Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22
Earn up to 8 hours of CE.

The Resort at Squaw Creek 
Lake Tahoe, CA


Doctors: $595 (includes the Welcome Party, breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings and 8 hours of CE, PLUS complimentary registration for a 2-hour webinar on Sedation by Dr. David Rothman in August)

Guests: $50 (includes the Welcome Party)

Residents/Students: $150 (includes the Welcome Party, breakfast on Friday and Saturday mornings and 8 hours of CE, PLUS complimentary registration for a 2-hour webinar on Sedation by Dr. David Rothman in August)

6:00-8:00pm Welcome Party

7:00am Breakfast
7:45am – 12:15pm CE Lecture: "Sedating the Pediatric Patient" Part I by Dr. David L. Rothman

7:00am Breakfast
7:45am – 9:45am CE Lecture: “Sedating the Pediatric Patient” Part II by Dr. David Rothman
10:15am – 12:15pm CE Lecture: “Another Frontier, The Glass Ionomer Family: An Alternate Material to Consider for the Treatment of Caries in Primary Teeth” by Dr. Jed Best

Hotel Information
A small block of Deluxe Guestrooms is being held at a group rate of $399/night, plus taxes and fees, at The Resort at Squaw Creek. This group rate will be honored three nights prior and three nights following the meeting dates, based on the availability of rooms and rates at the resort. Room reservations can be made ONLINE HERE or by calling 800-404-5544. Be sure to mention the SWSPD Summer Meeting to receive the group rate. A deposit of one nights’ room and tax will be taken at the time of your reservation. Rooms canceled within 7 days of arrival will forfeit deposits. Please note: the resort is changing its name to Everline Resort & Spa. This process will take a few months to be fully in place so you may see either name on their website and emails.

Lecture Information
“Sedating the Pediatric Patient”, Parts I & II
By David L. Rothman, DMD

This course will review the current practice and recommendations for pediatric minimal and moderate sedation. Understanding your patient and their family is key as is utilizing both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies for successful sedations. We will begin with a basis in psychology, physiology and pharmacology and progress through monitoring, drug selection and office protocols. Despite best practice, sedation and medical emergencies can and will happen. A review of identification and immediate intervention will round out the course. This eight-hour course is structured to meet many states' requirements for renewal of sedation permits. Please check with your state board for applicability.

The Course Includes:

  • Guidelines, Laws and Regulations
  • Choosing the Child for Sedation
  • Anatomic and Physiologic Differences of Child v. Adult
  • Pharmacology and Drug Interactions
  • Local Anesthesia as an Adjunct to Pediatric Sedations
  • Documents and Documentation
  • Monitors and Monitoring
  • Sedation Drug Choices/Pros and Cons
  • Post-treatment and Discharge Criteria
  • Emergency Preparedness, Protocols and Intervention


“Another Frontier, The Glass Ionomer Family: An Alternate Material to Consider for the treatment of Caries in Primary Teeth”
By Jed Best, DDS, MS

Since the February 2022 issue of Clinicians Report, the use of Resin Modified Glass Ionomers and conventional Glass Ionomers as restorative materials for primary teeth has been a topic of conversation. This talk will discuss the history of these two classes of materials, their use in pediatric dentistry, and their unique role in preventive dentistry. Finally, most interestingly, I will discuss an alternative way of command setting Glass Ionomers that may decrease the setting time and increase its use in clinical dentistry.

Dr. David L. Rothman earned his B.A. cum laude from the SUNY at Buffalo and his DDS from NYU College of Dentistry. He completed a GPR at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia, Anesthesiology Residency at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, and a Pediatric Dentistry Residency at Children’s Hospital/Oakland and the University of California, San Francisco.

As course director for the Pediatric sedation course of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology he implemented a new curriculum and coordinates and lectures. Dr. Rothman has been published in the Journal of the California Dental Association, the Journal of the American Dental Association, the Journal of the American Society of Dentistry for Children,

ADSA Pulse as well as various component newsletters. He recently (2019) was guest editor for two issues of the Journal of the California Dental Association on Safety in Dentistry. His most recent publication, Remineralization Therapy for Children was published in the January 2022 issue of Inside Dental Hygiene. He lectures nationally and internationally to dental and medical groups in the areas of pediatric dentistry, behavior management, pain control, sedation, anesthesia and hospital dentistry.


Dr. Jed M. Best obtained his BA and DDS at Case Western Reserve University and his MS at the University of Minnesota. Past President of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and Past Chairman of the Foundation of the College of Diplomates.

Presently, Dr. Best is one of the section editors of the Journal of Pediatric Dentistry and holds the following academic appointments: Clinical Professor at Case School of Dental Medicine; Associate Professor at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine and Instructor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry. Finally, he is board certified in Pediatric Dentistry, a Fellow with the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and a Fellow in both the International and American College of Dentists.


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