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GM – The Many Myths of Pediatric Dentistry


October 8 @ 5:45 pm - 9:00 pm

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The Many Myths of Pediatric Dentistry (In-person course)

3 CEU, Core • Member Price: $89 early (ends 9/24)

Registration cost details: $89 early (ends 9/24) / $99 regular (begins 9/25) / $109 late (begins 10/7)

We do what we were taught in dental school despite time and research passing us by. We sometimes jump on the bandwagon because something sounds good but may be of dubious scientific backing. In this presentation, we’ll look at commonly held but not scientifically based myths in kid’s dentistry that have been perpetuated by dentists and the “Lay” media for years (including many old wives’ tales). We’ll look at the difference between common sense, science, and factless fantasy.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to read and evaluate literature and critically assess what we have been taught
  • Incorporate valid science into our treatment planning and procedures
  • Does teething exist?
  • Frenectomy, Frenotomy, Frenuloplasty – what does it mean?
  • Bruxing and grinding? He must be stressed
  • Do we really have to block him?

David L. Rothman, DDS, FAAPD, FACD, FICD

Dr. David Rothman, a pediatric dentist, received his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry. He completed residencies in General Practice, Anesthesia and Pediatric Dentistry. He served as Director of Pediatric Dentistry Residency at UCSF before assuming the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of the Pacific. He later transitioned to full-time private practice while maintaining academic affiliations with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Rothman is board-certified in Pediatric Dentistry and is a Fellow of the AAPD, ICD, ACD and PFA. He has held leadership positions in CDA, CSPD, ADSA, and COD-ABPD,. Dr. Rothman serves as an examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is recognized for his expertise in pediatric dentistry, anesthesia, and sedation. He is an avid reader, and actively involved in music, outdoor activities, and vintage car racing.

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October 8
5:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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