Lawrence Parrish, BS, MS, DDS
Lawrence Parrish, BS, MS, DDS

Lawrence Parrish, BS, MS, DDS

Associate Professor
Coordinator, Department of Periodontics
School of Dentistry

Expertise/Specializations

  • Periodontics

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Periodontics

Position

  • Associate Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Lecture courses PER 313, PER 333, and Clinical Periodontics

Biography

Lawrence Parrish, D.D.S., M.S. is an Associate Professor of Periodontics.  He earned his D.D.S. from Loyola University of Chicago, and his M.S. from the Univeristy of Texas at San Antonio.  He graduated from the USAF Periodontics Residency at USAF Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1985.  In 1990, he became a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.  Following a 24 year career on active duty with the United States Air Force Dental Corps, Dr. Parrish joined the faculty of the School of Dentistry in 2001.
 

Education

  • B.S. Biochemistry, U.C.L.A.
  • D.D.S. Loyola University School of Dentistry, Chicago
  • General Practice Residency Certificate, USAF Hospital, Chanute AFB, Illinois
  • Periodontics Residency Certificate, USAF Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
  • M.S. Periodontics, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio.

Certifications

Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Parrish L.C., Diy A., Kenning N.R., Templeton K., Sagun R, Kimmes N.S., Gaspard G., Hess S.J. JHIDC 2014;8(2):33-41. Primary author with responsibility of data analysis, writing and coordinating all aspects of the article., JHIDC, 33-41, 2014
  • Parrish, Lawrence, Hunter, Richard, Kimmes, Nici, Wilcox, Charles, Nunn, Martha, Miyamoto, Takanari Predoctoral Dental Implant Education at Creighton University School of Dentistry, Journal of Dental Education, 77, 576-580, 2013
  • Parrish L.C., Hunter R., Kimmes N., Wilcox C., Nunn M., Miyamoto T. Characterization of predoctoral dental implant education and implant patient experiences at Creighton University School of Dentistry. J Dent Ed 2013;77(5):576-580. Primary author with responsibility of data analysis, writing and coordinating all aspects of the article, J Dent E, 576-580, 2013
  • Parrish, L. C., Miyamoto, T., Fong, N., Mattson, J. S., Cerutis, D. R. Non-bioabsorbable vs. bioabsorbable membrane: assessment of their clinical efficacy in guided tissue regeneration technique. A systematic review, Journal of oral science, 51, 383-400, 2009
  • George, J., Headen, K. V., Ogunleye, A. O., Perry, G. A., Wilwerding, T. M., Parrish, L. C., McVaney, T. P., Mattson, J. S., Cerutis, D. R. Lysophosphatidic Acid signals through specific lysophosphatidic Acid receptor subtypes to control key regenerative responses of human gingival and periodontal ligament fibroblasts, Journal of Periodontology, 80, 1338-1347, 2009

Presentations

  • February 2, 2015 – Omaha Dental Hygienists Association. “Current Status of Diagnosis and Prognosis in Periodontics”, 2015
  • Table Clinic at American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Washington, D.C., October 2012. Clinical outcomes of dental implants placed and managed by predoctoral students under faculty supervision. A long term retrospective cohort study, 2012
  • September 20, 2012 – Creighton Dental Assembly. “The Top 75 Medications Prescribed in the United States in 2011”, 2012
  • March 26, 2012 – Northern Iowa Dental Society. “Current Status of Diagnosis and Prognosis in Periodontics” and “Dental Management Medically Compromised Patients.”, 2012
  • January 18, 2012 – Creighton University School of Medicine Ob/Gyn Residency. “Dental and Periodontal Issues for Pregnant Females.”, 2012
  • February 11, 2011 - Creighton University Lecture Series: “Oral Medicine” and “Current Status of Diagnosis and Prognosis in Periodontics”, 2011
  • April 22, 2010 – Creighton University Spring Dental Assembly: “The Top 75 Medications Prescribed in the United States in 2008”, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Periodontal Regeneration, Medically Compromised Patients,

Current Research Projects

  • Stem Cells.

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Academic Instructor Award, Creighton University School of Dentistry Class of 2016, 2016
  • Outstanding Academic Instructor Award, Creighton University School of Dentistry Class of 2014, 2014
  • Reverend J. Quinn S.J. Teaching Award, Creighton University School of Dentistry Class of 2014, 2014
  • Reverend J. Quinn S.J. Teaching Award, Creighton University School of Dentistry Class of 2013, 2013
  • Advocate of the Year, Omaha Dental Hygienist’s Association, 2013
  • The American Academy of Periodontology 2010 Educator Award, American Academy of Periodontology , 2010