Creighton dental school adds diagnostic sciences department

The Creighton University School of Dentistry will open a new department of diagnostic sciences with the start of summer clinic on May 13.

The new department will be chaired by John Shaner, DMD, MS, an associate professor of general dentistry and the director of clinical teams, according to the university.

The department aims to increase clinical efficiency in the school's clinic and will focus on the identification of head and neck pathology for patients in the dental clinic, including oral cancer screening, medical risk assessments, and the development of a comprehensive treatment plan.

To support the new department, the dental school is also creating a Maxillofacial Imaging Center that will consolidate the clinic's two cone-beam CT units to better support dental school patients and an increasing number of outside dental office referrals.

The school will also open an oral pathology consultant office to provide easier access for oral pathology consults, and install another intraoral radiographic unit and chair to improve access for radiographs.

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