Wilson Lectures at International Sedation Conference
Stephen Wilson DMD, MA, PhD, director, was an invited guest lecturer for a plenary session at the annual meeting of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry held in Seoul, Korea, in June 2013. He spoke on oral sedation of children for dental procedures. He also lectured in a separate session and aided in the organization and development of an international sedation interest group which should meet each year at the annual session.
Wilson is internationally known for his contributions to the field of procedural sedation in dentistry and was a principal writer of “Guidelines for Monitoring and Management of Pediatric Patients During and After Sedation for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures,” sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He also is Director of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry sponsored sedation course presented twice a year in the US. A new member of our Division, Sarat “Bobby” Thikkurissy DDS, MS, also is a faculty member in the sedation course.
Advanced Training in Pediatric Dentistry
Our advanced pediatric dentistry training program is recognized among pediatric dentistry training programs in the US as a leader in sedation training. Recently, the program began collaborating with Anesthesiology to provide intravenous sedation of patients to supplement its reputation for performing oral sedations for dental restorative procedures. Our division is one of a handful of advanced pediatric dentistry training programs in the U.S. offering these types of experiences for their residents. Thikkurissy serves as Program Director. He plans several changes affecting clinical care, including a daily “walk-in” clinic. In May 2013, five residents presented posters at the annual session of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in Orlando.