S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS

Director, Residency Program, Division of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics

Epidermolysis Bullosa Team Dentist

Hematology Oncology Team Dentist

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-4644

Email sarat.thikkurissy@cchmc.org

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 Hospital.

MS: The Ohio State University.

Certification: Pediatric Dentistry, 2006.

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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.