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Melissa S . Lang, BS, MS, DDS

Associate Professor

Melissa Lang

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School of Dentistry
Periodontology
Faculty - Dentistry
SOD - School of Dentistry

Melissa S . Lang, BS, MS, DDS

Associate Professor

Dr. Melissa Lang is the Director of Pre-Clinical Curriculum in the Department of Periodontics and graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  In 2007, she received a Certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science in Oral Biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. 
Dr. Lang is the course director of Sophomore Periodontology and Junior Clinical Periodontics at Creighton University School of Dentistry.  She also teaches in the Implant clinics at Creighton University School of Dentistry.  Dr. Lang maintains a part-time private periodontal practice in Omaha, Nebraska. 
Dr. Lang is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, the Nebraska Dental Association, the Omaha District Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society, and past-president of the Nebraska Society of Periodontology.

A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on my Curriculum Vitae.

Teaching Interests

  • Periodontics

Research Focus

Periodontal therapy (surgical and non-surgical) Dental implants Mucogingival surgery Periodontal health and systemic disease interactions

Department

Periodontics

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Journal of Periodontology Clinical Advances in Periodontics
    Lang MS and Barritt LC. Bony Exostosis Following Treatment of Gingival Recession with Subepithelial Connective Tissue Graft and Enamel Matrix Derivative. Accepted, 2015
  • International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
    Lang MS, Cerutis DR, Miyamoto T, Nunn ME. Cell Attachment Following Instrumentation with Titanium and Plastic Instruments, Diode Laser, and Titanium Brush on Titanium, Titanium-Zirconium, and Zirconia Surfaces. In-Review 2016 
    31(4), p. 799-806 2015
  • Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
    Bathena, S. P., Huang, J., Nunn, M. E., Miyamoto, T., Parrish, L. C., Lang, M. S., McVaney, T. P., Toews, M. L., Cerutis, D. R., Alnouti, Y. Quantitative determination of lysophosphatidic acids (LPAs) in human saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) by LC-MS/MS
    41, p. 177-183 2011
  • J Pharm Biomed Anal
    Bathena SP, Huang J, Nunn ME, Miyamoto T, Parrish LC, Lang MS, McVaney TP, Toews ML, Cerutis DR, Alnouti Y. Quantitative determination of lysophosphatidic acids (LPAs) in human saliva and gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) by LC-MS/MS.
    56, p. 402-407 2011
  • Journal of Periodontology
    Miyamoto, T., Kumagai, T., Lang, M. S., Nunn, M. E. Compliance as a Prognostic Indicator Part II, Impact of Patient's Compliance to the Individual Tooth Survival
    81, p. 1280-1288 2010
  • J Periodontol
    Miyamoto T., Kumagai T., Lang M., Nunn M. Compliance as a Prognostic Indicator Part II, Impact of Patient's Compliance to the Individual Tooth Survival. 
    81(9), p. 1280-1288 2010
  • J Periodontol
    Lang (Morris) MS., Lee Y., Lavin M., Giannini P., Schmid M., Marx D., Reinhardt R. Injectable Simvastatin in Periodontal Defects and Alveolar Ridges: Pilot Studies. 
    79, p. 1465-1473 2008

Presentations

  • Southwest Iowa Dental Association: 'Implant Evaluation and Maintenance' 2016
  • Creighton University Continuing Education Lecture Series: 'Implant Evaluation and Maintenance' 2016
  • March 27, 2015 – Creighton University Implant Symposium: “Implant Evaluation and Maintenance” 2015
  • June 8, 2014 – Japanese Institute of Periodontal Health, Omaha, Nebraska: “Periodontics and Implant Cadaver Course” 2014
  • Volunteer Lecturer, Student National Dental Association, Creighton University School of Dentistry 2014
  • Living Well with Diabetes Support Group, Omaha, Nebraska Oral Health Presentation: “Diabetes and Oral Health” November 23, 2013 2013
  • November 23, 2013 – Living Well with Diabetes Support Group, Omaha, Nebraska: “Diabetes and Oral Health” 2013
  • 29th Annual Seminar: Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands, Omaha, NE. Oral Health Presentation: “What’s in Your Mouth: Understanding the Effects of Diabetes on Oral Health.” April 13, 2013 2013
  • April 13, 2013 – 29th Annual Seminar: Diabetes Education Center of the Midlands, Omaha, Nebraska: “What’s in Their Mouths: Understanding the Effects of Diabetes on Oral Health” 2013
  • October 28, 2012 – Japanese Institute of Periodontal Health, Omaha, Nebraska: “Periodontics and Implant Cadaver Course” 2012
  • Living Well with Diabetes Support Group, Omaha, Nebraska Oral Health Presentation: “Diabetes and Oral Health” July 14, 2012 2012
  • July 14, 2012 – Living Well with Diabetes Support Group, Omaha, Nebraska: “Diabetes and Oral Health” 2012
  • June 1, 2012 – Creighton University Perio Symposium: “Immediate-delayed Implant Placement. Is it Predictable?” 2012
  • Volunteer Lecturer, Student National Dental Association, Creighton University School of Dentistry 2011
  • September 24, 2011 – Japanese Institute of Periodontal Health, Omaha, Nebraska: “Periodontics and Implant Cadaver Course 2011
  • April 4, 2011 – Creighton University Continuing Education Lecture Series: “Socket Preservation” 2011
  • February 4, 2011 – Creighton University Continuing Education Lecture Series: “Periodontal and Medical Considerations in Implant Therapy” 2011
  • November 1, 2010 – Omaha Society of Dental Hygienists, Omaha, Nebraska: “Periodontal and Medical Considerations in Implant Therapy” 2010
  • September 19, 2010 – Japanese Institute of Periodontal Health, Omaha, Nebraska: “Periodontics and Implant Cadaver Course” 2010
  • Volunteer Lecturer, Student National Dental Association, Creighton University School of Dentistry 2010
  • August 30, 2010 – Frank Ayers Study Club, Creighton University School of Dentistry: “Treatment of Peri-implantitis” 2010
  • June 8, 2010 – Creighton University Continuing Education Lecture Series: “Periodontal and Medical Considerations in Implant Therapy' 2010

Awards

  • Outstanding Academic Instructor
    Outstanding Academic Instructor Creighton University School of Dentistry 2012
    Creighton University School of Dentistry
  • American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award
    American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award 2011
    American Academy of Periodontology
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilion
    Univeristy of Nebraska College of Dentistry

Consulting

  • Omicron Kappa Upsilion
    Vice President
    Univeristy of Nebraska College of Dentistry
    2009 - 2017
  • Consultant
    Gum Disease Specialists
    2007