Jennifer A. Hasslen, BA, DDS
Jennifer A. Hasslen, BA, DDS

Jennifer A. Hasslen, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments

Department

  • General Dentistry

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Acute Care Clinic Instructor
  • Dental Anatomy Lab Instructor
  • Junior and Senior Clinic Instructor
  • SimLab/CEREC Lab Instructor
  • Sophomore Operative Lecture and Lab Instructor

Biography

Dr. Hasslen was raised in small town central Minnesota and attended The College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, MN where she received a BA in Natural Science. In 2003 she received her DDS degree from Creighton University School of Dentistry. Upon graduating, she was commissioned as a captain in the United States Air Force. She then completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry one year program at Barksdale AFB, LA. Nine years after commissioning, she transitioned to the USAF Reserves and continues to serve in this capacity with the Nebraska Air National Guard. She continued to practice dentistry at Offutt AFB, NE as a contractor and then as an associate in private practice in small town Iowa. She currently maintains a part-time practice here in Omaha. Dr. Hasslen enjoys working with students in pre-clinical labs, the simulation lab where she is teaching the techniques of CEREC/all-ceramic restorations, and the clinic floor. She is excited to be part of introducing CEREC technology to the curriculum and in clinical settings with students. Her interest in research lies in ergonomics for the dental practitioner and CEREC technology. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, walking/running the family pet, traveling, reading, cooking and baking.

Education

  • College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN BA Natural Science 1997
  • Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE DDS 2003
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1 year, United States Air Force, Shreveport, LA 2004

Publications and Presentations

Presentations

  • Wellness program preventive dentistry presentation for Signature Performance. 1 hour., 2016
  • Preventive Dentistry Presentation for a corporate wellness program at Signature Performance. 1 hour., 2016
  • Dentistry and Pregnancy: Considerations in Treatment of Prenatal and Postnatal Patients, 2016
  • CEREC Technology in a 3D World (Co Presentation with Dr. Tom Berry and Dr. Scott Shaddy), 2015
  • New Technologies: Introduction to the Adult General Dentistry Clinic." (With Dr. Bill Carney), 2015
  • Dentistry and Pregnancy: Considerations in the Treatment of the Prenatal and Postnatal Patient, 2014

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Ergonomics in the Dental Profession
    Glass Ionomer Dental Materials and the Open Sandwich Technique for Class 2 Restorations Hearing Conservation for the Dental Practitioner

Current Research Projects

  • Depth of Cure of three composite materials using the VALO LED curing light
    Ergonomics: Postural Analysis of Two Seated Positions

Awards and Honors

  • Sophomore Instructor of the Year 2016, Class of 2018, 2016
  • Recognized/Coined, United States Military, 2013
  • Meritorious Service Medal 1st Oak Leaf Cluster, United States Air Force, 2012
  • Meritorious Service Medal, United States Air Force, 2010