Continuing Education

Pediatric Sedation Roundup

To protect the health and safety of our participants and presenter, the Continuing Education Committee and Executive Board have decided to make the Fall CE Course all virtual this year. The course topic and speaker will remain the same, and you will still receive eight hours of CE credit, which satisfies the state requirements. Please note that this will be a live course and you must be logged in for the duration of the course to receive credit.

Virtual Fall CE Course – September 26, 2020

Saturday, September 26, 2020, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm: 
Pediatric Sedation Round Up – a review of moderate and deep sedation in pediatric dentistry

  • Review of Texas Legislative changes
  • Emergencies happen 8 seconds at a time
  • Know when to hold’em and when to fold’em

The Speaker

Brian Steele, DDS Board certified pediatric dentist and dental anesthesiologist

Dr. Brian Steele is a Texan through and through.  He was born and raised in Texas, where he also completed his dental training at the University of Texas-Houston School of Dentistry and his pediatric dentistry training at UT-Houston and Children’s Memorial Hermann hospital.  He continued his training in New York City at St. Barnabas Hospital where he completed a residency in dental anesthesiology.   Dr. Steele serves as adjunct faculty in the departments of pediatric dentistry and anesthesiology at St. Barnabas Hospital. 

Dr. Steele has taught the AAPD sedation course/simulation since 2015 and is a member of the AAPD sedation committee.  He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (ABPD) , the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology (ADBA) and the National Board of Dental Anesthesiology (NBDA).

This course will satisfy sedation requirements for Texas as long as you attend while the session is live. All virtual attendees need to join the session promptly at 8:00 am and stay through the duration of the course in order to receive the certification code.


Visit our Continuing Education Section for our next CE course: February, 2021.

TAPD May Meeting

Hello All, 

We hope you and your families are well. Given the evolving situation we are all facing with COVID-19, the TAPD Board has decided to postpone our General Meeting, Board Meeting and Continuing Education course in May.

As you may have heard, TDA has also decided to cancel its annual May meeting. The TAPD Continuing Education Committee is working on ideas to reschedule our meeting.  We understand that everyone has CE requirements that will need to be met.

We are working to find a solution and will update you as soon as we have more information. We still plan to hold our Fourth Annual Fall Sedation CE on September 25 and 26, and details will be announced in May.

Thanks and stay healthy,

TAPD Board 

Sweet Child of Wine 2019

Fall CE Course – September 26 – 28, 2019

Fredericksburg, TX

Friday, September 27, 2019: 
A Sacred Trust – Keeping the Pediatric Airway Safe during moderate and deep sedation

  • Overview and Legislative Changes
  • Airway Development and Chronic Medications in the Young Child
  • Risk Management and Adverse outcomes in Procedural Sedations
  • Lessons Learned and Quality Assessment

Saturday, September 28, 2019: 
Integrative Assessment Physiologic Monitoring in moderate and deep sedation

  • Overview of Ventilation and Corresponding Monitors
  • Overview of Oxygenation and Cardiovascular Monitors
  • Interactions of Ventilation and Oxygenation in the Sedated Patient

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The Speaker

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. 

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