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Dr. Fimple

Fimple 1Dr. Jacob Fimple, an Omaha native, is proud to be part of the Omaha community. He greatly enjoys nature and strives to maintain fitness as an integral part of his life. Outside of the office, most of his time is spent with family.

Through endodontic therapy, Dr. Fimple expresses his desire to provide care to people on a daily basis. In particular, Dr. Fimple finds it most rewarding to offer comfort and relief to patients in pain and to preserve teeth that would otherwise be lost. Seeing patients resume their normal life after an infection or serious tooth-ache is very satisfying. Dr. Fimple possesses a natural ability to empathize with patients and he understands the patient’s need for comfort and attention.

This exciting field of dentistry has been blessed with a vast number of recent advances. “I believe it is my duty to incorporate available technology that is proven safe, in an effort to offer the most comfortable and effective treatment to my patients.”

Our office employs digital radiography, which has been shown to reduce the radiation exposure to patients by as much as 90%. Additionally, images are displayed instantly and the need for toxic chemicals is eliminated. What’s more, we have dental operating microscopes which allow for extreme magnification inside the tooth to look for extra canals, cracks, and other factors that could affect the prognosis of the treatment.

Dr. Fimple enjoyed the great experience of serving patients in a private practice setting for three years in the Boston area. Additionally, instructing students at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine as well as currently at Creighton University’s Dental School. This has offered Dr. Fimple the opportunity to contribute knowledge and experience to our future dentists.

EDUCATION

Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA Certificate in Endodontics
Harvard University, Boston, MA Master’s of Medical Science
Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE D.D.S.
Creighton University, Omaha, NE B.S. in Biology

DENTAL AWARDS AND HONORS

2007 March Recipient, Krakow Harvard Forsyth Endowed Research Grant
2005 May Recipient, Quintessence Award, Academic Achievement
March 2005 Inducted, Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Dental Honor Society
September 2004 Recipient, NE Society of Periodontology / UNMC Fellowship
August 2004 Recipient, Raker, Kenneth P. & Rae Scholarship
September 2003 Recipient, NE Society of Periodontology / UNMC Fellowship
September 2003 Recipient, NIH Short Term Training in Health Professional Schools, University of Texas Health Sciences Center Grant
August 2003 Recipient, Schaefer, Frederick Scholarship for Dentistry
August 2002 Recipient, American Dental Association Scholarship
August 2002 Recipient, Ethel Abbott Foundation Scholarship
August 2002 Recipient, George Ludes Scholarship
March 2002 Superior Scholastic Achievement Award
March 2002 First Place Award, Table Clinic Competition, Creighton Dental School

PRESENTATIONS/PUBLICATIONS

Photodynamic Treatment of Endodontic Polymicrobial Infection In Vitro , 28 April 2008 Jacob Lee Fimple, Carla Raquel Fontana, Federico Foschi, Karriann Ruggiero, Xiaoqing Song, Tom C. Pagonis, Anne C.R. Tanner, Ralph Kent, Apostolos G. Doukas, Philip P. Stashenko, Nikolaos S. Soukos
Journal of Endodontics
June 2008 (Vol. 34, Issue 6, Pages 728-734)

Lysophosphatidic Acid Modulates the Healing Responses of Human Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts and Enhances the Actions of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor D. Roselyn Cerutis, Andrew C. Dreyer, Matthew J. Vierra, Joshua P. King, David J. Wagner, Jacob L. Fimple, Franco Cordini, Timothy P. McVaney, Lawrence C. Parrish, Terrence M. Wilwerding, John S. Mattson
Journal of Periodontology Online publication
date: May 22, 2007: 1136-1145.

April 2008, Vancouver, Canda AAE Annual meeting “Endodontic Disinfection by Photodynamic Therapy In Vitro”
April 2004, Lincoln, NE Annual NE Society of Periodontology Meeting “An Examination of the Role of Lysophosphatidic Acid (LPA) in Wound Healing”

October 2003, Memphis, TN Hinman Student Research
Symposium “Effect of Surface Sealer on Composite Wear”

March 2003, San Antonio, TX AADR Annual Meeting “In Vitro Localized Wear of Hybrid Composite Resins”

October 2002, New Orleans, LA ADA/Dentsply Student
Clinician Program “A Comparison of Selected Surfactants on the Wettability of Poly Vinyl Siloxane Impression Material”

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Association of Endodontists
American Dental Association
Nebraska Dental Association
Omaha District Dental Society