Joseph V. Franco, BA, DDS, Junior
Joseph V. Franco, Junior, BA, DDS

Joseph V. Franco, Junior, BA, DDS

Assistant Professor
Assistant Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry Clinics
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Diagnostic Sciences

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Biography

Joseph V. Franco, Jr., D.D.S. Dr. Franco is an Assistant Professor of Diagnostic Sciences and also serves as the Assistant Director of Dental Clinic. He graduated from Creighton earning his BA’80 and D.D.S.’84.While completing his undergraduate work at Creighton University, Dr. Franco earned Academic All American honors in baseball. Following graduation from dental school, Dr. Franco completed a General Practice Residency program at the V.A. Medical Center in Omaha. Since 1985, Dr. Franco has been in private practice while also working as a part time instructor at the dental school in the Fixed Prosthetic and the General Dentistry departments. While in private practice, Dr. Franco served on the medical staff of the Immanuel Medical Center and until his retirement was the On Call dentist for Lakeside Hospital covering oral trauma at high school sporting events. Dr. Franco received his 25 year faculty service award from Creighton in 2011. Dr. Franco was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honorary Dental Society in 1992. Following 29 years of private practice, Dr. Franco accepted a full time faculty position and is excited to bring his knowledge of private practice to the students in both the classroom and the clinical setting. Dr. Franco recently completed the ADEA/AAL Institute for Teaching and Learning course. Dr. Franco is course director for DAR 214 Dental Assisting and Radiology Clinic, DAR 316 Junior Assessment Clinic, DAR 416 Senior Assessment Clinic, DAR 331 Temporomandibular Joint Disorders and CPD 331 Practice Management.

Education

  • Creighton University '80, Creighton Dental School '84

Certifications

1984- General Practice Residency Program V.A. Medical Center Omaha, Ne. 2016- Certificate Orofacial Pain Continuum LSU School of Dentistry

Publications and Presentations

Presentations

  • Orofacial Pain Case Presentation LSU School of Dentistry, 2016
  • American Dental Educators Association Poster Presentation "Patient Awareness of Oral Cancer Exams" American Dental Educators Association "Inhibition of Candida Albicans Infection with Low Dose Boric Acid", 2016
  • SNDA High School Impressions Program Creighton School of Dentistry, 2015
  • September 3, 2014 Creighton University School of Dentistry Lecture: Dental Employment Contracts, 2014
  • August 27, 2014 Guest Lecturer: Practice Management Course, 2014
  • June 10, 2014 Participant CEREC CAD/CAM System Workshop Creighton Faculty In-Service Program, 2014
  • March 18, 2014 Participant Implant Placement Lab Creighton University School of Dentistry, 2014
  • “How to manage a private practice”, 2014
  • Oct. 24, 2013 Participant Socket Grafting Implant Success Creighton University School of Dentistry, 2013
  • August 21, 2013 Guest Lecturer: Practice Management Course Creighton University School of Dentistry Lecture: Internal Marketing and Patient Care, 2013
  • 2013- Present Guest Lecturer: Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Course: Radiographic Examination Creighton University Dental School, 2013
  • 2013- Present Guest Lecturer: Oral Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Course: Caries Detection, Diagnosis and Prevention Creighton University Dental School, 2013
  • 2013- Present Guest Lecturer: Medically Compromised Patients Lecture: Diabetes and Dentistry Creighton University Dental School, 2013
  • 2013- Present Guest Lecturer: Practice Management Course Lecture: Treatment Planning in Private Practice Creighton University Dental School, 2013

Research and Scholarship

Current Research Projects

  • " Patient Treatment needs at a Midwest US Dental School" " Patient Perception of the Importance of Disclosing Medications to Dentists"

Grant Funding Received

  • Primary Investigator IRB# 13-16954 “Patient Awareness of Oral Cancer Exams” ongoing research project Creighton University

Awards and Honors

  • Inducted, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), 1992
  • “Outstanding Young Men of America” Award, 1986
  • Student Essay Award Winner, Block Drug Company , 1984