Gwen L Hlava, R.D.H., M.S.

Gwen L Hlava, R.D.H., M.S.

Professor & Chair
Department of Dental Hygiene

Room: 2117A
UNMC College of Dentistry
40th and Holdrege
Box 830740
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Telephone: (402) 472-1270
Fax: (402) 472-5290


  • B.S. Dental Hygiene, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Dentistry
  • M.S. Dental Hygiene Education and Administration, University of Missouri-Kansas City

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Chairman, Department of Dental Hygiene, University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry
  • Course Director - Local Anesthesia/Nitrous Oxide Oxygen Sedation (DH412)
  • Course Director - Preclinical Techniques (DH309)
  • Instructor - All Junior/Senior Clinics (DH310/328/423/428)
  • Program Advisor and Admission Committee Chair

Research Interests:

  • Local Anesthesia


  • Sealant Program

Service Activities:

  • College of Dentistry Dental Days
  • Sealant Program in Omaha and Lincoln Public Schools
  • Dental Hygiene Examiner, Central Regional Dental Testing Service

Gwen Hlava

Gwen L Hlava, R.D.H., M.S.