A/Prof David Rothman

David Rothman

Things we didn't teach you in dental school:

Reviews and teaches the basic as well as updated restorative, behavior management and local anesthesia techniques appropriate to treating children.

The "4 P"s of Pediatric Dentistry: physiology, pharmacology, psychology and phamily"

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. Determining and utilizing the appropriate individualized non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic behavior management and guidance techniques at each of these developmental stages is the goal for successful treatment

Can you really save that (and why would you?)”: Treatment options for carious primary teeth

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.


David L. Rothman received his D.D.S. from New York University College of Dentistry. He has completed a General Practice Residency, an Anesthesiology Residency, and then a Pediatric Dentistry Residency. In 1989 he assumed the Chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry. In 1998 he entered full time private practice in San Francisco. He also maintains a faculty position as Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio and the Medical College of Virginia Department of Pediatric Dentistry in Richmond.

Dr. Rothman is Board Certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is past president of the California Society of Dentistry for Children, the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is President-elect of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and a member of the board of the California Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He has served on the Boards of the Dental Health Foundation and Support for Families of Children with Disabilities. Dr. Rothman currently serves as an examiner for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Rothman has been published in a number of Journals. 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.