Stephen Wilson, DMD, MA, PhD

Director, Division of Pediatric Dentistry

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4644

Fax 513-636-8283

Email stephen.wilson1@cchmc.org

Behavior management; sedation of pediatric dental patients 

Stephen Wilson, DMD, MA, PhD, is a professor and director of the Division of Dentistry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He also serves as assistant dean for graduate studies at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry.

Dr. Wilson received his dental degree (DMD) and Doctorate in Physiology (PhD) 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 (MA) in Psychology that, along with his Bachelor of Science (BS), was obtained from Eastern Illinois University.

Dr. Wilson is a board-certified pediatric dentist and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has served as a director of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was president of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry from 2003-2004. He has served on the Advisory Committee to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and was chair of Part IV of the Advisory Committee. Dr. Wilson has been and continues to be active in the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). He has been a member or chair of the Research Committee, Membership Committee, Sedation Committee, and annual Program Planning Committee of the AAPD. He has been a member of the Editorial Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He also has been active as a leader of the Post-Graduate Program Directors group of the AAPD. He is the current director of the AAPD-sponsored Sedation Course.

Dr. Wilson has served as vice president on the Administrative Board of the Council of Faculties of the American Dental Education Association (previously AADS) and was on the board of directors of that association. Dr. Wilson is also a member of the American Dental Association and has served on the American Dental Association's task force committee on anesthesia and sedation.

Dr. Wilson has been a consultant to the Federal Drug Administration (on sedation), the National Institutes of Health, and the Ohio Dental Board. He has published over 85 papers and spoken at numerous local, national and international meetings. Dr. Wilson's research interests include child behavior in the dental clinic, conscious sedation for children and electronic monitoring during sedation.

BS and MA: Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL.

PhD: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, 1978.

DMD: University of Louisville School of Dentistry, Louisville, KY, 1982.

Residency: University of Louisville School of Dentistry and Kosair Children's Hospital, Louisville, KY, 1984.

Certification: Pediatric Dentistry, 1992.

Mayeda C, Wilson S. Complications within the first 24 hours after dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia. Pediatr Dent. 2009 Nov-Dec;31(7):513-9.

Campbell R, Weinshel R, Backeljauw P, Wilson S, Bean J, Shao M. Dental development in children with growth hormone insensitivity syndrome: Demirjian analysis of serial panoramic radiographs. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2009 Jul;46(4):409-14. 

Martinez D, Wilson S. Children sedated for dental care: a pilot study of the 24-hour postsedation period. Pediatr Dent. 2006 May-Jun;28(3):260-4. 

Book Chapters

Wilson S. Local Anesthesia and Oral Surgery in Children. Pinkham J, Casamassimo P, Fields H, McTigue D, and Nowak A. (Eds) Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy Through Adolescence. 4th Ed. Philadelphia: Elseiver Saunders, 2005.

Wilson S. Pain Reaction Control: Sedation. Pinkham J, Casamassimo P, Fields H, McTigue D, and Nowak A. (Eds) Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy Through Adolescence. 4th Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders, 2005.

Wilson S. Pain Perception Control. Pinkham J, Casamassimo P, Fields H, McTigue D, and Nowak A. (Eds) Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy Through Adolescence. 4th Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders, 2005.

Wilson S. Nonpharmacologic Issues In Pain Perception And Control. Pinkham J, Casamassimo P, Fields H, McTigue D, and Nowak A. (Eds) Pediatric Dentistry: Infancy Through Adolescence. 4th Ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Saunders, 2005.