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Teryn B . Sedillo, DDS

Associate Professor

Teryn Sedillo


School of Dentistry
Community and Preventive Dentistry
Faculty - Dentistry
Oral Health Promotion
SOD - School of Dentistry

Teryn B . Sedillo, DDS

Associate Professor

Dr. Sedillo has been a dental student mentor and tutor from 2017 to current date.  A few topics of her mentorship have included special care dental needs, health career opportunities, student/faculty advisor, and social justice in the health professions.

Teaching Interests

  • Geriatrics and Special Care


Oral Health Promotion


Associate Professor


  • Alzheimer's Disease: Challenges, Interventions, and Approaches to Care for a dental audience
    Author of the following: Chapter 1: Communication with Older Adult Patients Chapter 2: Person Centered Care and Alzheimer's Disease Chapter 3: Nutrition Chapter 6: Pain and Hospitalization Chapter 8: Management of Behavior of Patients with Alzheimer's Disease Chapter 10: Pharmacologic Treatment 2018
  • Journal of Cancer Education
    Survey of Health Care Professionals on Oral Cancer in Ohio


  • 'Interprofessional Palliative Care: Dentistry and Hospice': Omaha Regional Hospice and Palliative Symposium: Growing Palliative Care, Omaha, NE 2020
  • 'Poster Presentation: A survey of special care educational experience, perceptions and attitudes in the US Central Region': Special Care Dental Association National Meeting, San Diego, CA. 2020
  • Podium Presentation: 'A survey of Special Care educational experience, perceptions and attitudes in the US Central Region': Local Omaha District Dental Society, Omaha, NE 2020
  • Podium Presentation: 'Violence Across the LIfespan: An Innovative Initiative to Prepare Health Science Faculty: Successes and Challenges': Collaborating Across Borders VII Crossroads of Collaboration National Meeting, Indianapolis, IN 2019
  • Poster Presentation: 'Violence Across the LIfespan: A Multidisciplinary Approach'; International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice, New Orleans, LA 2019
  • 2019 Creighton University Faculty CE 'Special Care Champions' -0001
  • 2018 Creighton Faculty CE 'Delivery Dignified Services to Our Vulnerable Populations -0001
  • 2016-2017 Creighton University Contributing Guest Lecturer Community Preventive Dentistry 113, 333, 413, 430 -0001
  • 2020 Health Career Opportunity Program (HCOP) 'Branding yourself as a professional' -0001
  • 2020 Tri-Valley Dental Study Club 'Special Care Dentistry: The changing demographic' -0001
  • 2020 Acceptance ADEA Annual Session IPE Short talk 'Accomodations in dentistry through collaboration with occupational therapy' -0001
  • 2019 Nebraska AGD Master Track Course 'Special Care: The Humanistic Approach to Dentistry' -0001
  • 2017 Mosaic 'Reducing Risk of Aspiration Pneumonia' -0001
  • 2017, 2018, 2019 University of Nebraska Medical Center 'Emergency Dental Care in the ED' -0001
  • 2017 Neighborhood Dental-Lunch and Learn 'Establishing Affiliation Agreements with LTCF's' -0001
  • 2015 Bay Ridge Dental Society-CE 'Caring for the Medically Complex Patient' -0001
  • 2014-2015 Abstract: 'Evaluation of clinical effectiveness of resin infiltration versus fluoride therapy to inhibit the progression of incipient (proximal) lesions of posterior teeth: An in vivo study': St. Barnabas Health System-Bronx Resident Poster Presentation -0001
  • 2014 Abstract: 'Promoting Oral Cancer Examinations to Medical Professionals at Primary Care Clinics in Nebraska': Creighton University Table Clinic -0001
  • 2012 Abstract: 'The relative relationship of the mental foramen to the mandibular 2nd premolar in comparison to mandibular size using dry skulls': Creighton University Research Table Clinic -0001
  • American Association of Women Dentists; Nebraska Dental Association Annual Meeting; Omaha, NE "The Aging Practice"
  • Omaha Dental Hygiene Association; Omaha, NE "Dignified Dentistry: Caring for the Compromised Patient"
  • Heritage of Emerson; Long Term Care Facility; "Dignity Dental Services"
  • UNMC Emergency Residents


  • 2020 Fellow of the American Board of Special Care Dentistry
  • 2014 Practice Teaching Award: Prosthodontics
    Creighton School of Dentistry
  • 2015 Compassionate Dentist Award
    St. Barnabas Health System
  • 2014 American Association of Public Health Dentistry Award
  • 2014 Quintessence Award for Academic Achievement in Research
    Quintessence International
  • 2013 Paul Ambrose Scholar
    Association for Prevention, Teaching and Research


  • Dentist
    Screen patients, chart reviews, staff education
    DDS: Dignity Dental Series
    2018 - 2018