Laura E. Harris-Vieyra, BS, DDS
Laura E. Harris-Vieyra, BS, DDS

Laura E. Harris-Vieyra, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor
School of Dentistry

Expertise/Specializations

  • Periodontics (Specialist)

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Periodontics

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Laura Harris-Vieyra is an Assistant Professor in the Periodontics Department. She received her DDS at Marquette University and her Certificate in Periodontics at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, School of Dentistry – Lincoln. She joined the faculty at Creighton University, School of Dentistry in 2011. She is a member of numerous dental associations, including a past president of the Nebraska Society of Periodontology. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a periodontist who has made significant achievements beyond the mandatory educational requirements of the specialty.  She has numerous publications and is involved in many research projects.  In addition to teaching both clinical and didactic courses at the Dental School, she also serves on numerous Dental School and University Committees.  She is currently the Dental School representative on the Creighton University Biomedical Institutional Review Board.

Education

  • University of Nebraska Medical Center, School of Dentistry: July 2005-May 2008, Certificate in Periodontics
  • Marquette University, School of Dentistry: August 2001-May 2005, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Nevada, Reno: August 1997-May 2001, Bachelor or Science (Health Science)

Certifications

Board Certified Periodontist- Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Willis MS, Harris LE, Hergenrader PJ. On Traditional Dental Extraction: Case Reports From Dinka and Nuer En Route to Restoration., British Dental Journal, 204, 121-124, 2008
  • Harris RJ, Harris LE, Harris CR, Harris AJ. Evaluation of Root Coverage with Two Connective Tissue Grafts Obtained from the Same Location., Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent, 27(4), 333-339, 2007
  • Harris RJ, Harris LE, Harris CR, Harris AJ. Clinical Evaluation of a Combined Regenerative Technique with Enamel Matrix Derivative, Bone Grafts, and Guided Tissue Regeneration., Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent, 27(2), 171-9., 2007
  • Harris RJ, Miller RJ, Miller LH, Harris CR. Complications with Surgical Procedures Utilizing Connective Tissue Grafts, A Follow-Up on 500 Consecutively Treated Cases., Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent, 25(5), 449-59, 2005
  • Harris RJ, Miller LH, Harris CR, Miller RJ. A Comparison of Three Techniques to Obtain Root Coverage on Mandibular Incisors., J Periodontol, 76(10), 1758-67, 2005

Presentations

  • Johnson, K.; Franco, J.; Harris-Vieyra, L.; Ndunda, D.  Patient’s Perception on the Importance of Disclosing Medication to Dentists (Poster Presentation) ADEA Meeting- Long Beach, California: March 2017, 2017
  • Poster Presentation: Inhibition of Candida albicans Infection with Low Dose Boric Acid ADEA Meeting, Denver Colorado, 2016
  • 2013: 4th Annual Anatomy and Dental Implant Institute, Cadaver Implant Course- Japanese Institute of Periodontal Health, 2013
  • Presented to the International Society of Periodontal Plastic Surgeons in September 2008 Topic: A Clinical Look at Multiple Connective Tissue Grafts Removed from the Same Donor Area , 2008

Research and Scholarship

Grant Funding Received

  • Research Assistant for Project: Cell Attachment Following Repeated Instrumentation with Titanium and Plastic Instruments and Diode Laser on Titanium Implants and Abutments Principal Investigator: Melissa S. Lang, D.D.S., M.S. (Accepted for Publication) Completed Cell Counts for this project
  • Completed Literature Review for this Project: A Study to Determine the Effectiveness of Periodontal Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (PAOO) Technique When Xenograft (Bio-Oss Collagen) is Utilized Principal Investigator: Takanari Miyamoto, D.D.S., PhD, M.S.D., M.B.A.
  • Initiated Project: Principal Investigator *Evaluation of Drug Interactions among Dental Clinic Population *IRB Approval Date: March 26, 2015 *Additional Investigator: Kalin Johnson *Status: Currently in Data Collection Phase of the Project
  • Initiated Project: Principal Investigator *Evaluation of Implant Sites Following Extraction With and Without Socket Preservation *IRB Approval Date: May 1, 2015 *Additional Investigator: David Blaha *Status: Currently in Data Collection Phase of the Project
  • Small Grant Program To further the research of: Inhibition of Candida albicans Infection with Low Dose Boric Acid
  • Initiated Project: Co-Investigator Patient Perception on the Importance of Disclosing Medications to Dentists Additional Investigators: Kalin Johnson, Joseph Franco Status: Surveys have been completed, data analysis phase
  • Co- Investigator Inhibition of Candida albicans Infection with Low Dose Boric Acid Poster Completed (March 2016) Provisional Patent Secured (March 2016) Continuing Ongoing Experiments (Research Phase)

Awards and Honors

  • Treatment for Denture Associated Oral Infections- US Provisional Patent, 2016
  • Outstanding Part-Time Clinical Instructor, Creighton University School of Dentistry, 2015
  • Outstanding Part-Time Clinical Instructor, Creighton University School of Dentistry, 2013