David A. Blaha, DDS
David A. Blaha, DDS

David A. Blaha, DDS

Associate Professor
Chair, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department
School of Dentistry

Expertise/Specializations

  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Position

  • Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. David Blaha is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department at Creighton University School of Dentistry.  He received his DDS with High Distinction from UNMC College of Dentistry and completed a residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Louisiana State University.  He joined the faculty of Creighton School of Dentistry in 2012 following a nearly 30 year career in private practice.  During his time at Creighton, he has received a number of teaching awards.  He is a past president of the Nebraska Dental Association and is currently a member of the Nebraska Board of Dentistry.

Education

  • UNMC College of Dentistry - DDS with High Distinction
  • Louisiana State University Medical Center - Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Certifications

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Awards and Honors

  • Guest Hooder, Creighton University School of Dentistry Dental Class of ‘17, 2017
  • Outstanding Didactic Instructor, Creighton University School of Dentistry Class of ‘18, 2017
  • Life Membership, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, 2015
  • Guest Hooder, Creighton University School of Dentistry Dental Class of ‘14, 2014
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor, Creighton University School of Dentistry Class of ‘14, 2014
  • Outstanding Teacher, UNMC Dentistry, 2010
  • Distinguished Service Award, College of Dentistry Alumni Association, 2010