Dr. S.Thikkurissy is Professor and The Robert Creedon Endowed Chair of Dentistry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Thikkurissy obtained his D.D.S. from New York University. He completed the program in Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD-1) at Wright Patterson and was active duty in the U.S. Air Force for eight years: including serving as chief of pediatric dentistry at Ramstein AFB in Germany. Thikkurissy obtained his certificate in pediatric dentistry/master’s degree from The Ohio State University. Thikkurissy is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is chair of the AAPD Committee on Sedation and Anesthesia, and AAPD representative on the ADA Committee on Dental Education and Licensure group on Sedation. Additionally, he has served on the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry Examination committee. In 2017 he was named the AAPD Pediatric Dentist of the Year award, and in 2019 was named the Aubrey Rose Foundation 'Above and Beyond Doctor' for his work with special needs populations. He has lectured nationally and internationally, and has published in the areas of; morbidities, quality of life and pain management in children.