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Dean’s Welcome

Greetings from Dean Jillian Wallen, BDS, MS

Jillian Wallen smiling on campus

Welcome to the Creighton University School of Dentistry. Since its founding in 1905, the school has a rich tradition and history of educating compassionate, competent dentists, ready to practice in an evolving health care environment. 

A Creighton dentist experiences an education focused on cura personalis – care for the whole person.  Our educational program prepares dentists for lives of professional excellence, community leadership and compassionate service. Creighton dental students graduate ready to deliver outstanding clinical care, with a deep understanding of how a dentist can address health inequity and health disparities across the lifespan. 

Robust campus inter-professional experiences in our curriculum and in our clinical experiences contribute to our rich learning environment. We are proud to partner with many community organizations and are dedicated to making dental care accessible to all. Inspired by our Catholic tradition and informed by our Jesuit heritage, the School of Dentistry’s mission and vision is to educate the whole person, and to be men and women working for and with others. 

Whether you are a prospective student wishing to embark on your educational journey, a faculty member seeking a new position that will inspire your teaching research or service ideals, or a patient looking for an exceptional care experience, I invite you to explore our website.

Dean Jillian Wallen