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Joseph V. Franco, BA, DDS

Assistant Dean, Assistant Dean for Clinics and Chief Dental Officer

Associate Professor

Joseph Franco

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School of Dentistry
Diagnostic Sciences
Dental Administration
Faculty - Dentistry
Oral Health Promotion
SOD - School of Dentistry

Joseph V. Franco, BA, DDS

Assistant Dean, Assistant Dean for Clinics and Chief Dental Officer

Associate Professor

Joseph V. Franco, Jr., D.D.S. Dr. Franco is the Assistant Dean, Interim Director of Clinics and an Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences. He graduated from Creighton earning his BA’80 and D.D.S.’84.While completing his undergraduate work at Creighton University, Dr. Franco earned Academic All American honors in baseball. Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Franco completed a General Practice Residency program at the V.A. Medical Center in Omaha. Since 1985, Dr. Franco has been in private practice while also working as a part time instructor at the dental school in the Fixed Prosthetic and the General Dentistry departments. While in private practice, Dr. Franco served on the medical staff of the Immanuel Medical Center and until his retirement was the On Call dentist for Lakeside Hospital covering oral trauma at high school sporting events. Dr. Franco received his 25 year faculty service award from Creighton in 2011. Dr. Franco was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society in 1992. Following 29 years of private practice, Dr. Franco accepted a full time faculty position and is excited to bring his knowledge of private practice to the students in both the classroom and the clinical setting. Dr. Franco recently completed the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning course. Dr. Franco is course director for DAR 214 Dental Assisting and Radiology Clinic, DAR 316 Junior Assessment Clinic, DAR 416 Senior Assessment Clinic, DAR 331 Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and CPD 331 Practice Management. In 2017, Dr. Franco received his certificate for completing the Orofacial Pain Continuum at the Louisiana State University School of Dentistry. In August of 2018, Dr. Franco was named Assistant Dean, Interim Director of Clinics by the Dean of the School of dentistry.

Department

Oral Health Promotion

Position

Associate Professor

Presentations

  • Continuing Education Course Presenter: "Obstructive Sleep Apnea." Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Society 2016
  • Orofacial Pain Case Presentation LSU School of Dentistry 2016
  • American Dental Educators Association Poster Presentation 'Patient Awareness of Oral Cancer Exams' American Dental Educators Association 'Inhibition of Candida Albicans Infection with Low Dose Boric Acid' 2016
  • SNDA High School Impressions Program Creighton School of Dentistry 2015
  • September 3, 2014 Creighton University School of Dentistry Lecture: Dental Employment Contracts 2014
  • August 27, 2014 Guest Lecturer: Practice Management Course 2014
  • June 10, 2014 Participant CEREC CAD/CAM System Workshop Creighton Faculty In-Service Program 2014
  • March 18, 2014 Participant Implant Placement Lab Creighton University School of Dentistry 2014
  • “How to manage a private practice” 2014
  • Oct. 24, 2013 Participant Socket Grafting Implant Success Creighton University School of Dentistry 2013
  • August 21, 2013 Guest Lecturer: Practice Management Course Creighton University School of Dentistry Lecture: Internal Marketing and Patient Care 2013
  • 2013- Present Guest Lecturer: Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Course: Radiographic Examination Creighton University Dental School 2013
  • 2013- Present Guest Lecturer: Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Course: Caries Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention Creighton University Dental School 2013
  • 2013- Present Guest Lecturer: Medically Compromised Patients Lecture: Diabetes and Dentistry Creighton University Dental School 2013
  • 2013- Present Guest Lecturer: Practice Management Course Lecture: Treatment Planning in Private Practice Creighton University Dental School 2013

Awards

  • Inducted
    Inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) Honorary Dental Society Creighton Dental School
    Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU)
  • “Outstanding Young Men of America” Award
    "Outstanding Young Men of America" Award
  • Student Essay Award Winner
    Block Drug Company Student Essay Award Winner
    Block Drug Company

Consulting

  • Consultant
    Peer Review Organization
    Peer Review Organization, MLS Group of Companies
    MLS Group of Companies
    2009 - 2009