Mark D. Essner, BS, DDS
Mark D. Essner, BS, DDS

Mark D. Essner, BS, DDS

Assistant Professor
School of Dentistry


  • Endodontics

Academic Appointments


  • Endodontics


  • Assistant Professor


Dr. Mark D. Essner, Assistant Professor of Endodontics, joined Creighton University School of Dentistry in 2015 following a fifteen-year career in private practice.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Biology from Creighton University in 1995 and his D.D.S. from Creighton School of Dentistry in 1999.  Dr. Essner then returned to further his education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham where he received a Certificate in Endodontics in 2011.  During his time at Creighton, Dr. Essner has been a welcomed addition to the endodontic faculty and has been recognized by the students for excellence in clinical teaching.  Dr. Essner is appreciative for the opportunity to help guide predoctoral students in the specialty of endodontics.


  • BS in Biology - Creighton University
  • DDS - Creighton University
  • Certificate in Endodontics - University of Alabama




Publications and Presentations


  • Essner MD, Javed A, Eleazer PD. “Effect of Sodium Hypochlorite on Human Pulp Cells”, an in vitro study, Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontology, 2011 Nov;112(5):662-6. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2011.04.030. Epub 2011 Aug 6.PMID:21821446
     , Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontology, 112(5), 662-666, 2011


  • Speaker at the Endodontic Symposium which was presented by the Creighton University School of Dentistry-Department of Endodontics; topic was “Endodontic Post-op Pain and Complication Management.”, 2017
  • Poster Presentation: “Effect of Sodium Hypochlorite on Human Pulp Cells”, 2011 AAE Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX., 2011

Awards and Honors

  • Dr. Raymond W Shaddy Memorial Award 2017, 2017
  • Clinical Professor of the Year 2016, Junior Class, 2016