John W. Reinhardt, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.

John W. Reinhardt, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.

Dean ReinhardtTitle: Dean and Professor

Room: 2128A
UNMC College of Dentistry
40th and Holdrege
Box 830740
Lincoln, NE 68583-0740

Adult Restorative Dentistry Department
Biomaterials Group
University Dental Associates

Telephone: (402) 472-1344
Fax: (402) 472-6681


  • 1967-1971 B.A. Biology, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • 1971-1975 D.D.S., Loyola University
  • 1977-1979 M.S., Operative Dentistry, University of Iowa
  • 1986-1988 M.P.H., Health Services Research, Harvard University

Teaching Responsibilities:

  • Clinical Operative Dentistry

Research Interests:

  • Health Services
  • Mercury and Dental Amalgams
  • Access to Care


  • Co-Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Summer Medical and Dental Education Program, 2009-2013, ($1,215,000)
  • Program Director, "Target Access: Great Plains Oral Health," U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HRSA, 2005, $246,040

Recent Publications:

  • Reinhardt, J. and McFarland, K. Strategies for Strengthening the Great Plains Oral Health Workforce. Great Plains Research 23 (Fall 2013):199-208.
  • McFarland, K.K., Reinhardt, J.W., and Yaseen, M.  Rural Dentists: Does Growing Up in a Small Community Matter? JADA 143(9):1013-1019, 2012.
  • McFarland, K.K., Reinhardt, J.W., and Yaseen, M.  Rural Dentists of the Future: Dental School Enrollment Strategies. J Dent Educ 74(8):830-835, 2010.

Service Activities:

  • Consultant/Predoctoral Chair, Commission on Dental Accreditation (2008-Present)
  • Editorial Board, Operative Dentistry
  • Moderator, ADA Annual Session Program: How to position yourself to apply for a job as a dental educator (2005-2012)
  • Consultant, ADA Council on Scientific Affairs
  • Budget and Finance Committee, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Supreme Chapter
  • Past President, Academy or Operative Dentistry
  • Past President, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Supreme Chapter