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Simon Prior


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305 W Twelfth Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 247-0002

Email: prior.20@osu.edu

 

Noteworthy Graduate Narrative

Supervised, Advised and assisted the establishment of the Ohio State University Chapter of the Dental Anesthesia Club for Students (DACS).

Undergraduate, Graduate, and Professional Courses Taught

My undergraduate teaching has been to the dental hygiene classes where I have taught local anesthetics as part of the College curriculum and in addition presently present 1-2 full-weekend courses annually for graduated dental hygienists on Local Anesthetics and two or three 1-day courses annually on Nitrous Oxide administration. Both these courses have a significant academic and clinical component.

It is a particular concern and interest of mine to improve the understanding, implication and application of local anesthetics in the practice of dental hygiene reflecting patient need, practitioner education and future needs for this area of clinical care.
Outside of the curricula courses and weekend courses taught to the dental hygiene practitioners, the idea offering our students small group teaching in local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation is being considered and developed.

In addition to this, I am the course director for DH 3120 which provides the medicine, pathology and pharmacology tuition to the dental hygiene students in their senior year. Within this course I am responsible for the teaching of medicine, pharmacology and the clinical application of acute pain control and emergency management in the dental clinic.
The course presents a large amount of relevant information at a time when the students are only beginning to be aware of the importance of much of this information. Presenting this in a manner that emphasizes the future importance of this material, does not overwhelm the student and one that also stimulates self-learning is personally challenging. I am continuously making an effort to respond to departmental and student comments/demands and at the same time trying to improve my own performance in this arena as a teacher by working with UCAT and colleagues who are clearly very successful teachers.

D6612 - I am course director for the Pharmacology 2 course given to our dental students in their 3rd professional year. This is an academic course that provides a large amount of clinically relevant education from acute pain control, to intraoperative sedation, pharmacology and application of antibiosis, emergency medicine and the management of emergencies in the dental suite/office. My goal here is not only clear and ordered communication of relevant material, but to stress, by clinical example, the importance of much of this material that many students will only have a limited opportunity to practice during their professional education.

It is my hope for both of these large and significant courses that we can continue to develop academic and, where appropriate, practical components/exercises into the courses that would improve understanding, practice and integration of important concepts into the clinical environment.

Creative Works

In this year we have been able to complete the master's research and thesis of Dr. Sarah Leach.
I am also the master's advisor for two second year anesthesiology residents on the projects:
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Finally I am developing at this time three master's projects for our incoming 3 anesthesiology residents who will be beginning our residency program in June.

Advising Narrative

I was particularly honored in 2013 to have been awarded recognition for my teaching and support of the dental hygiene students and graduate students when I was awarded with honorary membership of the Sigma Phi Alpha National Dental Hygiene Honor Society.

It continues to be my aim to promote the integration of dental hygiene practitioners into the clinical practice of dentistry by developing an excellent academic background together with safe, competent, knowledgeable practitioners.

Academic Advising

2012 - present Josh Perry, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2013. A Comparison of Gas Flow Resistance in Parker Flex-tip and Mallinckrodt RAE Nasal Endotracheal Tubes
2012 - present Shaheen Moezzi, The Ohio State University.
2013 - present , The Ohio State University.
2013 - present Zach Van, The Ohio State University.
2013 - present Jean O'Banion, The Ohio State University.
2004 - 2005 Steven Phillips, The Ohio State University. REMIFENTANIL COMPATIBILTY WITH PROPOFOL
2004 - 2006 Richard Kapitan, The Ohio State University. TRIGEMINAL NERVE BLOCKADE; A COMPARISON OF TWO TECHNIQUES
2005 - 2006 Kristin Zitterell, The Ohio State University. CORRELATING SURFACE TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS WITH LIQUID LEVEL IN NITROUS OXIDE E CYLINDER
2005 - 2007 Eleni Pappas, The Ohio State University. A MODEL TO INVESTIGATE PROPOFOL INJECTION PAIN
2005 - 2007 Ron Billman, The Ohio State University. A MODEL TO INVESTIGATE PROPOFOL INJECTION PAIN
2006 - 2007 Chad Hoge, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2007. PHYSIOLOGIC RESPONSES TO DENTAL TREATMENT IN OBESE CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS
2006 - 2007 Jason Yanich, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2007. The Effectiveness and Safety of Topical Lidocaine Prior to Fiberoptic Nasotracheal Intubation
2006 - 2008 Jarom Heaton, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2008. SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF PARKER FLEX-TIP ENDOTRACHEAL TUBES (PFTS) COMPARED TO STANDARD-TIP ENDOTRACHEAL TUBES FOR NASOTRACHEAL INTUBATION
2009 - 2010 Kyle Kramer, The Ohio State University. Comparison of Mixtures of Propofol-Remifentanil Vs. Propofol-Ketamine for Deep Sedation for Third Molar Extraction Surgery
2008 - 2011 Edward Davidian, The Ohio State University. Use of Sodium Bicarbonate in Local Anesthetics to Reduce Pain on Injection for Routine Dental Surgery
2010 - 2011 Elizabeth Gosnell, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2011. Master of Science
2010 - 2011 Carey Collins, The Ohio State University. Children with Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia and the association of Dento-alveolar Defects
2010 - 2011 Cara Riley, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2011.
2010 - 2014 Natasha Furchtgott, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2014. Transcutaneous Mandibular Nerve Blocks: Success Rate between Two Techniques and Comparative Evaluation of Local Anesthetic Distribution Using Cone Beam Computerized Tomography with Iodized Contrast
2011 - 2014 Sara Abbott, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2014. Extra-oral Mandibular Nerve Block: Comparative Evaluation of Local Anesthetic Distribution Using Ultrasonography
2013 - 2015 Sarah Leach, The Ohio State University. Graduated 2015. Postoperative Analgesic Effect of Intravenous Dexmedetomidine in Mandibular Third Molar Extractions
 

Licenses

2004 - present General Anesthesia Permit: Ohio State Dental Board
2004 - present Dentist Teacher: Ohio State Dental Board
2006 - present Board Certified Dentist Anesthesiologist: American Dental Board of Anesthesiology
 

Clinical Services

06/01/2015 Operating Room Anesthesiologist (Ohio State University)

Degrees

1981 None Indicated, University of Otago

1995 Ph.D., Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

1997 M.S., The Ohio State University

 

Editorial Activities

present Anesthesia Progress
 

Honors

2013 - present Sigma Phi Alpha Key-Pin. Zeta Chapter.
 

Journal Articles

Lipp,M; Dick,W; Daublander,M; Prior,S; Jakobs,W. "Effects of an intravenous sedation technique with simultaneous administration of nitrous oxide in dental surgical operations.." Anesthesia Progress. Vol. 36, no. 4-5. (July 1989.): 164-168.

Daubländer M, Lipp M, Prior S. "Different conscious sedation methods for high risk patients." Deutche Zahnaerztliche Zeitschrift. Vol. 51, no. 12. (January 1996.): 787-.

Prior,Simon. "Foreign body obstruction preventing blind nasal intubation.." Anesthesia progress. Vol. 53, no. 2. (June 2006.): 49-52.

Hoge,Chad; Oueis,Hassan; Casamassimo,Paul,S; Rashid,Robert; Prior,Simon. "Physiologic Signs During Dental Treatment in Overweight Vs Normal Weight Children." PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY. Vol. 30, no. 6. (November 2008.): 522-529.

Simon Prior, BDS, PhD, MS (Ass.Prof.) 1;Jarom Heaton, DDS, MS (Senior Resident - Anesthesiology)1; Kris R Jatana, MD (Senior Resident - ENT)2; Robert G. Rashid, DDS, MAS (Assoc. Prof.)1. "Parker Flex-Tip® & Standard-Tip Endotracheal Tubes: A Comparison During Nasotracheal Intubations." Anesthesia Progress. Vol. 57 (1), no. Sring. (January 2010.): 18-24.

Kramer,Kyle,J; Ganzberg,Steven; Prior,Simon; Rashid,Robert,G. "Comparison of propofol-remifentanil versus propofol-ketamine deep sedation for third molar surgery.." Anesthesia progress. Vol. 59, no. 3. (October 2012.): 107-117.

Yen,Philip; Prior,Simon; Riley,Cara; Johnston,William; Smiley,Megann; Thikkurissy,Sarat. "A comparison of fospropofol to midazolam for moderate sedation during outpatient dental procedures.." Anesthesia progress. Vol. 60, no. 4. (January 2013.): 162-177.

Smiley, MK, Prior, SR. "Dexmedetomidine Sedation With and Without Midazolam for Third Molar Surgery." Anesthesia Progress. Vol. 61, no. 1. (January 2014.): 3-11.

 

Professional Activities

2011 - present Craniofacial Reconstruction. Free to Smile.
2012 - present Craniofacial Reconstruction. Free to Smile.
2014 - present Craniofacial Reconstruction. Free to Smile.
2012 Craniofacial Reconstruction. Free to Smile.
2013 Craniofacial Reconstruction. Free to Smile.
 

Unpublished Works

Furchtgott, N, Prior, SR,. Transcutaneous Mandibular Nerve Blocks: Success Rate between Two Techniques and Comparative Evaluation of Local Anesthetic Distribution Using Cone Beam Computerized Tomography with Contrast. January 0.

Weinstein, S. Extra-oral Mandibular Nerve Block: Comparative Evaluation of Local Anesthetic Distribution Using Ultrasonography. January 0.