Safe and Effective Sedation for the Pediatric Dental Patient
Recorded On: 10/26/2018
Earn 15 CE Credits- This course features the recognized leaders in the field, both in dental anesthesia as well as pediatric dentistry. You’ll find didactic lectures, case studies, and panel discussions. This course is intended for pediatric dentists who have had training in sedation techniques.
**Recorded live in 2018
Course Chair & Speaker
Dr. Stephen Wilson is currently the Chief Dental Officer of Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers and a consultant in the field of child sedation for dental procedures. He also currently is Adjunct Professor at The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital. He was a faculty member, speaker, and consultant of The Institute for Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Wilson is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has held the positions of Professor and Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Denver Children’s Hospital, and Professor at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Program Director at Columbus (now Nationwide) Children’s Hospital. Dr. Wilson received his dental degree (D.M.D.) and Doctorate in Physiology (Ph.D.) at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. His residency training in Pediatric Dentistry was done at the University of Louisville and Kosair-Children’s Hospital. Dr. Wilson also has a Master’s degree (M.A.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology that was obtained from Eastern Illinois University.
Dr. Wilson has served as a Director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and as President of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is the current Director of the AAPD-sponsored contemporary Sedation Course which is presented twice a year. He was awarded “Pediatric Dentistry of the Year” by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2007. He has published over 115 papers, has written numerous chapters in textbooks and has published his own textbook on sedation of children entitled “Oral Sedation for Dental Procedures in Children”. He has spoken at numerous local, national, and international meetings. Dr. Wilson’s research interests and clinical passion include child behavior in the dental clinic, sedation procedures involving children, and electronic monitoring of physiological systems during sedation.
Course Vice-Chair & Speaker
Sarat Thikkurissy, DDS, MS is professor and Robert Creedon Chair at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He obtained his DDS from New York University in 1988. He completed the advanced education in general dentistry program at Wright Patterson and was active duty in the U.S. Air Force 1998-2006, including three years as chief of pediatric dentistry at Ramstein AFB in Germany. He obtained his certificate in pediatric dentistry as well as a master’s degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He has served as director of pre-doctoral programs, residency programs, and has served as Chair of the AAPD Committe on Sedation and Anesthesia. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and has served as an Oral Examiner. He has published in the area of morbidities, quality of life, and pain management in children and has lectured in 21 states and 3 countries.
Dr. Milnes has been in private pediatric dental practice in Kelowna, British Columbia from 1997 to the present. He has served as the Chief of Dentistry at Kelowna General Hospital. Prior to moving to Kelowna, Milnes was associate professor and head of pediatric dentistry at the University of Manitoba, Faculty of Dentistry from 1978 to 1990 and associate professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, University of Toronto from 1990 to 1997. He received his undergraduate dental education at the University of Toronto; pediatric dental education at the Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto; and Ph.D. in Oral Microbiology from the University of Manitoba. Milnes is a former examiner and past chief examiner in pediatric dentistry for the Royal College of Dentists of Canada. He currently is a Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, University of British Columbia. Milnes retired from clinical practice in February, 2018.
Milnes has represented both the dental profession and pediatric dentistry by serving on local, provincial, national and international dental organizations and has made numerous scientific and continuing education presentations to community groups, parenting organizations and dental societies. He has lectured to thousands of dentists, dental hygienists and dental assistants locally, provincially, nationally and internationally.
Milnes has helped develop practice guidelines and policies for the Canadian and American Academies of Pediatric Dentistry, the Canadian Dental Association and the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia.
Milnes is a founding and current faculty member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry continuing education program - Contemporary Sedation of Children for the Dental Practice - Enteral and Parenteral Techniques.
Cara Riley, DMD, MS, is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Children's Hospital Colorado, where she has worked for eight years. She attended Georgetown University for her undergraduate degree, Harvard School of Dental Medicine for her dental degree, and The Ohio State University for her residency/master's in dental and maxillofacial anesthesiology. Dr. Riley is the Vice President of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado with her husband, two sons, and hound dog.
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