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Jennifer A. Hasslen, BA, DDS

Interim Assistant Dean, Assistant Dean for Student Progression

Associate Professor


School of Dentistry
General Dentistry
Faculty - Dentistry
SOD - School of Dentistry - 339G

Jennifer A. Hasslen, BA, DDS

Interim Assistant Dean, Assistant Dean for Student Progression

Associate Professor

Dr. Hasslen was raised in small town central Minnesota and attended The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN where she received a BA in Natural Science. In 2003 she received her DDS degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry. Upon graduating, she was commissioned as a captain in the United States Air Force. She then completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry one year program at Barksdale AFB, LA. Nine years after commissioning, she transitioned to the USAF Reserves and continues to serve in this capacity with the Nebraska Air National Guard. She continued to practice dentistry at Offutt AFB, NE as a contractor and then as an associate in private practice in small town Iowa. She currently maintains a part-time practice here in Omaha. Dr. Hasslen enjoys working with students in pre-clinical labs, the simulation lab where she is teaching the techniques of CEREC/all-ceramic restorations, and the clinic floor. She is excited to be part of introducing CEREC technology to the curriculum and in clinical settings with students. Her interest in research lies in ergonomics for the dental practitioner and CEREC technology. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, walking/running the family pet, traveling, reading, cooking and baking.

Research Focus

Ergonomics in the Dental Profession
Glass Ionomer Dental Materials and the Open Sandwich Technique for Class 2 Restorations Hearing Conservation for the Dental Practitioner


General Dentistry


Associate Professor


  • Electromyography and 3-Dimensional Kinematics to Assess Body Posture in Dental Students. P Zawadsik, JA Hasslen. Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE. Poster presented at St. Albert's Day. 2017
  • IADR
    Wear Simulation of Bulk Fill and Sonically Inserted Resin Composites. WT Naughton, TM Wilwerding, JA Hasslen, SM Radniecki, A Tsujimoto, and WW Barkmeier.
    March 2017 2017


  • Levels of Environmental Noise Associated with the Use of High Speed Handpieces at CU Dental Clinic and Omaha Private Practice Dental Offices. 2017
  • Depth of Cure of TPH-A2 and Z250-A2 Using Varying Irradiance Outputs of the VALO Corded Light. 2017
  • Wellness program preventive dentistry presentation for Signature Performance. 1 hour. 2016
  • Preventive Dentistry Presentation for a corporate wellness program at Signature Performance. 1 hour. 2016
  • Dentistry and Pregnancy: Considerations in Treatment of Prenatal and Postnatal Patients 2016
  • A Study on Home Sanitation Methods for Toothbrushes. 2016
  • CEREC Technology in a 3D World (Co Presentation with Dr. Tom Berry and Dr. Scott Shaddy) 2015
  • New Technologies: Introduction to the Adult General Dentistry Clinic." (With Dr. Bill Carney) 2015
  • Dentistry and Pregnancy: Considerations in the Treatment of the Prenatal and Postnatal Patient 2014


  • Sophomore Instructor of the Year 2016
    Class of 2018
  • Recognized/Coined
    Recognized/coined by Assistant Surgeon General for Dental Services (Maj Gen Gerard Caron) for role in clinic's perfect Health Services Inspection/AAAHC score, July 2013
    United States Military
  • Meritorious Service Medal 1st Oak Leaf Cluster
    United States Air Force
  • Meritorious Service Medal
    United States Air Force