Diagnostic Sciences and Surgical Dentistry Faculty

Dr. Catherine Flaitz

Catherine Flaitz DDS, MS

Professor (C/T) Chair, Division of Diagnostic Sciences
  • Diagnostic Sciences and Surgical Dentistry

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • DDS, Creighton University, Omaha, NE
  • MS in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry, University of Iowa
  • Certificate in Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology, University of Iowa
  • BA in Psychology, Creighton University


  • Diplomate, American Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Director, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, 2017 - present
  • Commissioner for the Commission on Dental Accreditation, Pediatric Dentistry Consultant, 2014-2019
  • Board of Trustees, Academic at Large Position, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, 2012-2015
  • Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award, the University of Texas, 2014 
  • International College of Dentists Golden Pen, Division 1 Award, American Association of Dental Editors, 2012
  • Arthur J. Nowak Pediatric Dentistry Distinguished Visiting Professor, 2012
  • Distinguished Teaching Professor of the University of Texas System, 2012
  • President’s Service Recognition Award for Commitment to Dental Education, Texas Dental Association, 2010
  • President’s Service Recognition Award, American Academy of Oral Medicine, 2010
  • William N. Finnegan III Professorship in the Dental Sciences, 2005 - 2010
  • Texas Dentist of the Year, Texas Academy of General Dentistry, 2005
  • President’s Scholar Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston, 2004


  • Department of Diagnostic & Biological Sciences
  • Center for Bioethics and Humanities, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

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