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
The Oh-So-Many Myths of Pediatric Dentistry
Time: 12 - 3 PM
Room: Omni,
Type: General    Handouts: Yes
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00

We will look at at least ten 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. We’ll try to make sense of the difference between common sense, science and factless fantasy in pediatric dentistry.

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

Reviews the definitions of a “child” by looking at ages, generations, developmental stages, growth and development and all the factors that make a child different than an adult in this day of overscheduled, underparented, 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 linked in, wired and overtired kids. We will review the nonpharmacologic (and sometimes pharmacologic) tips and behavior management and guidance techniques needed to get the child through a dental visit despite the parents protestations is the goal for successful treatment.

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

Are you totally 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 and see ways to easily determine which space maintainer (even cosmetic ones) to use when extraction is the option.

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

Flash! Brushing and flossing don’t stop cavities! For years, we have promulgated myths that we learned in dental school. Start evaluating evidence based research on the issues of caries, hygiene, diet, caries risk assessment, prevention and how to manage the family (it’s not just the child) for the initial evaluation and follow up visits. We'll also talk about sleep disordered breathing and screening for risk factors that effect 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