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Paul R. Creighton, DDS

Clinical Associate Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Pediatric and Community Dentistry

Office Address

114 Squire Hall

Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 829-3717


Faculty Profile

Dr. Paul Creighton received a DDS in 1984 and a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry in 1986 from the School of Dental Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Dr. Creighton joined the Pediatric and Community Dentistry faculty in 1986 as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Currently, Dr. Creighton is the Director of Community Dentistry, and the Clinical Director for the program's primary site.

Dr. Creighton teaches pre- and post- doctoral courses, primarily at the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. He actively participates and continues to build strong community partnerships to support the department's community dentistry programs and projects. Dr. Creighton also maintains a faculty practice limited to pediatric dentistry.

Research Profile

Research Interests:

  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Early Childhood Caries
  • Interrelationship between oral and systemic health
  • Impact of Oral Health on Quality of Life

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Representative publications


  • Kopra, D.; Creighton, P; Davis, E; Kopra, LF. (January 1989) Incidence of oral defects among neonatally intubated 7 to 10 year olds. Journal of Dental Research. 68(Spec.). 418-Abs 1889. 
  • Joseph Bernat, Heinzerling, H, Paul Creighton. (March 1988) A Review of 400 Pediatric Dental General Anesthesia Cases Journal of Dental Research. 65. 

Journal Article: 

  • Creighton PR. (December 1998) Common pediatric dental problems. Pediatr Clin North Am. 45(6). 1579-1579. 
  • Margaret Certo, Joseph Bernat, Paul Creighton. (January 1992) Parental Views About Accompanying Their Child Into the Operatory Journal of Dental Research. 71. 

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