Melissa S. Lang, BS, MS, DDS

Melissa S. Lang, BS, MS, DDS

Melissa S. Lang, BS, MS, DDS

Associate Professor
School of Dentistry


  • Periodontics

Academic Appointments


  • Periodontics


  • Associate Professor


Dr. Melissa Lang is the Director of Pre-Clinical Curriculum in the Department of Periodontics and graduated with Highest Distinction from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  In 2007, she received a Certificate in Periodontics and a Master of Science in Oral Biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry. 
Dr. Lang is the course director of Sophomore Periodontology and Junior Clinical Periodontics at Creighton University School of Dentistry.  She also teaches in the Implant clinics at Creighton University School of Dentistry.  Dr. Lang maintains a part-time private periodontal practice in Omaha, Nebraska. 
Dr. Lang is a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Osseointegration, the American Dental Association, the Nebraska Dental Association, the Omaha District Dental Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Dental Society, and past-president of the Nebraska Society of Periodontology.

A more complete listing of scholarship, teaching, and research interests can be found on my Curriculum Vitae.

Publications and Presentations


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Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Periodontal therapy (surgical and non-surgical) Dental implants Mucogingival surgery Periodontal health and systemic disease interactions

Current Research Projects

  • "Effects of Vitamin-D on the Expression of TREM-1 and TREM-2 by Oral Keratinocytes" "Fractal Analysis to Identify Trabecular Changes in Individuals with Healthy and Diseased Peri-implant Mucosa" "Education Innovation in Implant Dentistry"

Awards and Honors

  • Outstanding Academic Instructor, Creighton University School of Dentistry, 2012
  • American Academy of Periodontology Educator Award, American Academy of Periodontology, 2011
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilion, 2009
  • Consultant, 2007
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilion, Univeristy of Nebraska College of Dentistry , 2004