AAPD President Interviewed by NBC News

AAPD President Dr. Jim Nickman was interviewed by Linda Carroll of NBC News for a story titled, "9 Questions to ask your dentist before your kids go under sedation." This story was posted to The Today Show website. According to the piece:

Given the risks associated with sedation, "the dentist should have a frank discussion with the parents on the risks and benefits of anesthesia for treating the underlying disease," said Dr. Jim Nickman, president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. "We advise members to use extreme caution when they're looking at sedating a child less than 3. For those under the age of 2, I would recommend anesthesia be done in a hospital setting."

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