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 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 toothache 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. He states, “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. He also instructed students at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine as well as 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 of Medical Science
  • Creighton University School of Dentistry, Omaha, NE, Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • Creighton University, Omaha, NE, Bachelor of Science 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.

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.
  1. 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, May 22, 2007 (1136-1145.)
  • Endodontic Disinfection by Photodynamic Therapy In Vitro.

AAE Annual meeting, April 2008, Vancouver, Canada

  • An Examination of the Role of Lysophosphatidic Acid (LPA) in Wound Healing.

Annual NE Society of Periodontology Meeting, April 2004, Lincoln, NE

  • Effect of Surface Sealer on Composite Wear.

Hinman Student Research Symposium, October 2003, Memphis, TN

  • In Vitro Localized Wear of Hybrid Composite Resins.

AADR Annual Meeting, March 2003, San Antonio, TX

  • A Comparison of Selected Surfactants on the Wettability of Poly Vinyl Siloxane Impression Material.

ADA/Dentsply Student Clinician Program, October 2002, New Orleans, LA

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Sung Woo Kang, DDS, MMSc

Dr. Sung Woo Kang spent most of his life on the East coast before he moved to Omaha. He studied biophysics at Johns Hopkins University and received his bachelor’s degree with departmental honors. After graduating from college, Dr. Kang attended Columbia University in New York City for his dental education and received his degree in Doctor of Dental Surgery. He later completed his Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) training at Eastman Institute for Oral Health in New York and received his Master of Dental Science. Afterwards, Dr. Kang continued his dental training in endodontics at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, from which he received a Master of Medical Science (MMSc) upon completion of his training. Dr. Kang was the winner of the Stanley L. Handelman Fellowship Award at Eastman Institute for Oral Health and the Alvin Krakow Harvard/Forsyth Endowed Endodontic Research Fund Award.

Dr. Kang worked in a large multi-specialty group practice in Boston after his endodontic residency and was voted a “Top Dentist” by Boston Magazine.

After practicing many years on the East coast, Dr. Kang joined Advanced Endodontic Therapy and moved to Omaha. He has been impressed by how nice and warm everyone is here in Nebraska and absolutely loves life in the Midwest.

Dr. Kang is a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the Nebraska Dental Association.

During his free time, Dr. Kang loves working out in the gym and taking nature photos.

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.

Ryne Jackson, DMD, MSD

Dr. Jackson was born and raised in Mesa, Arizona. He obtained his undergraduate degree in health science with a minor in business management from Brigham Young University. Later, he went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, he received many accolades and graduated summa cum laude. Upon graduating from dental school, Dr. Jackson joined a general dental practice in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

As his dream was always to further specialize in endodontics, he proceeded to join the University of Texas Health Science Center Advanced Education in Endodontics Program in Houston, Texas. This program is located in the largest medical center in the world and provided many opportunities to see all aspects of modern root canal therapy, including root canal retreatment and apical microsurgery. During his residency, he was very active in research and presented his research at the American Association of Endodontists annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Jackson loves to teach others about endodontics and is passionate about saving teeth. When he is not working, he loves spending time with his wife and two boys. He is active in his church and learned French and Tahitian while serving a two-year service mission in Papeete, Tahiti. He also loves to travel, experience new foods and workout.

Dr. Jackson is passionate about endodontics and is excited for this next chapter of his career in Omaha. He looks forward to serving the local community.