J. Bruce Bavitz, D.M.D.

J. Bruce Bavitz, D.M.D.

Dr. BavitzTitle: Professor and Chair, Dr. Merritt C. Pedersen Professor of Dentistry
Department of Surgical Specialties
University Dental Associates

Room: 2170B
UNMC College of Dentistry
40th and Holdrege
Box 830740
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Telephone: (402) 472-1314
Fax: (402) 472-5290


  • Bucknell University Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
  • D.M.D. University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • General Practice Residency The Graduate Hospital Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Allegheny General Hospital Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Director/Initiator Oral/Maxillofacial Surgery Internship
  • Director Senior Selective Hospital Dentistry
  • Director OS 625
  • Director DENT 640
  • Director/Initiator DENT 661
  • Co-Director Dentofacial Deformity Clinic
  • Lecturer Orthognathic Surgery Seminar (Grad Ortho Students)
  • Lecturer ARD 593
  • Lecturer DID 842
  • Lecturer DENT 855
  • Coordinator Elective Dentistry Rotation
  • Attending Dental Implant Screening Clinic
  • Lecturer BIOS 150 Introduction to Dentistry (UNL)

Research Interests:

  • Distraction osteogenesis and bone regeneration

Recent Publications:

  • Bavitz, J.B.  Autotransplantation of teeth:  a procedure that gets no respect. Oral Surg, Oral Med, Oral Pathol 110(4):441, 2010.
  • Bavitz, J.B.  Implant placement by the general dentist. Quality Resource Guide Met Life Dental, July 2010.
  • Bavitz, J.B.  High fidelity human simulators: we can do better at minimizing adverse anesthesia outcomes. "My View," ADA News, February 1, 2010. 
  • Bavitz, J.B.  Dental management of patients with hypertension. In Dental Clinics of North America 50:547-62, 2006.
  • Henriksen, B., Bavitz, B., Harn, S. Evaluation of bone thickness in the anterior hard palate relative to midsagittal orthodontic implants. Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 18(4) 578-581, 2003.

Service Activities:

  • College of Dentistry Continuing Education presenter