W. Thomas Cavel, DDS

W. Thomas Cavel, DDS

W. Thomas Cavel, DDS

Adjunct Professor
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments

Department

  • General Dentistry

Position

  • Adjunct Professor

Teaching Activity

  • Operative dentistry, Dental Anatomy, Junior and senior clinical teaching, elective course in board preparation,special clinic activity for seniors

Biography

My interests include Operative Dentistry, Dental Anatomy, Occlusion, and clinical research. I have been teaching dental students for 45 years and have mentored many research projects. In 1983 I was appointed to the Nebraska Board of Dental Examiners as the Creighton University representative and served as an active member on that Board for 13 years. I have been a dental licensure examiner for  35 years and have been involved in examine content and revision for licensure as a member of the Central Regional Dental Testing Service and The American Association of Dental Examiners.What I enjoy most is clinical teaching and my interaction with patients and students.in the General Dentistry clinic.In my years at Creighton I have participated in numerous clinical studies testing the efficacy of various dental materials resulting in a number of publications. I am proud of my work in identifying the causes and potential of tooth fractures.Observing the improvements in dental materials and delivery of dental care over the past forty years has been exciting and rewarding   

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • , Sept, 1981, 9:971-974
  • , Aug, 1982, 8:847-849
  • , Jan, 1983, (1): 10-13
  • , April, 1983, 106(4): 471
  • , May/June 1983, 31(3): 197-201
  • , June 1983, 8(1): 18-22
  • , 1984, 108(4):609-610
  • , March 1984, 47(3): 50-54
  • , Jan, 1985, 53(1): 38-42
  • , Jul-Aug 1986, 34(4): 303-305
  • , Feb 1987
  • , 66:123, 133
  • , 66:132, Abstract 205
  • , Vol. 19, Issue 4, 257-262
  • , Dec, 1988, 506-508
  • , Vol. 12 #11994, 17-19
  • , Vol. 4, No. 1, 40-42
  • , 26(1), 15-20
  • , 8(5), 259-262
  • , 9(5), 297-298
  • , 76(162), Abstract 1186

Publications

  • , 74:166, Abstract 1239
  • , 76:162, Abstract 1186
  • , 77:166, Abstract 482
  • , 77:236, Abstract 1046
  • , 78:310, Abstract 1635
  • , 79:272, Abstract 1027
  • , 79:272, Abstract 1030
  • , 80:109, Abstract 591
  • , 81, Abstract 193

Presentations

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Clinical dental research

Current Research Projects

  • Identifying causes of restoration failures in a denttal school clinical setting.

Awards and Honors

  • Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication to providing, Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class 2015 , 2015
  • Dr. Ann Garred Awrad for outstanding dedication to providing, Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class 2013, 2013
  • Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication to providing, Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class 2012, 2012
  • Guest Hooder, Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class 2011, 2011
  • Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication to providing dental education, Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class of 2011, 2011
  • Dr. Ann Garred Award for outstanding dedication in dental education, Creighton University School of Dentistry Senior Class 2010, 2010
  • Alumni Merit Award, Creighton University School of Dentistry, 2010
  • Alumni Merit Award, Creighton University School of Dentistry, 2010
  • National Honorary Dental Fraternity, Omicron Kappa Upsilon , 2009
  • National Jesuit Honorary Fraternity, Alpha Sigma Nu, 1995