International Sedation Conference
Stephen Wilson, DMD, PhD, MA, director, Division of Dentistry, was one of four invited pediatric dentists from the United States to participate in an international conference on pediatric dentistry held at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh, Scotland. He and his British colleague Marie Hosey presented summary information on differences of sedation techniques, settings, and procedural events between the two countries.
Wilson is internationally known for his contributions to the field of procedural sedation in dentistry and was a principal writer of the current guidelines on pediatric procedural sedation, “Guideline for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients During and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures” sponsored by the AAP and the AAPD. The advanced pediatric dentistry training program at Cincinnati Children’s is recognized amongst pediatric dentistry training programs in the United States as a leader in sedation training.
Wilson has contributed significantly to the literature on pediatric sedation for dental care. Recently, the program began a collaborative effort with the Division of Anesthesiology in providing intravenous sedation of patients to supplement its well-known reputation for doing oral sedations for the delivery of dental restorative procedures. The Division of Dentistry is one of a handful of training programs in the states offering these types of experiences for their residents.