William T. Cavel, DDS
William T. Cavel, DDS

William T. Cavel, DDS

Professor
Coordinator, Regional Board Coordinator
Coordinator, Creighton University School of Dentistry Dental Assisting Programs
Coordinator, Central Regional Dental Testing Service
Coordinator, Western Regional Examining Boards
School of Dentistry

Academic Appointments

Department

  • General Dentistry

Position

  • Professor

Biography

My interests include Operative Dentistry, Dental Anatomy, Occlusion, and clinical research. I have been teaching dental students for 44 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 clincal 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 improvemnets in dental materials and delivery of dental care over the past forty years has been exciting and rewarding   

Education

  • Creighton University 1963-1970

Publications and Presentations

Articles

  • "Caries as a Cause of Restoration Replacement - A Clinical Survey". Kelsey, W. Patrick, Blankenau, Richard J., and Cavel, W. Thomas, Quintessence International; Dental Digest, Sept, 1981, 9:971-974
  • "The Replacement of Abraded Full Crown Facing with Acrylic Veneer Facings". Cavel, W. Thomas, Barkmeier, W., Quintessence International; Dental Digest, Aug, 1982, 8:847-849
  • "Incisal Index for Immediate Temporary Fixed Tooth Replacement". Barkmeier, W., Berry, T., and Cavel, W. Thomas, The Chronicle, Jan, 1983, (1): 10-13
  • "Wavelength of Intensity of Seven Systems for Light-Curing Composite Resins - A Comparison Study". Blankenau, Richard J., Kelsey, W. Patrick, and Cavel, W. Thomas, Journal of the American Dental Association, April, 1983, 106(4): 471
  • "An Evaluation of the Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth: A Clinical Survey".Kelsey, W. Patrick, Cavel, W. Thomas, and Blankenau, Richard J., Journal of the Academy of General Dentistry, May/June 1983, 31(3): 197-201
  • "Link Series Pin Penetration into Dentin: New Versus Old Pin Design". Blankenau, Richard J., Kelsey, W. Patrick, and Cavel, W. Thomas, Operative dentistry, June 1983, 8(1): 18-22
  • "A Possible Allergic Response to Polyether Impression Materials: A Case Report". Blankenau, R.J., Kelsey, W.P., and Cavel, W.T., Journal of the American Dental Association, 1984, 108(4):609-610
  • "Variables Affecting Surface Finish for Traditional and Hybrid Composite Resin Restorative Systems". Cavel, W. Thomas, The Chronicle, March 1984, 47(3): 50-54
  • "An in Vivo Study of Cuspal Fracture". Cavel, W. Thomas, Kelsey, W. Patrick, and Blankenau, Richard J., Jan, 1985, 53(1): 38-42
  • "Insertion Stresses Associated with a Pre-Fabricated Threaded Parallel Endodontic Dowel System". Kelsey, W. Patrick, Blankenau, Richard J., and Cavel, W. Thomas, General Dentistry, Jul-Aug 1986, 34(4): 303-305
  • "The Effect of Wand Positioning in Polymerization of Light Activated Resins". Kelsey, W. Patrick, Blankenau, Richard J., Shearer, P., and Cavel, W. Thomas, Journal of American Dental Association, Feb 1987
  • "Clinical Evaluation of Chemo-Mechanical Removal of Cervical Caries". Kelsey, W.P., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., and Barkemeier, W.W., Journal of Dental Research, 66:123, 133
  • "Clinical Evaluations of DICOR Light Activated Cement". Barkmeier, W.W., Cavel, W.T., Kelsey, W.P., and Blankenau, R.J., Journal of Dental Research, 66:132, Abstract 205
  • "Clinical Evaluation of Biokind Dual Cure Resin Cement". Cavel, W. Thomas, Kelsey, W. Patrick, and Blankenau, Richard J., Quintessence international, Vol. 19, Issue 4, 257-262
  • "Clinical Evaluation of Reversible/Irreversible Hyrdocolloid Impression Systems". Kelsey, W.P., Cavel, W.T., Barkmeier, W.W., Blankenau, R.D., General Dentistry, Dec, 1988, 506-508
  • "Power Dentistry & External Temperature of Laser-Treated Root Canals". Blankenau, R.J., Kelsey, W.P., Powell, G.L., Cavel, W.T., and Anderson, D.M., Journal of clinical laser medicine & surgery, Vol. 12 #11994, 17-19
  • "Enhancement of Physical Properties of Resin Restorative Materials by Laser Polymerization". Kelsey, W.P., Powell, G.L., Shearer, G.O., Barkmeier, W.W., Cavel, W.T., Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Vol. 4, No. 1, 40-42
  • "Two Year Clinical Study of Castable Ceramic Crowns". Kelsey, W.P., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., Barkmeier, W.W., Wilwerding, T.M., and Matranga, L.F., Quintessence international, 26(1), 15-20
  • "Four Year Clinical Study of Castable Ceramic Crowns". Kelsey, W.P., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., Barkmeier, W.W., Wilwerding, T.M., and Latta, M.A., American Journal of Dentistry, 8(5), 259-262
  • "Estudio Clinico de 2 Anos de Coronas Ceramicas Coladas". Kelsey, W.P., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., Barkmeier, W.W., Wilwerding, T.M., and Matranga, L.F., Quintesseno Publicacion International de Odontologia, 9(5), 297-298
  • "One Year Clinical Evaluation of the Clearfil Liner Bond 2 Systems". Latta, M.A., Barkmeier, W.W., Triolo, P.T., Cavel, W.T., and Blankenau, R.J., Journal of Dental Research, 76(162), Abstract 1186

Publications

  • Videotape Presentation Utilizing Slides from Clinical Cases performed at Creighton University, National Patent, 1986. "Clinical Evaluation of Chemico-Mechanical Caries Removal System."
  • Publication by National Patent Corporation Utilizing Slides from Clinical Cases performed at Creighton University Showing the Caridex System in Use, W.T. Cavel - operator, 1986.
  • Videotape entitled "The Carving of Complex Silver Amalgam Restorations". Cavel, W. Thomas, Creighton University, 1981
  • Latta, M.A., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., Barkmeier, W.W., Kesley, W.P., Bonded Dicor Crowns: 4 Year Report., Journal of Dental Research, 74:166, Abstract 1239
  • Latta, M.A., Barkmeier, W.W., Triolo, P.T., Cavel, W.T., and Blankenaue, R.J. One Year Clinical Evaluation of the Clearfil Liner Bond 2 System., Journal of Dental Research, 76:162, Abstract 1186
  • Latta, M.A., Barnes, D.M., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J., Blitzer, R.M., Wuertz, K.M. Clinical Evaluation of a Hydrophilic Impression Material., Journal of Dental Research, 77:166, Abstract 482
  • Latta, M.A., Barkmeier, W.W., Triolo, P.T., Cavel, W.T., Blankenau, R.J. Three Year Clinical Evaluation of Z-100 in Posterior Restorations, Journal of Dental Research, 77:236, Abstract 1046
  • Latta, M.A., Cavel, W.T., and Blankenau, R.J. Clinical Evaluation of a Hydrophilic Impression Material., Journal of Dental Research, 78:310, Abstract 1635
  • Latta, M.A., Cavel, W.T., Barkmeier, W.W., Shaddy, R.S., and Blankenau, R.J. Clinical Evaluation of the Prime & Bond 2.1 Adhesive System., Journal of Dental Research, 79:272, Abstract 1027
  • Latta, M.A., Barkmeier, W.W., Triolo, P.T., Cavel, W.T. Three-year Clinical Evaluation of the Clearfil Liner Bond 2 System., Journal of Dental Research, 79:272, Abstract 1030
  • Shaddy, R.S., Murdock, C.M., Tamisiea, P.E., Cavel, W.T., and Latta, M.A. Clinical Evaluation of Liners vs. No Liner Under Silver Amalgams., Journal of Dental Research, 80:109, Abstract 591
  • Latta, M.A., Barkmeier, W.W., Cavel, W.T., and DiLorenzo, S.C. Clinical Evaluation of a Compomer Restorative Material., Journal of Dental Research, 81, Abstract 193

Presentations

  • Review of composite and class II preparations and finishes General Dentistry Faculty February 2015, 2015

Research and Scholarship

Research and Scholarship Interests

  • Clinical dental research

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 Univesity 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