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Pedo at the Beach


September 27 – 29, 2013

Sarath Thikkurissy, D.D.S., M.S.

Omni Hilton Head
Oceanfront Resort
Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Presented by

Augusta University
Division of Professional and Community Education and
Dental College of Georgia

Weekend at a Glance
Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
10 a.m. break
•Introduction to Course
•The Infant: Oral andSystemic Health
Saturday 8:00 a.m. – Noon
9:45 a.m. break
•Update on Special Needs
and Dentistry
Sunday 8:00 a.m. – Noon
9:45 a.m. break
(please check out of resort at this time)
•Facial Cellulitis in the
Pediatric Patient

Purpose and Objectives
The purpose of this continuing education program is to update the dentist and dental team about a variety of caries- and non-caries related challenges to children's oral health, and to equip the dental team to identify and manage these issues.

After this session, attendees should be able to: Discuss basic feeding, beverage, and nursing recommendations in the context of oral health care for children ages birth to 3 years; treatment plan an airway when using pharmacological behavior management in young children; identify the dentist's role in managing obesity in children; describe how food allergies impact diet choices and treatment planning; and identify 'red flags' when assessing facial cellulitis in children.

Target Audience
General dentists, specialists, auxiliaries and other dental professionals.

Friday,September 27
7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:00 Welcome and Introduction to Course – Dr. Adair
8:15 The Infant: Oral and Systemic Health – Dr. Thikkurissy
10:00 BREAK
10:15 The Infant: Oral and Systemic Health (continues) – Dr. Thikkurissy
12:15 Adjourn
Saturday, September 28, 2013
7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:00 Update on Special Needs and Dentistry – Dr. Thikkurissy
9:45 BREAK
10:00 Update on Special Needs and Dentistry (continues) – Dr. Thikkurissy
12:15 Adjourn
Sunday, September 29, 2013
7:30 Continental Breakfast
8:00 Facial Cellulitis in the Pediatric Patient – Dr. Thikkurissy
9:45 BREAK (please check out of the resort at this time)
10:00 Facial Cellulitis in the Pediatric Patient (continues) – Dr. Thikkurissy
12:15 Adjourn

The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.ACDE
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at
The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University designates this activity for 12.0 continuing education credits. 01/01/10 – 12/31/13
The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship/Mastership credit. The current term of acceptance extends from 01/01/10 – 12/31/13.

Guest Faculty

  Dr. Thikkurissy Dr. Sarath Thikkurissy, Professor and Director of the Advanced Education Program in Pediatric Dentistry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. He obtained his DDS from New York University and his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry as well as 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.
  Dr. Adair Dr. Steven M. Adair, Course Director, received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina, and his Master’s degree and certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Iowa. He is Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Adair is currently SVP, Clinical Quality Initiatives and Education at CSHM LLC, a dental support organization. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and has served on the Commission for Dental Accreditation, National Board Test Construction Committee and as a consultant to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Air Force.



FEES Before September 1 After September 1
Dentist $495 $565
Dentist with auxiliary $610 $680
Additional auxiliary $125 $150





Print the

and mail it
with payment to:
Division of Continuing Education
Augusta University
919 15th Street
Augusta, Georgia 30912

with payment by credit card
to 706-721-4642.

Call the Division of Continuing Education at

706-721-3967 or
1- 800-221-6437

Location and Lodging
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean in a lush, subtropical setting, Hilton Head offers a unique blend of unspoiled natural beauty complemented by first-class amenities and activities. Visitors can enjoy miles of wide, sandy beach ideal for sailing, cycling and strolling. Sports enthusiasts will find the perfect setting for outdoor activities including golf and tennis. The island has 21 championship golf courses and 200 tennis courts. Shopping also abounds with more than 100 outlet stores. Equally enticing, the historic cities of Beaufort, S.C. and Savannah, Ga., are both just 45 minutes away.

Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
This oceanfront paradise is a perfect getaway. Lush meandering gardens surrounded by peaceful lagoons are the ideal setting to relax and unwind. Three miles of white sandy beaches are at your doorstep.Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort

Attendees must refer to Group Code Block 092213GEORGIARE for Pedo at the Beach. Reservations must be received on or before the specified Cut-off Date and Time. The Omni Resort has created a link below that will allow you to make your online reservations for the program scheduled September 25-29, 2013. Rooms have been reserved at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort for course registrants at a special rate of $169 per night, single or double occupancy, $10.00 Resort Fee plus 11% tax per night.

The block of rooms will be released August 30, 2013. Reservations must be canceled 8 days prior to arrival.

Reservations are available by:

• Calling Central Reservations at 800-843-6664.

Mailing the RESERVATION FORM to:
Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort
23 Ocean Lane
Hilton Head Island, S.C. 29928

Faxing the RESERVATION FORM with credit card payment to 843-341-8036

• or Clicking now:    Reservations


Comfort Zone
Although every effort is made to have a comfortable temperature in the meeting room, we realize everyone’s comfort zone is different. Please bring a jacket or sweater in case the room is too cool for your comfort.

Special Needs
The Augusta University Division of Professional and Community Education complies with the Americans With Disabilities Act. If you require special services, facilities or dietary considerations (vegetarian or otherwise) to support your participation in this continuing education program, contact the conference coordinator at 800-221-6437 or 706-721-3967.


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