Communications & Public Relations

College of Dentistry Building

For the Media

The UNMC College of Dentistry has faculty and staff who are subject matter experts on a variety of oral health topics. We are ready to help with interviews, sources and information. To connect with an expert for your story or question, contact Erin Wirth,

Experts List 

James K. Wahl, III, PhD
Interim Chair of Oral Biology Department & Interim Associate Dean for Research
Epithelial cell-cell adhesion, cell biology, cell migration and metastasis

Thomas M. Petro, PhD
Immune system, infectious diseases, microbiology, virology

Jeffrey B. Payne, DDS, MDentSc
Oral health research - periodontics, oral and systemic disease

Community Outreach Events

Annual Calendar 

Asian Community & Cultural Center Festivals (Lincoln)
Clyde Malone Community Center Health Fairs (Lincoln)
East Campus Discovery Days (Lincoln)
Lincoln Public Schools Health Fairs (Lincoln)
Partnership for a Healthy Lincoln Streets Alive Festival (Lincoln)
Step Up for Down Syndrome Walk (Omaha)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Health Fairs (Lincoln)
University of Nebraska-Omaha Health Fairs (Omaha)
UNMC Student Alliance for People of All Abilities Trunk or Treat (Lincoln)
UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute Trunk or Treat (Omaha)

If your organization is hosting an event and you would like the College of Dentistry to host an oral health informational booth, please contact Erin Wirth,


As part of our mission to improve the oral health of the people of Nebraska, we are happy to donate oral health items to nonprofit organizations, community events, etc. To request oral health item donations, please contact Erin Wirth,

Educational Campaigns

We develop and execute oral health educational campaigns in partnership with local organizations. See recent campaigns.

College of Dentistry Publications


Latest Issues - June 2022
News is also published on the College of Dentistry's social media channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

Fast Facts


Annual Reports

Student Experience During COVID-19


"Cornhusker Impressions" Archive


College of Dentistry YouTube Channel

Event Information

2022 Mentoring Panel - Flyer
2022 Recognition & Awards Ceremony - Program
2022 Minority Health Month Screening Fair - Flyer
2022 Reinhardt Lecture - Flyer
2022 60th Anniversary of the UNMC Periodontics Program - Invite
2022 ASDA Simulation Clinic - Flyer
2021 College of Dentistry Alumni Reunion - Invite
2021 White Coat Ceremony - 1:30 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
2021 Opportunities Fair - Vendor Invite
2021 Caring for Champions Dental Clinic - Ribbon-Cutting
2021 Commencement - Initial Instructions & Reminders

Contact Us

For questions or comments regarding College of Dentistry communications, marketing and public relations: Erin Wirth,