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Paul R. Creighton 

Department of Pediatric And Community Dentistry

Clinical Associate Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Pediatric Dentistry; Pediatric Dentistry Certificate

 

Education and Training:
  • Pediatric Residency, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1986)
  • DDS, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1984)
  • BA, Saint Louis University (1979)
Employment:
  • Interim Chair, Pediatric And Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (2013-present)
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric And Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (2004-present)
  • Medical Director, Craniofacial Clinic, Craniofacial Clinic, Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2000-present)
  • Assistant Dean for Community Affairs, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1999-present)
  • Dentist and Managing Partner, University Pediatric Dentistry, P.C. (1986-present)
  • Medical Director, Pediatric Dental Service, Pediatric Dental Service, Women & Children‘s Hospital of Buffalo (2009–2010)
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatric And Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine (1986–2004)
  • Resident, Pediatric And Community Dentistry, University at Buffalo (1984–1986)

Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • January 2006–January 2012
    New York State Center of Excellence for Type 2 Diabetes
    New York State Department of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $550,000
  • July 2006–June 2011
    UB Sealant Program for Buffalo and Niagara Falls School Children
    New York State Dpt. of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $250,000
  • October 2005–June 2006
    UB Dental Sealant Program for Underserved Children
    New York State Department of Health
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    $38,575
  • October 2003–September 2005
    UB Sealant Program Supplement
    New York State Department of Health
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $318,000

Journal Articles:
  • Antonio C, Zurek J, Creighton P, Johnson K, Heard C, Creighton PR. Reducing the pain of intranasal drug administration. Pediatr Dent. 2011; 33(5).
  • Heard CM, Joshi P, Michienzi K, Feldman D, Creighton PR. A comparison of 4 different conscious sedation techniques for the pediatric dental patient. Pediatric Anesthesia. 2010; 20.
  • Heard CM, Creighton PR, Lerman J. Intranasal flumazenil and naxoxone to reverse over-sedation in a child undergoing dental restorations. Pediatr Anesthesia. 2009; 19(8).
  • Gregg H, Heard CM, Radwan Y, Creighton PR. Prediction of behavior during oral conscious sedation in the pediatric patient. J Dent Educ. 2008; 72(2).
  • Watt S, Pickhardt D, Lerman J, Armstrong J, Creighton PR, Feldman L. Telescoping tracheal tubes into catheters minimizes epistaxis during nasotracheal intubation in children. Anesthesiology. 2007; 106(2).
  • Creighton PR. Common pediatric dental problems.. Pediatr Clin North Am. 1998; 45(6).
Abstracts:
  • Creighton PR. A Review of doing Pediatric Dental Research. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2013.
  • Creighton PR. Postoperative Pain after Third Molar Surgery using Dexmedetomidine Sedation Research. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2013.
  • Creighton PR. A Retrospective Review of Deep Sedation: Pre-Teens Undergoing Oral Surgery. ASA Annual Meeting. 2012.
  • Creighton PR. The Use of Dexmedetomidine Deep IV Sedation for Third Molar Extractions. ASA Annual Meeting. 2012.
  • Heard CM, Mireles R, Bender K, Creighton PR. Retrospective Review of Deep Sedation: Pre-Teens Undergoing Oral Surgery. Anesthesiology. 2012; 117.
  • Creighton PR. Intranasal dexmedetomidine for dental sedation. IARS. 2012.
  • Creighton PR. The BIS monitor and airway complications during deep sedation. IARS. 2012.
  • Creighton PR. Adjusting the pH of midazolam for intranasal use. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2012.
  • Creighton PR. A retrospective review of deep sedation for preteen children in the OMFS office. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2012.
  • Creighton PR. Deep sedation for third molar extractions in adults using desmedetomidine. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2012.
  • Creighton PR. Can intranasal applied local anesthesia provide upper incisor analgesia in adult volunteers. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2012.
  • Creighton PR. A new Approach to Intranasal Sedation. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2012.
  • Heard CM, Adjan J, Joshi P, Carlin D, Creighton PR. A Novel Method to Secure a PICU Endotracheal Tube. Anesthesiology. 2011; 115.
  • Creighton PR. A Comparison of IN dexmedetomidine and PO midazolam for pediatric dental sedation. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2011.
  • Creighton PR. Behavior in the dental chair and obesity. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2011.
  • Creighton PR. How deep is sedation for OMFS outpatient surgery: An assessment using the BIS monitor. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2011.
  • Creighton PR. Obesity and dental caries. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2011.
  • Creighton PR. A New teaching Program for Pediatric Dental Sedation. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2011.
  • Creighton PR. Comparing OSBRS to Procedural Room Noise Level. NYSSA Conference for Anesthesiology Residents and Fellows. 2011.
  • Sabouri AS, Heard CM, Shepherd A, Creighton PR, Votta T. Correlation of the Depth of Sedation Assessed by the Surgeon and BIS Index in Dental Extractions in Pediatric Patients. Analgesia & Anesthesia. 2011; 112.
  • Creighton PR. Using the BIS monitor during deep IV sedation. ASA Annual Meeting. 2010.
  • Creighton PR. A novel method for securing the ETT in the Pediatric Patient. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2010.
  • Creighton PR. Success with Pediatric Dental Sedation: Can we Predict it?. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2010.
  • Creighton PR. IV sedation using for OMFS outpatient surgery: A Case Series. AAPD Annual Meeting. 2010.
  • Adjan J, Heard CM, Creighton PR. Dental appliances for the stabilization of endotracheaal tubes in PICU patients. Pediatr Dent. 2010.
  • Kuntz M, Heard CM, Creighton PR. Prediction of behavior in pediatric dental oral sedation patients. Pediatr Dent. 2010.
  • Myers J, Heard CM, Creighton PR. Airway complications in OMFS outpatient surgery: A case series. Pediatr Dent. 2010.
  • Creighton PR. Noise in the Pediatric Operating Room. STA. 2010.
  • Creighton PR. Using noise levels as an assessment of pediatric sedation. STA. 2010.
  • Sabouri AS, Heard CM, Shepherd A, Creighton PR, Votta T. Correlation of Bisprectral Index with Depth of Sedation during Third Molar Surgery in Pediatrics. Anesthesiology. 2010; 113.
  • Creighton PR. Intra-nasal dexmedetomidine for pediatric dental sedation. ASA Annual Meeting. 2009.
  • Hitt J, Corcoran T, Michenzie K, Creighton PR, Heard CM. An evaluation of intra-nasal sufentanil and dexmedetomidine for pediatric dental sedation. Anesthesiology. 2009.
  • Raczka M, Burrows F, Joshi P, Creighton PR, Heard CM. Noise in the pediatric operating room. Anesthesiology. 2009.
  • Antonio C, Heard CM, Creighton PR. Developing an intra-nasal discomfort score. Pediatr Dent. 2009.
  • Carlin D, Heard CM, Creighton PR. Comparing the Ohio State behavior rating scale to procedural room noise. Pediatr Dent. 2009.
  • McCann B, Heard CM, Creighton PR. An evaluation of mixing intra-nasal midazolam with lidocaine. Pediatr Dent. 2009.
  • Gregg H, Creighton PR, Heard CM. Prediction of behavior during oral conscious sedation in the pediatric dental patient. The European Anaesthesiology Congress. 2008.
  • Heard CM, Gregg H, Creighton PR, Joshi P. A novel method for assessing conscious sedation efficacy in children. The European Anaesthesiology Congress. 2008.
  • Creighton PR. A Comparison of Four Different Techniques for Pediatric Dental Sedation. ADEA 85th Annual Session and Exhibition. 2008.
  • Heard CM, Smith J, Creighton PR,. Comparison of four different sedation techniques for the pediatric dental patient. J Dent Educ. 2008; 72(2).
  • Creighton PR. Setting up a Pediatric Dental Conscious Sedation Clinic: A Multidisciplinary approach. 4th Paediatric Sedation Conference: How to do it safely. 2007.
  • Creighton PR. Is it Possible to Attenuate the Pain of Intranasal Drug Administration?. 4th Paediatric Sedation Conference: How to do it safely. 2007.
  • Creighton PR. Conscious Sedation for Pediatric Dental Restorations/Extractions: A Case Series. 4th Paediatric Sedation Conference: How to do it safely. 2007.
  • Zurek J, Johnson K, Creighton PR, Heard CM. Is it possible to attenuate the pain of intranasal drug administration. Pediatr Dent. 2007.
  • Hasan M, Ciancio SG, Creighton PR. A clinical evaluation of the effect of stainless steel crowns placed on primary molars of general anesthetic pediatric patients and gingival health. Pediatr Dent. 2007.
  • ChinKit-Wells M, Perinpanayagam M, Bernat J, Creighton P. Community Dentistry Programs in Western New York: An Update. J Dent Educ. 2004; 68(2).
  • Certo MA, Bernat JE, Creighton PR. Parental Views About Accompanying Their Child Into the Operatory. J Dent Res. 1992; 71.
  • Kopra D, Creighton PR, Davis E, Kopra LF. Incidence of oral defects among neonatally intubated 7 to 10 year olds.. J Dent Res. 1989; 68(Spec.).
  • Bernat JE, Heinzerling H, Creighton PR. A Review of 400 Pediatric Dental General Anesthesia Cases. J Dent Res. 1988; 65.
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Professional Memberships:
  • Western New York Association of Pediatric Dentists (1998–present)
  • American Cleft Palate (1996–2000)
  • 8th District Dental Society (1986–present)
  • Erie County Dental Society (1986–present)
  • American Dental Association (1984–present)
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (1984–present)
Presentations:
  • "A Review of doing Pediatric Dental Research" AAPD Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "A Review of doing Pediatric Dental Research" University at Buffalo Resident and Student Scholarly Day (2013)
  • "Postoperative Pain after Third Molar Surgery using Dexmedetomidine Sedation Research" AAPD Annual Meeting (2013)
  • "A Retrospective Review of Deep Sedation: Pre-Teens Undergoing Oral Surgery" ASA Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "The Use of Dexmedetomidine Deep IV Sedation For Third Molar Extractions" ASA Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "A new Approach to Intranasal Sedation" AAPD Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "A retrospective review of deep sedation for preteen children in the OMFS office" AAPD Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Adjusting the pH of midazolam for intranasal use" AAPD Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Can intranasal applied local anesthesia provide upper incisor analgesia in adult volunteers" AAPD Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Deep sedation for third molar extractions in adults using dexmedetomidine" AAPD Annual Meeting (2012)
  • "Intranasal dexmedetomidine for dental sedation" IARS (2012)
  • "The BIS monitor and airway complications during deep sedation" IARS (2012)
  • "A Novel Method to Secure a PICU Endotracheal Tube" ASA Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "A Comparison of IN dexmedetomidine and PO midazolam for pediatric dental sedation" AAPD Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "A New teaching Program for Pediatric Dental Sedation" AAPD Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Behavior in the dental chair and obesity?" AAPD Annual meeting (2011)
  • "Comparing OSBRS to Procedural Room Noise Level" NYSSA Conference for Anesthesiology Residents and Fellows (2011)
  • "How deep is sedation for OMFS outpatient surgery: An assessment using the BISmonitor" AAPD Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Obesity and dental caries" AAPD Annual Meeting (2011)
  • "Using the BIS monitor during deep IV sedation." ASA Annual meeting. (2010)
  • "A novel method for securing the ETT in the Pediatric Patient." AAPD Annual meeting. (2010)
  • "IV sedation using for OMFS outpatient surgery: A Case Series." AAPD Annual Meeting. (2010)
  • "Success with Pediatric Dental Sedation: Can we Predict it?" AAPD Annual meeting (2010)
  • "Complications using propofol for Sedation to extract wisdom teeth: A Case Series." IARS Annual Meeting. (2010)
  • "Noise in the Pediatric Operating Room." STA (2010)
  • "Using noise levels as an assessment of pediatric sedation." STA (2010)
  • "Intra-nasal dexmedetomidine for pediatric dental sedation." ASA Annual Meeting. (2009)
  • "Noise in the pediatric operating room." ASA Annual Meeting (2009)
  • "A scoring system to assess nasal discomfort during intra-nasal drug administration." AAPD Annual meeting. (2009)
  • "A scoring system to assess nasal discomfort during intra-nasal drug administration." Western New York Pediatric Dental Society Meeting. (2009)
  • "Intra-nasal dexmedetomdine for pediatric dental sedation: A case series." AAPD Annual meeting. (2009)
  • "The addition of lidocaine to reduce intranasal discomfort during IN midazolam administration." AAPD Annual meeting. (2009)
  • "Using a noise logger to assess the efficacy of conscious sedation in pediatric dental patients." AAPD Annual meeting. (2009)
  • "Using a noise logger to assess the efficacy of conscious sedation in pediatric dental patients." Western New York Pediatric Dental Society Meeting (2009)
  • "A scoring system to assess nasal discomfort during intra-nasal drug administration." UB Dental School Student Research Day. (2009)
  • "Intra-nasal dexmedetomdine for pediatric dental sedation: A case series." UB Dental School Student Research Day. (2009)
  • "The addition of lidocaine to reduce intranasal discomfort during IN midazolam administration." UB Dental School Student Research Day. (2009)
  • "Using a noise logger to assess the efficacy of conscious sedation in pediatric dental patients." UIB Dental School Student Research Day. (2009)
  • "A novel method for assessing conscious sedation in children." European Society of Anaesthesiology Congress. (2008)
  • "Predicting behavior during oral conscious sedation in the pediatric dental patient." European Society of Anaesthesiology Congress. (2008)
  • "A Comparison of Four Different Techniques for Pediatric Dental Sedation." ADEA 85th Annual Session and Exhibition (2008)
  • "A Comparison of Four Different Techniques for Pediatric Dental Sedation." UB Resident Poster Day (2008)
  • "Prediction of Behavior during Oral Conscious Sedation in the Pediatric Dental Patient." ADEA 85th Annual Session and Exhibition (2008)
  • "Conscious Sedation for Pediatric Dental Restorations/Extractions: A Case Series." 4th Paediatric Sedation Conference: How to do it safely. (2007)
  • "Is it Possible to Attenuate the Pain of Intranasal Drug Administration?" 4th Paediatric Sedation Conference: How to do it safely. (2007)
  • "Setting up a Pediatric Dental Conscious Sedation Clinic: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach." 4th Paediatric Sedation Conference: How to do it safely. (2007)
  • "The Use of Intranasal Naloxone and Flumazenil to Reverse Deep Sedation in the Dental Clinic: A Case Report." 4th Paediatric Sedation Conference: How to do it safely. (2007)
  • "Is It Possible to Attenuate the Pain of Intranasal Drug Administration?" American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry 60th Annual Session (2007)
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Service Activities:
  • School of Dental Medicine Appeals Board; Chair (2005–2012)
  • School of Dental Medicine Appeals Board; Member (1998–1994)
  • School of Dental Medicine Judicial Council Committee; Member (1997)
  • School of Dental Medicine Curriculum Committee; Member (1992–1994)
  • Mayor Byron Brown's Pediatric Dental Task Force; Member (2013–present)
  • ASC Committee; Women & Children's Hospital Of Buffalo; Member (2012–present)
  • Medical Advisory Committee; Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo; Member (2009–2011)
  • Give Kids a Smile Day; Organizing Committee Member (2005–present)
  • Smile Education Day; Organizing Committee Member (2005–present)
  • Give Kids A Smile Day; Director (2003–2004)
  • Southern Tier Health Commissions; Member (2002–present)
  • Special Olympics; Oral health education component; Advisor (2002)
  • Medical Advisory Committee; Women & Children's Hospital Of Buffalo; Member (2002–2004)
  • Block Time Committee; Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo; Member (2000–present)
  • Surgical Care Committee; Women & Children's Hospital Of Buffalo; Member (2000–present)
  • Peer Review Board; Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo; Member (1998–2000)
  • Mobile Dental Van; Mobile dental van that treats underserved children in Chautaqua County; Director (1997–2010)
  • Comprehensive Oral Health for Disabled Youth (COHDY); Member (1996–present)
  • Smile Education Day; Director (1995–2004)
  • Year Round Community Outreach - Education; Educational Community Dentistry component where dental students/residents have the opportunity to experience community dentistry during weekly outreach events for all types of vulnerable populations, not just children.; Director (1995–present)
  • Miles For Smiles; Grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to raising money for physically/mentally disabled children who need dental care and the Craniofacial Center of Western New York for children with cleft lip/palate.; Member (1994–present)
  • Infection Control Committee; Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo; Member (1990–1994)
  • Maternal and Infant Health Clinic; prenatal dental talks - emphasizes importance of establishing infant dental home and caring for infant teeth; Advisor (1986–present)
  • Low Birth Weight/Premature Dental Plate Program; plate to protect the palate from indentation from an intubation breathing/feeding tube; Director (1986–present)

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UB School of Dental Medicine
114 Squire Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8006
Phone: (716) 829-3717
Fax: (716) 829-3895
Email: creighto@buffalo.edu

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