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James Donald O'Meara, BA, DDS

Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry, ILAC Dental Director

Associate Professor

James O'Meara

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School of Dentistry
General Dentistry
Faculty - Dentistry
SOD - School of Dentistry

James Donald O'Meara, BA, DDS

Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry, ILAC Dental Director

Associate Professor

Dr. O'Meara came to the Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2001 after thirteen years in private practice and two years as Vice President of Provider Relations for Delta Dental Plan of Iowa.  In addition to full-time clinical instruction, Dr. O'Meara is course manager for the Business Classes offered to junior and senior dental students.  The course help prepare the students in their transition from being a student to working as a dental associate or owning and operating their own dental practice.  Dr. O'Meara's  background allows direction to the students on building a dental  practice, running a dental practice and purchasing or selling a dental practice.  From 2007 through 2016, Dr. O'Meara was the Director of the ILAC Dental Program which sent dental students to the Dominican Republic for five weeks in the summer to provide dental care in rural areas of the counttry.  A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. O'Meara resides in Omaha with his wife Christina and son Matthew.

Department

General Dentistry

Position

Associate Professor

Articles

  • Journal of Periodontology
    Kador, Peter F., O'Meara, James D., Blessing, Karen, Marx, David B., Reinhardt, Richard A. Efficacy of structurally diverse aldose reductase inhibitors on experimental periodontitis in rats
    82, p. 926-933 2011
  • Journal of Periodontology
    Kador P, O’Meara JD, Blessing K, Marx , Reinhardt J: Efficacy of Structurally Diverse Aldose Reductase Inhibitors on Experimental Periodontitis in Rats. Journal of Periodontology 2011 82: 926-933., p. 926-933 2011
  • AADR
    Kador P, O’Meara JD, Blessing K, Rheinhardt J. Aldose Reductase Inhibitors Reduce Experimental Periodontitis. Abstract 174 AADR March 2010 2010
  • American Journal of Dentistry
    Kelsey, W. P., Latta, M. A., O'Meara, J. D., Barkmeier, W. W., Hammesfahr, P. D., Jefferies, S. R. An accelerated in vitro model for adhesive testing
    17, p. 323-326 2004

Presentations

  • Porcelain Veneer Preparation and Temporary Fabrication Creighton Spring Dental Assembly April 16, 2004 Cavel, W.T. DDS; O’Meara, J.D. DDS; Naughton, W.T. DDS Shaddy, R.S. DDS 2004
  • Porcelain Veneer Preparation and Temporary Fabrication Creighton Spring Dental Assembly April 1, 2003 Cavel, W.T. DDS; O’Meara, J.D. DDS; Naughton, W.T. DDS Shaddy, R.S. DDS 2003

Awards

  • Awarded Outstanding Academic Instructor, Senior Class of 2012
    Creighton University School of Dentistry Class of 2012