David A. Covey, D.D.S., M.S.

David A. Covey, D.D.S., M.S.

Dr. CoveyTitle: Associate Professor
Department of Adult Restorative Dentistry
Biomaterials Group
University Dental Associates

Room: 2148
UNMC College of Dentistry
40th and Holdrege
Box 830740
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Telephone: (402) 472-1284
Fax: (402) 472-5290


  • B.S., University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming, 1975
  • D.D.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, 1979
  • M.S., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, Operative Dentistry, 1987
  • M.S., Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Biological Materials, 1997

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Director ARD 529 Dental Anatomy
  • Instructor ARD 532 Operative Dentistry
  • Instructor ARD 618 Clinical Operative Clinic
  • Instructor ARD 695/696 Clinical Operative Clinic

Research Interests:

  • Dental Restorative Materials Testing
  • Surface Characteristics of Dental Materials
  • Digital Image Processing
  • 3-D Modeling of Dental Structures

Recent Publications:

  • Covey, D.A., Barnes, C.M., Watanabe, H., Johnson, W.W. Effects of a paste-free prophylaxis polishing cup and various prophylaxis polishing paste on enamel and restorative materials. General Dentistry,  2011.
  • Barnes, C.M., Covey, D.A., Shi, X., Yankell, S. Laboratory evaluation of a bi-level, extremely tapered bristled toothbrush and a conventional uniform bristled toothbrush.  Am J Dent. 2284-88, 2009.
  • Watanabe, H. and Covey, D. Esthetic restorative material shade changes due to photo-polymerization. Gen Dent. May, 56(3):260-6, 2008.

Service Activities:

  • Academy of Operative Dentistry
  • International Association for Dental Research
  • Academy of Dental Materials
  • Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience.