AAPD Included in Washington Post Story on Sedation Dentistry

September 23, 2015 02:21 PM
AAPD national spokesperson Dr. Sarat Thikkurissy was interviewed by Christie Aschwanden for a  story on sedation dentistry that appeared in the health and science section of the Washington Post.  According to the article:
"Sedation dentistry is generally safe for kids, but you should ask lots of questions before allowing a dentist to sedate your child, says Sarat Thikkurissy, a spokesman for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry who practices dentistry in Cincinnati. The AAPD and the American Academy of Pediatrics have a joint set of guidelines for sedation in children, and you will want to make sure your dentist is familiar with them, Thikkurissy says. Also, some states require a special permit for giving sedation to children younger than 12. Any practitioner should be prepared to rescue the child from an adverse reaction. That’s where an emergency plan comes in," Thikkurissy says."

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