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Dr. Jacob Fimple, DDS, MMSc

Dr. 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 excellent 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 using the most up to date technology. 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.

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Dr. Arman Samad-Zadeh, DMD, MSD

Dr. Arman Samad-Zadeh graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Biology from the University of Ottawa, Canada, in 2006. He received his DMD degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2011. While at Tufts, he participated in several research projects on various restorative dental materials and presented them at the International Association for Dental Research conferences.

While providing dental care to patient at the dental school, he developed a special interest in the field of endodontics. Therefore, after graduating from Tufts, he enrolled at Boston University where he received his Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics and a Master of Science in Dentistry from Boston University. Throughout this program, he worked with a great team of faculty members to further his knowledge and skills in many different areas of endodontics and had the opportunity to provide endodontic care at the VA Boston-Jamaica Plain campus. As part of his master’s degree, Dr. Samad-Zadeh conducted research at the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology on salivary gland development pathways and their potential role in development of Sjögren’s syndrome.

Dr. Samad-Zadeh is an active member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists and Nebraska Dental Association. He looks forward to providing compassionate and exemplary care to patients.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his friends, being outdoors, playing tennis, reading and staying involved in the community.

PUBLICATIONS

Enger TB, Samad-Zadeh A, Bouchie MP, Skarstein K, Galtung HK, Mera T, Walker J, Menko AS, Varelas X, Faustman DL, Jensen JL, A Kukuruzinska M. The Hippo signaling pathway is required for salivary gland development and its dysregulation is associated with Sjogren’s syndrome. Lab Invest. 2013 Nov; 93(11):1203-18.

Samad-Zadeh A, Harsono M, Belikov A, Shatilova KV, Skripnik A, Stark P, Egles C, Kugel G. The influence of laser-textured dentinal surface on bond strength. Dent Mater. 2011 Oct; 27(10):1038-44.

Gava E, Samad-Zadeh A, Zimpelmann J, Bahramifarid N, Kitten GT, Santos RA, Touyz RM, Burns KD. Angiotensin-(1-7) activates a tyrosine phosphatase and inhibits glucose-induced signaling in proximal tubular cells. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2009 Jun; 24(6):1766-73.

 


Dr. Marco V. Galvez DDS, MS

Dr. Marco V. Galvez emigrated from El Salvador and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology and Chemistry at Weber State University, Utah in 1987. He received his DDS degree from Creighton University, Omaha in 1992. He established his practice In Idaho as a general dentist from 1992 to 2008, then joined the United States Air Force as a general dentist from 2008-2014. As an active Air Force member, he graduated in 2016 from Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics at Louisiana State University with a Master of Science in Oral Biology and a certificate in Endodontics. His thesis and research presentation consisted of new irrigation system protocols to eliminate endodontic fungal infections, and his findings were presented at the American Association of Endodontics annual meeting in San Francisco in 2016. As an Air Force officer, he graduated from Air Command and Sta studies in 2012 and from Air War College in 2014 obtaining the rank of Colonel in the United States Air Force.

Dr. Galvez has been assigned to Offutt Air Force Base where he is a part of the dental faculty, teaching new Air Force dentists the most current concepts and techniques in endodontics. He is an active member of the America Association of Endodontists and the American Board of Endodontists. He is currently credentialed for VA Health Services.

His passion for endodontics started early in his general practice. He believed in saving teeth by incorporating new technologies and materials from the field of Endodontics, especially by taking many continuing education courses specific to the field. With many years of private practice experience, Dr. Galvez understands the dental needs of his patients as well as those of his referring providers. His love for the field of endodontics increases as he continues to teach dental residents and practices in the Omaha community. He is married and is a father of 5 boys. He enjoys spending time with his family and enjoys recreational activities and sports. He enjoys serving in his church and community.

 


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Dr. Jason E. Koh DDS, MS

Dr. Jason Koh, originally from Houston, TX, is excited to join the community in Omaha where he hopes to learn more about the rich history and vibrant culture abound. He is a self-proclaimed extroverted introvert who is full of energy in the office but, unsurprisingly shy outside of the work environment. He enjoys spending quality time with his wife and two puppies. When time allows, he enjoys photography, the outdoors, reading books, restoring old vehicles, and traveling to explore culture, food, and all the wonderful things earth has to o er.

Dr. Koh earned his DDS degree from the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington D.C. After graduation, Dr. Koh expanded his dental skill set further in the AEGD program at the UT Health School of Dentistry in Houston, TX where he emphasized his training in restorative dentistry and found an interest in endodontics. In addition to practicing full-time in family practice, he taught at the UT Health School of Dentistry. It was during that time that Dr. Koh then decided to continue his training and pursue his passion of endodontics. He was then able to earn both a Certi cate in Endodontics as well as a Master of Science in Dentistry Degree for his research in bioceramic materials.

Dr. Koh finds joy in being able to provide the best care and chairside manner he possibly can while turning a commonly perceived negative experience into a positive one. He takes pride in the precision required to do endodontics, from being able to understand your concerns, diagnose them properly, all the way to the technical aspects of the treatment itself which allows him to provide relief of pain and discomfort in your ailing tooth.