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Dean’s Welcome

Greetings from Dean Jillian Wallen, BDS, MS

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. 

Please read on to learn about our exceptional dental school.

Care for the Whole Person

A Creighton dentist experiences an education focused on cura personalis, which means 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.  

A Dynamic Dental Education

The robust campus inter-professional experiences in our curriculum and in our clinical experiences contribute to our rich learning environment.

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Dean Wallen with dental students posing for photo smiling.
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Dean Wallen in lab setting with another woman wearing masks and gloves.

Forming Compassionate Dentists

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. 

Explore our exceptional dental education.

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, please explore our website for more information.