Speaker Information

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

Th380 - The Myths of Pediatric Dentistry
Date/Time: 3/16/2023   10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Type: General   Handouts: Yes

Room: Omni - Hazelnut
Dentist Fee: $0.00  Other Fee: $0.00
Audience: Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants
Pediatric Dentistry
AGD Code: 430

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). These will include local anesthesia, restorations and crowns and the infamous MID and what it really means, endodontics and preventive dentistry, growth and development, and behavior management. We’ll look at the difference between common sense, science, and fact less fantasy.


How to read and evaluate literature and critically assess what we have been taught

To 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?