Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS
Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS

Timothy F. Walker, BS, MS, DDS

Assistant Professor
Director, Creighton University School of Dentistry, Oral Maxillofacial Radiology
School of Dentistry

Expertise/Specializations

  • Oral Maxillofacial Radiology

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Diagnostic Sciences

Position

  • Assistant Professor

Teaching Activity

  • DAR 131 Radiology Lecture
  • DAR 132 Radiology Technique
  • DAR 224 Radiology Technique
  • DAR 234 Radiology Technique

Biography

Dr. Walker graduated from Creighton University School of Dentistry in 1985. He joined the United States Navy as a dental officer in 1991 and is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm. In 1995 he returned to Omaha Nebraska to open his dental practice which in turn grew into a practice focused on comprehensive dentistry with a secondary focus on TMD treatment. During the time frame from 1995-2006, Dr. Walker also completed all of the continuums at the prestigious  LD Pankey Institue for advanced clinical dentistry.
 
In 2008, Dr. Walker sold his dental practice and joined the faculty at Creighton University School of Dentistry in the Department of Radiology with the title of assistant clinical instructor. In 2009, he was accepted into the graduate program of oral maxillofacial radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Ctr. San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Dr. Walker graduated from the program in 2011 with an MS degree in diagnostic science and a certificate in oral maxillofacial radiology. During his residency he was involved in 2 primary research projects acting as principal investigator. The first project was quality assurance for intraoral digital radiography in the private dental practice. The 2nd research project was the articular disk position as verified by MRI in known jaw positions.
 
After graduation from UTHSCSA, Dr. Walker rejoined the faculty and is currently employed at Creighton University School of Dentistry as an assistant professor and is the director of Oral Maxillofacial Radiology in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences. His current duties include the didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction of dental radiology to undergraduate dental students. He also is involved with the Creighton University School of Dentistry Imaging Center where his primary duties are acquisition and interpretation of cone beam CT studies. His private practice has also grown to include a focus on TMJ imaging for the local region as well as across the country. He is also adjunct professor of radiology at the UNMC College of Dentistry.

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • MRI Assessment Of Temporomandibular Disc Position Among Various Mandibular Positions: A Pilot Study, The Journal of Craniomandibular and Sleep Practice, ISSN: 0886-9634 (Print) 2151-0903 (Online) Journal homepage: http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/ycra20, 2016
  • Digital Intraoral Radiographic Quality Assurance And Control In Private Practice., General Dentistry, Vol 62; No.5, 2014

Presentations

  • CBCT anatomy and interpretation, 2017
  • Radiology for dental assistants, 2017
  • CBCT anatomy and interpretation, 2017
  • Radiology for dental assistants, 2017
  • CBCT anatomy and interpretation, 2017
  • Radiology for dental assistants, 2016
  • Advanced imaging for the TMD patient , 2016
  • MRI for Oral Surgery residents, 2016
  • CBCT for the general dentist, 2016
  • PlanMeca Corp Chicago, IL CBCT and Anatomy, 2015
  • PlanMeca Corp Chicago, IL CBCT and Anatomy, 2015
  • PlanMeca Corp Chicago, IL CBCT and Anatomy, 2015
  • CBCT, Guided surgery and Implant planning, 2015
  • Omaha District Dental Society; CBCT Guided Surgery, Implant Planning January 2015, 2015
  • Radiographic guides, CBCT and Implant planning, 2014
  • Creighton University Faculty In-Service - Radiographic Guides, Cone Beam CT and Implant Planning November 2014, 2014
  • Incidental Asymptomatic Radiolucent Lesions Of Clivus September 2014 AAOMR Meeting, 2014
  • Creighton University Fall Dental Assembly-Radiographic Guides, Cone Beam CT, and Implant Planning, September 2014, 2014
  • Dr. Timothy McVaney Perio Study Group, 2012, 2012
  • Volume Size Differences In A Cone Beam Computed Tomography Machine, An Invitro Study December 2011 AAOMR Meeting, 2011
  • Grey Level reproducibility of a PSP sytemt in a dental school setting, 2010
  • Surgical guides, 2010
  • Evaluating Impacted Canine Related Root Resorption Using Panoramic Radiography November 2010 AAOMR Meeting, 2010
  • Gray Level Reproducibility Of A PSP System In A Dental School Setting November 2010 AAOMR Meeting, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • The temporomandibular joints. Quality assurance for digital intra-oral radiography

Current Research Projects

  • Vertical root crack as seen on CBCT. Diagnostic dental monitors