Speaker Information

Dr. David Rothman
San Francisco, CA
Pediatric Dentistry, Anesthesia and Sedation

Fr342 - Can You Really Save That (and Why Would You?): Treatment Options for Carious Primary Teeth
Date/Time: 3/17/2023   1 - 4 p.m.
Type: General   Handouts: Yes
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, Office Staff, Students

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 course reviews local anesthesia, pulp therapy, restorations and space maintenance in the primary and early mixed dentitions. Minimally invasive dentistry will be discussed and analyzed including LSTR, Hall crowns and SDF while learning that minimally invasive may not be pain free. 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.