James D. O'Meara, BA, DDS
James D. O'Meara, BA, DDS

James D. O'Meara, BA, DDS

Associate Professor
Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry, ILAC Dental Director
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments

Department

  • General Dentistry

Position

  • Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. O'Meara came to the Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2001 after thirteen years in private practice and two years as Vice President of Provider Relations for Delta Dental Plan of Iowa.  In addition to full-time clinical instruction, Dr. O'Meara is course manager for the Business Classes offered to junior and senior dental students.  The course help prepare the students in their transition from being a student to working as a dental associate or owning and operating their own dental practice.  Dr. O'Meara's  background allows direction to the students on building a dental  practice, running a dental practice and purchasing or selling a dental practice.  From 2007 through 2016, Dr. O'Meara was the Director of the ILAC Dental Program which sent dental students to the Dominican Republic for five weeks in the summer to provide dental care in rural areas of the counttry.  A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Dr. O'Meara resides in Omaha with his wife Christina and son Matthew.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Kador, Peter F., O'Meara, James D., Blessing, Karen, Marx, David B., Reinhardt, Richard A. Efficacy of structurally diverse aldose reductase inhibitors on experimental periodontitis in rats, Journal of periodontology, 82, 926-933, 2011
  • Kador P, O’Meara JD, Blessing K, Marx , Reinhardt J: Efficacy of Structurally Diverse Aldose Reductase Inhibitors on Experimental Periodontitis in Rats. Journal of Periodontology 2011 82: 926-933., Journal of periodontology, 926-933, 2011
  • Kador P, O’Meara JD, Blessing K, Rheinhardt J. Aldose Reductase Inhibitors Reduce Experimental Periodontitis. Abstract 174 AADR March 2010, AADR, 2010
  • Kelsey, W. P., Latta, M. A., O'Meara, J. D., Barkmeier, W. W., Hammesfahr, P. D., Jefferies, S. R. An accelerated in vitro model for adhesive testing, American Journal of Dentistry, 17, 323-326, 2004

Presentations

  • Porcelain Veneer Preparation and Temporary Fabrication Creighton Spring Dental Assembly April 16, 2004 Cavel, W.T. DDS; O’Meara, J.D. DDS; Naughton, W.T. DDS Shaddy, R.S. DDS, 2004
  • Porcelain Veneer Preparation and Temporary Fabrication Creighton Spring Dental Assembly April 1, 2003 Cavel, W.T. DDS; O’Meara, J.D. DDS; Naughton, W.T. DDS Shaddy, R.S. DDS, 2003

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded Outstanding Academic Instructor, Senior Class of 2012, 2012