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Limited Seating COURSE

16th Annual Clifton O. Dummett, Jr. Memorial Lecture & Workshop From SDF to Sedation: Navigating Risk via Video Conference

This lecture will provide dental professionals a review of a broad spectrum of white lesions that may be encountered in the oral cavity. Numerous clinical images will be provided to give the clinician a thorough review of benign, premalignant and malignant pathologic processes. This course also covers the wide variety of ulcers that may be encountered in the oral cavity.
The 120 mile rule for Live-Stream Video Conference Courses has been waived for this course.
Dr. Clifton O. Dummett Jr


This course and future courses in Dentistry for the Pediatric Patient are named in memory of Dr. Clifton O. Dummett Jr., a beloved faculty member in the Pediatric Dentistry Department of LSU School of Dentistry from 1974 to 2006.  Dr. Dummett served as Pediatric Dentistry Department Head from 2000 until his retirement in2006 when he was honored with the title Professor Emeritus.

Next Upcoming Session:

Friday-Saturday, September 9-10, 2022
a maximum of 10.25 clinical hours (8.5 lecture; 1.75 participation) | AGD#: 430
Download a PDF Flier of this course.
Livestreamed video conferencing is available for this course.
(504) 941-8193
Call to register by phone or for more information about this course.
Registration is closed for this course.
Please check our current listings for future course dates.
Course Information:


Overview & Learning Objectives

Friday Lecture Overview

In recent years, the armamentarium available to Pediatric Dentists has changed to include robust prevention measure such as SDF, Hall Crown Technique. Despite these innovations, some children will still need pharmacologic behavior guidance in the form of procedural sedation. This course will go through the basics of risk assessment, preventive measures, restorative techniques and finally risk management for procedural sedation.

After attending this lecture, participants should be better able to:

  • Understand how risk assessment is incorporated into a treatment plan
  • How Active Surveillance using preventive techniques can benefit a child behaviorally
  • How SDF, Hall Technique and Bioactive Restoratives can be incorporated into prevention plan
  • How to assess a child airway and systemic health to reduce morbidity and morality

Saturday Workshop Overview

We are in the midst of an evolution of caries management. While sedation regulations, liability questions and options are changing, so too are the armamentarium in our non-pharmacologic tool bag. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF), Hall Crown Technique and ever improving bioactive restorative materials contribute to the changing landscape of caries management. This talk will frame how families, children and caries management recommendations are changing and how to adapt our clinical practice to these changes.

After attending this lecture, participants should be better able to:

  • Understand generational differences in family structure and development as it applies to pediatric behavior
  • Understand the science behind recommendations and use of silver diamine fluoride
  • Discuss the concept of active surveillance and Hall crown technique.


S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS

S. Thikkurissy, DDS, MS is a Professor and Robert Creedon Endowed Chair of Dentistry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Dr. Thikkurissy obtained his DDS from New York University. He 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, serving as Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Ramstein AFB in Germany. Dr. Thikkurissy obtained his Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry as well as a master's degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry. He was Director of the Predoctoral Program in Pediatric Dentistry from 2006-2011 and Director of Inpatient Dental Services at Nationwide Children's Hospital from 2010-2013. Dr. Thikkurissy is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, has served as Chair of the AAPD Committee on Sedation and Anesthesia, and on the he ADA Committee on Dental Education and Licensure group on Sedation. He has lectured in 22 states, and internationally. He has 40 peer-reviewed publications primarily in the areas of morbidities, quality of life, and pain management in children.

Giulia Castrigano, DMD, MS

Giulia Castrigano, DMD, MS is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Fairfield Satellite clinic at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. She earned her DMD from the University of Kentucky and completed a general practice residency at St. Vincent Charity Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her certificate in pediatric dentistry and master’s degree from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Castrigano worked in private practice for 5 years before joining the faculty at Cincinnati Children’s, where she teaches the graduate pediatric dentistry residents and maintains a clinical practice.


Early Bird Registration

BY 12:00 pm / noon (CST) 7/29/22

Dentist: $845
Dental Team Member: $275

Regular Registration

BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 9/2/22
Dentist: $895
Dental Team Member: $315

Late Registration

AFTER 12:00 pm / noon CST 9/2/22
Dentist: $925
Dental Team Member: $335


and Troubleshooting: 7:00 am - 8:00 am (CST)

Course Starts: 8:00 am (CST)




Location Information


& Hotel


Travel Accommodations

Please make your own airline and hotel reservations as soon as possible because New Orleans is busy with many events and conventions at this time of year. Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is located approximately 30-40 minutes by taxi from both downtown New Orleans and LSU School of Dentistry. For your return flight, please allow about 90 minutes for the trip to the airport and for airline check-in.

Hotel Information


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Video Conferencing Information

For details on how LSU CDE video conferencing works, FAQs, and troubleshooting, visit our Video Conferencing page.

NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.

LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.

LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry/The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. 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 CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) reserves the right to cancel any course should circumstances warrant such action. If a course is canceled, the Academy will refund the full tuition. If you cancel your registration, the Academy will refund the tuition you paid (minus an administrative cancellation fee).
We must receive your written cancellation request no later than:
August 26, 2022
Written cancellation requests can be submitted by mail, by fax at 504-941-8403, or email at If LSU Health New Orleans CDE receives notification of your cancellation after the specified deadline, this will result in forfeiture of your entire tuition.
Health & Wellness (Physical Attendance) Policy:
By registering for an in-person course, you affirm that you will comply with the safety requirements of the course facility/location (if only) with regards to wearing face masks, getting temperature taken, etc. You also affirm that you will NOT attend the course if you have a fever, respiratory/flu-like symptoms and/or if you believe that you have been exposed to COVID-19. If you are ill and/or feel that you should self-quarantine and will not be able to attend the course (in-person), contact our office (504.941.8193 or It is your responsibility to (i) ensure you are healthy enough to attend a course in person, (ii) abide by safety requirements of the course facility/location, and (iii) contact LSUCDE office (504-941-8193 or if you will be unable to attend a course due to illness. LSUCDE must be contacted PRIOR to the start date/time of the course. LSUCDE monitors updates from the CDC, as well as, local, state, and federal guidelines. If additional safety precautions become necessary, LSUCDE will inform registered attendees.
Nonrefundable Airline Ticket, Flight Change, or Hotel Reservation:
LACDE (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) cannot be held responsible for the cost of a nonrefundable airline ticket, flight change, or hotel room reservation in the event a course is canceled or rescheduled. Please: No recording devices in lecture room or lab, and turn mobile phones off. New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice: You are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into your practice, especially when the course has not provided you with supervised clinical experience to ensure you have attained competence.
New Knowledge Related to Dental Practice:
Dental educational institutions have an obligation to disseminate new knowledge related to dental practice. In so doing, some presentations may include controversial materials or commercial references. Participants are cautioned about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when incorporating techniques and procedures into their practices, especially when the course has not provided them with supervised clinical experience in the technique or procedure to ensure that they have attained competence. Providership or partial providership of a continuing education course by LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education does not necessarily imply endorsement of a particular philosophy, procedure or product.
Equality of Educational Opportunity:
The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc., LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education, and LSU Health New Orleans School of Dentistry are committed to equality and do not discriminate against applicants, students or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age or disability.
Continuing Education Credit:
CE credit awarded for participation in a course or activity may not apply toward license renewal in all states. It is the responsibility of each participant to verify the requirements of his or her state licensing board.
Photography Release:
By attending this course/session, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded on site to be used by The Louisiana Academy of Continuing Dental Education, Inc. (d/b/a: LSU Health New Orleans Continuing Dental Education) for educational and promotional purposes.
Recordings of any portion of this course are not permitted.