication in dental education Presented by the Senior Class 2010
    Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class 2010
  • Alumni Merit Award
    Alumni Merit Award Creighton University School of Dentistry
    Creighton University School of Dentistry
  • Alumni Merit Award
    Recipient Alumni Merit Award Presented at The Creighton University Dental School Spring Dental Assembly 2010
    Creighton University School of Dentistry
  • National Honorary Dental Fraternity
    Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honorary Dental Fraternity 1979-present Given life membership May 2009
    Omicron Kappa Upsilon
  • National Jesuit Honorary Fraternity
    Alpha Sigma Nu National Jesuit Honorary Fraternity 1995-present
    Alpha Sigma Nu