Inside a lab at the Creighton School of Dentistry
Classroom with technology collaboration tables in the Creighton School of Dentistry
Behind-the-scenes look at the MEP systems at the Creighton School of Dentistry
Unique lighting in the waiting area of the Creighton School of Dentistry

Creighton University School of Dentistry

Omaha, Nebraska

Completed in the fall of 2018, the Creighton University School of Dentistry has a gross area of 267,000 square feet distributed over four floors. This area includes the following program spaces: clinics, research and teaching laboratories, classrooms, commons area, and administrative offices. With this facility, they can serve more than 14,000 patients annually.


  • Laboratory and dental utilities including, but not limited to, purified water, air, laboratory vacuum, dental suction, and laboratory acid waste neutralization equipment were provided.
  • Plumbing systems were designed to conserve water. Lavatory faucets, excluding specialty medical sinks, are automatic flow types that consume 0.5 gallons per minute or less.
  • Building is served by a 2500 kVA exterior transformer fed from the 15 kV campus loop.
  • Building is served via the NRG district energy steam and chilled water system which serves variable air volume air handling units, hydronic fan coil units, and dental sterilization process needs.
  • Hydronic snowmelt systems were provided for the loading dock, parking garage entry ramp, and entryway areas.
  • Emergency and standby power are supplied by a natural gas-fueled engine generator located on-site in a weatherproof enclosure.
  • General lighting for the facility consists of LED fixtures with dimmers.
  • Specialty high-performance lighting was provided for dental operatory and surgical spaces.
  • Telecommunications services for the building are provided by six telecommunications rooms.
  • Electronic access controls were installed at telecommunications rooms, the main entrances, and several key programmatic spaces.
  • IP-based video surveillance cameras were placed at key locations in the facility and connected to the University’s video management system.

Photography credit: Brad Anderson, Architectural Photography, Inc.
Photography credit: Kessler Photography

Related Projects
Exterior view of UCI Gross Hall