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2023 Fall Sedation CE


Evolutions & Devolutions :  The Role of Procedural Sedation in the Changing Child 


Friday, September 15, 2023, Austin, Texas

8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Central Time)
Lunch 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM with intermittent breaks

Austin Central Library
710 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701



Bobby Thikkurissy is Professor and Robert Creedon Chief of Dentistry, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.

He obtained his DDS from New York University, an AEGD certificate from Wright Patterson AFB, and his certificate/Masters from The Ohio State University, additionally serving 8 years in the United States Air Force. Bobby became a Diplomate of the ABPD and entered full-time academics in 2006. He has served as Directors of a predoctoral program, in-patient service and a residency programs.

He has taught in the AAPD Sedation course since 2011 and has Chaired the AAPD Sedation committee as well as served on the ADA Council of Dental Education. His research and publications have focused on; procedural sedation, children with special needs, and morbidity of pain in children. 


Evolutions & Devolutions :  The Role of Procedural Sedation in the Changing Child  


Course Description

Generational changes have been observed in children, family structure and behavioral expectations. Coupled with this – more states are creating challenging permit requirements. This talk will view the physiology and behavioral changes in families and children and follow with in depth dive into regulations, medications, and safety parameters to consider the role of sedation in the modern pediatric dental practice.

Course Objectives

Attendees will be able to;

  1. Describe the changes in family structure and child development that impact dental practice.
  2. Describe the evidence behind classes of medications being used for sedation.
  3. Define the role of sedation in modern pediatric dentistry.


8:00-10:00  The Foundation – Evolutions and Devolutions in Family & Child Behaviors

10:00-10:15  BREAK

10:15-12:00  The Assessment – Physical Features for Successful Safe Sedations

12:00-12:45  LUNCH

12:45-3:00  The Meds – Regimens Both New and Old

3:00-3:15  BREAK

3:15-5:15  The Regulations – Legislation and The Role of Sedations