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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.
Stephen Wilson, DMD, MA, PhD Director, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Director, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
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.
Richard E. Campbell, DMD, MS Director, Orthodontics
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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
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.
Kyle T. Reynolds, DDS, MS Staff Dentist, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
Staff Dentist, Division of Pediatric Dentistry
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.
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.
S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Sedation for dental procedures; dental care for children with special healthcare needs; dental traumatology
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.
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.
Thikkurissy S, Crawford B, Groner J, Stewart R, Smiley MK. Effect of passive smoke exposure on general anesthesia for pediatric dental patients. Anesth Prog. 2012 Winter;59(4):143-6.
Thikkurissy S, Allen PH, Smiley MK, Casamassimo PS. Waiting for the pain to get worse: characteristics of a pediatric population with acute dental pain. Pediatr Dent. 2012 Jul-Aug;34(4):289-94.
Thikkurissy S, Glazer K, Amini H, Casamassimo PS, Rashid R. The comparative morbidities of acute dental pain and acute asthma on quality of life in children. Pediatr Dent. 2012 Jul-Aug;34(4):e77-80.
Thikkurissy S, McTigue DJ, Coury DL. Children presenting with dental trauma are more hyperactive than controls as measured by the ADHD rating scale IV. Pediatr Dent. 2012 Jan-Feb;34(1):28-31.
Thikkurissy S, McTigue D, Matracia S, Casamassimo P. Pulpotomy to stainless steel crown ratio in children with early childhood caries: a cross-sectional analysis. Pediatr Dent. 2011 Nov-Dec;33(7):496-500.
Gustafson D, McTigue D, Thikkurissy S, Casamassimo P, Nusstein J. Continued care of children seen in an emergency department for dental trauma. Pediatr Dent. 2011 Sep-Oct;33(5):426-30.
Thikkurissy S, Rawlins JT, Kumar A, Evans E, Casamassimo PS. Rapid treatment reduces hospitalization for pediatric patients with odontogenic-based cellulitis. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Jul;28(6):668-72.
Townsend JA, Ganzberg S, Thikkurissy S. The effect of local anesthetic on quality of recovery characteristics following dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia in children. Anesth Prog. 2009 Winter;56(4):115-22.
Watts AK, Thikkurissy S, Smiley M, McTigue DJ, Smith T. Local anesthesia affects physiologic parameters and reduces anesthesiologist intervention in children undergoing general anesthesia for dental rehabilitation. Pediatr Dent. 2009 Sep-Oct;31(5):414-9.
Casamassimo PS, Thikkurissy S, Edelstein BL, Maiorini E. Beyond the dmft: the human and economic cost of early childhood caries. J Am Dent Assoc. 2009 Jun;140(6):650-7. Review.
Thikkurissy S, Lal S. Oral health burden in children with systemic diseases. Dent Clin North Am. 2009 Apr;53(2):351-7, xi.
Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA-F Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
Senior Director, Division of Speech-Language Pathology
Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP, is senior director of the Division of Speech-Language Pathology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Under her direction, the speech-language pathology program at Cincinnati Children’s has become the largest pediatric program in the nation and one of the most respected. Dr. Kummer is also professor of clinical pediatrics and professor of otolaryngology at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine.
Dr. Kummer does many lectures and seminars on a national and international level in the areas of cleft palate and craniofacial anomalies, resonance disorders, velopharyngeal dysfunction, and on business practices in speech-language pathology. She has written numerous professional articles and over 20 book chapters in speech pathology and medical texts. She is the author of the book entitled Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: The Effects on Speech and Resonance, 3rd Edition (Cengage Learning, 2014) and one of the authors of the text entitled Business Practices: A Guide for Speech-Language Pathologists (ASHA, 2004).
Dr. Kummer is the co-developer of the Simplified Nasometric Assessment Procedures (SNAP) test (1996) and author of the SNAP-R (2005) that is incorporated in the Nasometer equipment (KayPENTAX). She holds a patent on the nasoscope, which is marketed as the Oral & Nasal Listener (Super Duper, Inc.). She was one of the main developers of workflow software that won the 1995 International Beacon Award through IBM/Lotus. (Derivative software is marketed by Chart Links.)
Dr. Kummer has received numerous honors, including: Honors of the Southwestern Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1995); Honors of the Ohio Speech-Language-Hearing Association (OSLHA) (1997); distinguished alumnus award from the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Cincinnati (1999); Honors for Distinguished Service, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Cincinnati; Distinguished Alumnus Award, College of Allied Health, University of Cincinnati (2012), Elwood Chaney Outstanding Clinician Award from OSHLA (2012); elected Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) (2002); and received the Media Outreach Champion award from ASHA (2014). She was named one of the top 25 most influential therapists in the United States by Therapy Times (2006); and named one of the 10 Most Inspiring Women in Cincinnati (2007).
BA: Speech Pathology and Audiology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 1972.
MAT: Speech Pathology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN, 1973.
PhD: Speech Pathology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1986.
Certificate of Clinical Competence: Speech-Language Pathology American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 1974.
Kummer AW, Turner J. Ethics in the practice of speech-language pathology in health care settings. Semin Speech Lang. 2011 Nov;32(4):330-7.
Kummer AW, Clark S, Redle E, Thomsen L, Billmire DA. Current practice in assessing and reporting speech outcomes of cleft palate and velopharyngeal surgery: a surgery of cleft palate/craniofacial professionals. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2011 Apr 18
Kummer AW. Communication disorders related to cleft palate, craniofacial anomalies and velopharyngeal dysfunction. Seminars in Speech and Language. 2011:32(2):81-198.
Kummer AW. Disorders of resonance and airflow secondary to cleft palate and/or velopharyngeal dysfunction. Seminars in Speech and Language. 2011:32(2):141-149.
Kummer AW. Types and causes of velopharyngeal dysfunction. Seminars in Speech and Language. 2011:32(2):150-158.
Kummer AW. Perceptual assessment of resonance and velopharyngeal dysfunction. Seminars in Speech and Language. 2011:32(2):159-167.
Kummer AW. Speech therapy for errors secondary to cleft palate and velopharyngeal dysfunction. Seminars in Speech and Language. 2011:32(2):191-199.
Bedwinek A, Kummer AW, Rice G, Grames LM. Current training and continuing education needs of preschool and school-based speech-language pathologists regarding children with cleft lip/palate. Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch. 2010 Oct:41(4):405-415.
Kummer AW, Lee L, Stutz L, Maroney A, Brandt JW. The prevalence of apraxic characteristics in patients with velocardiofacial syndrome as compared to other populations. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2007:44(2):175-181.
Kummer, AW: Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Anomalies: Effects on Speech and Resonance. Cengage: 3rd ed., 2014.
William M. Fye, DDS Director of Off-campus Offices
Director of Off-campus Offices
AnnMarie Matusak, DDS, MS Pediatric Dentist
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
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