College of Dentistry News Archive



UNMC dentistry grad heads to rural Nebraska

2015 UNMC dental grad Jessica Sanborn, D.D.S., will take the next step in her career at Family First Dental in Creighton, Neb., a community of 1,100 people just 45 miles north of Norfolk, Neb. "It's a small, one-person practice, that makes a big impact on the community," Dr. Sanborn said. Is she nervous? [read more]

KilleenDr. Killeen nets national recognition 

Amy Killeen, D.D.S., an assistant professor in the department of surgical specialties at the UNMC College of Dentistry, received the 2015 American Dental Education Association Council of Students, Residents and Fellows/Colgate-Palmolive Co. Junior Faculty Award. [read more]

Nebraska Dental Association Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Dr. Jim Jenkins on his induction into the Nebraska Dental Association Hall of Fame.  Dr. Jenkins was recognized for his leadership serving communities in need of dental services and encouraging volunteerism within our profession and was presented this award at the Annual Session of the Nebraska Dental Association.

UNMC Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., gives annual address, and faculty awards presented

  • Faculty members share UNMC memories: Eric Fung, Ph.D., professor, pharmacology, recalls his favorite memories from the past 30 years. [read more]
  • Dr. Johnson outstanding mentor of junior faculty [read more]

 2015 Professionals DayDentistry students win awards at Professionals Day

Three students took first place at the 29th annual Professionals Day and 48th annual Student Scientific Program at the UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln. The students received a total of $500 in cash awards at the program, which took place March 27. [read more]

Dr. Anderson & Dr. Russell

Dental grads have big impact on small town

Imagine driving two hours just to see the dentist. That's what most people living in rural Nebraska have to do. And that's why Kelly Russell, D.D.S., 28, and Adam Anderson, D.D.S., 27, decided to open Sandhills Family Dental in Valentine, Neb., a town of 2,789 people situated near South Dakota border.They also operate a satellite office in Mullen, NE. [read more]

Lisa MoravecProfessors of Dental Hygiene list includes Lisa J. Moravec, RDH, MS

Dental hygiene is about much more than just cleaning teeth. In fact, many people don’t realize how much their dental health affects their overall well-being and life expectancy. Fortunately, there are some amazing professors that can help you learn the best ways to educate your future patients on how best to care for their teeth. [read more]

IADR 2015

Dentistry student researchers make strong showing

A record number of students from the UNMC College of Dentistry gave presentations at the 93rd Annual International Association for Dental Research (IADR) Meeting, held from March 11 to 14 in Boston. The IADR meeting was held in conjunction with the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Dental Research and the 39th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Dental Research. [read more]

Children's Dental Day 2015

Children's Dental Day

February 6, 2015 - Nearly 200 children participated in Children's Dental Day at the UNMC College of Dentistry in Lincoln. Dental faculty, staff and students are providing cleanings, extractions, fillings and root canals to children from 11 different communities in Nebraska.

The dental and dental hygiene students were joined by nursing students from the UNMC College of Nursing Lincoln division, who provided well checks as well as learning how dental health affects a person’s overall health.

Dental hygiene students from Central Community College in Hastings also participated, and physician assistant students from Union College - Lincoln, Nebraska assisted with patient registration and clinic check in.

Matt Freyer, right, with mentor Henry St. Germain

Matt Freyer honored at ADA National Event

Matt Freyer, a fourth-year dental student, placed third in the national DENTSPLY competition at the 2014 American Dental Association Annual Session this fall. ... [read more]


UNMC emblem

UNMC now shares logo with Nebraska Medicine

 The Nebraska Medical Center, Bellevue Medical Center and UNMC Physicians - once three separate but interconnected organizations - are now one operating under one name: Nebraska Medicine. ...[read more]

Work Worth Doing: A Sustained Commitment to Service

Children's Dental Day, nursing home visits, and sealant programs. These represent just a few of the ways the UNMC College of Dentistry strives to improve the oral health of men, women and children through outreach activities that stretch to all corners of Nebraska and beyond. Faculty continually seek. [read more]


Janet Guthmiller, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Janet Guthmiller named new Dean of UNMC College of Dentistry

Janet Guthmiller, D.D.S., Ph.D., has been appointed as the new dean of the College of Dentistry at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. The appointment is effective Sept. 1, pending approval by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. Dr. Guthmiller will succeed John Reinhardt, D.D.S., who is stepping down after 14 years as UNMC’s dentistry dean. [read more]

John Reinhardt, D.D.S.

College of Dentistry Dean stepping down In 2014

John Reinhardt, D.D.S., who has served as dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry for 13 years, announced today that he will step down from his post on June 30, 2014.

“It has been a great honor and privilege to serve as dean since 2000, and now it is time for someone new to guide the College of Dentistry to ever higher levels of achievement,” Dr. Reinhardt said. “The successes of the college would not have been possible without the dedicated energy and support of our faculty and staff, and for that I am very grateful.” [read more]

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