David G. Dunning, MA, PhD
Dr. Dunning

Professor

Department of Oral Biology

Contact Information

Room 1129, UNMC College of Dentistry
4000 East Campus Loop South
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740
402-472-1325

Education

Teaching Responsibilities 
  • Course Director, Practice Management (ORBI 610) and Practice Transition Seminar (ORBI 687)
  • Course Instructor, Human Behavior (ORBI 581)
  • Coordinator, Patient Management Competency
Research Interests 
  • Design and Data Analysis
  • Management in Dental Practice and Dental Education
  • Patient-Provider Communication
Selected Publications 
  • Dunning, D. Resources in practice management. Dental Hypotheses 6(2):37-39, 2015.
  • Dunning, D.G. and McFarland, K.  Dentists. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society. F. Wherry (ed.), Volume 2, Sage, Thousand Oaks, 548-551, 2015.
  • McFarland, K. and Dunning, D. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Cancer and Society. The Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, G. Colditz (ed.) Second Ed, Sage, Thousand Oaks, 369-370, 2015.
  • Dunning, D.G.  Dental student debt in the U.S.: A mountain to be scaled. Dent Hypoth 4(4):112-114, 2013.
  • Lange, B., Fung E, Dunning, D.G. Suicide rate in the dental profession: Fact or myth and coping strategies. Dent Hypoth 3(4):164-168, 2012.
  • Dunning, D.G., Durham, T.M., McDonough, D.  Performance feedback as viewed by dental assistants: Part II.  Dental Asst Journal 81(6):6-8, 2012.
  • Dunning, D.G. Etiquette in making the transition into private practice. Dent Hypoth 3(3):87-89, 2012.
  • Dunning, D.G., Durham, T.M., McDonough, D.  Performance feedback as viewed by dental assistants. Dental Asst Journal 81(5):6-8,10-11, 2012.
  • Lange B.M, Dunning, D.G., and Qu, Wenyu.  An update on practice management instruction in U.S. dental schools. Dent Hypoth 3(1):39-52, 2012.
  • Dunning, D.G. Associate to owner transition--when should a dental practice be valued? Dent Hypoth  2:113-117, 2011.
  • Dunning, D.G. Walking with dental students through the minefields of associateship opportunities. Dent Hypoth 2:83-86, 2011.
  • Dunning, D.G., Lange, B.M, Madden, R.D., Tacha, K. Prerequisites in Behavioral Science and Business: Opportunities for Dental Education. J Dent Ed 75(1):77-81, 2011.
  • Dunning, D.G., Anderson, P., Ellingson, D.  A preliminary study on staff meetings as viewed by dental hygienists.  Dent Hypoth 2(4):237-246, 2011.
  • Dunning, D.G. Introduction to the special issue on practice management. Dent Hypoth ;2:190-191,
  • Dunning, D.G. Introduction to the special issue on practice management. Dent Hypoth 2:190-191, 2011.
  • Dunning, D.G., Lange, B.M., Madden, R.D., and Tacha, K. Prerequisites in behavioral science and business: Opportunities for dental education. J Dent Ed 75(1):77-81, 2011.
  • Dunning, D., Lange, B, and Madden, R. Compensating Associates for Supervising Dental Hygiene Production: A Discussion of an Often Taboo Topic. Dental Hypoth 1:85-93, 2010.
Selected Book and Book Chapters 
  • Dunning, David G. and Lange, Brian M.  (editors)  Dental Practice Transition:  A Practical Guide to Management, 2nd Edition. Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2016.
  • Dunning, David G. and Lange, Brian M.  Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview. Dental Practice Transition:  A Practical Guide to Management, 2nd Edition. Wiley Publishers, pp. 3-22, 2016.
  • Dunning, David G., Alderman, Brad and Smith, Tyler. Chapter 8: Starting a Dental Practice. Dental Practice Transition:  A Practical Guide to Management, 2nd Edition.Wiley Publishers, pp. 133-152, 2016.
  • Dunning, David G. and Lange, Brian M.  Chapter 19:  Chairside Communication with Patients. Dental Practice Transition:  A Practical Guide to Management, 2nd Edition.Wiley Publishers, pp. 337-346, 2016.
  • Dunning, D.G. and McFarland, K. Oral Health/Dentistry Issues. The Encyclopedia of Health   Communication, pp 996-1001, T.L. Thompson and J.G. Golson (eds), Sage, May 2014.
  • McFarland, K. and Dunning, D.G. Dental Services, pp 346-348, The Encyclopedia of Human Services and Diversity, L. Cousins (ed.), Sage, December 2014.
Selected Abstracts 
  • Dunning, D.G.  A new approach to developing competencies in patient management. J Dent Ed 77(2):202-3, 2013.
  • Dunning, D., Lange, B. Accuracy of student strategic plans in a dental management Simulation. J Dent Ed 75(2):223, 2011.
  • Aksu, M. and Dunning, D. Dental faculty and fourth year student attitudes on access to care and alternate workforce models in medicine and dentistry. J Dent Ed 74(2):157-8, 2010.
Service Activities 
  • Associate Editor, Health Communication
  • Faculty Advisor, Christian Medical & Dental Association
  • Faculty Representative, Council of Faculties, American Dental Education Association