Thomas J. Beeson, BA, DDS
Thomas J. Beeson, BA, DDS

Thomas J. Beeson, BA, DDS

Associate Professor
Chair, Endodontics Department Creighton University School of Dentistry
School of Dentistry

Expertise/Specializations

  • Diplomate American Board of Endodontic 1999

Academic Appointments

Department

  • Endodontics

Position

  • Associate Professor

Biography

Dr. Thomas J. Beeson, is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Endodontic Department at Creighton University. He is an active member of the Omaha District Dental Society and the Nebraska Dental Association where he has presented lectures on various endodontic topics. He has been an active member of the AAE Scientific Review Board of the Journal of Endodontics since 2005. He served on the AAE Educational Affairs Committee from 2009-12 and served as Chair from 2011-12. Tom graduated from Millard High School in 1976 and is a 1983 graduate of UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln. He entered active duty in the United States Air Force (USAF) in 1984 as a general dentist and in 1996 graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a certificate in Endodontics. He has been board certified in Endodontics since 1999. Tom retired from the USAF in 2006 after having served as the Chairman of the USAF Endodontics Graduate Program and as the Chief Military Consultant to the USAF Surgeon General for Endodontics.

Education

  • DDS UNMC 1983
  • Cert in Endodontics, VCU 1996

Certifications

DDS 1983 Endodontics 1996

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • Hansen, Jason R., Beeson, Thomas J., Ibarrola, Jose L. Case Series: Tooth Retention 5 Years after Irretrievable Separation of LightSpeedLSX Instruments, Journal of endodontics, 39, 1467-1470, 2013
  • Ibarrola, J. L., Biggs, S. G., Beeson, T. J. Repair of a large furcation perforation: a four-year follow-up, Journal of endodontics, 34, 617-619, 2008
  • Holt, Dennis M., Watts, J. D., Beeson, Thomas J., Kirkpatrick, Timothy C., Rutledge, Richard E. The Anti-microbial Effect Against Enterococcus faecalis and the Compressive Strength of Two Types of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate Mixed With Sterile Water or 2% Chlorhexidine Liquid, Journal of endodontics, 33, 844-847, 2007
  • Wilkinson, Kim L., Beeson, Thomas J., Kirkpatrick, Timothy C. Fracture Resistance of Simulated Immature Teeth Filled with Resilon, Gutta-Percha, or Composite, Journal of endodontics, 33, 480-483, 2007

Publications

  • Nunn M, Hermsen K, Ibarrola J, Beeson T. Smoking is a risk factorfor Endodontic involvement and Endodontic failure. Presented at IADR annual meeting March 2015. Boston MA. Also in special ed of JDR, JDR, 2015
  • Smith G, Beeson TJ, Nunn M. Endodontic Rotary Instrumentation Use in Today's Pre-doctoral programs. Submitted for publication., J Endod, 2014
  • Hansen JR, Beeson TJ, Ibarrola JL. Case Series: Tooth Retention 5 Years after Irretrievable Separation of LightSpeedLSX Instruments., J Endod, 40, 1467-70, 2014
  • The effects of various additives and set accelerators on the physical and set properties of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) With Dr Dash at School of Pharmacy, Creighton University Magazine, 2014
  • Elder DS, Kirkpatrick TC , Beeson TJ, Frequency of Two Distal Canals in Mandibular First Molars: an in-vivo Study. Poster Clinic presented at AAE Apr 21, 2012 in Boston, MA., J Endod, 38:e13-e57, 2012
  • Smiley R, Hansen L, Nicorata D, Kreutz B, Dillon B, Al Qabandei O, Beeson TJ What are your roots made of? The effect of Implant placement on Endodontic curriculum within United States dental schools. Presented 10 Mar 2011 at ADEA Conference., J Dent E, 75:211, 2011
  • Smiley R, Hansen L, Nicorata D, Kreutz B, Dillon B, Al Qabandei O, Beeson TJ What are your roots made of? The effect of Implant placement on Endodontic curriculum within United States dental schools. Presented 10 Mar 2011 at ADEA Conference., J Dent E, 75:211, 2011
  • D Haupt*, N Al-Kandari, S Dold, M Kennedy, A Schiltgen, K Wojcicki, TJ Beeson*. Endodontic Education in US Dental Schools: A Pre-doctoral Survey. Presented at AAE Conference in San Diego, CA April 16, 2010, J Endod, 36:580, 2010
  • Khurana, J.1, Beeson, T. 2, Stanley, A*. 2, Dash, A. 1 The effects of various additives and set accelerators on the physical and set properties of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA)., J Endod, 36:560, 2010
  • D Haupt*, N Al-Kandari, S Dold, M Kennedy, A Schiltgen, K Wojcicki, TJ Beeson*. Endodontic Education in US Dental Schools: A Pre-doctoral Survey. Presented at AAE Conference in San Diego, CA April 16, 2010, J Endod, 36:580, 2010

Presentations

  • Nunn M, Hermsen K, Ibarrola J, Beeson T. Smoking is a risk factorfor Endodontic involvement and Endodontic failure. Presented at IADR annual meeting March 2015. Boston MA. Also in special ed of JDR, 2015
  • Aug 15, 2014 “Anatomy, Resorption and Retreatment UNMC Golf and Learn 2014 Wilderness Ridge Resort, Lincoln, NE: 3 hours, 2014
  • Mar 8, 2013 “Diagnosis and Management of Dental Pain” Creighton Pain Symposium Creighton Alegent Hospital: 1 hour, 2013
  • Jan 7, 2013 “Dental Anatomy” Staff In-service Creighton School of Dentistry: 1 hour, 2013
  • Elder DS, Kirkpatrick TC , Beeson TJ, Frequency of Two Distal Canals in Mandibular First Molars: an in-vivo Study. Poster Clinic presented at AAE Apr 21, 2012 in Boston, MA. J Endod 2012;38:e13-e57., 2012
  • Apr 13, 2012 "Growling Molars" - Veterinary Endodontics Nebraska Dental Assistants Association - Annual Session LaVista, NE: 2 hours, 2012
  • Dec 5, 2011 Successful Mandibular Anesthesia Staff In-service Creighton School of Dentistry: 1 hour, 2011
  • Oct 21, 2011 LSX Instrumentation - 4 hours USAF Endodontic Residents Lackland AFB TX, San Antonio, TX, 2011
  • Sep 15, 2011 "Root Canal Access and Anatomy Objectives" Fall Dental Assembly and Alumni Weekend Creighton University, Omaha, NE: 3 hours, 2011
  • Smiley R, Hansen L, Nicorata D, Kreutz B, Dillon B, Al Qabandei O, Beeson TJ What are your roots made of? The effect of Implant placement on Endodontic curriculum within United States dental schools. J Dent E 2011; 75:211. Presented 10 Mar 2011 at ADEA Conference., 2011
  • Smiley R, Hansen L, Nicorata D, Kreutz B, Dillon B, Al Qabandei O, Beeson TJ What are your roots made of? The effect of Implant placement on Endodontic curriculum within United States dental schools. J Dent E 2011; 75:211. Presented 10 Mar 2011 at ADEA Conference., 2011
  • D Haupt*, N Al-Kandari, S Dold, M Kennedy, A Schiltgen, K Wojcicki, TJ Beeson*. Endodontic Education in US Dental Schools: A Pre-doctoral Survey. J Endod 2010; 36:580. Presented at AAE Conference in San Diego, CA April 16, 2010, 2010
  • D Haupt*, N Al-Kandari, S Dold, M Kennedy, A Schiltgen, K Wojcicki, TJ Beeson*. Endodontic Education in US Dental Schools: A Pre-doctoral Survey. J Endod 2010; 36:580. Presented at AAE Conference in San Diego, CA April 16, 2010, 2010
  • Apr 2010 “Successful Endodontics: Diagnosis, Access, Instrumentation”. Nebraska Dental Association Annual Meeting. Lincoln, NE: 3 hours, 2010
  • Khurana, J.1, Beeson, T. 2, Stanley, A*. 2, Dash, A. 1 The effects of various additives and set accelerators on the physical and set properties of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA). J Endod 2010;36:560., 2010
  • Aug 2010 “Growling Molars” – Veterinary Endodontics. Staff In-service Creighton School of Dentistry: 1 hour, 2010

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Dental Anatomy, Dental Trauma, Clinical Microbiology and Endodontic Success/Failure

Current Research Projects

  • Cone Beam Computed Tomography, Endodontic Education

Awards and Honors

  • Innovations in Teaching Award (1st place), Creighton University Medical Center-School of Dentistry , 2008
  • Innovations in Teaching Award (3rd place), Creighton University Medical Center-School of Dentistry, 2007
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Honorary Dental Society, 1983