Should or Shouldn’t I Treat this Dental Trauma Immediately?


SPEAKER: Sheeba Kurian, DDS

DATE: Wednesday, April 3rd – 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm


Sheeba Kurian, DDS

“I love children and their innocence, honesty and candor. Every child is entitled to the best possible care, and I would be incredibly happy to provide that care. The dental visit should be a fun occasion that they look forward to.”

Dr. Kurian grew up in Chennai, India where she attended Saveetha College of Dentistry and obtained her BDS with Honors. She completed her DDS at NYU College of Dentistry where she was recognized for her clinical and academic excellence as “Student of the Year.”

During her time in India and at NYU, Dr. Kurian recognized her love for treating children and patients with special healthcare needs. She completed her postgraduate pediatric dentistry residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, where she also earned the Resident of the Year Award. She served as an attending pediatric dentist and the Program Director for the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center for several years, and later as Pediatric Dentistry Program Director for the One Brooklyn Health System (Brookdale, Interfaith and Kingsbrook hospitals).

Dr. Sheeba is also an adjunct faculty at Saveetha University in India. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and a fellow of the International College of Dentists. She is a clinical director for the special smiles program of the special Olympics.

Currently She is the Chief for the Division of Pediatric Dentistry at Cohen Children’s Medical Center and an Assistant Professor of Dental Medicine at Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell.

Her expertise encompasses but is not limited to treating children with special health care needs and behavioral concerns, including WAND STA, moderate enteral sedations, and hospital dentistry. She and her team emphasize prevention and education in a very compassionate way and the treatments are tailored uniquely for each individual child.

Dr. Sheeba is happily married to Dr. Jacob Kurian, an Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapist. When she is not in the office, she loves baking and spending time with their two sons, Jonathan and David. Dr. Sheeba loves animals, especially rescue dogs and is the proud mom to a rescue, Caymus.

Course Description

This course will provide the participants with the latest up-to-date information about traumatic dental injuries in children. The presentations will include description of different types of dental trauma, the biological basis for their management and then get into some specific injuries such as avulsions in permanent teeth.

Course Objectives/ Outcomes

After this course, one will be able to:

• Identify the different types of dental trauma in primary and permanent teeth.

• State the goals of treating a dental trauma.

• Assess the need for immediate treatment or defer treatment.

• Plan for appropriate modification of management of dental trauma especially in children.