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The Myths of Pediatric Dentistry: Fact and Fantasy

Friday, April 12

9 AM - Noon

3 CDE Credits – DDS, DH, DA, AUX


This seminar will look at commonly-held, but maybe not scientifically-based, myths in kid's dentistry. We'll talk about local anesthesia, restorations and crowns, pulp therapy, preventive dentistry, growth and development (including the tempestuous frenum and teething) and behavior management. By the end of the seminar, those in attendance should be able to evaluate literature and apply sound scientific practice to the treatment of children.

This session will enable participants to:
- Learn to identify quality research from junk research in throwaway journals.
- Be able to apply sound practice protocols, which are scientifically based.
- Counsel parents in the validity of what you are doing to their most precious asset.
- Stop wasting money and resources on things that don't work.


David L. Rothman, D.D.S., FAAPD, DABP, FACD, FICD

David Rothman is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in private practice in San Francisco and Associate Clinical Professor at Case Western Reaserve University. He completed residencies in General Practice at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Anesthesia at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Pediatric Dentistry at Childrens Hospital Oakland and UCSF. He is past Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at U of the Pacific. He has been President of the California

Society of Pediatric Dentistry, College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is immediate past president of the American dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a member of OKU, Pierre Fauchard, and a fellow of ACD, ICD and the AAPD. He recently edited 2 issues of the JCDAon Safety in the Dental Office and chaired the CoVid 19 Clinical Care Workgroup subcommittee on Protocols, Guidance and Training. He lectures and publishes nationally and internationally on pediatric dentistry, safety, anesthesia and sedation. Conflict of interest: None listed

David L. Rothman, D.D.S., FAAPD, DABP, FACD, FICD
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