Dentistry and Orthodontics

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    Division of Dentistry is home to specialists with a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our faculty and staff.

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    Department Head

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    Stephen Wilson, DMD, MA, PhD
    Director, Division of Pediatric Dentistry

    513-636-4644

    stephen.wilson1@cchmc.org

    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

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    Specialties

    Behavior management; sedation of pediatric dental patients 

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Hospital-Based Faculty

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    Richard E. Campbell, DMD, MS
    Director, Orthodontics

    513-636-4683

    richard.campbell@cchmc.org

    Richard E. Campbell, DMD, MS

    Director, Orthodontics

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4683

    Email: richard.campbell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cleft lip and cleft palate; craniofacial deformities

    Education and Training

    DMD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 1985.

    Residency: General Practice, Veterans Administration Center, Louisville, KY; Orthodontics, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY.

    Elizabeth S. Gosnell, DMD, MS

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4641

    Email: elizabeth.gosnell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric dentistry

    Education and Training

    DMD: Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 2009.

    Residency: Pediatric Dentistry, Nationwide Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH, 2011.

    MS: The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2011.

    Diplomate: 2012.


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    Kyle T. Reynolds, DDS, MS
    Staff Dentist, Division of Pediatric Dentistry

    513-636-4644

    kyle.reynolds@cchmc.org

    Kyle T. Reynolds, DDS, MS

    Staff Dentist, Division of Pediatric Dentistry

    Phone: 513-636-4644

    Email: kyle.reynolds@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric dentistry

    Biography

    Dr. Reynolds grew up in West Chester, Ohio, where he attended Lakota Local Schools. He graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in zoology from Miami University in 2006. He obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the The Ohio State University in 2011, where he graduated magna cum laude, and was inducted into the dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Reynolds completed his specialty training in 2013 at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, where he received a Master of Science degree and Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Ohio Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Ohio Dental Association.

    Education and Training

    DDS: The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, Columbus, OH.

    Residency/MS: Nationwide Children's Hospital/The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH.

    Certification: Pediatric Dentistry.

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    David Sullivan, DDS, MS

    Clinical Faculty, Advanced Clinical Pediatric Dentistry

    Phone: 513-636-4644

    Email: david.sullivan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical pediatric dentistry; advances in dental anesthesia; growth and development of the oral-facial complex; advanced dental technology restorative techniques

    Education and Training

    DDS: The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio,1980.

    MS: Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio,1977.

    BS: Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1975.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1982.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1982.

    Publications

    Sullivan, Handbook of Clinical Dentistry, Second Edition, Hudson, OH Lexicomp, 2008,

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    S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS
    Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

    614-636-6336

    sarat.thikkurissy@cchmc.org

    S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS

    Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 614-636-6336

    Email: sarat.thikkurissy@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Sedation for dental procedures; dental care for children with special healthcare needs; dental traumatology

    Biography

    Dr. S. Thikkurissy is professor and director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He obtained his DDS from New York University and his certificate in pediatric dentistry as well as a master’s degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nationwide Children's Hospital. He also completed the program in advanced education in general dentistry at Wright Patterson and was in active duty in the U.S. Air Force for eight years as chief of pediatric dentistry at Ramstein AFB in Germany. He was director of the predoctoral program in pediatric dentistry at The Ohio State University from 2006-2011 and director of Inpatient Dental Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital from 2010-2013. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He has published in the area of morbidities, quality of life, and pain management in children.

    Education and Training

    DDS: New York University College of Dentistry.

    AEGD-1: Wright Patterson AFB, Dayton, OH.

    Residency: Pediatric Dent, Nationwide Children's Hosptial.

    MS: The Ohio State University.

    Certification: Pediatric Dentistry, 2006.

    Publications

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    Consultants

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    Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F
    Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    513-636-4341

    ann.kummer@cchmc.org

    Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F

    Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4341

    Fax: 513-803-3376

    Email: ann.kummer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Speech and resonance disorders secondary to cleft palate; craniofacial and orofacial anomalies; velopharyngeal dysfunction

    Biography

    Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, is senior director of the Division of Speech Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and professor of clinical pediatrics, and also professor of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. Under her direction, the speech pathology program at Cincinnati Children’s has grown to be one of the largest and most respected in the country.

    Dr. Kummer does many lectures and seminars on a national and international level. She is the author of many professional articles, 16 book chapters in speech pathology and medical texts, and a textbook on craniofacial anomalies. She has a patent on a clinical device and developed a test for the Nasometer (KayPENTAX).

    Dr. Kummer has received honors of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association; distinguished alumnus award from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders of the University of Cincinnati; and fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). She was named one of the 25 most influential therapists in the US by Therapy Times in 2006 and was named one of the 10 most inspiring women in Cincinnati by Inspire Magazine in 2007.

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1986.

    MAT: Indiana University, Summa cum laude, 1973.

    BA: Indiana University, Phi Beta Kappa, 1972.

    Publications

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    Frederick L. Steinbeck, DDS, MD
    Oral Surgeon

    859-781-0500

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    Frederick L. Steinbeck, DDS, MD

    Oral Surgeon

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 859-781-0500

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    Specialties

    Cleft lip / palate; craniofacial abnormalities; juvenile rheumatoid arthritis; oral surgery with dental implants

    Biography

    Frederick L. Steinbeck, DDS, MD, has served as the Oral Surgery member on the Craniofacial Team since 1988. Dr. Steinbeck has also participated in two Operation Smiles medical missions. He has been a teaching professor at the University of Cincinnati since 1988.

    Education and Training

    DDS: Indiana University, 1983.

    MD: University of Cincinnati, 1990.

    Residency: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati, 1988.


    Satellite-Based Faculty

    A photo of William Fye.

    William M. Fye, DDS
    Director of Off-campus Offices

    513-636-6435

    william.fye@cchmc.org

    William M. Fye, DDS

    Director of Off-campus Offices

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6435

    Fax: 513-636-6436

    Email: william.fye@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BA: Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Ind., 1967.

    DDS:, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Ind., 1972. 

    Residency: Pediatric Dentistry, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1973-75. 

    Certification: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 1987.
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    AnnMarie Matusak, DDS, MS
    Pediatric Dentist

    513-636-6435

    annmarie.matusak@cchmc.org

    Annmarie Matusak.

    AnnMarie Matusak, DDS, MS

    Pediatric Dentist

    Adjunct Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6435

    Email: annmarie.matusak@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    DDS: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1994.

    MS: Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1997. 

    Residency: Columbus Children's Hospital/Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1994-97. 

    Certification: Pediatric Dentistry, The Ohio State University, 1997.

    Board Certification: American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2007.