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Donald J. Kleier

Professor Emeritus

Donald Kleier
Donald Kleier

Department of Surgical Dentistry
Mail Stop F847
Room 130
13065 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: 303-724-6970
Fax: 303-724-6986


  • Certificate in Endodontics, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
  • BS, University of Kentucky

Honors and Awards:

  • Voted Outstanding Dental Didactic Instructor, Class of 2009
  • President's Teaching Scholar
  • President's Award for Teaching Excellence
  • Chancellor's Teaching Recognition Award
  • Outstanding Clinical Instructor
  • Outstanding Didactic Instructor
  • Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Fellow, International College of Dentists
  • Professor of the Year
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, Pi Rho Chapter

Departmental Affiliations:

  • Department of Surgical Dentistry

Research Interests:

Clinical procedures and techniques relating to endodontic therapy

Selected Publications:

Kleier DJ, Averbach RE, Mehdipour O. The Sodium Hypochlorite Accident: Edperience of Diplomates of the American Board of Endodontics. J Endod 2008:34(11):1346-50.

Mehdipour O, Kleier DJ, Averbach RE. Anatomy of sodium hypochlorite accidents. Compendium 2007;28:544-50.

Averbach RE, Kleier DJ. Clinical update on root canal disinfection. Compendium 2006;27:284-289.

Kleier DJ, Averbach R, Skidmore L, Minor M, Pascoe, G. A comparison of clinical outcomes using a nickel-titanium rotary or stainless steel hand file instrumentation technique. Compendium 2006;27:87-91.

Wood S, Johnson L, Kleier DJ. The relationship between periodontic and endodontic diseases. Compendium 2003;24:296-305.

Kleier DJ. The continuous locking suture technique. J Endod 2001;27:624-6.

Averbach RE, Kleier DJ. 21st century endodontics: part I the rotary revolution. Compendium 2001;22:27-34. Dental Abstracts: 2001;July/August 46:160.