Creighton School of Dentistry ‘Topping Off’ Ceremony

The official “Topping Out” ceremony at the Creighton School of Dentistry in Omaha, Nebraska took place on July 19, signifying that steel erection for the structure is complete. Dr. Mark Latta, the Dean of the Creighton School of Dentistry, connected the final beam to the crane.

“The final beam placed for the new building symbolizes another step forward in our journey towards the future for Creighton’s School of Dentistry. As the physical presence of the school takes shape on Cuming Street, I am assured of the positive impact this building will have for our students, as well as the greater Omaha community,” said Dr. Latta. Hear the Dean talk more about the project in the video below.


MCL Construction broke ground on the Creighton School of Dentistry last September (2016). Their trade partner, Davis Erection, started setting steel in late February of this year (2017). Over the past five months, 20 iron workers have set 2,880,000 pounds of structural and miscellaneous steel. The state-of-the-art, 200,000-square-foot facility is scheduled for completion next July (2018).

The new facility will position the School to recruit talented faculty members, introduce innovative technology, enhance the functionality and efficiency of the clinic, and allow the School to serve additional patients – especially the community’s under-served, and enhance its research core of excellence.

Learn more from MCL about the construction process and see more photos here.

Stay up to date on the project throughout construction!

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