Dr. David Rothman Pediatric Dentistry San Francisco, CA


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  • Private practice: pediatrics
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine

Thursday Courses
Th325 - The Oh-So-Many Myths of Pediatric Dentistry
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

The course will examine at least 10 commonly held but not scientifically based
myths in kid’s dentistry that have been perpetuated by dentists, parents and the
lay media. Learning how to use evidence-based dentistry and review appropriate
research we’ll look at local anesthesia, restorations and crowns, endodontics, diet
and nutrition, pain medications, behavior management and preventive dentistry.
Attendees will learn to make sense of the difference between common sense,
science and factless fantasy in pediatric dentistry

Friday Courses
Fr244 - The "4 Ps" of Pediatric Dentistry: Physiology, Pharmacology, Psychology and Phamily
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 AM
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Review the definitions of a “child” by looking at ages, developmental stages,
growth and development and all the factors that make a child different than
an adult in this day of over-scheduled, under-parented and inconsistent child
raising. This presentation will reveal many of our secrets for making the day a
pleasant one with children. We will discuss what factors of a child’s growth and
development and family involvement will help you plan appropriate behavior
management for the child (and the parent) in this day of overtired kids. The
course will review the nonpharmacologic (and sometimes pharmacologic) tips
and behavior management and guidance techniques needed to get the child
through a dental visit.

Fr274 - Can You Really Save That (and Why Would You?): Treatment Options for Carious Primary Teeth
Time: 1:30 - 4:30 PM
Type: Registered    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $95.00  Other Fee: $65.00

Confused on how to treat teeth in children? Don’t they all fall out anyway? And
what about the kid they’re attached to? This seminar reviews local anesthesia,
pulp therapy, restorations and space maintenance in the primary and early mixed
dentitions allowing the practitioner to set parameters for which teeth to save and
restore. The attendee will learn to embrace a treatment paradigm that includes
function and longevity. Review treatment and understand risk factors for pulp
therapy and aesthetic and functional restorations. Examine methods to determine
which space maintainer (even cosmetic ones) to use when extraction is the option.

Saturday Courses
Sa378 - “You Want to Do What to My Child?” Answering Parents’ Difficult Questions While Keeping Your Sanity
Time: 9 AM - 12 PM
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

Flash! Brushing and flossing don’t stop cavities! For years, dentists have
promulgated myths learned in dental school. Start evaluating evidence-based
research on the issues of caries, hygiene, diet, caries risk assessment, prevention
and just as important, how to manage the family (it’s not just the child) for the
initial evaluation and follow up visits. Attendees will talk about sleep disordered
breathing and screening for risk factors that affect growth and development of
the oral cavity.


Registering for the Hinman Dental Meeting is required to attend ALL courses and Special Events.
Course type description:
General = No additional fee (registration required for these courses – we no longer accept walk-ups)
Registered, Interactive, Participation and Special Events = Fee courses