The Myths of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Fri, Sep 22, 2023 | 9:00 AM - Fri, Sep 22, 2023 | 1:00 PM
  • Location: SACDS Office
  • Address: 405 Boulder Ct. Ste. #600, Pleasanton, CA
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The Myths of Pediatric Dentistry

Please join us on September 22, 2023 with David Rothman, DDS

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 kids'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 factless fantasy.  4 CE Units


  • 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?

    David Rothman small photoDavid Rothman, is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist in private practice in San Francisco and Associate Clinical Professor at Case Western Reserve University.  he completed residencies in General Practice at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Anesthesia at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and Pediatric Dentistry at Children's Hospital Oakland and UCSF.  He is past Chair of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of the Pacific and has been President of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry.  He is President of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.  He is a member of OKU, a Fellow of Pierre Fauchard, ICD and ACD as well as a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He recently was guest editor of 2 issues of the Journal of the California Dental Association on Safety in the Dental Office and chaired the CDA CoVid 19 Clinical Care Workgroup subcommittee on Protocols, Guidance and Training.  He lectures and publishes nationally and internationally on pediatric dentistry, safety, anesthesia and sedation.

    Date: Friday, September 22, 2023  Time: 9:00AM   Location: SACDS Office   

    405 Boulder Ct. Ste. #600 Pleasanton, CA 94566               

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